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1997: Deaths - MoMOEN - Melvin Grant (Mel), beloved husband of Mrs. Geneviene Moen, passed away suddenly in Calgary on June 27, 1997 at the age of 61 years. Formerly of Elrose, Saskatchewan, moving to Calgary with his family in 1962. Besides his loving wife, Mel is survived by his parents, Grant and Marjorie Moen of Elrose, Saskatchewan; his sons, Shaun (Harlene), Jeff (Holly) and Tracy (Kathy); his seven grandchildren, Sirena, Jessie, Jeff, Jamie, Samantha, Amanda and Leah; his two great-grandchildren, Tyrell and Krisha, all from Calgary; his brother Manford (Elaine) of Elrose, Saskatchewan, and sister Sheila (Gordon) of Saskatoon. He will also be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, July 2, 1997 at 1:00 p.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 (6/30/97).
MOFFATT - Loretta Evelyn (Ginger) passed away at the Bethany Care Centre in Calgary on December 25, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Ginger is survived by her sisters, Cecilia (Pat) Aiello and Rita (Arnold) Moen of Calgary; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Glenn (January 5, 1993). Ginger was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on August 3, 1914. She moved to Calgary in 1941 and has resided in Calgary since then. She has been a longtime member of Corpus Christi, C.W.L. Ginger will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The family would like to extend their very special thanks to Barbara George, B. Cadmon, N. Tulp, and the staff on Unit No. 8 at the Bethany Care Centre, Calgary for the care and kindness given to Ginger. Prayer Services will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 404 Northmount Place N.W. on Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. William H. Trienekens, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the charity or organization of the donor's choice. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (12/30/97).
MOHAMED - "Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting, The soul that rises with us, our life's star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar.." William Wordsworth Serena M. Mohamed, beloved daughter of Meb and Jennie Mohamed of Calgary passed away on July 19, 1997 at the tender age of 17 years. She will be dearly missed by her parents, brother, grandparents, family and friends. She touched many hearts by her simplicity, her beauty, her caring, her generosity and her shy smile. The graduating class of 1997 of Strathcona Tweedsmuir School, where she was a prefect, will remember her always for all these attributes and for her leadership qualities. Our hopes, our well wishes and our prayers go with her as she takes her final resting place. May Allah bless and keep her. Funeral Services will be held today, Tuesday, July 22, 1997 at the Ismaili Jamat Khana and Centre (4623 - 11 Street N.E.) at 12:15 p.m. God rest her soul in peace. "All thing exist due to a cause: the world was created for him and to him belong all creatures His home is the pure water of revelation, which comes gushing forth from a healing pool It is the thicket of paradise where the fruits ripen and to which the shadows return. It is the flame of the firebrand seen by Moses when he was thrust in the darkness. It is the mine of spiritual sanctity the essence of which is a shimmering light." Ibn Hani-al-Andalusi (7/22/97).
MOHR - Mary Elvina Mohr passed away in the Fort Macleod Hospital after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Granum on May 30, 1921. She is survived by her beloved husband of fifty-four years, Egerton Mohr; mother of Gay (Neal) Russell and Jean (Henry) Mushet; and grandmother of Lorne, Brett, Jill, Ryan, Brad and Jana, all of Calgary. She is also survived by her sisters, Madeline Gray, Lauretta (Gerald) Thompson and Gwen Daley; and a brother Wallace (Melva) Daley. The Interment will be held at the Archmount Cemetery in Lethbridge on Tuesday, July 8, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. and the Funeral Service will be held at the Granum United Church on Tuesday, July 8, 1997 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. William Mayberry officiating. Friends who wish may donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, T2G 1A2. Funeral arrangements in the care of EDEN'S FUNERAL HOME, Fort Macleod. Telephone: 1-403-553-3772 (7/6/97).
