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1997: Deaths - FiFINCH - Derek Charles Finch passed away at his residence on November 11, 1997 at the age of 58 years. Derek is survived by his loving wife Lorna; three daughters, Michelle (Ken) Baker, Valerie (Darrel) Foat and Christine; and three grandchildren, Jennifer, Nicole and Bradley. Also survived by his brother Allan; sister Rita; and several nieces and nephews. Derek was born in 1939 in London, England. He enlisted in the Parachute Regiment in England from 1957 to 1960. Derek joined the Calgary Police Service in 1966 and retired in 1996 after thirty years of service. He was well-loved and respected and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was a kind, caring, sensitive and generous man who was always there for his family. Derek had a passion and love of hobbies which included woodworking, model airplanes and reading. At Derek's request, there will be no Funeral Service. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary T2G 0G8. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (11/17/97).
FINDLAY - Naomi Louise Findlay (formerly Herbig and Davis), beloved wife of TomFindlay, High River, died after a valiant struggle with cancer at the age of 87 years onDecember 9, 1997. Besides her husband, Naomi is survived by her daughters, Louise (Nels)Jacobsen, Olds, Alta., Muriel (Don) Hoover, Edmonton and Bobbi Scarlett, Calgary; hergrandchildren, Lisa (Dan) Parsons, Scott and Niki Hoover, Jodi Scarlett and RyanJacobsen; and her great-grandchild Nikko Parsons. Naomi was a nurse for sixty-five yearsat Olds and High River Hospitals and was dedicated to her causes such as the Ladies'Auxiliary to the High River Hospital, Cansurmount and Unifarm. Funeral Services will beheld at the High River United Church on Saturday, December 13, at 1:30 p.m., the Rev.Susan Lukey officiating. Interment will follow at Highwood Cemetery. If desired,contributions may be made in Naomi's memory to the Ladies' Auxiliary to the High RiverHospital, c/o Evelyn Walmark, 21 Pekisko Road, High River, T1V 1C6 or to Cansurmount, c/oMarie Callahan, Box 5118, High River, T1V 1M3. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD.(652-2222; 938-3111), Directors (12/10/97).
FINLAYSON - Martha Brown Finlayson (nee Crosbie) passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice on November 4, 1997. Mom leaves behind a great empty void in the lives of her children, son John Finlayson and his wife Joanne; and daughter Janis Love and her husband Jim. Nana was a loving grandmother to her four grandchildren, Kelsey, Krista, Jeff and Travis. Martha is also survived by her sister Marion Alexander and her husband Bill. Martha was predeceased by her husband John on December 25, 1994. Mom was just starting to adjust to a new life without her loving husband when she was diagnosed with cancer. She faced this with great courage, a positive attitude, and unbelievable sense of independence and above all else, with dignity. Mom believed coming to this country as a young war bride made her a strong, independent person. She certainly was that. We will miss you mom! Rest easy. At Martha's request, there will be no Service, she will be laid to rest beside her husband John at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W. In living memory of Martha Finlayson, 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 (11/6/97).
FISCHER - Clara Fischer passed away suddenly but peacefully on October 6, 1997. Clara joined the family of Margaret and Art Davis in 1944 and became the confidante of all of the family - including children, Diane, Gail, Brian and Dorothy; and grandchildren, Dermott, Meghann, Lewis, Arthur, Frank, Lauren, and Gillian - for all of those fifty-three years. She was a friend, an anchor and a beloved companion to us all. We will miss her so much. She is survived by one brother Roy (Irene) of Richmound, SK; three sisters-in-law, Ida Fischer, Carrie Fischer, Mary Fischer, all of Medicine Hat; eleven nephews, ten nieces, numerous great-nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents, August and Magdalina, one sister Magdalina Tschritter, four brothers, August, Jack, Philip and Bill, one brother-in-law Dave Tschritter, one sister-in-law Martha Fischer. Clara was born on June 30, 1922 in Irvine, Alberta and attended school at Ehman and Hilda School. A Celebration of Clara's life will take place at the HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., Calgary at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 1997. Interment, Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make donations to the War Amputations of Canada. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100(10/9/97).
