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1997: Deaths - kOKOCOUREK - William Charles (Bill) Kocourek passed away at home on Friday, November 28, 1997 at the age of 84 years. Bill was predeceased by his wife Alice on February 28, 1986 and by his brothers, Tom and Norman. Bill is survived by his son Ron; grandchildren, Gregg and Krista; sisters, Betty, Rennie and Alice Alderman; and his daughter-in-law Faye Pelz. A Veteran of World War II and residing in Calgary since 1951, Bill enjoyed a career with the CNR for over forty-seven years, retiring as Passenger Sales Supervisor in September 1975. Bill had been a member of the Royal Canadian legion for fifty-two years, recently with Branch No. 264; and was a life member of the Elks Lodge BPOE4. Bill was a very kind and generous man, one of his greatest passions was his garden and greenhouse and he was especially proud of his vast display of gladiolus. Bill has requested that there be no Funeral Service. A Celebration of Bill's Life with family and friends gathering at his home will be held on Saturday, December 6, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/2/97).
KOESTER - Geralda Marie Koester of Rockyford, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Strathmore Hospital on June 22, 1997 at the age of 82 years. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 24, 1914, she moved to Canada in 1929. Geralda is survived by one sister Annie (Roland) Dopking of Strathmore; two brothers, Joe (Tillie) Koester and Dick (Esther) Koester, both of Rockyford; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Geralda was a faithful member of the St. Rita's Parish and an honourary member of the CWL. She received many ribbons for sewing and gardening at the Rockyford Fair. She was also awarded the diocesan Medal of Merit for her efforts in the Parish and the community. Prayer Service will be held at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Rockyford, on Tuesday, June 24, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Rita's Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend John Petravicius, Celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Rita's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Extended Care at the Strathmore Hospital, 200 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore, Alberta, T1P 1J9. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Phone: 297-0888 (6/24/97).
KOLODZIEJAK - Gordon T. Kolodziejak, beloved husband of Yvonne of Okotoks and families, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on July 8, 1997, at the age of 54 years. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", on Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In living memory of Gordon Kolodziejak, 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 (7/11/97).
KOLOTINSKY - David Herbert Kolotinsky, of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Tuesday, July 1, 1997 at the age of 65 years. David was the beloved husband of Barbara (Bobby); devoted father to Melissa and Richard Milton, Stephen and Carole Kolotinsky, all of Winnipeg, MB, Aviva and Alison Kolotinsky of Calgary; as well as loving Zadie to Cole, Millie, Jessica and Brennan. Funeral Services will be held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel (1702 - 17 Avenue S.W.), today, July 3, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Jewish Cemetery (30 Avenue and Erlton Street S.W.). Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of CALGARY, 1702 - 17 AVENUE S.W. Telephone: 244-4717 (7/3/97).
KONIG - Inge Konig of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on Thursday, July 17, 1997 at the age of 65 years. She is the beloved mother of Alan and Jacqueline Koenig of Calgary; and loving grandmother to Jonathan and Rachel. She is also survived by a brother Art Schleifer and his wife Erika of Ontario; a sister Dagmar and brother Harald both of Germany; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian DiabetesAssociation, 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0G8. In living memory of Inge Konig, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Phone: 403-241-0044 (7/21/97).
KONOPCZYNSKI - Christine Elisabeth Konopczynski, beloved daughter of Mark and Paulette, and sister of Katie and Alyson of Calgary, passed away at home on December 8, 1997, after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 15 years. Christine was born in Calgary and spent her brief life making friends and growing up in Calgary, Swan Hills, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario. She loved school and music, playing flute and piccolo with the Woodman Junior High Band. Christine enjoyed swimming and her summers spent at Camp Chief Hector and most recently at Camp SunMaker. She was also a member of the Girl Guides of Canada, receiving her Canada Cord in October 1997. Besides her loving parents and sisters, Christine is survived by her grandparents, Aleksander and Sheila Konopczynski of Nanaimo, B.C., and Robert and Theresa Gray of Peterborough, Ontario. She is also survived by her aunts, uncles and cousins in Peterborough, Ontario, Duncan, B.C. and Muscat, Oman. Special thanks for their help and support throughout Christine's illness to her friend, Sarah Schumann, her adopted aunts and uncles, Caroline and Steve Richards, and Joy and Brian Evenson. Christine's family would also like to thank Dr. Max Coppes, Dr. Peter Farran, Dr. Karen Booth, the nurses and staff of 'Q' Cluster at the Alberta Children's Hospital and Dr. Sandra Foss, for their kindness and care during the past year. Christine and her family will be forever grateful to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada for fulfilling her final wish. Funeral Services will be held at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, (604 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary) today, December 12, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Very Rev. Robert T. Pynn officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital, Pediatric Oncology Program or the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. In living memory of Christine Konopczynski, 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 (12/12/97).
