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18 Jul 2002

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1997: Births - A

BAAY - Courtney and Hudson welcome their new baby sister, SARAH GILLIAN, born June 26, 1997, weighing 7 lbs, 6 ozs (7/5/97).

BAKER - Carey and Stuart are thrilled to announce the birth of JOSHUA THOMAS. Joshua came into the world on Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 3:11 pm, weighing 7 lbs, 13 ozs. We would like to thank Dr. Sheila Malm, Dr. Carolyn Lane, nurse Tacie McNeil, and staff at the Foothills Hospital (9/6/97).

BALZUN/PEPLINSKI - Margaret and Ed have been blessed with the speedy, but safe arrival of MARY KATHLEEN on October 26, 1997, weighing 8 lbs, 10 ozs, a sister for Caroline and a new granddaughter for Ada and Karl Balzun and Des and Loyola Peplinski. Special thanks to Dr. Rogers and the staff in her office and to Dr. Darragh and the staff at the Foothills Hospital. We are very grateful to E.M.S. and heartfelt thanks go especially to paramedics, Wendy and Andi for their superb care (11/30/97).

BARAGAR - Gregg, Ali and Jack are pleased to announce the arrival of BRAEDEN ANTHONY, on August 21, 1997, weighing 8 lbs., 12 ozs. Grandparents are Harold and Shirley Baragar and Dolli Schneider and the late Tony Schneider. Special thanks to Dr. Elaine Harris and nurse Lyn Helps at the Rockyview (9/9/97).

BARLEY - Robert and Karen (Suchar) are thrilled to announce the birth of their sons; NICHOLAS BERT and NOAH LAWRENCE, who surprised everyone on June 20, 1997, at the Foothills Hospital. Proud grandparents are Lawrence and Stephanie Suchar, of Pinawa, Manitoba. Special thanks to Dr. Iwanicki, Dr. Graham, Dr. Ackerman and Dr. Young (7/5/97).

BARNES - Marla and Steve are proud to announce the arrival of their granddaughter on December 28, 1997, weighing 7 lbs 12 ozs. Parents Brandee and Josh are doing well. Special thanks to midwives Katherine and Shannon plus Dr. Walsh and the team at the Rockyview Hospital (12/30/97).

BARRY - Glenn and Jacquie are pleased to announce the arrival of their second little angel CASSIDY TYNE, a little sister for Chelsea, June 20, 1997, weighing, 7 lbs, 10 oz, 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Richard and Fay Noble and Lawrence and Violet Barry. Thanks to Dr Armson, Dr. Morrison and the staff at the Peter Lougheed (7/11/97).

BEACH - Brenda, David and big sister Jenna are thrilled to announce the arrival of their son and brother, IAN ANTHONY, on November 18, 1997, at 8:40 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 2 ozs. and measuring 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Albina and Frank Duchscherer and Diane and Hilton Beach. A very special thank you to Dr. Mary Ellen James (11/29/97).

BELANGER - Gilbert and Dana are thrilled about the arrival of JEAN-LUC EDOUARD LOUIE, a little brother for Nicole, born October 21, 1997, weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 20 inches long. Thanks to Drs. Swinton, Denischuk and Lambert, nurse Hazel and all those who came running (11/29/97).

BELCASTRO - (nee Driusso) Big brother Lorenzo is thrilled to announce the arrival of his adorable sister MARIAH ADRIANA. Born December 12, 1997 at 1:50 a.m., weighing 7 lbs, 2 ozs to proud parents Tania and Domenic Belcastro. Another precious grandchild for Frank and the late Maria Driusso and Carmena and Giuseppe Balcastro and Antonia Mascco. Special thanks to the wonderful nursing staff in I.C.U. at the Peter Lougheed Centre(12/16/97).

BELL - Don and Roxane are very happy to announce the arrival of their third son, DAVID KEVAN, born November 28, 1997, weighing 9 lbs. and 3 ozs. Special thanks to nurse Lise and Dr. Graham at the Foothills Hospital (12/9/97).

BERGH - Braydon is thrilled to announce the arrival of his baby brother, MATTHEW TANNER, on October 13, 1997 at 3:48 a.m., weighing 9 lbs. 1 oz. and measuring 21 inches. Proud parents are Randy and Brenda, along with proud grandparents Buckley and Bernice Robertson and Elmer and Izora Bergh. Special thanks to Dr. K. Turnbull, Dr. J. McGrath, and the nursing staff of Unit 64 at the Rockyview General (10/29/97).