MONSEES - Mrs. Audrey Monsees, (nee Glauser) of Calgary, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, December 11, 1997, at the age of 83 years. Audrey will always be remembered by her family and friends for her sense of humor. Audrey is survived by a daughter Eileen and her husband Denis Turgeon; and two sons, Ben and his wife Connie Monsees, all of Calgary, and Cy and his wife Ruth Monsees of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; four grandchildren, Cory, Mark, Shauna, and MacKenzie; and a great-grandson Justin (J.R.). She is also survived by two sisters, Toni Griffiths of Smithers, B.C., and Eileen and her husband Jim Harris of Lake Isabella, California; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members. Audrey was predeceased by her husband Ora, and her brothers, Cyril, Elden, Gerald and Harold. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Linda Benson of Northminster United Church officiating. Interment to follow at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6. In living memory of Audrey Monsees, 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 (12/14/97).
MONTEITH - Herbert Leslie "Les" of Port Stanley, on Tuesday, July 1, 1997, at his late residence, Extendicare, in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of the late Mary Margaret (McCormick) Monteith; and dearly loved father of Russell and his wife Helen Monteith of Port Stanley, Shirley and her husband Tom Doupe of Calgary, and the late Robert Monteith. Dear father-in-law of Donna Monteith of Toronto. Dear brother of Evelyn Baxter of St. Thomas, Winnie Harris of Dutton, Minnie Davis of Toronto, Chris Lock of California, Lorraine Burnside of California, and Robert Monteith of Windsor. Predeceased by four brothers, Allan, Norman, Kenneth and Albert, and a sister Doris. Sadly missed by eight grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas, Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A private family Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Rev. Barb McGale of St. John's Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Shriners Hospitals or the Canadian Cancer Society. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Les (7/3/97).
MONTFORD - Mrs. Ruby Charlotte Montford, of Okotoks, passed away at home on October 18, 1997 at the age of 80 years. Ruby is survived by her loving husband Bob; her children, Barb (John) Schwarz of Calgary, Bobby (Judy) of St. John, NB, Ron (Phyllis) of Calgary, Terry (Lucie) of Strathmore, Marsha (Jim) McKenzie of Okotoks, Fred (Bev) of Black Diamond, Doug (Yvonne) of High River; as well as numerous loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruby is also survived by four sisters, one brother and her faithful dog Buddy. A Visitation will be held at SNODGRASS Funeral Home, Okotoks, on Monday, October 20, between 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, on Wednesday, October 22, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Fr. Paul Orritt officiating. If desired, memorial tributes in Ruby's memory, may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Suite 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, T2G 2H8, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6 or the Alberta Lung Association, 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 2A1. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (Okotoks) LTD. Telephone: 938-3111 (10/20/97).
MONTGOMERY - Allen "Al". On November 27, 1997, Mr. Al Montgomery, of Edmonton, passed away at the age of 60 years. Al is survived by his loving wife and best friend Barbara; two daughters, Christal (Brent) Schmitt and Sheri Montgomery; two grandchildren, Emily and Nicholas; two sisters, June (John) Wutzke, and Dorothy; one brother Bob (Betty); as well as other family members, Joyce Montgomery, Vera McRorie, Doreen Atkinson and family, Gloria (Ray) Persson and family. Predeceased by his brother Bill and sister Eileen. Al was born and raised in the Lacombe-Rimbey area. He worked and lived in Edmonton and Calgary. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Friday, November 28 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Chapel of HOWARD & McBRIDE WESTLAWN, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, where Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 29 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place on Monday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Calgary. Donations in memory of Al may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton T5M 0H9 or the Alberta Lung Association, Box 4500, Edmonton T6E 6K2. HOWARD & McBRIDE WESTLAWN CHAPEL, Edmonton. Telephone: 1-403-484-5500(11/29/97).
MONTGOMERY - Mrs. Margaret Thomas Montgomery (nee Laing), passed away peacefully at the Consort Extended Care Facility, on Thursday, November 27, 1997 at the age of 82 years. Margaret was born on April 6, 1915 near Blackfalds. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-two years, Herbert; her two daughters, Carol Montgomery of Calgary, and Jean and her husband Eric Mayes of Victoria, B.C.; and her two grandchildren, Kevin and Kory Mayes. She is also survived by Jerry and Heather Popoff and their family of Calgary, and David and Connie Laing and their family of Edmonton. Margaret went peacefully to be with her Lord and joins her sister Jean Laing, and her brother The Reverend William Laing; as well as the others who have predeceased her. Funeral Services will be held at the Bethany Baptist Church, 3901 - 44 Street, Red Deer, on Monday, December 1, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend James Sinclair and Pastor Dennis Burriss officiating. Interment will follow in the Blackfalds Cemetery. Arrangements in care of EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Telephone: 1-403-347-2222(11/29/97).
