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1997: Deaths - ScoSCOPICK - Serainna Marissa Michelle-Lee. Marissa was born April 1, 1997 and passed away suddenly on June 6, 1997 of respiratory problems. Even though Marissa was only with us for a very short time, she will be lovingly remembered by her father Tony and her mother Sharon. Marissa will also be sadly missed by her twin brother Chance as well as numerous other family members. God saw you getting tired, The cure was not to be. So He closed His arms around you And whispered "Come with Me". You suffered much in silence Your spirit did not bend. You faced your pain with courage Until the very end. You tried so hard to stay with us Your fight was all in vain God took you to His loving home And freed you from all pain. Funeral Service will be held on Monday for immediate family only (6/8/97).
SCOTT - James Edward Scott, of Calgary, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on June 11, 1997 at the age of 92 years. He is survived by his loving daughter Mary (Henry) Schaap of Calgary; son-in-law Ray Kerr of Surrey, BC; four granddaughters, Heather, Joanne, Deanna and Tracy; and two great-grandchildren, Claire and Robert. Jim is also survived by his brother, sisters, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife Myrtle and his daughter Doreen Kerr. Jim was born in Antler, NWT in 1904. He moved to Red Deer as a child. Jim married Myrtle Albert in Red Deer in 1929, then they moved to Calgary in 1934 where he resided till his passing. Jim worked for Canadian Pacific Railway for forty-seven years, till his retirement. He spent his winters in Arizona for fifteen years, with his wife Myrtle. Jim had resided in the Bethany Care Centre for the last seven years. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel at MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary (1920 - 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 3G2). 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. Telephone: 403-272-5555 (6/16/97).
SCOTT - Leslie Eleanor Scott, age 83 years, passed away at the Fanning Centre, November 21, 1997. Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Lynne (Allan) Paul and Jamie Scott of Calgary, she is also survived by three grandchildren, Brad and Brent Connors, and Kevin Scott. A Celebration of Life will be held at the residence of Lynne and Allan Paul, 88 Woodmont Drive S.W., on Tuesday, November 25 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Calgary Humane Society, 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6T6. Arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100.(11/24/97).
SCOTT - Phylis Bernice Mae (Bernie) Scott of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital on September 12, 1997, at the age of 73 years. Phylis is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Norman and Bertha Scott of Ebb & Flow, Manitoba, Stephen and Kathy Scott of Irricana, Alberta; and a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Doug Berinecutt of Calgary; eight grandchildren, Becky, David, Candy, Karl, Doug, Chelsey, Andrea and Michael. She is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Graveside Service will be held at Rockyview Garden of Peace (No. 1 Highway at Garden Road, Calgary) on Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road, S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2T 5C7. In living memory of Phylis Scott, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Phone: 403-276-2296 (9/15/97).
SCOTT - Ralph Mitchell, late of Vancouver, B.C., passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 1997 at the age of 61 years. Predeceased by his parents, William and Maemi, and brother D'Arcy, he is survived by his loving family and many friends. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. in MOUNT PLEASANT FUNERAL HOME, 306 East 11 Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 West 10 Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 4J4. MOUNT PLEASANT FUNERAL HOME Telephone: 1-604-876-2161 (6/7/97).
SCOTT - William A. (Bill), beloved husband of Mrs. Orla Scott for fifty-six years, passed awayat the Rosedale Hospice on December 27, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Bill is survived by hischildren, Bryan (Brenda) Scott, Bonnie (Doug) Cranston, Cheryl (Bruce) Haight, all of Calgary;his grandchildren, Elisse Bagnall, Brett Scott, James and Colleen Cranston, and Ryan and CaitlinHaight; great-grandchildren, Melissa, Marcus, Brandon and Justin. He is also survived by hisbrothers, Earl, Emerson, Glen, Vince; and by his sisters, Lena and Florence, all of Ontario. He ispredeceased by his parents, William Robert and Annie Scott, his brothers, Raymond and Guy,and his sister Lila. A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEWFUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers,donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society (Second Floor, 215 - 12 AvenueS.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2). Cremation and 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 (12/29/97).