BERTOLIN - Emanuel, Susan and big sister Chiara are proud to announce the arrival of MATTEO EMANUEL, born on June 4, 1997, weighing 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and 21 inches long, at the Rockyview Hospital. Many thanks (AGAIN!) to Dr. M.J. Walsh. and L & D nurse Nancy (6/14/97).

BILLINGHURST - Shelley and Randy are excited to announce the birth of their son CHANDLER DURAN BILLINGHURST. Born on Monday, June 30th, 1997 at 1:03 p.m., weighing 8 lbs 13 oz. Grandparents June and Ken Billinghurst are beaming. Grandparents Audrey and Richard Nemeth are bursting! Parents would like to express their most heartfelt gratitude to the superb attending staff at Rockyview General Hospital (7/19/97).

BLACK - Brendan and Karly are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child EMILEE DONALDA, on the morning of December 9, 1997. She's a stunning 8 lbs. 7ozs. Overjoyed grandparents Martha and Stewart Parker and John and Irene Black together with great grandparents Bill and Merle Parker, Norma Barrett and Howard and Helen Black, Aunt Alison and Uncle Jamie welcome our newest member of the family. Many thanks to family and friends who have supported us during this great adventure and special thanks to the staff at Maternity Care Clinic and the Peter Lougheed Centre (12/18/97).

BODNAR - Nicole and Steven are pleased to announce the surprise arrival of their first child, DUSTIN GEOFFREY, on October 11, 1997 weighing 3 lbs. 13 ozs., and measuring 17 inches. Special thanks to Dr. Judy Graham and all the staff in Rockyview Hospital SCN for taking care of our son (10/18/97).

BOMASUIT - DIMITROVSKI - To Mike and Teri Dimitrovski (nee Bomasuit) a girl TARA MICHELLE born at Credit Valley Hospital at Mississauga, Ontario, November 23, 1997. First time uncle, Mike Bomasuit of Calgary (11/25/97).

BONNEAU - Marc and Pam (nee Fairbanks) and big sister Claire are thrilled to announce the arrival of CHRISTINE ALLISON, on October 17, 1997, weighing 7 lbs 7 ozs. Proud grandparents are Joe and Ev Fairbanks and Bernie and Louise Bonneau. Special thanks to Dr. Graham and the staff at the Foothills Hospital (10/25/97).

BORRELLI - Gianfranca and Amanda are proud to announce the arrival of their new baby brother, GIUSEPPE (JOEY) ANTONIO, born June 17, 1997 at 2:40 p.m. Congratulations to parents Rob and Teresa Borrelli. Best wishes and may your lives be filled with love and joy. Special thanks to Dr. Docksteader and staff of Peter Lougheed Centre. Love Zio Franco and Zia Jodi (6/20/97).

BOSWELL - The Boswell Foursome is now complete and only one of us is playing from the red tees. Rich, Anne, and big brother Stuart are thrilled to announce the arrival of MARK WILLIAM on June 2, 1997, weighing 7 lbs., 14 ozs, measuring 21 inches. Grandparents are Bill and Hazel Boswell and Stuart and Helen Robertson, and great-grandmother Margaret McKinnon. Thanks to Dr Diane Graham and nursing staff at Rockyview Hospital (7/18/97).

BOUTE - Shirley, Paul and Andrew are proud to announce the arrival of their bundle of joy, a baby boy, ADAM JONATHAN, born October 19, 1997, at 6:58 am., at the Rockyview Hospital, weighing 6 lbs., 6 ozs. Special thanks to Dr. Brent Kinny and Dr. Sprat's office, and staff at the Rockyview Hospital (11/4/97).

BOYER - Jim and Michelle are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, KENDLE RAYLEEN BOYER. Big sister Amani is very excited to introduce her new baby sister, Babes to the rest of the family. Kendle came into this world during a big "Thunder Storm" on Monday, June 23, 1997 at 4:21 p.m., weighing 8 lbs. 9 1/4 ozs. and measured 21 inches tall. Proud grandparents are Paul and Barbara Morck of Calgary, AB., Edith Boyer, John Mack of Thunder Bay, ON., Bud and Audrey Fisher of Edmonton, AB. and James and Sharon Boyer of Winnipeg, MN. Great-grandparents are Esther Grant of Swift Current, SK., Marion Morck of Spruce View, AB. and Catherine Boyer of Thunder Bay, ON. Truly excited Auntie Paulette was first in line with a little white floppy bear for her new little niece. A very special thank you to Annette Snow, Obstetric Resident and all the staff at the Peter Lougheed Hospital (6/27/97).

