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1997: Deaths - Ru

RUCCI - Mr. Biase Rucci of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre on September 9, 1997, at the age of 87 years. Biase came to Canada in 1952, first settling in Montreal, he moved to Calgary in 1953. He was a member of St. Ann's Parish and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. Biase was a longtime employee of C.P. Rail. He will be lovingly remembered by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Irma Rucci (nee Sailer) of Calgary, as well as by grandsons, Jason and Jeffrey, all of Calgary. Biase is also remembered by his brothers, Guiseppe Rucci of Italy, and Serfino and Antonio Rucci, both of Calgary. He was predeceased by his wife of sixty-one years, Maria, in October of 1996. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, September 11, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (610 - 2 Avenue N.E.) on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Biase Rucci, 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 (9/11/97).

RUDIN - Mrs. Mara Rudin of Calgary, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Thursday, July 17, 1997 at the age of 78 years. Mara was born in Croatia on December 7, 1918. She moved to Canada in 1984 with her husband Janko Rudin, who shortly after passed away in February 1985. Mara will be lovingly remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Mary Rudin; two grandchildren, John Rudin, and Barbara and her husband Zeljko Rados; and a great-granddaughter Cristina Rados. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, July 23, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Maria Bistrica Croatian Roman Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.), on Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Domin Vladic, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary. In living memory of Mara Rudin, 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 (7/22/97).

RUIZ - Emeterio Fontanilla, peacefully on Saturday, December 13, 1997, at the FoothillsHospital, at the age of 75 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Salud; byhis three daughters, Perlita, Nenita (Gani) and Mercy (Lito); by his grandchildren, Relwin andMatt; as well as by his many other relatives and friends in Canada, the United States and thePhilippines. Friends are invited to pay their respects at FIRST MEMORIAL, 1635 - 17 AvenueS.W., on Saturday, December 20, 1997 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. For information call 297-0717(12/18/97).

RUNDLE - Helen M., known to her friends as Phoebe, passed away December 7, 1997 at theage of 80. She was a resident at the Maple Hill Extended Care Facility in Langley, B.C. She issurvived by her son Gordon and his wife Tara; and her three grandchildren, Annette, Bobby andSusan. She also leaves a brother J.W. Gibbons, and a sister Grace Brown. Memorial Serviceswill be held at Queen's Park Cemetery in July (12/16/97).

RUPP - Anna Marie Rupp (nee Hartung) went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christon December 12, 1997 at the age of 95 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her twodaughters, Emma (Fred) Hildebrandt and Ella (Ian) Walker; her daughter-in-law Gloria Rupp;six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband David in1982, her son Alfred in 1995, her grandson Dale in 1996, as well as her sister and six brothers.Anna was born in Brunnental, Russia in 1902 and she immigrated to Canada with her family in1923. She and her husband farmed at Champion until their retirement in 1948. O think! To stepon shore And that shore heaven! To take hold of a hand, And that God's hand! To breathe a newair, And feel it celestial air! To feel invigorated And know it immortality! O think! To pass fromstorm and tempest To one unbroken calm! To wake up And find it glory! Funeral Services willbe held from the Bridgeland Evangelical Missionary Church (235 - 8A Street N.E.) on Tuesday,December 16, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastors, Colin Miekle and Alvin Roth officiating.Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may bedirected to the Rupp Memorial Fund c/o Bridgeland Evangelical Missionary Church (235 - 8AStreet N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4H9). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEWCEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 StreetS.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (12/15/97).

RURAK - Mr. Fred Rurak, beloved husband of Mrs. Anne Rurak of Calgary, died suddenly onSunday, December 7, 1997 at the age of 71 years. Fred was born on February 2, 1926 at Yorkton,Saskatchewan, and later with his young family moved to Calgary in 1967. He is also survived bytwo sons and their wives; a daughter and her husband; as well as five grandchildren and twosisters. Fred will be dearly missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hallof Jehovah's Witnesses, 9110 Fairmont Drive S.E., on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 2:00 p.m.Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES,"Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/12/97).

RUSSELL - Louise Russell passed away in the comfort of her own home on October 28, 1997. Mum had fought a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Announcements later by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (10/29/97).

RUSSELL - Mrs. Flora Russell of Claresholm, Alberta passed away on November 7, 1997. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Samaritans's Purse (Box 1059, Claresholm, Alberta, T0L 0T0). Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Claresholm, Alberta. Telephone: 403-625-3212 (11/9/97).

RUSSELL - Louise Russell passed away in the comfort of her own home on October 28, 1997. Mum had fought a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, November 3, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. David B. Vincent of St. Giles Presbyterian Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow in the "Field of Honor" at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Mum was the glue that held our family together through life's good times and bad times. Rest easy Mum, you will be missed and remembered always. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Calgary Home Care Service and Dr. G. Sparks for their exceptional care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2 in Mum's name. In living memory of Louise Russell, 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 (11/3/97).