MOORE - Charles Raymond Moore passed away suddenly on Friday, September 5, 1997 at the age of 29 years. Ray will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by many family and friends. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, September 11, 1997 at 10:00 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 (9/9/97).
MOORE - Mr. Gary Paul Moore passed away on July 2, 1997 in Calgary at the age of 45 years. Gary is survived by his wife Sherry; his son Benjamin Moore of Ontario; and his sister Becci White of Ontario. Private family Services will be held in Ontario at a later date. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME LTD. and Bow Valley Crematorium. Telephone: 228-4422 (7/5/97).
MOORE - Margaret Moore passed away peacefully on December 1, 1997 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital at the age of 82 years. Margaret is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Frank Moore. She was the mother of two daughters, Diane (Andy) Danielewicz and Debbie (Bob) Loblaw. Margaret was the grandmother to five grandchildren, Michael (Lisa) and Karen Danielewicz, and Corinn, Adam and Andrew Loblaw. Born Margaret Roberts in Fernie, B.C. on July 9, 1915. She married Frank Moore on October 17, 1942. She move to Calgary in May, 1943 to join Frank who was stationed in Calgary with the Canadian Armed Forces. Frank and Margaret moved into their first house in Glenbrook in 1959. They lived there together until 1997. Margaret worked at the downtown Hudson Bay Store from 1956 to 1981. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League until 1997. Margaret was a devoted Catholic. Throughout her life, her number one priority was always family. She was the most loving wife and best friend to Frank. She was a supportive mother and the greatest grandma. When she was younger, one of her favourite things to do was to hike into the hills to pick huckleberries and raspberries. Margaret loved to play cards, bridge was her favorite. "Bridge was Her Cup of Tea". Something had to be pretty important to cancel a game of bridge. Both Frank and Margaret made many friends playing cards over the years. Margaret also enjoyed travelling. Together, with Frank, they made many trips south of the border. Great Falls and Keno machines were two popular destinations of theirs. For the last fifty-eight years, wherever Margaret was, Frank was surely near. They were always together. They shared each other's interests, passions and dreams. They had the most rewarding and fulfilling life together that any two people could ask for. Margaret will be truly missed by her devoted husband, family and friends. The family would like to express their appreciation to the warm and caring nursing staff of Unit 51, and the ICU unit of the Peter Lougheed Hospital. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for Prayers at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) this evening, December 3, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 - 34 Street S.W.) on Thursday, December 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Lasko, S.D.S. Celebrant. Graveside Services to follow in St. Joseph's Section, Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E. T2G 1A2). As a tribute to Margaret, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/3/97).
MORASCH - Kenneth John, passed away peacefully in Richmond, B.C. on July 17, 1997. Announcements to follow (7/22/97).
MORCK - Kathleen E. (nee Hodges) of Calgary, passed away on November 26, 1997. Kathleen is survived by her three cousins, Dorothy Riley and Joyce Spence of Calgary, and Edith Mjolsness of Sundre. She was predeceased by her husband Lars Christian in 1969 and her brothers, Cecil and William. Kathleen was well-known for her wildlife photography. She worked for many years for the Calgary City Police Department and was a faithful member of the North Ridge Presbyterian Church. As well, she was a member of the Calgary Hard of Hearing Society. A Memorial Service celebrating Kathleen's life will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Monday, December 1, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the North Ridge Presbyterian Church (25 Edgebank Circle N.W., Calgary, AB T3A 4R9). 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(11/29/97).
