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GABRY - John William Gabry, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre in Calgary on June 16, 1997 at the age of 92 years. He is survived by his sister Julia Melnyk of Edmonton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his wife Doris in 1974, his brother Walter Gabry, and his two sisters, Sofie Shurgelo and Mary Kostiw. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, June 20, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 1A2). 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 (6/19/97).

GADEMER - In loving memory of Roger Alex Joseph Gademer who passed away at age 62 on November 17, 1997. He is survived by his wife Anneliese (Ann); daughters, Manuela and Joelle; granddaughters, Danielle and Emilie; and his sisters and families in France. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Thursday, November 20, 1997 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, November 21, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. In living memory of Roger Gademer, 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 (11/19/97).

GAETZ - Joyce Gaetz of Olds, Alberta, passed away at the Olds General Hospital on June 19, 1997 at the age of 69 years. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and many, many friends. Funeral Services will be held in the Legion Hall, Olds, Alberta on Tuesday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Sue Hertell officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Olds General Hospital Palliative Care or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to PRAIRIE WINDS FUNERAL HOME, Trochu, Alberta. Telephone: 1-403-442-2200 (6/23/97).

GALLEN - Lawrence (Larry) James. "To live in the hearts of the people who loved you is not really to die at all." On June 28, 1997 Larry Gallen of Edmonton passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years. Larry will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years Beth (Irwin); son Brian and his wife Kate of Calgary; and daughter Elaine and her husband Les Stastook of Calgary; and five grandchildren, Trisha, Jen, Michael, Brad and Meghan; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Larry was predeceased by his brothers and sister, John Gallen, Winnie Reid and Orville Noelck. Friends and relatives wishing to pay their respects may do so Wednesday, July 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Howard and McBride Chapel of Chimes (10179 - 108 Street, Edmonton). Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Church (6215 - 104 Avenue), and a private family Interment will take place in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Larry can be made to either, People with Disabilities, No. 202, 22 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, St. Albert T8N 1B4 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton T5M 0H9. The Family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Nursing Unit 32, Royal Alexandra Hospital and to the staff at Norwood Transition Unit, 3 Angus McGugan who have cared for Larry over the past number of weeks. EVERGREEN FUNERAL CHAPEL (The Chapel in the Park). Telephone: 1-403-472-9019 (7/2/97).

GALLOWAY - Mrs. Edith Cavell Galloway, beloved wife of Mr. John Galloway of Calgary, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on July 9, 1997 in the presence of her family, at the age of 80 years. Edith was born in New Brunswick on April 8, 1917, and later moved to Sault Ste. Marie where she and her husband had resided for forty-eight years, moving to Calgary in 1996. Edith had been active in the Eastern Star for many years, where she held the office of Star Point for five years. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother, and dear friend to many. Besides her loving husband, Edith is also survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, John "Donald" of Sault Ste. Marie, and Bruce Daymond and Deborah of Toronto; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Ann and Ron Nesbitt of Manitoulin Island, and Judith Margaret and Lawrence Shaw of Calgary; as well as four grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Vivian Hodgeson of Webwood, Ontario. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Elboya Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Monday, July 14, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne Lewry of Central United Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (7/12/97).

GANGJI - Mrs. Sakerkhanu Gangji of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on July 2, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Funeral Services will be held at the Ismaili Jamat Khana and Centre (4623 - 11 Street N.E.), today, July 5, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. In living memory of Sakerkhanu Gangji, a tree will be planted in Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (7/5/97).

GANONG - Charles Harry Ganong, beloved husband of Judy Ganong, passed away November 22, 1997 at the Peter Lougheed Centre at the age of 52 years. As well as his wife, he is survived by their three sons, Shane (Shirley), Kelly, and Rory (Serena); five grandchildren, Travis, Culinda, Stephanie, Nicole and Kathleen; three sisters, two brothers, and many other relatives and friends. Charlie was born and raised in Calgary. He has been a dedicated Firefighter for twenty-seven years and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Tuesday, November 25 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow at the Rocky View Crematorium. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Foothills Hospital Burn Unit, 1403 - 29 St. N.W., Calgary, T2N 2T9. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602.(11/24/97).