FISCHER - Edith Fischer passed away peacefully at Central Park Lodge in her 95th year. Beloved mother of daughter Marjorie (Ken) Campbell; and a son James. She also will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Barbara (Cavin), Shelley (Rickey), Howard (Judy), Margaret (Glen) and David. Her four great-grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer, Nicholas, Jonathan; and her sister Bea of South Burnaby, British Columbia. A Family Service will be held. May she rest in peace. In living memory of Edith Fischer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone 403-276-2296 (9/8/97).
FISHER - Jacqueline Carole Fisher, age 26 years, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 18, 1997 in Calgary. She is predeceased by her grandparents, Tony Huber (1965), John (1979) and Annie (July 19, 1997) Fisher; infant sister Karen (August 5, 1972); Jacky's sister's fiance Bob Drake (May, 1997); Aunty Bernie Almassy (July 11, 1990); Aunty Eveline Johnson (November 20, 1993). She is survived by her father Robert Fisher; brother Jerrod (Brenda) Fisher, all of Regina; sister Eloise Fisher and her son Aaron of Faro, Yukon; mother Carole Fisher of Southey, Sask.; grandmother Alice Huber of Bangor, Sask.; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and many good friends. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. in Speer's Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, Sask., with Rev. Patrick Tomalin officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held at PIERSON'S FUNERAL HOME, located at 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alta. on Tuesday, July 22, 1997 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Private family interment. Flowers are most gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make donations, in Jacky's memory, to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 2332 - 11 Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0K1, or to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, 3035 - 431 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A7. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602 (7/21/97).
FISHER - Passed away at the Pincher Creek Hospital on Saturday, December 6, 1997, Laura Ione Fisher, at the age of 76 years, beloved wife of Mr. Arthur Fisher of Pincher Creek, Alberta. Laura Ione was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on April 27, 1921. She married Art Fisher on August 22, 1942, and they raised seven children, Ron and Karen, Vonda and Guy, Gary and Diane, Bob and Judy, Brenda and Don, Rhonda and Pete, and Darcy and Karin. She is also survived by eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother Jack. Laura Ione had a deep appreciation for life, and a strong love for her family. She touched numerous people over her many years and she taught school from 1961 to 1986. She will be fondly remembered by all those who knew her. Laura Ione was predeceased by her parents and one brother Bill. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Pincher Creek, on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 3:00 p.m., Fr. Bob Dielessen officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, c/o Ames Insurance, Pincher Creek. Funeral arrangements by EDEN'S FUNERAL HOME, Pincher Creek, Alberta. Telephone: 1-403-627-3131 (12/9/97).
FITZGERALD - With grace, faith and dignity, surrounded by his loving family and in his own home, Armond John ended his time on earth on Tuesday, June 24, 1997. Armond is survived by Patricia, his loving wife of forty-four years, and his seven children, Michelle (Ralf Kuntzemann), Maureen (Richard Hindmarch), Sharon (Dr. Curtis Rytz), Sean (Lesley nee Luft), Suzanne (Jacob Reichbart), Patricia (Dr. Shaun Murphy), and Jennifer. He is also survived by his brother Dr. Desmond FitzGerald (Evelyn) of San Francisco, Gerald of London, ON. and Terrance or Orillia, ON. Armond also leaves ten grandchildren. Armond was born at the home of his parents, John and Gertrude, of Toronto, ON, on Boxing Day, 1927. He attended St. Michael's College (high school) and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with honours from the University of Toronto. Armond was a natural leader with a deep respect for the people with whom he worked. With quick wit, warmth and a sense of humour, he enjoyed a career of significant responsibility. After thirty-five years, he retired in 1986 as Vice President and General Manager of Carling O'Keefe Breweries in Calgary. Armond served as Director of Alberta Brewers Agents Ltd. from 1965 to 1986 and was President for seven terms. Throughout his life Armond focused his abilities on helping the community. He was Chairman of the Board of CareWest, and was a longtime Board member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary. Most recently he devoted his time to the Calgary Residential Services Society. Armond raised his son and six daughters with infinite patience, unfailing generosity and unconditional love. He always taught by his own example, and his lessons were to appreciate the dignity of every person, to contribute to those in need and to understand the human predicament with humour. Armond's Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at St. James' Catholic Church (5504 - 20 Street S.W.), on Friday, June 27, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. A. Wayne Poile, Most Rev. Paul O'Byrne and Rev. William F. Stephenson, Celebrants. Graveside Service to follow in "Holy Family Cemetery" at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, Calgary. Rest Noble Spirit If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the CareWest Foundation, 1070 McDougall Road N.E., Calgary, AB. T2E 7Z2. Special thanks to Dr. Greg Fitzgerald and the Home Care Nursing staff. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (6/25/97).
