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RICH - Ruth Isabella, born July 5, 1915 in Nanton, Alberta, passed away June 16, 1997 at Hawthorne Care Centre, Port Coquitlam, B.C. Predeceased by husband Henry (Hank) in 1979 in Dawson Creek, BC. Beloved mother of daughters, Ruth (Jim) Robertson of Port Moody, BC, Ronna (Peter) Taylor, Coquitlam, BC; son Harvey (Marnie) Rich of Delta, BC; grandchildren, Sherry, Blair (Fiona), Christy Robertson; Brian (Lisa), David Taylor; Jason and Wesley Rich. She leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends in Alberta and BC. No Service by request. Cremation. FIRST MEMORIAL SOCIETY. Telephone: 1-604-876-5585 (7/4/97).
RICHARDSON - Florence Richardson passed away at her residence on December 20, 1997 atthe age of 99 years. Florence is the loving mother of Doris Holtskog, Rose Lillico and RosemaryRichardson. Memorial Services will be held at the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERALHOME on Tuesday, December 23, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain ViewMemorial Gardens. 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 (12/23/97).
RICHARDSON - Mr. Sheldon Stanley Richardson, beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Richardson, of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on June 15, 1997 at the age of 70 years. For over twenty-six years, Sheldon performed in the Canadian Armed Forces Bands, travelling the country and overseas. He was an excellent arranger and played in the entertainment industry for many big names. A renowned trumpeter, Sheldon was involved in all facets of music. Right up to the end, his sense of humor kept a smile on everyone's face. He was a wonderful Husband, a great Dad, and the best Grandpa. Although Sheldon is gone, through his music he lives on. Besides his loving wife, Sheldon is survived by four sons and a daughter-in-law, Geoffry and Sue, Brian, Wayne and Craig, all of Calgary; and a grandson Jordan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and overseas. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Aileen Richardson, and sister Ardyth. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), today, June 18, 1997 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" on Thursday, June 19, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Capt. Larry Martin of Glenmore Salvation Army Temple officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. 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 Sheldon Richardson, 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 (6/18/97).
RILEY - Mrs. K. Joan Riley (nee Smith), beloved wife of Jim Riley of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home on July 9, 1997. Joan was born on October 3, 1932 in Castor, Alberta and grew up in the town of Alliance. She made her home over the years in many places all across Canada and Australia. Besides travelling, her passions were golfing and playing the organ. Joan will be dearly missed by her loving husband Jim; their three children, Jim (Marty), Carol (Neil Ritchie), Christine (Richard Chaffin); as well as seven cherished grandchildren. She also leaves behind four loving sisters, Myrtle, Hazel, Marg and Phyllis; a brother Gordon and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, four brothers and a sister. At her request, a small family Service will be held. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the ALS Society of Alberta, 108, 5920 - 1A Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2H 0G3. In living memory of Joan Riley, 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 (7/10/97).
RISLER - Mr. Francis (Frank) Robert Risler, beloved best friend and husband of Mrs.Kimberley Risler of Innisfail, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 20, 1997, at the ageof 34 years. Frank was born May 11, 1963, in Lethbridge and moved to Calgary in 1965. He latermoved with his family to Crossfield and attended school there, as well as Airdrie. After highschool, Frank moved to Fort MacMurray for six years where he apprenticed as an industrialelectrician. Frank and Kim were married in 1985. In Calgary, Frank enrolled in the IndustrialInstrumentation Technology Program S.A.I.T. Following his graduation, he began working forAmoco Canada at the Crossfield gas plant. In 1995, he was transferred to Innisfail. Besides hisloving wife, Kim, Frank is survived by a son Anthony, age eight; and four daughters, Brittany,age nine, Laurissa, age seven, Mattison, age four, and Eden, age eighteen months; and hissister-in-law Brandy Paris. He is also survived by his parents, Bill and Dene Risler of Crossfield;and his mother-in-law Elsa Jackson and family; as well as Robert Jackson; two brothers and twosisters and their families, Jim of Airdrie and his sons, Greg and Brad; Maureen and TerryParkinson of Courtenay, B.C. and their sons, Bill and Michael; Rick and Jennifer Risler of Oldsand their daughters, Staci, Jillian and Danielle; and Linda and Tony Backs of Crossfield andtheir family, A.J., Jayden and Chelsea. Funeral Services will be held at Innisfail Baptist Church(5204 Woodland Road, South of 37 Avenue, Innisfail), today, December 23, 1997, at 1:00 p.m.with Pastor Garry Francis officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Crossfield Cemetery. Iffriends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Child Find Alberta, 101, 424 - 10Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V9. In living memory of Frank Risler, a tree will be plantedat Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,"Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA.Telephone: 403-948-1100 (12/23/97).