GARDNER - Margaret Jean was called home to her Lord and Saviour, June 6, 1997 at Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 81 years. Beloved wife of Mr. Gordon Gardner of Vulcan; loving mother of a daughter Connie (Richard) Klassen of Ponoka; a son Ralph (Denice) of San Clemente, California; five grandchildren, Catrena Klassen and Lance Klassen, both of Red Deer, Michael (Anne) Gardner of Calgary, Bruce of Langley, and Janice of Vancouver; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Cecil (Linda) Warden of St. Albert, Robert and Jean of Edmonton, and Leslie and Shirley of Regina; two sisters, Vernie Budd of Vulcan and Hughena (Peter) Rozena of Calgary; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 2:30 p.m. at Vulcan Central Church of Christ with Rev. Doug Barrie officiating. Interment Vulcan Cemetery. If friends so desire, tributes in Jean's memory could be made to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6 or the Vulcan Central Church of Christ, Vulcan, T0L 2B0. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 1-403-485-2633 (6/9/97).

GAREAU - Albert Russell Gareau, of Calgary, passed away November 16, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Wednesday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602 (11/18/97).

GARNETT - Mr. Fred Garnett of Calgary, passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice on September 7, 1997 after a lengthy illness at the age of 72 years. In living memory of Fred Garnett, 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 (9/9/97).

GATES - Mr. Franklin W. (Frank) Gates, beloved husband of Mrs. Nora Gates of Calgary, passed away at Southwood Nursing Home on June 2, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Frank and his wife Nora lived in Hamilton, Ontario for many years before moving to Calgary in 1979. Frank was by profession an electrician and had been a member of the I.B.E.W. (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and was a long-standing member of the War Pensioner's Association. He was a very congenial man with an excellent philosophy on life. Besides his loving wife, Frank is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Marnie Cole of Surrey, B.C., and Ron and Kathi Cole of Calgary, Alberta; as well as four grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. In living memory of Frank Gates, 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. (6/5/97)

GAUVREAU - Adrian Gauvreau passed away very peacefully at home on November 26, 1997 at the age of 81 years. Besides his loving wife Donna, he is survived by three sons, Larry (Irma) of Toronto, Richard (Pat) of Vancouver, and Edward (Lori) of Calgary; as well as four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Adrian will be dearly missed as he was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He is also survived by one brother Joe (Jean) Gauvreau; and two sisters, Yvette (Hugh) Watt, and Bertha Boychuck. Services will be held at Marlborough Pentecostal Church, 38129 Marbank Drive N.E. on Monday, December 1, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. A private family Graveside Service will be held in the Field of Honour at Rocky View Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes can be made to the Marlborough Church Building Fund. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602(11/28/97).

GEARHART - Inez. On November 13, 1997, at the Innisfail Health Centre, after a short illness, at the age of 79. Cremation to follow. Inez taught school in New Centerville and North Raven for a total of fifteen years, in St. Angeles in Calgary for three years, and was Principal of Corpus Christi School in Calgary for seventeen years. Inez was predeceased by her parents and her brother Jack. Inez leaves to mourn, a sister-in-law Marjery Gearhart, nephew John and niece Susan Mak, all of Calgary; niece Sharon (Peter) Tsiris of Olds; and niece Sandra of Toronto; also a multitude of friends who will miss her kindly, unassuming nature and ready wit. Inez supported many Plan children over the course of twenty-five years and was more than generous to many foreign charities in support of starving children. One of her great concerns was the welfare of animals. If one so wishes, tributes may be made to the S.P.C.A. or the charity of one's choice. Good bye my friend, and staunch support through pleasures and through sorrow; I'll miss your smile, your wit, your love as I face each tomorrow. We lived in peace with what we had 'twas never very royal. Sometimes we went our "own sweet way" but always we were loyal. We took our little "home on wheels" o'er thousand miles of highway or through the woods on narrow trail or oft on some faint by-way. We walked beside the restless sea or roaring waterfall; or by smooth lake where soul was stirred by male loon's eerie call. God called you home to your reward one day in cold November, your last concern was all for me; this thought I will remember. So come to me sometime in thought while I sit in meditation; I'll feel the touch of your presence near with your spirit's visitation.(11/19/97).