FITZGERALD - It is with great sadness we announce the death of Lorna "June" Fitzgerald, who passed away suddenly at Gresham, Oregon, on June 3, 1997 at the age of 79 years. June was born on June 12, 1917 in Lethbridge, AB. She attended school in Cardston, AB. and obtained her hairdressing certificate in 1936 in Calgary. She married Arch Fitzgerald on October 4, 1937 in Calgary. They moved to Medicine Hat, AB. in 1938 and to Calgary in 1951. June held many positions in the Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) Church in her lifetime and was well known for her expertise in making homemade chocolates. She conducted many seminars demonstrating this art. June is the loving mother of two daughters and a son-in-law, Dianne and Eldon Rasmussen of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Valerie Fitzgerald of Calgary; her son and daughter-in-law John and Bonnie Fitzgerald of Gresham, Oregon; as well as eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. June is also survived by her three sisters, Melba McMullin of Vancouver, B.C., Wanda Duce of Lethbridge, AB., and Eunice Robuliak of Mississauga, ON.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Arch, in 1980 and also by two sisters, a brother and her parents. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, June 13, 1997 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Bow Valley Chapel, (2526 - 24 Avenue N.W., Calgary), on Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Elder Bruce Blumell officiating. Graveside Services to follow at Union Cemetery, Calgary. In living memory of June Fitzgerald, 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 (6/9/97).
FITZMARTYN - Mrs. Alice Gertrude Fitzmartyn (nee Noble) of Calgary, passed away at the Sarcee Nursing Home on September 17, 1997, at the age of 84 years. Alice was very proud that she was born and educated in Calgary and resided here all of her life. She was a founding member of St. Anthony's Parish and worked at the Credit Union for many years. She will be fondly remembered by her son Dennis and his children, her daughter-in-law JoAnne, JoAnne's husband Tony Pozdin, and her beloved grandson Bob Fitzmartyn. Alice is also survived by her sister Kay Fisher of Toronto, her sisters-in-law, June Fitzmartyn of Calgary and Mary Lane of Victoria; as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. Alice was predeceased by her husband Jack, her son Greg, her brother George Noble, sisters, Mable Nelson, Ivy Fletcher, Mary Veillieux, and Agnes Galloway. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, September 19, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Catholic Church (5340 - 4 Street S.W.), on Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. C. Eric Nelson, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 2A1. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff on Unit 3 at the Sarcee Nursing Home for the excellent care and compassion extended to Alice these past months. In living memory of Alice Fitzmartyn, 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).
FLAHERTY - Dr. A. Elizabeth Flaherty, beloved wife of Tim Flaherty of Calgary, passed away at the her residence on Tuesday, October 21, 1997 at the age of 46 years. Elizabeth was born February 11, 1951 at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. She received her B.A. and B.Ed. from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. in 1973; her Master of Arts degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington; and her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 1994. Elizabeth and Tim were married in Portland, Maine in 1973. During the same year they moved to Calgary and she joined the Calgary Separate School district and taught at several schools before being appointed Acting Principal at St. Anthony in 1981. Since then she has served as principal of Holy Cross Annex, Father Damien School, St. Bernadette School, St. Rupert School and St. Thomas Aquinas School. Elizabeth was actively involved in the parish community with St. Bonaventure Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and was involved with the Baptismal Preparation Program. Besides her loving husband, Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Mary Beth. She is also survived by her brother Joseph McKinnon of Dartmouth, N.S.; her sisters, Barbara McKinnon of Halifax, N.S., Madelon Mundy of Boston, Massachusetts, and Leone Parkes of Victoria, B.C.; her aunt Sister Mary Norbert of Antigonish, N.S.; as well as by several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Leo and Veronica McKinnon. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.), on Friday, October 24, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.), on Saturday, October 25, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. William F. Stephenson, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Elizabeth Flaherty, 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 (10/23/97).