RUTHERFORD - Beatrice (Bea) Ruth Rutherford (nee Kingston), beloved wife of Mr. Harry Rutherford of Calgary, passed away due to cancer at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home on Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Bea was born January 29, 1920 in Toronto, Ontario. Bea, Harry and their two daughters moved to Calgary in 1958. She worked with her husband in their fire fighting equipment business, after which she worked at Woodward's Department Store for fifteen years until her retirement. Bea has resided at Father Lacombe Nursing Home for the past three years, due to Alzheimers. Despite her illness she continued, with her sense of humour, to bring much happiness and laughter to all. Besides her loving husband, Bea is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Jim Bowden, and Susan Forrest, all of Calgary. Nannie will be greatly missed by her four grandchildren, Cathy and Kellie Bowden, Steven and Kari Forrest, all of Calgary. She is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dave and Margaret Kingston, Tom and Barbara Kingston; and a sister Irene Ryan, all of Toronto; as well as many nieces and nephews. The family wish to express their sincere gratitude to all the staff on the East Wing at the Father Lacombe Nursing Home, and the Sisters of Providence. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Monday, July 21, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Association of Alberta (Attention Research), 218A, 2323 - 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3. In living memory of Bea Rutherford, 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 (7/19/97).

RUTLEDGE - Albert John Thomas Rutledge, beloved husband and best friend of Maire Rutledge of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on Friday, November 7, 1997 at the age of 81 years. Besides his loving wife Maire, Albert John is survived by two sons, Eamonn and his wife Christine and Barry and his wife Janet, all of Calgary; four grandchildren, Christopher, Alexandra, Cara and Megan. He is also survived by his sister Isobella Brady of England. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel", (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Glasgow, Chaplain, Rockyview Hospital officiating. The family wish to express special thanks to Dr. T. D. Groves and Dr. A.H. Binsted and the nursing staff, and in particular, Fanny, of Unit 47, Rockyview General Hospital for their care and compassion. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2, or Rockyview General Hospital, "Friends for Life", 7007 - 14 Street S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2V 1P9. In living memory of Albert John Rutledge, 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 (11/9/97).

RUTZER - Mrs. Rosa B. Rutzer of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on September 16, 1997, at the age of 79 years. Rosa practiced midwifery in Switzerland for thirteen years during which time she delivered over one thousand, two hundred babies in their homes. After immigrating to Alberta with her husband and family, she was anxious to get back into her profession. She worked at the Grace Hospital for twenty-four years until her retirement in 1979. Rosa believed that the best way to have babies, was to be at home, by letting nature take its course. She was a strong supporter of the Midwife Group in Alberta. She was active in the Swiss Club Matterhorn, the Theatre Group Heimatstyl and one of the founding members of the Dance Group Alpenrosli. "The death of a person is not the time to weep, for they are gone and shall no more return. It is time for rejoicing, for the Lord, our God, has brought His child to sit by Him - forever. This is time for all to remember the pleasant times that were shared between yourself and those departed. Do not be selfish and wish them back. For they have gained what every human desires... Eternal peace. She is the loving mother of three sons and two daughters-in-law, Arnold and Marianne, Paul, Werner and Krista, as well as the beloved grandmother of Sara and Tania, Corbet, Justin and Carson, all of Calgary. Rosa is also survived by a sister Anna Bucher, and nieces and nephews in Switzerland. She was predeceased by her husband Arnold in 1989. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Boniface Catholic Church (1923 Broadview Road N.W.), today, September 18, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Catholic Church (1923 Broadview Road N.W.), on Friday, September 19, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Henry Rosenbaum, S.A.C. Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in "St. Joseph's Section" at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Rosa Rutzer, 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 (9/18/97).

RYAN - David Herbert, age 67, passed away June 10, 1997 following a courageous battle with cancer. God saw you getting tired, A cure was not to be, He closed His arms around you And whispered "Come with Me". You didn't deserve what you went through and so God gave you rest He only takes the best. _ Your loving wife Maxine, children and grandchildren.David will be lovingly remembered by his wife, soul-mate and best friend of thirty-seven years, Maxine; two daughters, Tamara (John) Gionet, Melody (Wayne) Sullivan; one stepdaughter Patsy Ann (Bob) Holden; and eight grandchildren, Nicole, Robyn, David, Michelle Gionet, Jaymi and Ashley Sullivan, Candace and Christie Holden; his parents, Glenn and Connie Ryan of Portland, Oregon; two brothers, Wilverne (Maureen) of Bakersfield, California, Glenn P. (JoAnne) of San Diego, California; one brother-in-law Earl Ziegler (Shirley) of Carbon, Alberta; and many nieces and nephews. David served in the U.S. Navy for four years and on the police force and government work for a total of ten years before coming to Canada to marry Maxine. David was an avid weight-lifter and body builder and helped many with their training. He loved the mountains and nature walks with Maxine and family. He was very talented in art and drawing and had a great love for old cars and restoring them to Street Rods. A Private Memorial Service was held by the family. The family wishes any tributes to be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, T2N 4J8. Expressions of sympathy may be made to David's family, Box 4, Site 37, R.R. 2, Calgary, T2P 2G5 (6/12/97).