GECK - Russell Otto passed away in Langley Hospital in B.C. on June 17, 1997 after a lengthy illness, he was 67. Russell will be sadly missed by Jordan, Aaron, Evan, Gail, Susan, Judy and Mark; his brothers and sisters, four grandchildren and all his extended families and friends. The Memorial Service will be held at Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Drive S.W. on June 23 at 11:00 a.m., Don Shanton will be officiating. The Interment will be at Duck Creek Cemetery, Kelvington, Saskatchewan (6/20/97).

GEHRING - Harold, our beloved father, passed away Sunday, September 28, 1997 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his loving children, June, Wallace, Gwen, Elva (Terry); his adoring grandchildren, Selene (Jeff), Corey, Cherokee, Chad; two great-granddaughters, Alora and Holly and a brother Edward. Harold also leaves to mourn, numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Harold was predeceased by his dear wife Lydia in 1969 and his son-in-law Rolf in 1991. Dad was a special man with a kind heart, generous nature and had a special love for his family. We will miss "Dad" and "Grandpa" so very, very, much. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, October 3, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6) or to the Alberta Lung Association (302, 609 - 14 Street N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 2A1). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (10/3/97).

GEIDER - Mrs. Edith Justine Geider of Calgary, passed away at the Extendicare Hillcrest Nursing Home on September 11, 1997 at the age of 73 years. Edith married Frank Geider on February 19, 1947. They immigrated to Canada in 1951. Edith was involved with ballet and later classical music and opera were her hobbies. Edith is survived by her son Randy; and daughter and son-in-law, Michaela and Douglas Young; and grandson Darren, all of Calgary. She is also survived by her three brothers and sister-in-law, Walter and Edith Bednar, Otto and Elizabeth Bednar, and Heinz and Pamela Bednar; her two sisters, Gitta Martin, all of Calgary; and Ingrid Mann of B.C. She was predeceased by her parents, Otto and Appollonia; her sister Gertrude, and her brother Helmuth. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, September 15, 1997 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. 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 North West, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2A1. In living memory of Edith Geider, 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 (9/14/97).

GERIG - Allan F. Gerig of Red Deer, Alberta passed away July 5, 1997 at the age of 52. Allan is survived by his loving wife Huguette, and his beloved children, Dan and Nadine. He also leaves to mourn his mother Violet Gerig of Westlock; two brothers and a sister: Ken (Marlene) and their family, Syd and Paul of Busby; Barbara Gault (Bill) and their family, Tricia and Brian of Westlock; Don (Kathy) and their family, Angela, Jenna and Jeffrey of Grande Prairie; and one special aunt Ida Gerig of Calgary. Allan was predeceased by his father Carl on June 28, 1995. Allan was a wonderful and caring husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. A Memorial Gathering (casual attire) will be held at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (4500 Fountain Drive) Friday, July 11, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Special thanks to Unit 57 staff at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Bone Marrow Program at Tom Baker Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2 would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements in care of the Gerig Family (7/9/97).

GHESEGER - Mr. Edward (Ted) Gheseger passed away suddenly on November 27, 1997 at the age of 55 years. He was born on August 4, 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta and was predeceased by his mother Verna Gheseger. Ted is survived by his sisters, Lorenza and Camilla; his aunts, Robina Charyton and Roberta Fowler of Calgary; and uncles, David Roberton of Calgary, Kit Atkins of Kelowna, B.C., and Jean Roberton of Debilt, Holland. He will be lovingly remembered by family and friends. Ted served in the Navy until he was honorably discharged in May 1969. He then joined Greyhound Lines of Canada until his retirement in 1992. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Wednesday, December 3, 1997 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance", (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Thursday, December 4, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the "Field of Honor" at Queen's Park Cemetery. As a tribute to Ted, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Calgary Poppy Fund. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/2/97).