KOOL - (nee Wilson) Margaret Kool of Calgary was peacefully taken into God's care on August 28, 1997 at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 70 years. She leaves to mourn her passing her three children, Derek (Sue) of Swan Hills, Brenda (Allan) Sanden of Calgary, and David of Calgary; her five grandchildren, Gary Kool, Greg, Andrea, Krista and Brianne Sanden; and two great-grandchildren, Dale and Sydney Kool; her sister Elizabeth Stephens of Armstrong, B.C.; brothers, Bill (Phyllis) Wilson of Athabasca, Joe (Dolphie) Wilson of Grand Forks, B.C.; sister-in-law Alice (Harvey) Crispell of Salmon Arm, B.C.; numerous nieces and nephews and many cousins in Britain and the U.S. She was predeceased by her loving husband and best friend, Arend in 1991, her parents, David and Dorothy Wilson, brother Jim and her sisters, Dorothy and Sena. Margaret was extremely proud of her family and devoted her life to them. She lived each day to the fullest and was always thankful and felt blessed for all she had. Margaret suffered a great loss when Arend passed away, yet she remained very strong and determined to carry on for her family's sake. She will be remembered for her quick wit, sense of humor, sharp memory, and as a pillar of strength and an inspiration to us all. "This life for me is truly past I loved you all to the very last Weep not for me, but courage take And love one another for my sake" Special thanks to our family and friends for all the care and love given to Mom during her illness. Without your love and support we would not have been able to provide her with her last wish, to remain in her own home and maintain her independence; Dr. Staniland, Dr. Place, Home Care Co-ordinator Royaleen, Caregivers, Rose Marie, and Amanda; and to Vera - dear friend and neighbour whose daily phone calls and concern touched us deeply. Special thanks also to all the nurses on Unit 101 at the Foothills Hospital. Your care and understanding was appreciated by Margaret and her family. All of you gave us the courage and strength to carry on. A Memorial Service to celebrate Margaret's life will be held September 20, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at the Senior's Centre in Kinuso, Alberta, Sister Monica Denk officiating. In lieu of flowers, Margaret would have been most grateful for charitable donations made to C.M.T. International, One Spingbank Drive, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 2K1. Arrangements in care of WILTON'S FUNERAL HOME, Slave Lake, Alberta. Telephone: 1-888-849-5800 (9/12/97).
KORDOBAN - Agnes. On September 11, 1997, Mrs. Agnes Kordoban passed away at the age of 78 years. She is survived by twin daughters, June and Judy; one brother Joseph (Kayte) Daciuk; sisters, Sophie Diachuk, Nancy Paziuk, Olga (Mike) Kotanko, and Ann Watson. Agnes was predeceased by her husband George, parents, John and Tillie Daciuk, and by Mary Bachinsky, Bill Daciuk, and Elsie Hassay. A Memorial Service will be held at Howard & McBride Chapel of Chimes, 10179 - 108 Street, Edmonton, AB, on Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Michael Kit officiating. Interment to follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Sixth Floor, 9707 - 110 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2L9. HOWARD & McBRIDE CHAPEL OF CHIMES. Telephone: 1-403-422-1141 (9/16/97).
KOREK - Gladys Hayes Korek, of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Bow Crest Nursing Home on July 21, 1997 at the age of 96 years. She is survived by her son Ken and his wife Donna Korek of Calgary; a sister Florence Smith of Langley, BC; and three grandsons, Douglas and his wife Kathleen of Sundre, Michael and his wife Alana of Edmonton, Jeffrey and his wife Kimberly of Calgary. Gladys was predeceased by her beloved husband Walter in 1993. Flowers gratefully declined. Private Family Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, July 25, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Cremation and 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 (7/23/97).