RISSLING - Mr. Chester J. Rissling passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, November 12, 1997, to be with our Lord, at the age of 50 years. Chester is survived by his mother Betty; brother Les, nephew Daniel, and sister Shirley (Paul Vanderwood), nephews, Mark and David, and niece Denise; as well as lifelong friend and companion Delphine, her daughter Corinna and family. His kindness and compassion will be greatly missed but remembered eternally in all of our hearts. Chester will be sadly missed by many friends and will be remembered for his contagious smile and his zest for life. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 711 - 37 Street N.W. on Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue, S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. Funeral and Cremation arrangements are in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (11/17/97).
RITCHIE - Daryl Gordon Ritchie of Calgary, passed away December 5, 1997. Daryl is sadlymissed by his loving wife Brenda; and his daughters, Candice and Megan; and by his parents,Larry and May Ritchie of Regina; his sisters, Linda of Melville, Saskatchewan, Leesa of Sebring,Florida; his brothers, Leslie and Alan of Edmonton, Ronald of Saskatoon and Laird of Warman,Saskatchewan; his father and mother-in-law, Adolph and Mary Goettel of Edmonton; hisbrother-in-law Aaron of Edmonton; and his sister-in-law Carol of Lacombe, Alberta. He will bemissed by his nieces and nephews in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Florida. Daryl enjoyed a longand distinguished service with the Canadian Armed Forces reserves, reaching the rank of Major.Daryl had achieved many successes in life receiving his law degree from the University ofSaskatchewan. He was recently admitted to the Alberta Bar and entered into private practice.Daryl lived his life for family and friends. A kind, generous man who will be missed by those hetouched. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Royal CanadianLegion Poppy Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice. Funeral Services will be held atMcINNIS and HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.),on Tuesday,December 9, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. R.H.G. Rodgers of St. Barnabas' Anglican Churchofficiating. In living memory of Daryl Ritchie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek ProvincialPark by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel",5008ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200. (12/8/97).
RITCHIE - Hannah Ann Ritchie of Calgary, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Forest Grove Care Centre on June 29, 1997 at the age of 76 years. She will always be remembered by her family as a loving wife, working mother, and a homemaker. Hannah is survived by her three children, Darryl, Kathleen and Marilyn; as well as her special foster granddaughter Leonka; all of Calgary. She is also survived by her brother Dode Minor of Medicine Hat. Hannah was predeceased by her husband Raymond, and her sister Dorothy Oddson of Calgary. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel", (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Friday, July 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Glasgow, Chaplain of the Rockyview General Hospital officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Palliative Care Bed Fund, c/o Rockyview General Hospital, 7007 - 14 Street, S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2V 1P9. In living memory of Hannah Ritchie, 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 (7/2/97).
RIVARD - Paul passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on December 27, 1997, at theage of 85 years. Paul was born on October 1, 1912 in Montreal, Quebec. His loving memory,curious mind, gentle spirit and unique sense of humour will be cherished by his wife of fifty-fiveyears, Ethel (nee Brady); one sister Louise; and one brother Frederick; one daughter Diane; andtwo sons, Kenneth and Robert; two daughters-in-law, Micheline and Elizabeth; one son-in-lawEdward; and six grandchildren, Erika, Derek, Annie, Melissa, Delaney and Keelin. Visitationwill be held at FIRST MEMORIAL, 1635 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Monday, December 29, 1997from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 from12:30 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel, with Father LenHagel of St. Michael's Catholic Church officiating. Service is complete in the Chapel. Thefamily expresses our sincere appreciation to all the caring people at Extendicare Cedars Villa formaking dad's last moments comfortable and bearable for us all. In lieu of flowers, a donation inPaul's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E.,Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. For information, call 297-0717 (12/29/97).
ROBB - Duffus "Buster" Robb, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 6, 1997 at the age of 52 years. Buster will be sadly missed by his loving wife Evelyn; daughters, Jocelyn Robb (and fiance John) and Lisa Robb; grandson Anthony; mother Irene; four brothers and six sisters. Buster will also be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to visit on Tuesday, June 10, 1997 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Prayers will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. at Pierson's Funeral Home, 4121 - 17 Avenue S.E., Calgary. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 1525 - 45 Street S.E., Calgary. Buster will be laid to rest in the Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602 (6/9/97).