GIBB - Mr. Roscoe Frank Gibb, beloved husband of Mrs. Lulah Gibb of Taber, passed away peacefully in Taber on Tuesday, December 2, 1997 in his 91st year. Roscoe was born on December 16, 1906 in Raymond and was raised in Hill Spring, Alberta. He had been employed by the Canadian Sugar Factories since 1927, starting in Raymond, then Picture Butte before moving to Taber in 1948 and retired in 1971. He served as Secretary Manager of Taber Chamber of Commerce for twenty-nine years, and as treasurer of the Taber Fair Board for thirty years. For his service to the community, he received the Alberta Achievement Award in 1988 presented by Premier Don Getty. Ross was actively involved in the Credit Union movement since 1939 and a founding member of Picture Butte and Taber Sugar Makers Credit Unions. He became the director of the Alberta Credit Union League and later President. Ross was also the director of the National Association and in 1997, was the first inductee into the Canadian Credit Union Hall of Fame for his fifty-seven years of service. Ross has been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as the Taber Stake Clerk for ten years, a member of the Taber 1st Ward Bishopric for five years and as an officiator in the Alberta Temple for fifteen years. Ross has also been a scout master and instructor for St. John Ambulance. Besides his loving wife Lulah, Ross is survived by his children, Norman (Martha) Gibb of Calgary, Gayle Gibb of Calgary and Wendy (Neville) Rea of Arnprior, Ont.; two sisters, Dorothy Leishman of Cardston and Inez (Bernarr) Harris of Taber; four brothers, Dean (Fern) of Hill Spring, Wayne (Alice) of Magrath, Bert (Shirley) of Cardston and Glenn (Dorothy) of Barons; as well as ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Ross was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mabel Gibb, a son Duncan Phillip, and two brothers, Stan and Bruce. The Funeral Service will be held at the Taber L.D.S. Stake Chapel (4709 - 50 Avenue), Taber, on Friday, December 5, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Jerry Haslam officiating. Interment will follow in the Taber Memorial Garden. The family will only meet with relatives and friends in the Cultural Hall of the Church following the Interment Service. Flowers are gratefully declined. Arrangements in care of Reardon's SOUTHLAND FUNERAL CHAPEL, Taber. Telephone: 1-403-223-8778 (12/4/97).

GIBBS - Dulcie A.E., died in Leduc Hospital on September 11, 1997, aged 73 years. Dulcie was born at Southland-On-Sea, England on April 10, 1924. The family moved to London where she attended school and grew to her adult years. During World War II she was a member of the staff of SOE in London. SOE was a War Office unit engaged in intelligence gathering and espionage in occupied France. Dulcie married Reginald Gibbs, then a Canadian airman, on July 3, 1945. In 1946, she emigrated to Canada and for five years resided in Saskatoon while her husband attended university. In 1951 the family moved to Winnipeg and in 1952 to Calgary which was her home thereafter. She is deeply mourned and sadly missed by daughter Rosemary (James) Giles, grandson Noel and granddaughter Emily; by son Michael (Lori), granddaughter Whitney and grandson Dylan; by Hon. Reginald Gibbs; and by sisters, Mary Young of London, England and Phyllis Last of Sydney, Australia. Dulcie was enormously compassionate not only for the members of her family but also for the needy in society. In the last twenty years of her life, quietly and unobtrusively, she did what was within her abilities to alleviate the lot of the truly unfortunate. We will not see her like again. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of Dulcie to the following charities: Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary, Operation Eyesight and The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary (9/15/97).

GIBSON - Christina (nee McGregor) of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the FoothillsHospital on Monday, December 29, 1997 at the age of 57 years. Christina was born onNovember 6, 1940 in Glasgow, Scotland. Christina is survived by her husband of thirty-eightyears, William; her children, Mary, John, Deborah, Kenneth and Catherine; her two brothers,William and Thomas; as well as six grandchildren, Hollie, Christopher, Matthew, Miles,Nicholas and Jackson; and her beloved families in Calgary and Montreal. She will be deeplymissed by all that knew her. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 2 atSt. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 703 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary. In lieu of flowers,donations can be made to the Children's Wish Foundation (12/31/97).

