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HRUBY - John Hruby of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on November 18, 1997 at the age of 41 years. He was born in Banff and received most of his education in Calgary. John was employed at the Rockyview Hospital. He will be lovingly missed by his family and friends. John is survived by his mother Vera Hruby of Surrey, British Columbia; two sisters, Goldie Bowman of Toronto, Ontario; Jean Brown of Richmond, British Columbia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Steve in 1983. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, November 21, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (4716 Worcester Drive S.W.), on Saturday, November 22, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Very Rev. Leonard J. Hagel, VF Presider. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In living memory of John Hruby, 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 (11/21/97).
HUBKA - Rudolf Emmett "Rudy", beloved husband of fifty-eight years of Mrs. Buelah Hubka of Carmangay, passed away December 20, 1997 at Carmangay, Alberta at the age of 81 years. Prayers will be said Friday, December 26, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Champion. Funeral Mass, Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 352 - 50 Avenue West, Claresholm, with Rev. Daniel Stevenot, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the family plot, Carmangay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Rudy's memory could be made to The Little Bow Auxiliary Hospital, Box 160, Carmangay, AB T0L 0N0, or the charity of your choice. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 1-403-485-2633 (12/23/97).
HUCKVALE - Marian Bernice (MacKinnon), passed away on Thursday, October 30, 1997, at the age of 87 years. Beloved mother of Barbara (Peter) of Harrogate, B.C., and Walter (Cheryl) of Calgary. Cherished Nana of Megan and Rachel. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Cuthbert and two brothers. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, November 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Operation Eyesight Universal, 4 Parkdale Crescent N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 3T8. The family would like to thank friends and neighbors who supported her over the years. In living memory of Bernice Huckvale, 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 (11/1/97).
HUCKVALE - Marian Bernice (MacKinnon), passed away on Thursday, October 30, 1997, at the age of 87 years. Beloved mother of Barbara (Peter) of Harrogate, B.C., and Walter (Cheryl) of Calgary. Cherished Nana of Megan and Rachel. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Cuthbert and two brothers. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, November 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Operation Eyesight Universal, 4 Parkdale Crescent N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 3T8. The family would like to thank friends and neighbors who supported her over the years. In living memory of Bernice Huckvale, 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 (11/2/97).
HUDSON - Benjamin James "Jim", beloved husband of Mrs. Margaret Hudson of Vulcan, passed away peacefully December 1, 1997 at Vulcan Community Health Centre at the age of 68 years. Funeral Service, Friday, December 5, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. at Vulcan Legion Hall with Rev. Frank Harris and Rev. Doug Barrie officiating. Interment Field of Honour, Vulcan Cemetery. If friends so desire, tributes in Jim's memory could be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary T2G 3Y6. VULCAN FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 1-403-485-2633 (12/3/97).
HUMPHREY - Thomas Alexander Wilson Humphrey April 4, 1919 - May 19, 1997 With saddened hearts we announce the passing of the dearest man in our life, dear husband and Dad, leaving to mourn and remember him with great love - Doris (wife of fifty-one years), and daughter Cheryl. He will always be remembered and loved by Irene (Bob) Gibbon of Red Deer; Bob (Margaret) Humphrey of Dingwall, Scotland; Harry (Jean) Humphrey of Okanagan Falls as well as Aldo (Bernie) Johnson; Evelyn Richardson; Flo (Lloyd) Cooper; Hazel Johnson; and many nieces and nephews from both sides of the family. He was predeceased by brother Woody in 1989 and sister Jeannie. Tom was born in Dingwall, Scotland coming to Canada at the age of four with his parents and two brothers. He was raised in Calgary (Bankview) where he met Doris and was married on August 28, 1945. He worked for Imperial Oil in Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton for almost thirty-eight years. During those years he developed friendships with many wonderful people. He was a special and unique man with an exceptional sense of humor. No one really dies as long as there are people on this earth who love and remember him. "Until we are together again in warm embrace. You will always be so close and so dear in our hearts and minds!!!" Tom was laid to rest in Edmonton on Thursday, May 22, 1997. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity (6/6/97).