RYAN - In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 28, 1997 Elmus (Bud) W. Ryanpassed quietly from this world from within the beloved walls of his longtime home in the SaddleRidge district of Calgary. Bud was 75 years of age and weary after a lengthy battle with cancer.He is mourned and forever cherished by Muriel his wife of fifty-one years; his children, Toddand Cindy Ryan of Victoria, B.C., Pam and Barry Rinehart of Calgary and Bonnie and JimFisher of Whitecourt, AB.; his granddaughter Evann; six grandsons, Kane, Quinn, Jarvis, Riley,Garrett and Liam; his sisters, Rennie, Mary (Bob), Josephine and Vera (Sam); his brother Lloyd(Betty), his extended family and countless friends. Bud was predeceased by his parents, Ruthand Elmus Ryan, his sisters, Violet and Mildred, and brothers, Daniel and Alex. Funeral Serviceswill be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, January 2, 1998at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, hisfamily asks that that donations be made in Bud's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society(Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary AB T2G 1A2). Arrangements entrusted toMOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3km. East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (12/30/97).

RYBAKOWICZ - Aleksander Rybakowicz, beloved husband of Mrs. Teresa Rybakowicz of Calgary, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on Tuesday, November 25, 1997, after a long struggle with cancer. Aleksander was born January 17, 1914 in Pinsk, Poland. He immigrated to Canada in 1949. Aleksander served in the Polish Army Second Corps during World War II. Besides his loving wife, Aleksander is survived by a sister Regina Sarnicki of London, England; a brother Zygmunt Rybakowicz of Poland. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Janina (Mike) Obrocki of Regina; four nieces, a nephew and their children. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive N.W.) on Friday, November 28, 1997 at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive N.W.) on Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jan Michalski, S.Ch. Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Unit 74 at the Rockyview Hospital. In living memory of Alek Rybakowicz, 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(11/27/97).

RYDLICKI - Lena Meta (nee Baitneryte) passed away peacefully on November 16, 1997 at the Agape Manor Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. Lena is survived by her daughter Julia Allan of Calgary; sons, Gerald of Terrace, BC, Michael of Calgary, and Robert of New Zealand; her sister Meta and family in Australia; and by seven grandchildren. Lena will be lovingly remembered by her family and many friends. Prayer Services will be held at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, 830 - 21 Avenue S.E., Calgary, on Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Stefan Ganowicz, Celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, T2N 1B8. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0711 (11/18/97).

RYLL - Mr. Ernest Ryll of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the George BoyackNursing Home on December 29, 1997 at the age 89 years. Ernest is survived by a son anddaughter-in-law, Rick and Carol Ryll of Calgary. He was predeceased by his wife Hertha in1995. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "ParkMemorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 6:30 p.m. FuneralMass will be celebrated at St. Boniface Catholic Church (1923 Broadview Road S.W.), onSaturday, January 3, 1998 at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Henry Rosenbaum, S.A.C. Celebrant.Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta. If friends so desire,memorial tributes may be made directly to the George Boyack Nursing Home, 1203 CentreAvenue East, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0A5. In living memory of Ernest Ryll, a tree will be plantedat Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "ParkMemorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200(12/31/97).

RYZ - Stanley Vincent Ryz, beloved husband of Jeanette Ryz of Calgary, passed away at theRockyview General Hospital on November 27, 1997 at the age of 59 years. Stan was born inDauphin, Manitoba on March 11, 1938 and has been married to Jeanette for thirty-three years.He is the loving father of a daughter Shauna; a son Alan and daughter-in-law Roxanne, all ofCalgary. He is also survived by many loving brothers and sisters. Stan was predeceased by hismother and father and two brothers. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit CatholicChurch (10827 - 24 Street S.W.), on Tuesday, December 2, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev.Timothy Boyle, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Iffriends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rockyview General Hospital,Unit 59, Bed Fund, 7007 - 14 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2V 1P9. Special thanks to Dr Fleck,Dr. Dipalma and the nursing staff on Unit 59. "Go - Leafs - Go" In livingmemory of Stan Ryz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS &HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-256-9575 (12/1/97).