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1997: Deaths - BuBUCHANAN - Tom Buchanan of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Father LacombeNursing Home on December 16, 1997 at the age of 69 years. Tom was an active member ofThe Lions Club and held various positions in the club. He is the loving father of a daughterJane and her husband Skip Charlton of Calgary, and grandfather to Vikki and Doug. He isalso survived by two sisters, Mary Lowe and Rose Dawn MacInnes, both of Burnaby, B.C.; aswell as numerous nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by his wife Muriel. FuneralServices will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish CreekChapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 10:00a.m. with the Very Rev. Joseph E. LeFort of the Catholic Diocese of Calgary officiating. Inliving memory of Tom Buchanan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park byMcINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel",14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575 (12/17/97).
BUCKINGHAM - Mr. Terrence Lloyd (Terry) Buckingham, beloved husband and best friend of Mrs. Shelley Buckingham of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on October 26, 1997 at the young age of 52 years. Terry was born in High River, Alberta in 1945. He attended Queen Elizabeth School here in Calgary and completed his education at the University of Calgary. Terry was an outstanding teacher who touched many lives through his work with the Calgary Board of Education and the Alberta Vocational College. Terry will be lovingly remembered for his love of music and literature, his kindness, integrity, and his sense of humour. Besides his loving wife Shelley, Terry is survived by one daughter, Tracy Tidball (Doug); one son Brooker Buckingham (Tracy Grimmett), all of Calgary. He is also survived by his mother Marge Buckingham; and his sister Darlene Gouin (Phil), all of Ontario. Terry was predeceased by his father William in 1994. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Thursday, October 30, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In living memory of Terry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (10/29/97).
BUKAREWICZ - Ryszard (Dick) passed away September 9, 1997, beloved husband of Liane and dear father of Carmen and Richard (Patricia), all of Calgary. Born in Poland, he had resided in Brazil prior to coming to Calgary thirty years ago. At the request of Mr. Bukarewicz, there will be no formal Funeral Service. Great thanks to the Home Care Nurses. Cremation arrangements care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (9/12/97).
BULLIED - Russel Henry, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 14, 1997 at the Beverly Centre while surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his loving wife Doris on October 27, 1995. Prior to his retirement in 1972, Russ had been active in the oil industry in Calgary as President of Cascade Drilling and is a past president of the C.A.O.D.C. Russ is remembered with great love and affection for his honor, integrity, quiet good humor, loyalty and total devotion to his family. His memory survives in his children, Wendy, Ron, Lindsay, and Jeff; daughter-in-law Helen; and his grandchildren, Todd, Traf, Andrew and Blair. Russ and Doris will be reunited at a Memorial Service to be held in Victoria. The family requests that conveyance of sympathy be expressed through contributions to the "Beverly Centre Garden Fund" that will be utilized to create an area of beauty for the enjoyment of residents (6/18/97).
BULMER - Barbara Estelle Bulmer. Friday, November 28, 1997, the family of John Patrick Bulmer lost a very beautiful person. Barbara, a loving wife and devoted mother, finally ended her long struggle with emphysema. She was greatly loved and the happy memories of this sweet lady will remain in our hearts forever. Barbara is survived by her husband and by three daughters, Karen, Michelle and Krista. A private family Service has taken place. Cremation. In living memory of Barbara Bulmer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575(11/30/97).
BURGESS - Alfreda Doris Burgess passed away following a brief illness at FoothillsHospital on December 7, 1997 at the age of 85 years. She is survived by a son anddaughter-in-law, Dick and Sally Burgess of Oliver, BC; a daughter and son-in-law, Darleenand Ron King of Calgary; a son-in-law Dan Lucey of Calgary; eleven grandchildren, and eightgreat-grandchildren; as well as two brothers and three sisters. Born February 23, 1912near Cardston, Alberta, Doris was one of nine children who spent her younger years inCardston. She moved to Calgary with her family some ten years prior to the death of herhusband Dick in 1964. She was also predeceased by two daughters, Joy Burgess and CarolLucey. Funeral Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,Bow Valley Chapel, 2526 - 24 Avenue N.W. on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 1:00 p.m.,Bishop Brook Melchin officiating. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. Funeralarrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (12/10/97).