MORIE - Gunhild. In loving memory of Gunhild Morie, who passed away on October 24, 1997. Gunny will be sadly missed by her husband Marshall; and her loving family: Neil, Jocelyn (Steven Ondre), Michele (Frank Scott), Jeffrey (Concetta Carbonaro), Brenda (John Sisti) and Gregg; as well as her six grandchildren. Gunny's love for music, art, and nature, and her natural vitality for life began at an early age. Among the array of creative talents she displayed, Gunny played second violinist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as a young woman. With her boundless energy and enthusiasm, she raised her family of six children to experience a rich and active lifestyle, which they will always treasure. As her family grew, Gunny worked in many volunteer activities, contributing and making a difference in the lives of others, including advocacy with the local Cerebral Palsy Association. She later worked ten years respectively for the Edmonton Jaycees and West 10 Community Social Services. Devoting her talents in later years to painting and exhibiting extensively, she enjoyed her association with the Canadian Federation of Artists, Edmonton Art Club and Laurier Heights Art Club. Gunny and Marshall also enjoyed many years of travelling to various countries around the world. At Gunny's request, a private family Service will be held Tuesday, October 28, at Christ Church. Interment to follow at 1:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, for those who wish to be present. The family and Reverend John Privett invite all family and friends for a celebration of Gunny's life, to be held at Christ Church Parish Hall at 12116 - 102 Avenue, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28. Everyone is welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (10/28/97).
MORIN - Gilles R. Morin, beloved husband of Ms. Cyndy Iampen of Calgary, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 2, 1997, after a terrible accident at the age of 37 years. Gilles was born on March 22, 1960 in Cornwall, Ontario and moved to Calgary in 1990. He was a very beautiful person who touched the lives of many people especially his wife Cyndy and their three children, Keanan (three years), Haley (one and a half years) and soon to be born child due in March near his birthday. Gilles most favorite moments were spent lazing around with his family on Sunday mornings; spontaneously dancing with his wife and kids; and passionately loving those dear to him. Besides his wife and children, Gilles is survived by his mother and father, Annette and Arthur Morin of Cornwall, ON; three sisters, Lise Gault and Lynn Markell of Cornwall, ON and Nicole Morin of Robinsonville, NB, and their families. He is also remembered by his extended family, Fran and Tim Clark of Calgary; Cori Iampen of Saskatchewan; Marcy Bufford and family; Sandy Richter and family of St. Albert, AB; Perry and Debbie Froats; Danny and Nicole Le Blanc and their families, all from Cornwall, ON; as well as countless other friends too numerous to mention. He was predeceased by his big brother Robert Morin. We all feel very blessed to have known his love and selfless compassion. He is truly missed. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HollOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Sunday, December 7, 1997 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, December 8, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. L. Michael Storey of St. John's Catholic Church officiating. Burial to take place at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a trust fund for the children to be set up next week. In living memory of Gilles Morin, 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 (12/6/97).
MORRIS - Mr. John Alexander Morris, beloved husband of Mrs. Grace Morris of Calgary, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 19, 1997 at the age of 66 years. Born March 7, 1931 in Opel, Alberta, John was a well-known pioneer of the oil and gas industry. He was employed by Can-Tex Drilling from 1949 until 1979, retiring as Vice President. John was married to his wife Grace for forty-two years. Besides his wife, John is also survived by his five children and their families, Cynthia and Ross O'Donnell, Carmen and Lori Morris, Bev and Al Garbutt, Pamela and Kirby Morrow, and Mark and Kerry Morris. Grandpa John dearly loved all his grandchildren, Naomi, Colin, Justin, Avalon, Stephen, Noel, Richard, Lauren and Matthew, and they will miss his bright smile and warm hugs. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Mildred Komarniski, Nick Morris, Richard Morris, Sonia Grandish and Mary Matthews. Funeral Services will be held at First Alliance Church (1201 Glenmore Trail S.W.), on Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Wendell Grout, the Rev. Ray Matheson, and the Rev. Brian Buhler officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. In living memory of John Morris, 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 (7/23/97).