FLUET - Owen Michael Fluet of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer on June 12, 1997 at the age of 35. Owen will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his parents, father Mickey, mother Angela; brother and sister-in-law, Marc and Kimberley; grandmother May Jagger; and grandfather Fred Fluet. Owen will also be remembered by his many relatives and friends. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, June 16, 1997 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W., Calgary, Alberta), on Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. John A. Bastigal, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in "St. Joseph's Section" at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. In living memory of Owen Fluet, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, ALBERTA. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (6/14/97).
FOGARASI - John C. passed quietly away at the age of 63 at his home June 28, 1997 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria. John and Maria escaped Communist Hungary in 1956 immigrating to Canada and enrolling at the University of Alberta from which they both graduated in Petroleum Engineering. They became Canadian citizens in 1962. John enjoyed a successful engineering career over many years in the Canadian oil industry and abroad. Eminently practical, he applied his skills to drilling, completion, testing and operation of oil and gas wells. He will be remembered and missed by his many friends in the industry and the community. Prayers will be held at First Memorial, 1635 - 17 Avenue S.W., Thursday, July 3, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1307 - 14 Street S.W., Friday, July 4, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. For information call 297-0717 (7/2/97).
FOLEY - Lyla May. On October 25, 1997, Mrs. Lyla Foley of Edmonton, formerly of the Calgary area (Shephard), passed away. She leaves to mourn, three sons, Lorne, Dean and Bill; one sister Gladys Robinson; one brother Gordon MacGregor; longtime friend Mrs. Helen Kilroe of Calgary; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. She was preceeded by her husband John Foley in 1953. We would like to thank Dr. Tom Ranieri and the excellent nurses and caregivers of Mother's at the Misericordia Hospital, 7 West. By her request, no Service of Funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice (10/29/97).
FOLLENSBEE - Mr. Alan Follensbee, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 26, 1997 at the age of 55 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Emily; one brother Gary (Gisele), and their children, Lisa and Sean. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, 240 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Wednesday, October 29, 1997 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Bowness Road N.W., on Thursday, October 30, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Karen Holmes officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens (17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road). If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary, 4631 Richardson Way S.W., Calgary, T3E 7B7 or to Hillhurst United Church, 1227 Bowness Road N.W., Calgary, T2N 3J6. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711 (10/29/97).
FONG - Mrs. Mee Sen Fong of Calgary passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice on November 19, 1997 at the age of 88 years. Mrs. Fong will be lovingly remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Judy Fong; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She came to Calgary in 1954, and was a member of the Sue Yuen Association and attended the Chinese United Church. She was predeceased by her husband Wing Quon Fong in 1972. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Monday, November 24, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Paul Chan officiating. Graveside Services to follow at The Chinese Cemetery. As a tribute to Mrs. Mee Sen Fong, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Agape Manor Hospice. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (11/21/97).
FOOTE - Donald (Don) of Westbank, B.C. (formerly of Edmonton), passed away December14, 1997 at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife Helen; one daughterMary-Ina (Dick) Dowdell of Westbank; two grandsons; also two sisters, Helen (Van) VanHelden and Patricia (Arthur) Townsend, both of Calgary, Alberta. A Memorial Service willbe held on Thursday, December 18 at 2:30 p.m. from the Westbank United Church,Westbank, B.C. with Reverend Bill Laurie officiating. In lieu of flowers, if desired,donations may be made to a charity of your choice. ARBOR WESTWOOD FUNERALCHAPEL have been entrusted with the care of arrangements (12/17/97).
FORBES - Kenneth James Forbes, passed away on December 18, 1997. He was born on September 3, 1943 in Calgary, Alberta. He is survived by his wife Cindy; their two daughters and a son-in-law, Stacey and Todd, and Amanda; three precious grandchildren, Caitlin, Alycia, Kyle; two other daughters and two sons-in-law, Kerry and Calvin, Kathy and Scott. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS and HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, December 22, 1997 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis and Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Don Harder of Thornhill Baptist Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Arrangements in care of McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells". Telephone: 403-276-2296 (12/22/97).
FORSTER - Margaret Olga, beloved wife of Mr. Bert Forster, passed away peacefully at Foothills Hospital on October 25, 1997 at the age of 66 years. Besides her loving husband, she will be lovingly remembered by her son Nick (Tina); her sister Mary (Allan) Mac Donald of Nelson, BC; four nieces, one nephew, as well as numerous cousins. Margaret devoted her time and ability to A.R.B.I., Red Cross and "Meals on Wheels". Funeral Services will be held at JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, 240 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Thursday, October 30, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711 (10/29/97).