HUNKA - August 14, 1923 to September 3, 1997. Mr. William (Bill) Hunka of Calgary passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home on September 3, 1997 at the age of 74 years. Bill was born in Andrew, Alberta on August 14, 1923 and was the youngest of nine children born to John and Maria Hunka. He was in active service in England during World War II, as a navigator and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Upon his return, he graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Chemical Engineering and worked for many years as a Petroleum Engineer in Western Canada, Northern British Columbia, Ontario and Iran. His many loves included gardening and wood working, but most importantly, his family. Bill was a dedicated, loving father and a loyal friend. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and his sons, Kerry (Wendy), Derek (Shanna) of Calgary; daughter Janine (Ev) Innes of Okotoks; and grandchildren, Lisandra, Paul, Nolan, Braden and Connell Hunka and Everett Innes. Bill also leaves behind his sister Katherine Huculak; brother Nick Hunka; and sisters-in-law, Jennie Hunka and Kay Hunka of Edmonton. Bill will also be sadly missed by numerous nephews and nieces and by his cousin and good friend Alex Hunka. A Celebration of Bill's life will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Monday, September 8, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. P.H. Burrill officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends and relatives so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (9/7/97).
HUNT - Herbert Worth of Delta, B.C. passed away on September 13, 1997 at the age of 89 years. Predeceased by his wife Marjorie in 1995. He is survived by his son Dwayne (Virginia); daughter Sheryl (Roger) Everett; grandchildren, Dana Hunt, Kari Grist, Rob Hunt and Trista Everett; great-grandchildren, Madison and Jesse Grist; sisters, Vera Barwick and Gladys Parsons. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m in the Arbor Chapel at Valley View, 14660 - 72 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Interment will follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens. The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to all the staff of the Kinsmen Retirement Centre. Arrangements are entrusted to VALLEY VIEW FUNERAL HOME. Telephone: 1-604-596-8866 (9/16/97).
HUNTER - Alexander (Alex) George Hunter, beloved husband of Ruth Hunter of Calgary, passed away suddenly on July 7, 1997 at the age of 58 years. Alex was born October 31, 1938 in Drumheller, Alberta. For the past forty years, Alex worked in the glass business and since 1977 he owned and operated Olympic Glass Ltd. He was a past member of the Stampede City Kinsmen and presently a member of the K-40 Club. His enjoyments in life included fishing, the Calgary Flames, and the Calgary Stampeders. Alex always enjoyed helping people, he was always there to lend a helping hand. He had a great love for his family and will be sadly missed. Besides his loving wife, Alex is also survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Bryson and Cindy Hunter of Strathmore, Tyler and Tanis Hunter, Todd Hunter and Patricia Boser, all of Calgary; and six grandchildren, Tanya, Greg, Sarah, Spencer, Sydnie, and Joel. He is also survived by his loving mother, Winnifred Hunter of Drumheller; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Lorraine of Calgary; Jim and Sharron of Port Coquitlam, B.C.; and five sisters and a brother-in-law, Margaret and Albert Barrie of Drumheller, Darlene Hunter of Vermilion, Grace Hanson, Jean Safronovich, both of Brooks, and Carol Hunter of Calgary. Alex was predeceased by his father George Hunter, and a brother Tom Hunter. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Wednesday, July 9, 1997 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Thursday, July 10, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7. In living memory of Alex Hunter, 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 (7/8/97).
HUNTER - Dolores Irene of Langham, Sask. passed away on Friday, November 21, 1997 at the age of 63 years. She is survived by her family, daughter Joanne (Ernie) Wiens, Saskatoon, grandchildren, Dana (Clayton); daughter Gail Beck, Langham, grandchildren, Wayne (Shaeri), Brandy, great-grandchild Mackenzie; daughter Pamela Hunter, Whitecourt, AB, grandchildren, Mitzi (Ryan), Melissa, John, Cody, Shania; son Don (Rose) Hunter, Whitecourt, AB, grandchildren, Shawna, Sarah, Justin; daughter Lesley (Cory) Rosenfeldt, Langham, grandchildren, Shawn, Steven; mother Christina Bellig, Langham; brother Richard (Rose) Bellig, Leduc, AB; two nieces, Tammy, Terri (Dennis) and family; two nephews, Todd (Carol) and family, and Tyler. She was predeceased by her father Benjamin Bellig and special companion Wesley Karchewski. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. from Langham Evangelical Bible Church with Pastor Dan Koop officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 1702 - 20 Street West, Saskatoon, Sask., S7M 0Z9. Arrangements are in care of DALMENY FUNERAL HOME, Dalmeny, Sask. Phone: 306-254-2022.(11/25/97).