GIBSON - The family announces with sorrow the passing of Lillian Grace Gibson, of Calgary and formerly of Picton, Ontario, at the Rockyview General Hospital on June 23, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Lillian was born near Crofton, Ontario on April 27, 1915. She was raised on a farm near Picton, Ontario and later attended nursing school in Flint, Michigan. Lillian served with the American Armed Forces in England and France during the Second World War, obtaining the rank of lieutenant. After the War she moved to Russell, Kansas where she met and married Jim Gibson in 1949. Her two eldest sons, Gordon and Kevin were born in Russell. The family later moved to Tyler, Texas where her third son Stephen was born. They later moved to the family farm in Ontario in 1960, relocating to Calgary in 1965. Lillian served as head nurse at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital until her retirement in 1980. During her retirement years she enjoyed needlework and the company of her family and friends. Lillian is survived by her three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gordon of Calgary, Kevin and Ineke of Okotoks, and Stephen and Judy of Calgary; five grandchildren, Kristen, John, Jessica, Kerry and Stacey. She is also survived by her sister Lilah Caughey of Crofton, Ontario; her brother Earl and his wife Dorothy Caughey of Belleville, Ontario; and sister-in-law, Edith Caughey of Picton, Ontario. Lillian was predeceased by her older brother Gordon in 1996. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. John Pentland of Deer Park United Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, 206A - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A1. In living memory of Lillian Gibson, 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 (6/25/97).

GIESBRECHT - Mrs. Lillian Giesbrecht, beloved wife of Peter Giesbrecht of Calgary, went to be with her Lord on October 27, 1997, at the George Boyack Nursing Home, at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her twin daughters and sons-in-law, Beverley and Allan Brandsgard of Calgary, Alberta, and Shirley and Frank Pollock of Thorsby, Alberta; a son and daughter-in-law, Victor and Judy Giesbrecht of Ottawa, Ontario; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sally Henshen, Evelyn and Chet Doyle, Viola and Charlie Bergstrom; and three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Edward and Norma Cook, John and Helen Cook, Fred and Anne Cook, and Lil Cook. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Thursday, October 30, 1997, at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Phil Nordin of Jubilee Christian Centre officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the World Vision of Canada, 6630 Turner Valley Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 2S4. In living memory of Lillian Giesbrecht, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Phone: 403-276-2296 (10/29/97).

GILBERT - Eugenia of Calgary, passed away at the Beverly Centre on July 21, 1997 at the age of 96 years. She is the beloved mother of Marianne and John Gaponow; and loving grandmother of George and Alexandra. Funeral Services will be held at the Russian Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints (905 - 8 Avenue N.E.), today at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. George Primak officiating. Interment will follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (7/23/97).

GILBERTSON - Kathryn Lee Gilbertson, RN, passed away quietly on September 8, 1997 at the age of 46 years at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary after a brave and courageous battle with cancer for many months. Kathy was born to Albert and Marion Bildfell in Foam Lake, SK on January 2, 1951. She married Howard Dale Gilbertson of Red Deer, AB in 1971. Kathy leaves to mourn, her three daughters, Teresa, Jenine, and Cyrene; her husband Howard; her parents, Albert and Marion Bildfell; her sister Deidra Howe (Steve); her nephews and niece, Joseph, Tammy, Roy and Patrick Howe; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and relatives, as well as a host of friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Red Deer Lake United Church (West of Highway 2 on Highway 22X, past Spruce Meadows), on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at Vegreville United Church (Vegreville, AB), on Sunday, September 14, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, 303 Forge Road S.E., Calgary, T2H 0S9, and/or charity of donor's choice. In living memory of Kathy Gilbertson, 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 (9/11/97).

GILES - Winnifred Emily (Winnie) Giles, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Agape Manor Hospice on Wednesday, July 9, 1997 at the age of 71 years. She was predeceased by her husband Bruce in 1996, and her daughter Patricia in 1951. She is survived by her mother Jean Gresl; her five children, Wayne (Penny), Jean Lepard, Karen (Frank) Skalski, Kathy (Carl) McDonald and Douglas (Debbie); as well as her four grandchildren, Teresa Janes, Nichole and Renee Skalski, Kayla McDonald; she also leaves three great-grandchildren, Kyler Sclski, Travis and Miranda Janes. Winnie was the hub of our family and will be missed by all of us. We would like to express our appreciation to Jo Heemskerk and her family for their loving support throughout Mom's illness. A Memorial Service will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre), on Monday, July 14, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation may be made in Winnie's memory to The Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel." Telephone: 299-0111 (7/13/97).