BURGESS - Mr. John Burgess, dearly loved husband and best friend of Mrs. Gwendoline Burgess, passed away suddenly at home on September 16, 1997. John was born on the fourteenth day of October, 1926 in Toronto, Ontario, the son of the late John and Maria Burgess. He was an employee of Texaco Canada Inc. for forty-one years both in Toronto and Calgary. John had a lifelong interest in wartime ship histories and World War II Convoy records, co-authoring "The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910 through 1993". John was the archivist at the Naval Museum of Alberta. His work involved research with the Canadian Navy and the Naval Historical Branch in London, England. John was a longtime member of Grace Presbyterian Church, on the Board of Managers, and Past Chairman of the Grace Housing Authority. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 - 15 Avenue S.W.) on Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. S.J. Stewart officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of John may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2G 3Y6 or directly to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of John Burgess, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (9/18/97).
BURGGREN - W.A. ("Bun"), 82 years, died June 12, 1997, in Las Vegas, Nevada. An oil field service person and rancher, he was born April 26, 1915 in Strathmore Alberta and was a longtime resident of Calgary and a four year resident of Las Vegas. He was a past Master of the Free and Accepted Masons, Elbow River Lodge No. 180. He is survived by his wife E. Maureen of Las Vegas; sons, Mark of Etonville, WA, and Warren of Henderson, NV; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and sister Jacqueline Hays-Hicks of Richmond, BC. A private Memorial Service was held June 16 at Green Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church in Henderson, NV (6/20/97).
BURKE-GAFFNEY - Francis Noel Joseph Burke-Gaffney, beloved husband of Lois (nee Kane), died peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on October 15, 1997. Francis was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 3, 1924 and moved to Calgary in 1951. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II in the North Atlantic, South Pacific and Mediterranean aboard the HMCS Uganda. He was a member of the local Naval Reserve, Ret., the Naval Officers Association, Ret., the HMCS Uganda - Quebec Veterans Association, and the Royal Canadian Legion No. 102. He was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish, former trustee for the Calgary Roman Catholic School District No. 1, former President of Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association, former President of Calgary Centre Liberal Association, and a tireless volunteer for the Salvation Army, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Cancer Society and the Stephen Avenue Mall Authority. A Professional Landman for forty-five years, Francis was an active member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen and American Association of Petroleum Landmen. Besides his loving wife, Francis is survived by his daughter Elizabeth; four sons and daughters-in-law, Sean and Cynthia, Kevin and Cheri, Noel and Ondine, Brian and Janet; and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted and Helen, John and Isobel, and a sister Sister Mary R.S.C.J. He was predeceased by his parents, and a brother the Rev. Desmond S.J. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Sunday, October 19, 1997 at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 - 14 Street S.W.) on Monday, October 20, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jesus Ronillo Timajo, the Very Rev. Joseph E. LeFort, and the Rev. William F. Stephenson, Celebrants. Graveside Service to follow in "St. Joseph's Section" at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends desire, a donation may be made to a charity of choice in his name along with a prayer for peace in our time. In living memory of Francis Burke-Gaffney, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (10/18/97).
BURKE - Charles Burke. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955, deeply mourns the passing of Brother Charles Burke (10/22/97).