HUNTER - Mrs. Dorothy Hunter of Forest Grove Care Centre, after suffering a stroke in Peter Lougheed Hospital, went to be with her Lord, Sunday, November 9, 1997, with her son Douglas at her bedside. She is survived by sons, Donald of Red Deer, Alberta, and Robert of Kitimat, B.C., and several grandchildren. Two sisters reside in Calgary, Edna Wells, Myrtle MacLean (John), and a brother Walter Rideout in Edmonton. A Graveside Service will be held at Union Cemetery, 11:00 a.m., November 13 (11/13/97).
HUNTER - Olga Johanna (Olson) Hunter went peacefully to meet her Lord Jesus Christ at the Hillcrest Extendicare on December 16, 1997 at the age of 94. Olga was born on June 12, 1903 on a farm just outside the town of Hanley, Saskatchewan. Olga taught school for five years before marrying Wilbur Hunter. They farmed in the Hanley district until Wilbur's death in 1961. Olga then moved to Outlook and to Calgary in 1975. She was a resident of Glenmore Manor for seventeen years and moved into Hillcrest Extendicare in September of 1997. Left to mourn her loss are four sons, Alan (Betty) of Hanley, Sask., Lyle, (Marilyn) of Bottineau, N.D., Larry (Dagne) of San Diego, Cal., Rae (Julene) of Salmon Arm, B.C.; four daughters, Arlie Hunter of Calgary, AB, Verna (Oliver) Pederson of Port Coquitlam, B.C., Elva (Lionel) Hopkins and Lois (Frank) Buhler, both of Calgary; twenty-eight grandchildren and forty-three great-grandchildren; one brother Oscar Olson of Outlook, SK; one sister-in-law Alice (Hunter) Drake of San Diego, Cal.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Olga was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Gertrude Olson, an infant son, her husband Wilbur, and her sister Olina Rawling. Her family will always cherish the memory of a precious mother and an adoring grandmother and great-grandmother. A Memorial Service will be held at First Alliance Church, 1201 Glenmore Tr. S.W., on Friday, December 19, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Ray Matheson officiating. Funeral Services and Interment will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hawarden, Sask. on Monday, December 22, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Memorials to Global Advance Fund (Alliance Missions) or Palliative Care Unit at Hillcrest Extendicare. A special thank-you to staff at Hillcrest for their love and concern for Mother and her family (12/18/97).
HUNWICK - James passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Dr. Vernon Fanning Extended Care Centre on December 27, 1997 at the age of 81 years. James will be fondly remembered by his wife of fifty-eight years Ethel; his children, Jennie (Steve) Kambeitz, Marion (John) Rodzinyak, and Carol McCallum; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his four sisters, Mary, Carrie, June and Edna; and one brother Arthur. Predeceased by his daughter Shirley Yvonne, and his sister Rosaline. James served with the Canadian Army in World War II with the 20th Battery, Lethbridge, and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion. James will be sadly missed by his family and friends and will be remembered in their hearts forever. At James' request, there will be a Private Family Interment only. If desired, memorial tributes in James' name may be made directly to the Dr. Vernon Fanning Extended Care Centre, 722 - 16 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V7. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (12/30/97).
HUTCHINSON - A private Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, July 22, 1997 for Diane Lois Hutchinson, wife of Derwent Hutchinson, and mother to Valerie Scott and Glady Housenga. Diane passed away at age 75, peacefully in her home at the Bethany Care Centre . She will be lovingly remembered by Allen, Ryan and Reid Scott of Calgary, and Lloyd, Sherry and David Housenga of Fort Macleod, AB. Sincere thanks to all Diane's extended family on Level Eight at the Bethany Care Centre. All your love and support for Diane were very much appreciated. In living memory of Diane Hutchinson, 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 (7/23/97).