GILFILLAN - With great sadness the family announce the death of Vernon Keith (Gil) Gilfillan, beloved husband of Evelyn of Calgary, passed away at home on June 28, 1997, at the age of 68 years. Gil was born on November 26, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta. He met Evelyn Serafini in Lethbridge and they were married there on September 28, 1950. He has had a career with the John Deere Corporation with inside sales and as territory manager from 1950 to 1974 and then with individual John Deere dealerships from 1974 to 1984. Gil will be remembered for his optimistic attitude, his great sense of humour, his willingness and ability to always help others and his love of family. Besides his loving wife, Vern (Gil) is survived by his daughter Nadine Gilfillan and her husband Don Pearson; and by his son Cameron and his wife Darlene Gilfillan, all of Kelowna, B.C. He is also survived by two brothers, Ken Gilfillan, and Jim and his wife Carol Gilfillan, all of Edmonton. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Emma Gilfillan. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Wednesday, July 2, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street, N.W.,Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. In living memory of Vern Gilfillan, 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 (7/1/97).

GILL - Mr. Arthur Raymond (Ray) Gill, beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Gill of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on Wednesday, June 4, 1997, after a short illness, at the age of 83 years. Ray was born in Dudley, United Kingdom in 1913. He immigrated to Canada in 1985. Besides his loving wife, Ray is survived by his children, Pamela St. John, and Dr. John Gill. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, June 9, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Geoffrey A. Carr of St. Thomas United Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the ALS Society of Alberta for Research, 108, 5920 - 1A Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 0G3. In living memory of Ray Gill, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044 (6/6/97).

GILL - Mrs. Lea Gill, beloved wife of Almanzor Gill of Calgary, and formerly of Edmonton, AB, passed away at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home, Calgary, on December 11, 1997 at the age of 89 years. She is the loving mother of a daughter Marguerite Ratke, and a son Laurent and his wife Juanne Gill, all of Calgary; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Alice Vogt of Maillardville, B.C. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Father Lacombe Nursing Home (332 - 146 Avenue S.E.) on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Very Rev. Patrick Cramer of the Catholic Diocese of Calgary, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Holy Family Cemetery (Highway No. 8 to Lower Springbank Road and 17 Avenue S.W.). If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3G2. In living memory of Lea Gill, 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 (12/13/97).

GILL - Mrs. Mohinder Kaur Gill, wife of Bhagwant Singh Gill, passed away suddenly in Chandigarh, India on Wednesday, November 26, 1997. She was born in Nairobi, Kenya on February 2, 1930. Mrs. Gill is survived by her mother Shiam Kaur Mangat; son Tejnider S. Gill (Beevan); daughters, Rani (Surjit S. Lally) and Pali (Nashatar S. Mand); two brothers, four sisters and six grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery), on Saturday, December 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Bhog of Akhand Path will follow at the Sikh Temple, 81 Street and the Old Banff Coach Road S.W. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/6/97).

GILLESPIE - Lillian of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on December 4, 1997 at the age of 87 years. Lillian was the loving mother of Jacqueline (Gordon) Kerr; loving grandmother of Bruce (Margret), Brent (Aimee), Blair (Susan); loving great-grandmother of Daryl and Michelle Kerr and Carson and Maggie Kerr. She is also survived by her sister Ann (Len) Girling and their sons, Gary (Yvonne), Greg (Dixie), and their families, as well as other nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Beaverbrook Ward at the Bow View Manor for their care and compassion. At Lillian's request, a private Family Service will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 with Pastor Brent Kerr officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In memory of Lillian, memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association (114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0G8). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (12/6/97).