ROBBINS - Vincent Lawrence (Scouter Vince) Robbins, beloved husband of Isabel Robbins of Calgary, passed away at the Agape Manor Hospice on Saturday, November 22, 1997 at the age of 82 years. Vince was born on July 11, 1915 in Powell River, B.C. He graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Toronto. On February 6, 1954 he married Isabel. They lived in Edmonton from 1959 to 1967 until moving to Calgary. Vince was employed with Gulf Canada Resources as an Engineer and Geologist from 1956 to 1981. He served overseas in World War II and became a captain attached to the Canadian Corp of Signals (Publics Relations Group). Vince devoted a huge amount of time and resources to the Scouting movement in Calgary at the regional level giving most of his efforts to 63 St. Pius, 107 St. David's and Canadian Martyrs'; he was also involved with the Army Cadet Corps in Sherwood Park and Turner Valley, Alberta. He enjoyed reading, classical music, traveling throughout the world, camping, teaching, learning and spending time with his family. Besides his loving wife, Vince is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Karen of Bawlf, Alberta; and three grandchildren, Kenton, Christopher and Sheldon. He was predeceased by his daughter Kathy. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel" (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), today, November 25, 1997 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Canadian Martyr's Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.), on Wednesday, November 26, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Gordon F. Kennedy, C.S.B. Celebrant. Thanks to all the staff at the Foothills Hospital and the Agape Manor Hospice for providing care in his final weeks. In living memory of Vince Robbins, 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.(11/25/97).
ROBERTS - Arthur Rossieris, born on April 4, 1920 in Calgary, Arthur passed away peacefully at home on July 6, 1997, surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness. He leaves his loving wife of fifty-five years, Fern; daughter Janne (John), son Dean (Lauris), daughter Trudi (Dan); and eight beloved grandchildren. Arthur served overseas with the First Canadian Paratroop Battalion. Upon his return to Calgary, he resumed his career with Calgary City Police. He was the first Canadian Police Polygraph Examiner and lectured and trained internationally in this field. He retired from the Calgary Police with the rank of Chief Inspector after thirty-four years of service. He then joined ATCO Industries as Chief of Security until his retirement to Victoria in 1986. Art was an avid sports enthusiast. He played for the Calgary Stampeders and coached football at Crescent Heights High School for sixteen years. He curled for many years, highlighted by winning the Canadian Police Championship. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. David Ripley and Hazel and Donna, the Palliative Response Team from the Victoria Hospice, and the many dear friends and neighbors who supported us during his long journey. The family welcomes friends to a Memorial Service in FIRST MEMORIAL Funeral Chapel, 1155 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. on Saturday, July 12, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice, 1900 Fort Street, Victoria, V8R 1J8. "In the shadow of His wings, he is safely abiding." FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Telephone: 1-250-384-5512 (7/10/97).
ROBERTS - Darlene Joyce Roberts passed away after a lengthy illness at the Foothills Hospital on June 21, 1997 at the age of 46 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Roxanne; grandson Dakota; nieces Tammy and Cindy; great-nephew Chad; great-nieces, Chelsea and Cierra; a sister-in-law Mina; and many close friends. Darlene was predeceased by her mother Thea Roberts, father David Roberts, step-father Jim Garrow, and brothers, Robert and Wayne Roberts. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre) on Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 11:00 a.m., the Rev. J. Barry Foster officiating. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0G8. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (6/24/97).
ROBERTS - Mrs. Hazel G. Roberts passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre onThursday, December 4, 1997 at the age of 103 years. Hazel is survived by one daughter, onegrandson, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. A Memorial Service will beheld in the main Chapel at the Bethany Care Centre, 916 - 18A Street N.W., Calgary, AB onTuesday, December 9, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to PERSONALALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111.(12/8/97).
ROBERTSON - Francis (Ross) Robertson of Calgary, passed away at the Mayfair NursingHome on Saturday, December 20, 1997 at the age of 84 years. Ross is survived by a daughterAnne Robertson of Calgary; and a son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Trish Robertson of GrandePrairie. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Stephen and Anne Robertson, Paul and TrishaRobertson, Catherine Robertson, Michelle de Graaff, Lisa and Albert Thum, and Michael deGraaff; as well as two great-grandchildren, Jennifer and David de Graaff. Ross is also survivedby a sister Millie Marr of British Columbia. He is predeceased by his wife Joyce in 1986.Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, 2223 - 34 Street S.W., onTuesday, December 23, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Stanislaw Lasko, S.D.S., Celebrant.Graveside Service to follow at St. Joseph's Section, Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire,memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer's Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 StreetS.E. In living memory of Ross Robertson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park byMcINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (12/21/97).