SEAMAN - Donna Marie, beloved wife and best friend of Dennis, passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on November 12, 1997. She is also survived by her daughter Lisa; sons, Shane, Jody and Kelly; grandchildren, Chelsea, Alyx, Brittany and Casey; her sister Susan Hills (Bill); niece Sarah and nephew Jessie; special aunt Bella Eden; daughter-in-law Sue Chambers; sister-in-law Deb Seaman; as well as several other relatives in British Columbia. Donna was born in Vancouver in 1942 and moved to Calgary where she attended Viscount Bennett High School and the University of Calgary. She taught with the Calgary Board of Education until she left to raise her family. Her special loves in life included family, especially children, friends, animals, plants, the ocean, reading, art and science. A life lived in kindness, gentleness and unconditional love is the precious legacy she leaves to family and friends. We mourn our loss but are grateful her suffering has ended and she can now walk peacefully in the fields and along the shores of eternity. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff in I.C.U., Unit 61, Unit 74 and the P.R.E.P. Unit at Rockyview Hospital for their efforts and compassion in caring for Donna. Special thanks to Dr. Ziegler and Dr. Manderson. A private family Memorial Service, as Donna requested, will be held in the near future. Flowers are gratefully declined but those who wish may make memorial tributes in Donna's name to the Alberta Lung Association (Box 4500, Station S, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2). As a tribute to Donna, Leyden's Funeral Homes will make a donation to the Alberta Lung Association. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (11/14/97).
SEATON - Dorothy Seaton, aged 94, passed on suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on December28, 1997. She was predeceased by her husband Roy in 1989 and her brother Fred in 1980.Dorothy will be sadly missed by her daughter Valerie (Patrick) Scholefield, with whom she livedfor the past eight years; her son David (Margaret) Seaton, Taunton, England; and fivegrandchildren, Duncan, Fiona and Alistair (England), Robert and Deborah (Calgary); as well asmany friends and relatives. A Memorial Service will be held at the St. Andrew's United Church,128 - 1 Street East, Cochrane on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Cochrane Humane Society (12/31/97).
SEDDON - Johanna Seddon of Calgary, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on June 21, 1997 at the age of 83 years. She was predeceased by her husband Jack in 1990. A Family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens at a later date. In living memory of Johanna Seddon, 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 (6/22/97).
SEENEY - Maurice Frederick, passed away peacefully at the Agape Manor Hospice on Tuesday, November 18, 1997 at the age of 69 years. By Maurice's request, no Funeral Service will be held. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary T2N 1B8. JACQUES FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0711 (11/21/97).
SEGAL - Hyman Isipore (Hye), beloved husband of Minnie of Cathedral City, California, passed away suddenly at the Desert Hospital, Palm Springs, on May 24, 1997 at the age of 73. Besides his loving wife, Hye is survived by three sons and two daughters. He is the loving father of Perla of Sidney, B.C., Nathan of Vancouver, B.C., Golda-Miriam of Oslo, Norway, Perry of Los Angeles, CA, Jamie of Moose Jaw, Sask.; one grandchild Jennifer and husband Alex. He is also survived by his mother Rebecca; sister Gertie Gross and husband Sam; his brother Harold and wife Val, his brother Jerry; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Joseph and his sister Marjorie. Hye was a jeweller-watchmaker for forty-two years, twenty of which were spent in Calgary as owner of Classic Jewellers Ltd. In 1973 he was voted Jeweller of the Year for Alberta and B.C. While in Calgary he was a member of the Beth Israel Synagogue, B'nai B'rith and the Jewish War Veterans Association. He had a pair of talented hands and he was willing to help anyone who needed him. He was a regular Mr. Fixit. Wherever he lived, he always left things better than he received them. To all of us he was a true and loyal friend. We will miss him. Funeral Services were held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. on Thursday, May 29, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment was at Erlton Street Cemetery, Erlton Street and 30 Avenue S.W. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made directly to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of CALGARY, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. Telephone: 244-4717 (7/24/97).
SEIDEL - Mrs. Marjorie Jean Seidel (nee West) of Calgary, passed away peacefully into God'sloving hands on Tuesday, December 9, 1997, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the the ageof 57 years. Born August 21, 1940 in Cranbrook, B.C., she married Gilbert Seidel and moved toCalgary in 1962. She is survived by her loving husband Gilbert; her three daughters, Karen andspecial friend Dan McLafferty, Jean and Michael Seymour, and Linda; her three grandchildren,Allyson, Matthew and Lindsay Seymour; her brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Lynn West;and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. She was a loving and devotedwife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and will be sadly missed by all that knew her.Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church (321 - 90 AvenueS.E.), today, December 12, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia'sCatholic Church (321 - 90 Avenue S.E.), on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with theVery Rev. Josef F. Schmelz S.A.C., Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow in "HolyFamily Cemetery" at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorialtributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 AvenueS.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Marjorie Seidel, a tree will be planted atFish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES,"Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY.Telephone: 403-243-8200 (12/12/97).