HUTCHISON - Roberta Frances (nee Davis) passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on October 6, 1997. Roberta is survived by her husband Burt; son Gordon; daughter Debbie (Rob) Culshaw; two grandchildren, Gwyn and Ashley Culshaw; brother F. Murray "Bud" (Dot) Davis; as well as many family. She was predeceased by her father Bob in August 1973, and her mother Marjorie in March 1997. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. 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 (10/9/97).
HUTTON - It is with great sadness that the family of George Hutton would like to inform his colleagues and friends of his passing on December 8, 1997 after a brief illness. George was predeceased by his first wife Nice Fidenato in 1969 and by his second wife Margaret (Marni) Bruce in September of this year. George was born in Bellevue, Alberta in 1921, the eldest son of David and Lena Hutton and brother to Gordon. He grew up in the Crowsnest Pass region of the province and often talked about his days growing up in the Pass "playing with trains," singing, and playing baseball, hockey and golf. George left the Pass to attend the University of Alberta where he graduated in 1945 from the Faculty of Engineering. George married his high school sweetheart Nice Fidenato in 1945 and settled in Calgary where they had two children, Glen (Vicki) and Carol. In 1971, George married Marni and his family expanded to include daughters, Jackie, Judy (Duncan), Jeannie (Art) and Valerie (Ian). He was very proud of all his children, his grandchildren (Renee and her husband Marc, Warren, Wes, Bonnee, Heather, Julia, Greg, Brett, Alex) and his great-granddaughter Kelsey. George's career as a professional engineer flourished in the architectural firm of Stevenson, Raines, Varrett, Hutton, Seton and Partners. George designed numerous schools, churches and office buildings from Calgary to Yellowknife. However, his proudest achievement was the design of the Calgary International Airport. George was very involved in the profession and received a Life Member Certificate from the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists in 1986. George loved golfing and he and Marni took many golf excursions to Florida, Hawaii, Palm Desert and Japan. His other interests include curling and fishing at the family cabin in Corbin. None of us will forget the all night bocci games in Corbin with Sesto, Beppo and Topano. He will also be remembered for his love of music as a youngster singing in numerous competitions or in Palm Desert singing with his brother Gordon, sister-in-law Yvonne and all of the great friends they made throughout the years. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Berg officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the CareWest Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital, 6909 - 14 Street S.W. In living memory of George Hutton, 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 (12/9/97).
HUTTON - Margaret Anne (Marni) Hutton (nee Bruce), born April 19, 1930, passed away September 6, 1997. She leaves a loving husband George A. Hutton, P.Eng.; and six children, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. At her request there will be no Funeral or other Services (9/8/97).
HYATT - John Perry Hyatt of Calgary, passed away suddenly June 19, 1997, in Ayr, Scotland. He is survived by his wife Sheila Hyatt and son Alan Hyatt (10/3/97).
HYATT - John Rollo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 30, 1997 at the Trillium Lodge, Parksville, BC, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Kathleen Bell and father of Heather and Jack, Calgary, AB, and Bruce, Nanoose Bay, BC; proud grandfather of Tina, Laura, Randy, Norman, Sheila and Jonathan as well as two great-grandchildren. John is also survived by his two sisters, Kath Morris, England and Edith Hyatt, Calgary, AB. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. from the Knox United Church, 345 Pym Road, Parksville, BC, with Reverend Foster Freed officiating. PARKSVILLE FUNERAL CHAPEL, Cemetery and Crematorium entrusted with arrangements. Telephone: 1-250-248-4644 (10/3/97).
HYDE - Mary Theresa (nee Hughes) peacefully on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at the Lakeshore Lodge, Toronto, at the age of 95 years. Theresa (lovingly known as Ted or Teddy) was predeceased by her husband Raymond Milton (Ray) Hyde; her son Ray Jr.; and her grandsons, Steve Cooke and Rick Hyde. Theresa will be sadly missed by her daughter Nancy Jane Cooke of Calgary; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; special nieces, Beryl Frampton and Carol Fordyce; loyal friend Betty Cameron; daughter-in-law Teresa Hyde; and other nieces and nephews and their families. Her ready smile and sense of humour will be missed by all those and by residents and staff of Lakeshore Lodge. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Lakeshore Lodge. If desired, a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the G.H. HOGLE FUNERAL HOMES, 63 Mimico Avenue, Etobicoke, Ontario M8V 1R2. Telephone: (416) 251-7531 (12/28/97).