FORSYTHE - Mr. James (Jim) Scott, beloved husband of Adair Forsythe of Crossfield, Alberta, passed away at the Didsbury District Health Centre on July 21, 1997 at the age of 59 years. Jim was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan on July 29, 1937 and moved to the family farm at Crossfield in 1952 where he resided until his death. He was a member of the Crossfield Masonic Lodge No. 48 A.F. and A.M., Starlight Chapter No. 109, O.E.S., and the Crossfield Legion No. 113. Jim was also very involved with the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association. He was a shareholder of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and was currently serving on the beef cattle committee. Jim worked as a volunteer in the community of Crossfield, most recently with the Crossfield Farmers Market. Besides his loving wife Adair, Jim is also survived by three sons, Scott and Debbie of Calgary, Kim and Noreen of Las Vegas, Robbie and Kristina of Calgary; three daughters, Carla and Peter of Kelowna, BC, Corrie and Bob of Yoho, BC, and Christina of Vancouver, BC; and four grandchildren, Josh, Ashley, Cody and Nicolas. He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Bob Hunter; nephew Ken and niece Susan and her husband Chris Grant; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Northern Ireland and on the Prairies. He was predeceased by his father Edward in 1976 and his mother Ida in 1996. At Jim's request, there will be a private Service. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Crossfield Community Centre on Friday, July 25, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7 or to the Airdrie Emergency Services, Bag 5, Airdrie, Alberta, T4B 2C9 or directly to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Jim Forsythe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA. Telephone: 403-948-1100 (7/24/97).
FOSSLI - Anna Fossli, born 1909 in Norway, beloved wife of Michael, passed away on September 8, 1997 at the age of 88 years. Besides her loving husband of sixty-five years, she will be sadly missed by her sons, Willy, Audun and Norman; daughters, Ingrid and Anne Marie; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She will also be fondly remembered in Norway by her sisters, Klara and Marie, as well as a brother Malvin. She was predeceased by her brothers, Johannes and Johan, and this Spring by her son Finn. A Funeral Service in Anna's memory will be held on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Pierson's Funeral Home located at 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., Calgary. Cremation and arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602 (9/12/97).
FOSTER - Allan Leroy Foster of Torrington, Alberta, was born on December 17, 1941 and passed away in his home in Torrington, June 1, 1997. Al is survived by his wife Beverly; and children, daughter Anna Foster of Torrington and boyfriend Marty, son Tom Foster of Torrington, son Allan Foster Jr. of Craigmyle and wife Rose, daughter Rhonda Bruce of Millarville and husband Daryl, Heath Strub and wife Theresa of Sundre; and numerous grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Anderson of Calgary and husband Doug, Vera Gauthier of Calgary and husband James; one brother Martin Foster of Didsbury and wife Heather; also one predeceased brother Dale Eric, and one sister Mary Norleen. Also survived by a doting mother Edith Foster and loving father Harry Foster of Water Valley; also several nieces and nephews too numerous to mention but devoted to their uncle as well. Al will be sadly missed by his family and loved by all. Funeral Services will be held in Torrington at the Torrington Community Hall, Friday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. A Reception will be held at the Community Hall after Interment. (6/5/97)
FOWLIE - Mrs. Gladys Ione Fowlie passed away peacefully at the Mayfair Care Centre on October 23, 1997 at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband Allan in 1982, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Garth and Diane Fowlie of Vancouver; three grandchildren, Louann (Jeff) Guerin of Grand Forks, B.C., Paul Fowlie, and Samantha Fowlie of Vancouver; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Shane Guerin; as well as a sister Eunice (Ted) Cormode of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Monday, October 27, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. followed by Interment at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (10/26/97).