BURKHART - MAREN ELIZABETH BURKHART, born December 13, 1986 in Calgary, only daughter of DEBORAH BURKHART and MICHAEL BROADHURST. Passed away in a coma December 4, 1997. Maren was an exceptional child, happy, intelligent, and uncomplaining, who reveled in the joy of having two homes and two loving parents. Maren missed one day of school due to illness during her life, and then got sick last Saturday, hurting with all the symptoms of influenza. After a weekend of being treated for flu, she waited over two hours in emergency untreated before asking to be taken home, in pain. The next day she received blood tests and was at last admitted to emergency, after which she was operated on for a ruptured appendix, and placed in a general ward because the intensive care unit was full. Twelve hours later she was diagnosed with septic shock, and died shortly after. Maren was the apple of the eye of her mother, father, and step-mother Patti Broadhurst. Maren loved her peculiar family; three sets of grandparents; Charlotte and Donald Burkhart of Rome, New York; Dorothy Broadhurst of St. Albans, England, (from where Grand-dad Charles Harold Broadhurst is already helping Maren in her transition to her new life); and Pat and Rose Holowachuk of Nanaimo, BC; her brothers and sisters, Merilee Brockway of Canmore; Matthew and Christopher Broadhurst of Victoria, BC and Patrick and Sara Dickinson of Nanaimo, BC; as well as her real and adopted uncles, aunts and cousins in England, Quebec, New York, Ontario, Alberta and BC; and her niece, baby Sarah in Nanaimo, BC. Maren loved life, and enjoyed every type of activity from swimming to soccer; horse riding to hiking; computers to playing cards. She was kind, caring, a joy to be around, frequently willing to help, and seldom ever complaining. The puppies and parrots at Mum's; and the activities and learning at Patti and Dad's; with love from all around, gave her a secure, but unique childhood. Last Friday, she played cards with Daddy and Patti, and laughed at beating us before retiring well for the last time. How someone who lived so short a life could fill others with such an overwhelming sense of loss, cannot be imagined. Maren had attended Ecole Holy Name and Sacred Heart Elementary Schools, where she was nurtured by caring teachers, principals and support staff. Four weeks ago, Maren reluctantly went to see West Island College, a private junior and senior high school on Blackfoot Trail. After viewing the school, she determined she wanted to go there. Learning would continue to be fun. The following day she took the entrance examinations, and the day after her death, we learned that Maren had been accepted. An endowment fund is being set up, to enable a qualified, promising, but needy child to attend this school. In lieu of flowers you are invited to make donations to "The Maren Burkhart Scholarship Fund at West Island College" in care of the Rotary Club of Calgary, 622, 304 - 8 Avenue SW, Calgary T2P 1C2. The family will hold a private prayer service. A celebration of Maren's life will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 11, 1997, followed by interment at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Arrangements in care of JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 403-297-0711. "She was my North, South, East and West, My workday week, and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song, I thought that love would last forever, but I was wrong." W.H.Auden (12/8/97).
BURLAND - Dr. George Russell, beloved husband of Frances, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on November 16, 1997 at the age of 73. Dr. Burland came to Olds in 1953 where he practiced family medicine and general surgery until his retirement in 1989. George is survived by his loving wife Frances; children, Rich (Corinne), Rob (Sue), Brian (Lori), Margie (Dave), Trish (Dan); brother Jim; six grandchildren; several cousins, nephews, nieces and many friends. Dr. Burland obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba. He was a member of the Canadian and Alberta Medical Associations, Alberta Surgical Association, a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons Canada and the American College of Surgeons. He was also elected life member of the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993. His appointments included Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Calgary, President of the Alberta Coroners Association, member Admissions Committee of the American College of Surgeons, Standing Committees Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons, Advisory Board Central Alberta Cancer Clinic, an active staff and Chief, Department of Surgery Olds Hospital. Dr. Burland was very active in the community. He was past president of the Olds Elks Hockey and Curling Clubs, one of the founding members of the Olds Kiwanis Club, councilor for the Town of Olds, member of the Mountain View Health Unit, Olds Flying Club and B.P.O.E. (lifetime). A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, November 21, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. from the Royal Canadian Legion, Olds. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Olds Hospital in care of the Dr. George R. Burland Memorial Fund. MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS, Olds, entrusted with arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-556-3223 (11/19/97).