BOYLAN - David Boylan, Jenifer Veale, big brother Angus, Justy and Elliott, are thrilled and excited to announce the arrival of CECILIE CANNELL EVANGELINE BOYLAN at 10:17 p.m., August 13, 1997 at 8 lbs, oz. Proud grandparents are Doug and Shauna Veale of Comox, B.C, and Terry and Marg Boylan of Glencoe, Ontario. Once again... thank you so much to nurse/midwife, Meryl Moulton who helped ensure everything was perfect and to all the midwives of the Foothills Nurse Midwifery Programme for their wonderful care (9/6/97).

BRADY - The Brady Clan is tickled green to announce the addition of the latest little Shamrock to their field of blessings. TYLER DARYL sprouted his four little leaves at 4:35 a.m. on July 5, 1997, sharing the meadow with brother Marshall and Austin, presenting as an 8 lb. 7 oz., 23 inch seedling, he certainly contributes considerable good luck and happiness to the family. Proud keepers of this bountiful pasture are Daryl and Suezie, with assistant land owners Bud and Donna Brady, Mike Benn, Manju Kapoor and Astrid and John Phillips. Special thanks and appreciation are extended to landscaping crew Dr. Neil Boyle, nurse Velva and the incredible crew of Rockyview Hospital, Unit 63 (7/12/97).

BREHON - Charles, Wendy and big sister Megan are thrilled to announce the arrival of KATELYN RACHELLE born on April 10, 1997 at 12:08 p.m. and weighing 8 lbs, 3 oz., 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Bob and Eleanor Loeppky of Swift Current, SK and Shirley Brehon of Lloydminster, SK. Special thanks to Drs. M. Kotkas and C. Hawco and to the MCC staff at the Foothills Hospital for their excellent care (6/6/97).

BRERETON - Keith and Georgette are pleased to announce the birth of their son KEVIN JOHN born August 14, 1997, weighing 7 lbs 4 oz. Proud grandparents are John and Edna Brereton. Special thanks to Dr. Elwyn Brown; who never sleeps, and the wonderful staff at the Foothills hospital (9/12/97).

BREZSNYAK - We are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter SHAYE TAYLOR on November 3, 1997 at Foothills Hospital at 2:29 a.m., 8.07lbs, 50cm long (11/7/97).

BRISBIN - Debra and Dan are pleased to announce the arrival of God's blessing, a son, ZACHARY RYAN, on August 29, 1997 at 4:29 p.m., weighing 7 lbs 3 ozs. New brother for Rachael. Proud grandparents are Margot and John Brisbin and Josie and Norman Brown. Proud Great- grandmother is Olivia Brisbin of Orangeville, Ontario. Thanks to all the nurses and doctors of Units 62 and 64 at Rockyview Hospital (9/5/97).

BRONCONNIER - On Halloween night the Bronconnier's received an extra special treat, a baby boy delivered to the Rockyview Hospital. GRANT DAVIS was born at 8:50 pm., weighing 8 lbs., 5 oz. Goblins Adam, Weston and Leslie were excited to learn of their new brother. A special thanks to Cheryl Hamaliuk, Dr Campbell, and the excellent nursing staff in labor and delivery (11/22/97).

BRUHL - SAMANTHA BARBARA CHRISTINA was born on September 30, 1997. She made her mom Aleksandra, Grandparents, Great Grandma and Uncle very proud. (10/3/97).

BRYAN - Shannon, Keith, Nicole and Michelle are proud to announce the arrival of LOGAN WILLIAM BRYAN, born November 21st, 1997 (11/25/97).

BUCK - Curtis and Selina are proud to announce the early arrival of their first daughter ERIN AISLING, born at Foothills Hospital November 22, 1997, weighing 4 lbs. 8ozs. Specials thanks to the exceptional nurses and doctors at Foothills Hospital and the staff of Foothills Neo-natal as well as the nurses at Rockyview Special Care Nursery (12/5/97).

BULLOUGH - Steve and Lisa are very pleased to announce the arrival of their second beautiful daughter, CARLY SAMANTHA on November 13, 1997, weighing 7 lbs, 6 ozs and measuring 20 inches. A new baby sister for a very excited Allie (11/29/97).

BURNINGHAM - Katherine and Craig are happy to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, JACOB STEPHEN on July 2, 1997, weighing 7 lbs., 10 ozs. A brother for Zachary. Proud grandparents are Steve and Hilda Foster and Helen and Mike Connors (9/9/97).

BUSTARD - Henry and Maureen are thrilled to announce the arrival of ANDREW NIXON on September 30, 1997 weighing 7 lbs. Proud grandparents are Mike and Del Basaraba and Elizabeth and the late Robert Bustard. Special thanks to Dr. Lane and the maternity nurses at the Foothills Hospital (10/25/97).