KOSAREWICZ - Mr. Paul Kosarewicz of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 11, 1997 at Agape Manor, at the age of 95 years. He leaves to mourn, Michalina, his loving wife of sixty-five years, and friends. He was a very bright man and a very loving and kind husband. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Paul was born in Kaminka Stumidlowa, Galicia, Austria (Ukraine) on July 3, 1902. He came to Canada in 1927 and resided n ear Edmonton for two years, before moving to Calgary in 1929 where he has resided ever since. Paul retired in 1967 after thirty-five years of service with Domtar. Many thanks to all those people and caregivers who have helped Paul over the years. Cremation. No Service as requested. If friends so desire,memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of their choice. In living memory of Paul Kosarewicz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOME "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (12/17/97).
KOSKO - Mr. David Andrew Kosko of Drumheller, Alberta, passed away, June 3, 1997 in Drumheller at the age of 56 years. Dave leaves to mourn, his loving family, daughter Jilleen (Kerry Litwin) of Victoria, one son Davey (Stacey) of Drumheller, life partner and friend Sharon (Skogman), Doran and her husband Stu of Kelowna; mother Myrtle Kosko of Calgary; mother-in-law Doris Sprinkling of Victoria; two grandchildren, Justin and Dillen Litwin of Victoria; son-in-law Troy Hempel of Calgary; three sisters, Emily (Don) Lane, Lynn (Marc) Dupuis, Bertha Gottselig, all of Calgary; sister-in-law Linda (Jim) Passmore of Port Hardy, B.C.; one brother Steve (Joy) Kosko of Calgary; sister-in-law Donna Ball of Drumheller; brothers-in-law, Wayne (Susan) Skogman of Okotoks, Clayton Skogman of Edmonton, Larry Skogman of Victoria; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Dave was loved and admired by all who knew and loved him. "HE WALKS BESIDE US." He was predeceased by his daughter Dilleen (Tinker Kosko) Hempel, as well as one brother Bob, sister Mary Anne and brother-in-law Reg Gottselig. Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Father Fred Sogz as Celebrant. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic or the Albert Heart & Stroke Fund. COURTNEY - WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL are in care of the arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-823-2666 (6/6/97).
KOSTYNUK - Mrs. Elsie Kostynuk of Calgary, passed away at the Bowview Manor Nursing Home on December 1, 1997 at the age of 88 years. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lana of Calgary; and a daughter Ivy of Vancouver. She is also survived by a brother Chester Johnson of Winfield, AB; three sisters, Ethel Green of Wetaskiwin, AB, Anne McLean of Lethbridge, AB, Irene Fredrickson of Calgary and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Steve in 1976. Inurnment at Queen's Park Cemetery (4 Street and 31 Avenue N.W.) on Friday, December 5, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7. In living memory of Elsie Kostynuk, 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 (12/2/97).
KOUTECKY - Jirina Ann passed away at home on September 9, 1997 at the age of 55 years. Jirina is the loving mother of Ross, and the loving grandmother of Stephanie. She is also survived by Jiri Koutecky; her brother Edward (Fenivar) Novotmy and their daughters, Caroline, Jessica; her sister Alenka (Jiri) Becka of Czechoslovakia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at FIRST MEMORIAL, 1635 - 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, on Saturday, September 13, 1997 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Memorial Service to be held on Sunday, September 21, 1997 at 5:00 p.m. at the Bow Christian Church, 5300 - 53 Avenue N.W. For information call 297-0717. Forever loved and sadly missed (9/12/97).
KOWALIK - Edward John, friend, companion and love of Marie Gee of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Sunday, 06 July 1997. He was predeceased by his father Walter Kowalik. Ed is survived by his mother Mary; and brothers, Chester and Raymond and their families of Ontario. Ed will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Ted (Heather, Matthew, Krystina and Kathrine) of Surrey, British Columbia; Richard (Carrie, Cory and Riley) of Spokane, Washington; and Steve of Spokane, Washington; and by their mother Jenny Kowalik of Surrey, B.C. Ed's memory will also be cherished by his extended family, Ethel Gee, who held a special place in his heart, and her children, Gene, Hank, Wing and May and their families. Ed was born in Iroquois Falls, Ontario on 27 January 1931 and moved to Toronto at the age of eleven. His forty-two year romance with Aviation began when he won an Air Cadet scholarship at the age of seventeen. He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1949 and at the age of twenty-one, was a Captain on the North Star during the Korean Airlift. Ed's civilian career included flying for TCA, Transair on the construction of the DEW Line, Imperial Oil, PWA, Great Northern Airways, Panarctic Oils, Kaiser Resources and Wardair. He retired from Canadian Airlines as an A310 Captain in 1991. After his retirement, Ed and Marie returned to his favourite city where he added to the Calgary skyline by constructing several condominium projects through his company, Birchcrest Homes. Ed's sincerity truly touched the life of all those he came in contact with. He will be loved and remembered for his eagerness to listen and share. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Thursday, July 10, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. A special thank you to Dr. E. Louie, Dr. Grisdale and the wonderful staff of Unit 43 at the Peter Lougheed Centre. We would also like to thank Dr. Tolcher and Ruth Page of the B.C. Cancer Agency. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 or charity of their choice. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Phone: 297-0888 (7/9/97).