MORRIS - John Rafferty passed away at 72 years of age. John is survived by his loving wife Joyce; three sons, Danny (Pat) and their son Michael, Phillip, and Graham (Robin); two stepsons, Glen (Sophia) Thompson and their daughter Jessie, Blair (Sandy) Thompson and their children, Bradley and Kelsey. John is also survived by his brother George (Joan) and their family. Memorial Services will be held at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (1717 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 2N8) or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta (1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 3Y6). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY andFUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (10/9/97).
MORRIS - Eileen (nee Borgens) passed away quietly at the Agape Manor Hospice on Tuesday, July 22, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Eileen was born in Calgary on April 16, 1925 and lived much of her life in Calgary as well as Kelowna, B.C. Eileen is survived by two sons, Barry of Calgary, Blaine of Vancouver; and one daughter Sandra (Daly) of Edmonton. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Karen Daly, Michael Daly and Shannon Daly; and one great-grandchild Ashley. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Bert (Buster) in 1976, and her sister Laurie (Stoppel) in 1996. Also left to mourn Eileen's passing is her longtime friend and companion Ken Noonan, and his daughter Delores Gourlie, who were also at her side during her final journey. The family also wishes to acknowledge and thank the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers of the Agape Manor Hospice for the thoughtful and loving care that they provided during Eileen's final weeks. At Eileen's request her remains will be cremated and no Services will be held (7/24/97).
MORRISON - Elizabeth (Betty) Morrison (nee Cowie) of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on May 31, 1997 at the age of 71 years. She is the loving mother of eight children, Robert, Dan, Marshall, Terry, Ted, Roger, Mary-Helen and Tony; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Betty is also survived by a brother Bill Cowie; special friend Ruby Maidens; and numerous relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Peter Lougheed ICU (c/o Calgary General Hospital Foundation, 3457 - 26 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T1Y 6L4). Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, June 6, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. 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. Telephone: 403-272-5555. (6/5/97)
MORROW - Mrs. C. Elsie (Knudson), passed away peacefully at the Beverly Centre on Friday, November 28, 1997. Her 92 years were lived to the fullest, and generously shared with her devoted family. She was predeceased by her dear Eddie Knudson in 1970, her son George Knudson in 1989, and C. Roy Morrow, her husband of ten years, in 1991. Elsie was born in Whitehaven, England and emigrated with her mother and father to Winnipeg where she established a wide circle of friends that were cherished for a lifetime. She and Eddie moved in 1968 to Toronto to be close to family there. Elsie's endearing sense of humor and kinship brought many new friendships in the twenty years she lived in Toronto. Among the most valued was her introduction to Roy Morrow whom she married in 1981. Roy and Elsie moved to Calgary in their eighties filled with the sense of adventure and positive outlook that guided both of their lives. We are very thankful for the last years that she shared with her growing family in Calgary. She will be fondly remembered as a strong and loving mother by her children, John Knudson and his wife Joy of Winnipeg; her daughters, Bea Hardy and Dianne Knudson; and her daughter-in-law Shirley Knudson of Toronto. She will be deeply missed by her ten grandchildren, Zoe Williams (Peter), Pam Hardy (Chuck), Leigh Hardy (Jeff), Rod Hardy, Kerri Knudson, Campbell Knudson, Curtis Knudson (Yoko), Kevin Knudson (Anndri), Paul Knudson (Wendy) and Dean Knudson. Elsie's six great-grandchildren were also fortunate to have been touched by her loving spirit, Anna and Sacha Williams, Jesse and Renee Samuels, and Ethan and Emma Crane. Elsie's devoted work with the Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church, and hours of volunteer time in hospitals brought her real satisfaction. She was a keen gardener but most of all she cultivated love and respect wherever she spent time. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made directly to the Beverly Centre Garden Fund, (1729 - 90 Avenue S.W., T2V 4S1). A Private Family Funeral Service will be held for Elsie. As a tribute to Elsie, LEYDEN'S will make a donation to the Beverly Centre Garden Fund. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/1/97).
MORROW - Dorothy Ellen Morrow of Calgary, passed away on December 17, 1997 at the age of 77. Services will be held at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., on Monday, December 22, 1997 at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602 (12/20/97).