ROBERTSON - Mrs. Isabella Wilson Robertson of Black Diamond, Alberta, passed away onDecember 14, 1997 at the age of 81 years, beloved mother of Marlene (Gordon) Goss,Okotoks and Betty Stewart, Turner Valley. She is also survived by nine grandchildren,thirteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Robertson was predeceased by her husband William in1952, her son Allan in 1993, sisters, Margaret Wharry in 1987 and Agnes Christie in 1981.Born in Calgary, Mrs. Robertson had resided in Black Diamond since 1937. Funeral Serviceswill be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2Street S.W.) on Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow atLeyden's "Bow Valley Crematorium". In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary,Alberta T2G 1A2 or the charity of your choice. As a tribute to Mrs. Robinson, Leyden'sFuneral Home will make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements in careof LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member".Telephone: 228-4422 (12/16/97).
ROBINS - Earl Spencer Robins, beloved husband of Mrs. Cynthia Robins of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Wednesday, November 5, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Earl was born in Griffin, Saskatchewan on May 19, 1920. He served overseas with the South Saskatchewan Regiment in World War II. Besides his loving wife Cynthia, Earl is survived by his three children, Rob and his wife Gail, Gale Breen and her husband Bill, and Craig and his wife Penny, all of Calgary; six grandchildren, Robbie and Stacey Robins, Allison and Lorna Breen, and Dean and Ian Robins. He is also survived by his brothers, Jack Robins of Chase, BC, Douglas Robins of Medicine Hat, Don Robins of Edmonton; and his sisters, Peg Demosky of Chase, BC, and Marilyn Muir of Cayley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by his son Alex and his sister Olive. A private family Service will be conducted at a later date in the Chapel at Grace Presbyterian Church with the Rev. S. J. Stewart officiating. 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 Earl Robins, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (11/6/97).
ROBINSON - Alice Robinson (nee Hamerl) of Calgary, passed away at the Rosedale Hospiceon Sunday, December 14, 1997 after a courageous battle with cancer. Alice was born in Heisler,Alberta and worked in Camrose and Calgary as a dental assistant. She met her husband Doug inCalgary and married in 1948. Alice always enjoyed looking after her home and entertainingfriends. Alice is survived by her family, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Edna and PeterMaciborsky of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Jean and Wallace Comeaux, of Anchorage, Alaska andDoris Hamerl of Grande Prairie, Alberta. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, DerrilMaciborsky, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Joan and Randy Hoffman, Grimshaw, Alberta, Terri andButch Currier, North Pole, Alaska and Michael Comeaux, Anchorage, Alaska. Predeceased byher husband Douglas Robinson and parents, Christian and Theresa Hamerl, brother ArthurHamerl and sister Delores Hamerl. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's CatholicChurch (5340 - 4 Street S.W.) on Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. JohnL. Maes, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Union Cemetery. If friends so desire,memorial tributes may be made directly to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta CancerFoundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. In living memory of AliceRobinson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS &HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (12/17/97).
ROBINSON - Debra Lynn Robinson passed away suddenly after a brief illness at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on October 7,1997 at the age of 40 years. Debbie is the loving mother of two daughters, Lisa Marie and Amanda Lee Peffers. She is alsosurvived by her parents, Helen and Ken Robinson; one brother Ed Robinson and his wife Wanda and their children, Keith,Kevin, Kris and Michael. She is also survived by her dear friend Kim Anderson; and her grandparents, Evelyn and Les Robins.We watched you suffer, We heard you sigh, All we could do was stand by. For when your time came, We suffered too, Younever deserved, All you went through. God took your hand, From our hands you part, He released your pain, But broke ourhearts. We think of you silence, We will often speak your name, All we have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Weknow you will always live on through us, Although our hearts cannot see, Why god needed you so soon, We understand in Hisarms you will be. A funeral Service will be held at MEMORIES FUNERAL CHAPEL, 12705 Lake Fraser Drive S.E. onFriday, October 10, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S., Box 570, 1441Aviation Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7. Arrangements in care of MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME andCREMATORIUM, 12705 Lake Fraser Drive S.E. Telephone: 216-1386 (10/9/97).