SEKULA - Adam Jozef, aged 35 years, passed away October 14, 1997, beloved husband of Halina; dear father of Patrick of Calgary. Parishioners and friends kindly meet for Prayers at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., Sunday, October 19, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1307 - 14 Street S.W., Monday, October 20, 1997 at 1:30 p.m., with Rev. Jesus Timajo, Celebrant. Interment St. Joseph's Section, Queen's Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (10/18/97).
SEPT - Verda Mae (Ratzlaff) Sept of Abbotsford, B.C. Born February 9, 1930 at Sunnyslope,Alberta. Died Tuesday, December 2, 1997. Predeceased by her parents and two sisters, she issurvived by her husband Emerson; children, Dwight of Victoria, Barry of St. Paul, AB, Dolli ofNew Westminster, David of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, onebrother, three sisters, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Services will beheld at the Linden Mennonite Brethren Church on Saturday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m (12/4/97).
SEWELL - Margaret Olver (nee Binns) Sewell, known to her family and friends as "Dot", passed away at the George Boyack Nursing Home on June 29, 1997; born July 9, 1904 in Medicine Hat, AB. She was predeceased by her loving husband Samuel, her twin brother Richard (Dick), three brothers, Dean, Pete, Jim, and two sisters, Jean and Marie. She is survived by her loving daughters, Margaret and Donna and their husbands, Otto Fugmann and Ronald Hannaford; six grandchildren, Karen and John Fee, Lynne Evans, Diana and Raymond Turner, Sherri and Patrick Moynahan, Brian and Jo Hannaford and Debbie and Richard Shannon; great-grandchildren, Christopher Evans, Jason and Lorene Fee, and Chelsea Moynahan. Married on August 5, 1931 in Calgary, Dot lived her early married life in Black Diamond and Turner Valley. In 1945, the family moved to Trinidad and Venezuela, returning to Canada in 1950; she resided in Calgary the rest of her life. Dot received a Provincial Medal of Recognition for her long-time Native Alberta status. She resided the past nine years at the George Boyack Nursing Home. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Jacques Chapel", 240 - 17 Avenue S.W., on Wednesday, July 2, 1997 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Foster's Funeral Homes "Jacques Chapel" on Thursday, July 3, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Pastor Markus Wilhelm of St. John Lutheran Church officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff of fourth floor George Boyack Nursing Home for their loving care and many kindnesses to Dot. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the George Boyack Nursing Home. At Foster's Funeral Homes, (Jacques Chapel) annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service, an "Ornamental Dove" will be dedicated in memory of Dot. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES, Jacques Chapel, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711 (7/2/97).
SEXSMITH - Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Edward Sexsmith of Calgary, passed away in Kelowna, B.C. on September 4, 1997, at the age of 78 years. Born in Virden, Manitoba on June 15, 1919, Lawrence was Sgt. in the P.P.C.L.I. during the Second World War. After returning from overseas, he worked long and hard in the Oil Patch in many locations, ranging from the North Slope of Alaska to the Birdsville Track of Australia. Larry was a member of the R.C.L. Branch No. 276, and will be remembered by those with whom he bent an elbow. To Lawrence's many friends and colleagues, we hope that you will remember him with the same warmth, respect and caring that he felt for you. Lawrence was a heck of a man and we miss him deeply. Lawrence is survived by his loving wife Margaret; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Rose Sexsmith of Kelowna; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Patricia and Marv Wagner of Kelowna, Linda and Bill Becker of Lethbridge, Barbara and Doug Olesen of Calgary, and Sandra Sexsmith of Onoway, as well as by grandchildren, Paul and Jodie, Adam and Julie Sexsmith, Michael Healy, Ryan and Erin Becker, Brianne and Daniel Olesen; and three great-grandsons, Austin, Jacob and Isaac. Larry is also survived by his brother Norman of Virden, Manitoba. In celebration of Lawrence's life, a Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Wednesday, September 10, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of the donor's choice. In living memory of Larry Sexsmith, 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 (9/7/97).
SEYMOUR - James Paul Seymour, aged 59 years, of Calgary, passed away June 18, 1997 in Emma Lake, Saskatchewan. He is survived by his wife Norma L. Trudeau Seymour of Calgary; a daughter Norma Dawn; a son Kevin and grandson David; his mother Ruth (Otto) Kaldor of Prince Albert, Sask.; his sisters, Jacqueline (Jim) Anderson, Lois (Robert) Green; and brother Dale (Kim) Kaldor, all in Saskatchewan; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Memorial Service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 996 Strathcona Drive S.W., on Saturday, June 21, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Funeral Service and Cremation on Wednesday, June 25, 1997 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Directors. Telephone: 235-3602 (6/20/97).