BURRILL - Barbara Burrill (nee Norman) of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on July 10, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Barb and her husband Clayton lived in many towns throughout Saskatchewan. They moved to Didsbury in 1962 where they owned and operated the C&B Grill and Pool Hall until they retired into Calgary. She was a gentle, easy going person who loved her family and friends. Barb is the loving mother of a daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Don Wakelam of Okotoks; three sons and daughters-in-law, Elwood and Kathy Burrill of Peachland, British Columbia, Dale and Amy Burrill of Calgary, Barry and Alice Burrill of Buchanan, Saskatchewan. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Fanny and Elmer Surring of Weyburn, Saskatchewan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Isabel Norman of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Gerry and Marilyn Norman of Victoria, British Columbia. Barb is predeceased by her husband Clayton, a grandson Bryan Townend, and three brothers, Allan, Charlie and Peter. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road, S.E.), on Monday, July 14, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. In living memory of Barbara Burrill, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 256-9575 (7/13/97).
BURTIS - Mr. Ron Burtis, beloved husband of Mrs. Karen Burtis of Calgary, passed away suddenly at home on September 11, 1997 at the age of 42 years. Ron owned and operated Burtis Flooring in Calgary. Ron will be sadly missed by his wife Karen; and his children, Troy and Tammy, all of Calgary. He is also survived by three brothers, Ted, Barry and Darcy; and four sisters, Beverly, Anna, Melody and Theresa. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Ron Burtis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (9/15/97).
BUSH - Reginald (Reg), aged 56 years, of Claresholm, Alberta, passed away suddenly at his residence on November 13, 1997, beloved husband of Barbara; and dear father and father-in-law of Dellrae and Bill Sharpe of Medicine Hat, AB, and Dann and Nicole Bush of Edson, AB. He is also survived by a grandson Tyler; two step-grandchildren, Michelle and Bryan; a brother Don and his wife Leah of Claresholm; two nieces, Lynn (Rob) Cowie of Nanton, Shelley (Norm) Foxcroft of Claresholm, AB; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Campbell and Margaret Macintosh of Claresholm, AB. Reg was predeceased by his parents, the late Les and Alice Bush. Born and educated at Claresholm, he was involved in the Autobody Business for twenty-four years, then farmed and ranched until his passing. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance", 4079 - 1 Street West, Claresholm, on Monday, November 17, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Oliver C. Seward officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Reg to STARS Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society Southern Alberta, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7. As a tribute to Reg, Leyden's Funeral Homes Ltd. will make a donation to STARS. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member", Claresholm, Directors of Services. Telephone: 1-403-625-3212 or 1-800-883-7702 (11/16/97).
BUTTS - Amelia (Millie) Butts (nee Schlegel) of Calgary, passed away at the Extendicare Cedars Villa Nursing Home on Monday, November 10, 1997 at the age of 81 years. She is survived by a daughter Fran (Gary) Abele of Palmdale, California; five grandchildren, Cathy Burton of Arcola, Saskatchewan, Kenneth and David Yearley, and Karen and John Gillis Jr., all of California; five great-grandchildren; a brother William (Marion) Schlegel of Guelph, Ontario; a sister Mary (Ray) Chisholm of Kelowna, British Columbia; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband William Butts, son John Gillis, grandson Kevin Gillis, and a sister Susan Andrews. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Friday, November 28, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary T2G 1A2. In living memory of Amelia Butts, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575 (11/21/97).
BUZSIK - Frank Buzsik Sr., beloved husband of Mrs. Anna Buzsik, of forty-two years, of Calgary, passed away on June 1, 1997 at the age of 60 years. He is the loving father of Frank (Pat) Buzsik Jr. of Calgary, Ann Buzsik (Bill Peters) of Kelowna, Bill (Heather) Buzsik of Calgary, Cheyenne (Marcie) Buzsik of Calgary; eight grandchildren, Steven, Michael, Anthony, Christopher, Jason, Jessica, William and Alexander. He is also survived by his sister Katy Fabian in Hungary; his two nieces, Katy and Eva in Hungary; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Margaret Buzsik and his brother-in-law Tibor Fabian. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, June 5, 1997 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Friday, June 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Joseph Pungur of Calvin Hungarian Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.), located within Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Phone: 403-272-5555. (6/5/97)