ROBINSON - Gerry Robinson passed away suddenly, Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at theage of 47 years. Gerry is survived by his loving mother Phyllis Robinson; brother Don Robinson;and sister Sharon Pullin (Les); nieces and nephews, Jackie, Melissa, Tammy, Robert and Sherri.Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4Street N.W., today, Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends desire, memorialtributes may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Fund in Gerry's name.FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOMES, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888(12/13/97).
ROBINSON - Mr. Joseph James (Jim - Robbie) Robinson, passed away on June 18, 1997 at the age of 80 years, dearly beloved husband of fifty years of Hilda (Jean) Robinson and beloved father of Susan (Brian) Loach, and Brenda (Bill) Demcoe; dear grandfather of Christopher, Neil, Brent and Keith Loach. Robbie served with the RCAF for twenty-three years. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for the Royal Canadian Legion Alberta No. 1 Branch for several years and was also a member of the Oddfellow Rebekah Lodge. Private Family Service will be held at LEYDEN'S "Bow Valley Chapel". If desired, donations may be made to the Oddfellows and Rebekahs Visual Eye Research, 24 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T2K 3E8. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. and Bow Valley Crematorium. Telephone: 228-4422 (6/20/97).
ROBINSON - Tyler Colin Robinson of Calgary, Alberta, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on June 1, 1997 at the age of 20 years. Forwarding arrangements to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296. (6/5/97)
ROCK - Ada Rock (nee MacLean) of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December13, 1997 at the age of 90 years. Ada was born on September 7, 1907 in the Magdalen Islands,Quebec in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. As a young girl, she left the islands to work at BishopsCollege in Lennoxville, Que. where she met and married Frederick Rock. Upon the passing ofher husband in 1948, Ada and her three children traveled west to Calgary where she resided untilher passing. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Jean Harnes and Marion (Hans) Bauerof Calgary, and Charles (Alice) Rock of Val-des-Bois, Quebec; as well as five grandchildren andnine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Greta Turner and MabelMcRoberts; two brothers, Ralph MacLean and Ford MacLean; and a sister-in-law MarieMcLean, and their families. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S"Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, December 16,1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jagdutt Singh of Church of the Holy Nativity officiating. Inliving memory of Ada Rock, 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 (12/16/97).
ROGERS - Bruce Wilfred (Buck) Rogers passed away unexpectedly in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on July 17, 1997 at age 78. He was predeceased by his first wife Frances Rogers on November 7, 1994. Buck is survived by his loving family, daughter Sheila (Vince) Wyse; and grandson Kenneth Wyse of Richmond, B.C.; his loving wife Velma (nee Green / Faulder) of Qualicum Beach, B.C.; and her daughters, Linda, Leith and Leslie. Buck was a retired Banker with the Royal Bank of Canada. He served overseas during World War II as a Corporal with the R.C.E.M.E.. His hobby was life and his beloved grandson Kenneth. A Memorial Service will be held at Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, B.C. on Wednesday, July 23, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. with Pastor John Syratt officiating. Cremation and Interment entrusted to Cedar Valley and Valley View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made in Buck's memory to Operation Eyesight, c/o 4 Parkdale Crescent N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 3T8. The family wish to express their special thanks to the Nursing Staff of the Fourth Floor, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, for all their kindness and assistance during this difficult time. SANDS of NANAIMO "A Tradition of Trust" (250) 753-2032 (7/22/97).
ROGERS - John (Jack) Alexander, beloved husband of Phyllis for forty-six years, and muchloved Dad of Amber (Ken) Lupul, and loved Pa of Kirby and Keegan, passed away at the ForestGrove Care Centre on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at the age of 74. Also survived by brothers,Bob (Irene), Gerry (Del); and sisters, Margaret, Jeannie, Marie; and brother-in-law Joe Seaman;numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Jeannie and father William, hisbrother Willie and sisters, Louie, Lizzie, Mary and Marty. Jack was born March 5, 1923 inCalgary and served in the Royal Canadian Navy and was a lifetime member of the RoyalCanadian Legion Branch 154. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bruce Wheeler and the 100 Unit stafffor their excellent, loving care and thoughtfulness when we needed it most. No Services asrequested by family. "You didn't deserve what you went through And so He gave you rest.God's garden must be beautiful He only takes the best." We Will Always Love You(12/20/97).