KOWOL - Joachim (Jo) Kowol, passed away in Calgary on October 24, 1997 at the age of 75 years. He is the loving father of Zygmunt (Olga) Kowol of Taber, AB, Krystyn (Jan) Fleisman of Calgary, and Ursula (Jim) Dick of Calgary; as well as four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Jo is predeceased by his wife Linda in 1994. Funeral Services will be held at the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, October 28, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation 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 (10/27/97).
KRAATZ - Florence Harriet, passed away peacefully in the arms of her family, on Thursday, November 6, 1997 of cancer. She was born at Strathmore, Alberta on July 5, 1920. She was predeceased by her husband Herbert in 1990. She is survived by her son Marvin, his wife Shirley, their children, Clayton and Leslie (Dan), and great-granddaughter Kayla, all of Calgary. Survived also by son Alton, his wife Marrianne of Brentwood Bay, their children, Rebecca of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Matthew (Tiffany) of Canmore, Alberta; also sister Helen (Bill) Mallinson; and sister-in-law Grace Allison of Sundre, Alberta; as well as dearly loved nieces and nephews; also brother-in-law Cliff (Dolly) Hawthorne of Summerland and their children. Florence lived in Summergate Village, Sidney, where she had many special friends, especially her Saturday night card-playing friends. She was a milliner, a fine seamstress, the best homemaker, a Tai Chi practitioner, a gambler, taxi service to her friends, amongst other great accomplishments. She spent the last three months at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Brentwood Bay. Special thanks to Homecare Nurses, Lois and Erin, Hospice, The Palliative Response Team, and to the Home Support Workers from PCA. A Service of Remembrance will be held at SANDS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, B.C. on Monday, November 10, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow the Service at the Summergate Centre, 2045 Summergate Boulevard, Sidney, B.C. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to Victoria Hospice, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C., V8R 1J8 or Mt. Newton Centre Society, 2158 Mt. Newton X Road Saanich, B.C., V8M 2B2. SANDS of VICTORIA "A Tradition of Trust" Telephone: 1-250-388-5155 (11/9/97).
KRAFT - Jean Laura Kraft passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on Friday, November 28, 1997 at the age of 76 years. Jean is survived by her loving husband Tony and son Norman; sister-in-law Mildred McLellan; brother-in-law Jack Galusha; brother-in-law John Boser; sister-in-law Annie Weimer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Anne Kraft, Ray and Eleanor Brosinsky; sister-in-law Rose Kraft; brothers and sisters-in-law Peter and Ursula Kraft; Ray and Lee Kraft. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Norman and Gladys McLellan, her brother, Bruce McLellan and her sister Gladys Galusha. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapelquot; (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, December 3, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard's Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Thursday, December 4, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Alexander MacLennan, Celebrant. 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. In living memory of Jean Kraft, 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 (12/2/97).
KRISTENSEN - Knud (Ken), of Calgary, passed away peacefully in the early morning ofDecember 30, 1997, at the age of 72 years, after a lengthy struggle with the ravages ofAlzheimers. Ken is survived and will always be remembered by his loving and devoted wife offorty-seven years Mrs. Erna Kristensen; his son Jan (Dorothy) Kristensen; and grandchildren,Evan and Dayna Kristensen. He was predeceased by a son Terry in 1981. Knud and Erna arrivedin Canada in 1952 from their native Denmark and have lived in the Calgary area since 1953. Kenwas retired after more than twenty-five years working at the U of C. He will always beremembered for his active life which revolved around his love of children, sports and animals.He coached and began the first minor soccer program in North Calgary and served for six yearsas sports director of Renfrew Community in the sixties. His love of animals and especiallyhorses led to an active hobby of providing riding instruction and boarding to many from theCalgary and Okotoks area. Ken was extremely active as a horse show senior judge and officialthroughout Western Canada. He participated in the selections for the Olympics in three-dayeventing and dressage. Funeral Services to be conducted by Pastor Art Berg at Peace LutheranChurch, 14640 - 6 Street S.W., on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at UnionCemetery, Okotoks. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dr.Vernon Fanning Centre, 722 - 16 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6V7. For information callFIRST MEMORIAL 297-0717 (12/31/97).