GILLETT - Susan Catherine Gillett of Calgary, in her 91st year, on July 17, 1997. Beloved mother of one son William (Eleanor) and daughter Susan of Calgary. Also survived by four grandsons, John (Margot), Douglas, Michael and Gary; and great-granddaughter Kirsten, all of Calgary; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Edward on June 7, 1986. Private Family Services will be held. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Unit 61 at Foothills Hospital for the care given to Susan during her illness. In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Phone: 297-0888 (7/19/97).

GILMER - Viola Janet. On November 24, 1997, Mrs. Viola Gilmer of Provost passed away at the age of 74 years. She leaves to mourn her loss, one son Richard (Karen) Gilmer of Calgary; three daughters, Joyce Gilmer of Provost, Rita (Ron) Keller of Provost, Rhonda (Barry) Gordon of Calgary; six grandchildren; her mother Regina Nett of Provost; five brothers and three sisters. Viola was predeceased by her husband Harold, an infant son, her father Peter B. Nett and three brothers. Vigil Service will be held Wednesday, November 26, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Provost, AB. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 27, 1997 at 2:30 p.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Provost, AB with Fr. Marian Strankowski officiating. Interment will follow in the Provost Cemetery. In lieu of other tributes, memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice. GREGORY'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Provost, AB. Telephone: 1-403-753-2332.243729(11/26/97).

GILMURRAY - Mr. William Joseph Gilmurray "Wicked Willy" of Priddis, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on December 21, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Willy will be dearly missed by his surrogate family, Harold and Deb Francis, Joan Van Bruggen, Louanne McKillop and children. A special thanks to Dr. George Barr and all the special people who helped make his last year happy. Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Millarville on Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 11:00 a.m., Rev Bob Griffin officiating. Interment to follow at Christ Church Millarville Cemetery. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the A.I.M. Society, 6, 104 - 3 Avenue, High River T1V 1G3. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (Okotoks) LTD. Telephone: 938-3111 (12/24/97).

GINGRAS - Louise Olivine Gingras (nee Janex) passed away peacefully in the care of her loving family on October 22, 1997 at the age of 80 years, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Louise was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Carolyn (Bruce) Sutherland, Philip Gingras and Sharron Kuiper, Diane (Bob) Stewart, Lorraine Cooper and Michael (Dallas) Gingras; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Louise resided in the Blackie area for many years before moving to Brooks in 1968. She was an active member of the Catholic Women's League and was recently distinguished with a fifty year pin and certificate. Louise was predeceased by her husband Adrien in 1959 and a brother Joe in 1978. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers on Sunday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church, 511 - 4 Street West, Brooks. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary's, the Rev. Bryan Frank, Celebrant. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either Holy Family Academy, 108 - 4 Avenue West, Brooks T1R 0V6 or the Brooks and District Ambulance Association, Box 1906, Brooks T1R 1C6. Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Brooks. Telephone: 1-403-362-4636 (10/26/97).

GINGRAS - Maurice A. Gingras of High River passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 12, 1997 at the age of 76 years. He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife of forty-six years, Georgette; his children, Madeleine (John) Kane, Lorrette (Bruce) Wilson, Rita (Terry) Jukes, all of Calgary, Louise (Al) Phalen of Okotoks, Paul (Cynthia) of Bonnyville and Peter (Sandy) of Lethbridge; and by thirteen grandchildren; and sisters, Juliet Ward of Edmonton and Helen Crawford of Victoria, B.C. Maurice was born and raised in the Brant-Ensign area and farmed there for some twenty-five years prior to his retirement to High River in 1976. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the High River Hospital Nursing Home for the care Maurice received while a resident and for the special care given to the family. Evening Prayers will be said on Sunday, November 16 at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, High River at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Father Long Vu, Celebrant. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the High River Hospital, Second Floor, 560 - 9 Avenue West, High River, T1V 1B3. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME, High River. Telephone: 652-2222 or 938-3111 (11/14/97).

GIROUX - Alma Laura Giroux, passed away at Cando, SK, December 21, 1997 at the age of 73 years. Prayer Service will be held at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E. on Sunday, December 28 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 44 Street and 16 Avenue S.E., on Monday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602 (12/24/97).