ROGERS - Mrs. Xenia Rogers of High River passed away peacefully at the High River Hospital on Thursday, September 4, 1997 at the age of 93 years. Born in Kazan, Russia she moved to Canada in 1927 and farmed with her husband Michael in Southern Alberta until their retirement in 1968. She was predeceased by her husband in 1974. Xenia is survived by one son Edward (Joanne) Rogers, Calgary; two daughters, Natalie (Alex) Wilkinson and Olga (Dave) Cote of High River; nine grandchildren, Chris (Mary) Rogers, Texas, Kathy (Al) Brown, Calgary, Jon (Bicky) Rogers, Edson, Tim (Pearl) Rogers, Edmonton, Michelle Rogers, Shelley (Merv) Hesla, Terri Wilkinson, Calgary, Wendy (Doug) Kennedy, High River, Lynn (Kenn) Jennyc, Calgary; two step-grandchildren, Dainard and Bart Willisko and twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother Igor Zuev in the Ukraine and numerous other relatives in Russia. Mother will always be remembered for her love and patience and the ever-present twinkle in her eyes. Many thanks to Dr. Anderson and the staff at the High River Hospital, the ambulance staff, and Dr. Macrae and staff of the Foothills Hospital, Calgary. Funeral Services will be held at the SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, High River on Tuesday, September 9, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., Mrs. Sue MacDonald D.M. officiating. Interment will follow at Highwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the High River District Health Foundation, 560 - 9 Avenue W., High River, T1V 1B3. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME, High River. Telephone: 652-2222 (9/8/97).
ROHL - Rev. Henry Rohl, beloved husband of Mrs. Marie (Mary) Rohl of sixty-four years, of Calgary, passed away at the Forest Grove Care Centre on July 5, 1997 at the age of 88 years. He was born in Jagodnaja, Russia and came to Canada as a child settling in Alberta. His many endeavors ranged from farming, contracting and evangelistic ministry, part-time opening new churches and ministering since 1952 in B.C., Peace River District, New Brunswick and the Philippines. Besides his beloved wife, he is lovingly remembered by three sons, Ken (Helen), Douglas (Linda) and Bruce; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; as well as a sister Mary Kaiser; two brothers, George (Bertha), William (Ollie); two brothers-in-law, Harold Scott, Lawrence (Joan) Kraft; two sisters-in-law, Florence Rohl and Rose Rohl. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), today, July 9, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. John W. Lucas II and Rev. Norman Holmes officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Henry Rohl, 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 (7/9/97).
ROLSTON - Mr. William (Bill) Rolston of Cochrane, Alberta, passed away at the FoothillsHospital, Calgary, Alberta, on December 15, 1997 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by hiswife Helen; three children, Bill (Jeanette), Don (Lynn), Barb (Steve); six granddaughters, onegreat-granddaughter; a brother Robert (Frances); and a brother-in-law Jake Sevrens. Bill servedsix years in the Royal Canadian Engineers. After his discharge he attended the University ofAlberta graduating with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, later receiving a Master's Degree atStanford University in California. Soon after graduating he joined the firm of AssociatedEngineering Services Ltd., working for them until he retired to the Cochrane area. In accordancewith his wishes, Cremation has taken place and no Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, adonation in Bill's memory may be made directly to the "Stars Foundation" SouthernAlberta Shell Aerocentre, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7.Cremation and arrangements in care of COCHRANE FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone:403-932-4452 (12/21/97).
ROSS - Annie M. Ross, (nee Eslinger) of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the GlenmoreAuxiliary Hospital on December 9, 1997, at the age of 85 years. Annie was born on March 15,1912. Annie and her husband lived in Edmonton from 1946 to 1972, then moved to Calgary. Sheenjoyed life to the fullest, always putting her family first. Annie filled her spare time with manyhobbies. Out of all of her hobbies, pottery was her favorite. Annie will be lovingly missed by hertwo daughters and two sons-in-law, Judith and Walter Soboren of Calgary, Constance and JamesHaffey of Victoria, British Columbia; seven grandchildren, Cynthia, Karen, Michael, Caroline,Paul, Robert and David; one great-grandson Austin. She is also survived by numerous nieces andnephews. Annie was predeceased by her husband Harry in 1980. Funeral Services will be held atMcINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 ElbowDrive S.W.), on Friday, December 12, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at St.Mary's Cemetery. In living memory of Annie Ross, a tree will be planted at Fish CreekProvincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "ParkMemorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone:403-243-8200 (12/11/97).