KROMM - Fred Kromm, beloved husband of Anne Kromm of Calgary, passed away at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital on Friday, December 5, 1997 at the age of 81 years. Besides his loving wife, Fred is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Ernest, Elmer and Sharon of Smoky Lake, Alberta, James and Kim and Allan and Donna of Calgary, Alberta; four grandsons, Danny, David, Jeff and Chad. He is also survived by a sister Ester Hogan of Drayton Valley, Alberta; and a brother Conrad of Calgary. Fred is predeceased by two sisters. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, December 9, 1997 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Pastor Jack P. Hetzel of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of donor's choice. In living memory of Fred Kromm, 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. (12/8/97).
KRYWULAK - December 21, 1997, Mary Krywulak, aged 56 years of Calgary. She is survived by her father John Krywulak of Foam Lake, Sask.; her brothers and sisters, Terry (Maureen) Krywulak, Carol Krywulak, John Krywulak, Joe Krywulak, Angie (Greg) Ingram and Nettie (Bill) McDonald, all of Calgary, Bill (Grace) Krywulak of Edmonton, Kathey (Bernie) Pidgorski of Buchanan, Sask., Mabel (Nick) Chupik of Danberry, Sask., and Marta (Metro) Mosiondz of Yorkton, Sask.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Memorial Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 15 Avenue and 44 Street S.E. on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602 (12/28/97).
KSIANZYNA - Isabel Hanna Ksianzyna passed away peacefully at Peter Lougheed Hospital, July 12, 1997. Isabel was born July 3, 1915 in Kisbey, Saskatchewan. She will be lovingly remembered by husband Abe; daughter Janice King and husband Al; daughter-in-law Joan Ksianzyna; five grandchildren, Jodi King, Randi Colapaolo (Joe), Treena Groeneveld (Randy), Tom Ksianzyna, Leslie Mortimer (Mace); three great-grandchildren, Amber, Frankie and Maxwell; three sisters, Irma McKinstry of Weyburn, Jeannie (Russ) Doten of Toronto, Winnie (Ray) Pettit of Calgary; one sister-in-law Ingrid Johnson of Kimberley, B.C.; two brothers, Kenneth Johnson (Audrey) of Kamloops and Norm (Lorna) Johnson of Calgary and a special friend Helen Farch. Isabel was predeceased by her loving son Arnold in 1985 and her parents Margaret and John Johnson, one sister and three brothers. A Private Family Service will be held, and in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Alzheimer's Society (7/13/97).
KUBIK - Irene Ann Kubik, beloved wife of Mr. Ron Kubik of Calgary, passed away at her home on September 6, 1997. Irene was very active with the Holy Spirit Catholic Church Parish and actively involved with the Community Operated Police Service (C.O.P.S.). She kept busy with her accounting business. Irene was a loving and caring wife, mother and sister and will be sadly missed by all. Besides her loving husband, Irene is survived by her sons, Shawn and Robin of Calgary. She is also survived by her brothers, John Drevenak of Pincher Creek and Joe Drevenak of Rocky Mountain House. She was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Mary Drevenak. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, September 10, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. For those wishing to attend, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 - 24 Street S.W.), on Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Boyle, Celebrant. A Celebration of Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Timothy Boyle of Holy Spirit Catholic Church officiating. 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 Irene Kubik, 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 (9/9/97).
KUHL - Anna (nee Wallinger) passed away at her residence on October 31, 1997 at the age of 94 years. She is survived by her grandson Ken Yasenchuk and his partner Janice. She was predeceased by her husband Martin and her daughter Barbara. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the friends, neighbors and care-givers who gave her so much comfort at the end. Funeral Services will be held at St. John's Catholic Church (412 - 10A Street N.W.), on Wednesday, November 5, 1997 at 4:00 p.m (11/2/97).