MORTIMER - Helen Bell Mortimer (nee Nell), of Rockyview Lodge, went home to heaven on Wednesday, June 4, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. from Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.), located within Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Telephone: 403-272-5555 (6/8/97).
MORTON - We are saddened by the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister on Tuesday, September 16, 1997. Muriel Kathleen was born April 14, 1922, the fifth of eight children of Owen and Mollie Craig of Vulcan, Alberta. In 1941, she became the young bride of Les Christensen. They farmed for several years in the Champion district where they raised four children, Marilyn, Judy, Nancy and Keith. Kaye was always an active and valued contributor to community life in Champion. Her love of music and young people led her to serve as long-time director of the United Church Junior Choir and as leader of CGIT, Explorer and Sunday School groups. She also valued the camaraderie and support of her friends in the Felicity Club. Later, she moved to Calgary and built a new career as a respected medical records administrator. In 1971, Kaye married Arthur Morton. Together they have shared many happy years square dancing and traveling the world, and have enjoyed the close friendship of their neighbors on Vancouver Crescent. The joy and pride Kaye had in her twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren gave her much strength through her lifetime, and she never missed an opportunity to participate in family activities. For this we remember her - she will always be our "Grandma Precious". A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, September 19, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heartwood Bursary, Naramata Centre, Box 68, Naramata, B.C., V0H 1N0, or to the Alberta Literacy Foundation, No. 211, 332 - 6 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 4S6. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044 (9/18/97).
MOSS - Virginia Mary (Ginny) Moss, beloved wife of Mr. Kerry Moss of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Thursday, October 16, 1997 at the age of 44 years. Besides her loving husband Kerry, Ginny is survived by her son Jesse and daughter Emma. She is also survived by her mother Peggy; brothers, Donald and his wife Joanie, and Reg; her sisters, Carole Johnson and her husband Gary, Paula, Jane Ayre, Peggy Mary and her husband Ken; sister-in-law Karen; brother-in-law Jesse; and father-in-law Charles. Funeral Services will be held at Christ Moravian Church, (600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Monday, October 20, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Gohdes officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7. In living memory of Ginny, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575 (10/20/97).
MOWAT - It is with great sadness the family of Hildegarde Frances Mowat (nee Stang) would like to inform friends of her passing on Friday, December 12, 1997, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Hilda died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. Hilda was born on March 8, 1930 in Macklin, Saskatchewan, the third child of Peter and Elizabeth Stang. She leaves behind her loving husband George; children, Dianne (Danny), Betty (Al Lamy), Shirley (Jerry), Bill, Jean (Terry), Lorrie (Brian); and stepchildren, Georgia and Greg (Sandra). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Kerry (Todd), Donna, Jennifer (Jim), Ben, Penny, Andrea, Bobby, Darren, Caroline, Steven, Patrick and Robert; and great-grandchildren, Cody and Jessie. Hilda also leaves behind her sisters, Molly (Gordon), Maryan (Paul), Leona (Mel), Judy (Bruce), Willy (Dave), Louise (Mike), Lorraine (Joe), Sharon (Bob), Betty (Al); and brothers, Bert (Rose), Ron (Lorraine), Ed (Louise), Elmer (Carol), Joe (Norma); and numerous nieces and nephews. Hilda was predeceased by her mother and father, a son Robert in 1961, a brother Richard in 1968, and a stepson Ken in 1992. Hilda spent many years as a volunteer for the Interfaith Thrift Store and cherished her many friendships she made there. She enjoyed the time spent at her cabin at Mara Lake, the many hours of fishing and evenings of card games with her longtime friend and sister-in-law Ruth. She loved to spend time working beside George on their many projects. She especially looked forward to her yearly family reunion and the music and fun her family shared. Hilda also took pleasure in the simple things such as sewing for her grandchildren and taking them on outings. She will always be remembered for her unfailing generosity that extended well beyond the boundaries of her family and friends, and for her courage and strength of spirit during her illness. Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial tributes in Hilda's name may be made to Breast Cancer Research (Tom Baker Centre) (1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2). As a tribute to Hilda, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Tom Baker Centre. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/14/97).