ROSS - Blanche (DoDo) Hunt Ross (Hutchings), born March 26, 1909 in Calgary, passed awayafter a lengthy illness on December 29, 1997 at the age of 88 years. She was the devoted wife ofCharles Walter Ross for sixty-two years. She is survived by her husband Charles; two daughters,Cynthia Margot Thibault (Freeman Carl) and Alix Brooke Diercks (Dallas Delbert). Blanchewas predeceased by one sister Marion Baird and five brothers, Jack, Douglas, Harry, Stuart andGeorge, and one granddaughter Collette Margot Thibault. She is also survived by sixgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ ChurchElbow Park (3602 - 8 Street S.W.) on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. RoyDarcus officiating. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden RuleMember". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/31/97).
ROSS - Charles David Ross (Chuck) passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospitalon December 15, 1997. He is survived by his wife Kally; father Jack; daughter Lisa; sons, Johnand Randy; grandchildren, Joshua and Isabel; and sister Nancy McDonald. Chuck was born inToronto on March 12, 1942. While at Viscount Bennett High School he was recognized for hisleadership qualities and in 1959 won the Harry Hood Football Award. He graduated from theUniversity of Calgary and started his teaching career at Rideau Park School. From 1979 to 1985he was Principal of Crescent Heights High School; 1985 to 1987 Associate Superintendent; 1987to 1994 Principal of Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made tothe Alternative Cancer Research Foundation, Suite 4615 Canterra Tower, 400 - 3 Avenue S.W.,Calgary T2P 4H2. The family invites you to join in a Celebration of Chuck's life at the Red& White Club, McMahon Stadium (access from University Drive N.W.) at 11:00 a.m.,Saturday, December 20 (12/18/97).
ROSS - Ralph Herbert (Herb) of Duhamel, Alberta and winter resident of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away suddenly at Duhamel on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Herb was born September 29, 1919 in Camrose, the eldest child of Alex and Ada (nee Johnson) Ross of Brigend Farm. Left to cherish his memory are, his loving wife of over fifty-three years, Marian (nee Ryning); one son Tom of Duhamel; five daughters, Beverley Ross of Edmonton, Louise Welsh (Jim) of Skookumchuck, B.C., Shirley Ross (Richard Davy) of Edmonton, Dorothy Weimer (Allan) of Wimborne, and Linda Ross of Calgary; three granddaughters, Louella Scott of Edmonton, Dawnaca and Alisa Weimer of Wimborne; and five great-grandchildren, James, Mark, Mathew, Alex and Morgan. Herb is also survived by a brother Gordon (Hazel) of Lethbridge; a sister Donna Freeman (Charlie) of Stettler; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frances Duquette (Duke) of Calgary, Bill Ryning (Kuni) of Lethbridge, George Ryning (Doreen) of Calgary, John Ryning (Betty) of Rowley, Dorothy (Don) Borwick, and Ruth (Albert) Rieb of Calgary; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service in celebration of Herb's life at the Camrose United Church (corner of 50 Street and 48A Avenue) Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Eileen Greaves and Rev. Faye Greer officiating. Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Zion United Church in New Norway, Duhamel Historical Society or the charity of ones choice. BURGAR FUNERAL HOME CAMROSE, in care of arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-672-2121 (9/16/97).
ROUGHSEDGE - Marjorie Leah (nee Morrill) passed away on October 1, 1997 at the age of 85. Marjorie is survived by herdaughter Lee Tymchuk, son-in-law John, grandchildren, Lydia, Michael and Jason; and four great-grandchildren. A MemorialService will be held on October 11, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Library, 1221 - 2 Street S.W. Parking at Impark on12 Avenue and 2 Street S.W. Memorial tributes may be sent to the Alberta Wilderness Association, Calgary. In living memoryof Marjorie, who loved the natural world, a tree will be planted by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes (10/9/97).