KUROPAS - On Wednesday, October 22, 1997, Mr. Walter Kuropas of Calgary passed away in the Foothills Hospital at the age of 70 years. Walter was born in Jaksmayczi, Peremyshyl, Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1951 where he first settled in Lethbridge as a farm hand. That same year he met Ann Harbuz whom he married in 1956. Over the years he worked for the CPR and also in food preparation in the Calgary General Hospital before he retired due to health reasons in 1981. He leaves his loving wife of forty-one years, Ann Kuropas; three daughters, Irene Wood and husband Chris of Edmonton, Sandra Wallace and husband Jeff, Kathy Lattimer and husband Brent, son Jerry and wife Miranda, all of Calgary; also two grandchildren, Adam and Laura Wood. Walter also leaves numerous relatives and friends in Canada and the Ukraine. Friends and relatives are invited to Prayers at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church (704 - 6 Street N.E.) this evening, Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church on Friday, October 24, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Anton Tarasenko officiating. Graveside Services to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (10/23/97).
KUSS - Mrs. Tina Kuss, beloved wife of Adam B. Kuss of Calgary, passed away peacefully at her home on November 12, 1997 at the age of 79 years. She is survived by her five children, Gloria (Cliff), Darlene (Dave), John (June), Stan, Sheree (Larry); and twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 5552 Madigan Drive N.E., Friday, November 14, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at The Good Shepherd Cemetery, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (11/14/97).
KUTNYAK - Michael, beloved husband of Mrs. Maria Kutnyak of Calgary, passed away at home on September 9, 1997, at the age of 75 years. Besides his loving wife Maria, he will be dearly missed by his remaining family, Eva (Merv), Anna, Hajnal (Brian), Margaret (Roy), Michael, as well as by his six grandchildren. Mike was born in Hungary on January 9, 1922 and immigrated to Canada in 1951, where he met his wife Maria. Originally trained as an orthopedic and specialty shoemaker in Europe, he carried on into a tradition of excellence in wood-finishing and home decorating. Funeral Services to be conducted at the Chapel of FIRST MEMORIAL, 1635 - 17 Avenue S.W. on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Services complete at the Chapel. For information call 297-0717 (9/12/97).
KUTRYK - Walter A. passed away peacefully at home on November 27, 1997. He was born August 27, 1921 in Beauvallon, Alberta. Walter is survived by his loving companion Helen Walker; two brothers, Demetrie, Edward; and one sister Eilien. He is also survived by three sons, Del (Donna), Gordon (Janice), Blair (Linda); and one daughter Norleen (Vern); twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Dr. Joanna Stuckly, Nurses, Nishm, Nada and Joanne and Home Care assistants, Anne, Vicky and Shirley. At Walter's request no formal Services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society (12/5/97).
KWIERYNG - Anna Kwieryng, beloved wife of John Kwieryng of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on June 22, 1997, at the age of 72 years. Besides her loving husband, Anna is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jan and Ewa Zienkiewicz of Calgary and Waldek and Krystyna Zienkiewicz of Germany; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Nick Malenica of Kelowna, British Columbia; as well as four grandchildren. Private Family Services will be held. In living memory of Anna Kwieryng, 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 (6/24/97).
KYNOCH - Mabel Theresa, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 13, 1997 at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, at the age of 72 years, after a long struggle with heart problems. Mabel will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband Fred; her sons, Larry (Anna), Lloyd (Margaret); and her grandchildren, Kevin (Jennifer), Diana, Jennifer and Jeffrey. She will also be sadly missed by her sisters, brothers, relatives and friends. Mabel will always be remembered for her many volunteer services throughout the community. Funeral Services will be held at Parkdale United Church, 2919 - 8 Avenue N.W., on Monday, November 17, 1997 at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Jan Craig of the United Church of Canada officiating. At Mabel's request, in lieu of flowers, a donation in her name may be made to the charity of the giver's choice. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (11/16/97).
KYTYK - Annie, 88 years. Grandmother, mother, sister, wise woman. Born Annie Peidwerbeski near Borden, Saskatchewan a lifetime ago, she grew up poor on the prairies. The eldest of many children, Annie left school at an early age to support her family and eventually fall in love. She married Peter Belyk and together they had three children, Sophie Anne, Nestor and Andrew. Annie survived the Depression and the loss of her first husband and second child. She later married Nick Kytyk and moved from full-time farming, retiring in Saskatoon. She took great pleasure in gardening and always gave thanks for small miracles like rain and sunshine. Annie is survived by her daughter Sophie Anne Penney; her son Andrew Peter Belyk; grandchildren, Melodie Anne, Kirk, Kerrie, and Merrin; brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, and nephews. We will miss shelling peas with her, the taste of summer borscht, gazing in amazement at her wonderful garden and the sparkle of her eyes...windows to a soul who knew much pain in this life, but gave great joy. Plant a tree, a bulb, a seed in memory of Annie Kytyk (10/3/97).