FOWLIE - James Gordon Fowlie, beloved husband of Chris Fowlie, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 1997 at the age of 72 years. He is also survived by a son Jamie; two daughters, Melody and Beverly; two grandchildren, James and Samantha; his mother Janet Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba; a sister Mary Fowlie; two brothers, Tom and Bill; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Jim was raised and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, served with the R.C.A.F. for thirty-one years retiring as a Warrant Officer in 1974 to Calgary. He was a Past Master of Glenbow Lodge No. 184 A.F. & A.M., a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Calgary, and for twelve years was the Secretary-Registrar of the Valleys in Calgary A & A.S.R. He was Coroneted by the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Masons in 1990 and received his 33 Degree; a life member of Hamilton Valley A & A.S.R.; a Past First Principal of Alberta Chapter R.A.M., member of Cyprus Preceptory No. 33, member of The Red Cross of Constantine, served as Worthy Matron of Chinook Chapter No. 133 O.E.S. twice, also of Arnprior Chapter O.E.S. Jim was also active with the Boy Scouts of Canada for over twenty years. He was an active member of the United Church of Canada and served in various offices from a Sunday School teacher to an Elder. Jim was a member of St. Andrew's United Church. Funeral Services will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 924 Heritage Drive S.W. (Heritage Drive and Elbow Drive S.W.), Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Murray W. Etty officiating. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, contributions may be made to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation, 330 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2R 0H2 or to the charity of the donor's choice. Cremation and arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Phone: 299-0100 (6/20/97).
FOWLOW - McCAFFREY - Barbara Ann Fowlow-McCaffrey, beloved wife of Mr. Tom McCaffrey, and mother of Theresa and Steven, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on June 11, 1997, after a courageous battle with brain cancer at the age of 36 years. Barbara was born in St. John's, Newfoundland on October 10, 1960. Barbara is survived by her mother Olive; and sister Jackie (Gordon) Squires of St. John's, Newfoundland; and her brother Jim (Gail) Fowlow of Hong Kong. She also leaves to mourn her passing, sister-in-law Linda (Peter) Schreurs; and three brothers-in-law, Bill (Janice) McCaffrey, Don McCaffrey of Calgary, and Doug (Danielle) McCaffrey of St. Albert; her mother-in-law Patricia (Patrick) McCaffrey of Calgary; and father-in-law Tom (Lois) McCaffrey of Sherwood Park; as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Monday, June 16, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen Smith of St. Paul's Anglican Church officiating. If friends so desire, at the request of Barbara's Medical Colleagues, memorial tributes may be made directly "In Trust for the Education of Steven and Theresa", c/o The Bank of Nova Scotia, Midnapore Branch, 34 Midlake Boulevard S.E., T2X 2X7. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Foothills Hospital for their loving and tender care of Barbara. In living memory of Barbara Fowlow, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575 (6/14/97).
FOX - Alfred Fox, beloved husband of Mrs. Lillian Fox of Carbon, AB, passed away at theDrumheller District Hospital on December 15, 1997 at the age of 83 years. He is the lovingfather to Carol Ann Fox of Carbon, AB; and brother to William (Nancy) Fox of Vancouver,B.C. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers,Ernie and Benjamin, and by his sister Margaret Lowther. Alfred was born in Drumheller onMarch 4, 1914 and lived most of his life in Carbon where he owned and operated coal minesfor many years. He was a member of the Carbon Masonic Lodge since 1961 and served aterm as Deputy Grand Master. Alfred served on the Carbon Village Council for three years,followed by a three year term as Mayor. He was an avid hockey fan and baseball fan.Alfred will be fondly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donationsmay be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Funeral Services will be held from theChapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 3:00p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted toMOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3km East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (12/17/97).
FOX - On November 11, 1997, Elizabeth Fox passed away, aged 86 years. She will be sadly missed by her four children, Alice (Glenn) Bishell of Carstairs, AB, Mavis (Dave) Wild of Hardisty, AB, Joyce (Jim) Reynolds of Fernie, BC, Alex (Pat) Fox of Stony Plain, AB; eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brother Bruce (Claris) Ryrie of Innisfail, AB; sister-in-law Marion Ryrie of Calgary, AB; and numerous extended family members and friends. Predeceased by her parents, Ada and Alex Ryrie, husband Earl, sisters, Nellie and Eva, as well as brother Henry. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. from the Carstairs United Church with Reverend Malcolm Profitt officiating. Interment Carstairs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made directly to the Carstairs United Church Memorial Fund or the charity of one's choice. MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS, Olds, entrusted with arrangements. Phone: 1-403-556-3223 (11/14/97).