ROUSSEAU - Mr. Francois (Frank) Xavier Rousseau, beloved husband of Mrs. Doris Rousseau of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on June 12, 1997 at the age of 76 years. Frank moved to Calgary in 1964 where he started Frank's Movers, which was in operation until 1970. After which he worked as an accountant until 1973, then became a locksmith and started Frank's Lock and Key which was located at 1311 - 1 Street S.W. He then moved to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta in 1985 where he continued the locksmith business until December of 1996 when a fire ended the business. At that time, Frank and Doris moved back to Calgary in 1997 where he resided until his passing. Frank was very friendly, loved to visit and tell jokes. Frank will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Besides his loving wife, Frank is survived by a son Frank of Calgary; a daughter and son-in-law, Gwendolyn and Darren VanBocquestal of Calgary; four grandchildren, Francois Xavier MacLean, Jason, Crystal-Lynn, and Joshua. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marie and Lem Neal, Francise and Jean-Guy LaFaive, and Adrieene Payant; a brother and sister-in-law, Hubert and Adrian Rousseau, all of Quebec. Frank was predeceased by his sister Jacqueline Rousseau and brother Jacque Rousseau. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, June 20, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Elder Lorne Reed officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Frank Rousseau, 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 (6/20/97).
ROUTHIER - Martin Joseph Routhier of Calgary, passed away suddenly October 24, 1997 at the age of 48 years. He is survived by his mother Margaret Routhier of Alexandria, Ontario; his brothers and sisters, Betty Coleman (Blaine) of Edmonton, Allan Routhier of Whitehorse, Yukon, Mary Gagnon (Michael) of Nepean, Ont., and Don Routhier (Roberta) of Williamstown, Ont.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Martin was born and raised in the Alexandria area on the family farm. After completing High School, he moved to Calgary in 1972 and worked for Petro Canada Tanker Division for nineteen years. He will be fondly remembered by his family and close friends. Memorial Services will be held in Lochiel, Ontario. Cremation and arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602 (10/29/97).
ROWE - Dan Rowe of Calgary, AB, passed away on November 13, 1997 at the age of 42 years. He is survived by his loving daughter Sara and his son David; as well as many, many family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Wesley United Church, 1315 - 7 Street S.W., Calgary, AB on Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Tom McLaughlin officiating. Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES, 7016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111 (11/16/97).
ROWE - John Daniel Rowe, beloved husband of Doris Rowe of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Wednesday, November 5, 1997 at the age of 74 years. Besides his loving wife, John is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Diana Rowe, and Ken and Debra Rowe; as well as loving grandfather to two grandchildren, Christopher and Courtney. In living memory of John Rowe, 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 (11/9/97).
ROWLAND - Cecil Herbert was born in Ontario on September 3, 1910 and passed away at the Lacombe Health Care Centre on November 21, 1997 at the age of 87 years. Cecil moved west with his family when he was still very young, settled in Saskatchewan, first in the Kindersley area, and later near Meadow Lake, where he homesteaded. After a few years Cecil left the farm to work in Meadow Lake at a number of different jobs. While there, he met Wilda Ridley, and they were married in 1953. In 1959 they returned to farming, purchasing a small farm in the Dorintosh district. Upon retirement, they moved to Calgary where they both served in the office of Wycliffe Bible Translators for about ten years. In 1993 Cecil moved to the nursing home in Lacombe, where he remained until his passing. Cecil is survived by three children, Clara (Brian) Kozowy of La Ronge, SK, Gordon (Val) Rowland of Lacombe, AB, and Edna (Steve) Wisler of Elliston, MT; and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Bernice Seymour and Florence Ward, both of Langley, BC; three sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. Cecil is predeceased by his loving wife Wilda in 1989, and by four brothers. Funeral Services will be held at the Rockyview Alliance Church, 6927 Rundlehorn Drive N.E., Calgary, on Tuesday, November 25, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Randy Rohrick officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice. 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 (11/23/97).
ROYER - Mina Barbara Fay Royer, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of Barb on June 20, 1997 at the Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 32 years. She is survived by her loving husband Dave and children, Susan and Christopher; mother Mina Shaw; and sister Heather (Dave) Downey. Barb was predeceased by her dad Fred and sister Susan (Tobi). The following tribute was made for Tobi and is repeated for Barb. "We seldom ask for miracles. But today just one would do, To have the front door open And see you walking through. A million times we've missed you. A million times we've cried. If we could have saved you, You would never have died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a memory, No one can fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, The day God called you home." A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 1997 at 1:00 at the Rocky View Garden of Peace Funeral Home, Calgary (located at 100 Street/Garden Road and 16 Avenue/Trans Canada Highway N.E.). If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (238 Stockman Centre, 2116 - 27 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7A6) or the Kelowna General Hospital Palliative Care Unit (2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 1T2). Arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE. Telephone: 235-3602 (6/22/97).