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SKARUPA - Mrs. Rose Mary Skarupa, of Calgary, passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on November 23, 1997, at the age of 81 years. Rose was born and raised in Calgary, attending both King George Elementary School and Crescent Heights High School. She was very devoted to her family and will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Rose was also active with her church and a lifetime member of the Catholic Women's League. Rose is the loving mother and friend of a daughter Marg Skelton of Calgary; two grandchildren, Sean, Craig and his wife Janice; two great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Michael. She is also survived by a sister Amelia Podgurny of Edmonton, and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her husband Harry in 1966. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North) today, November 27, 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, November 28, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. John C.K. Mak, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Cerebral Palsy Association, 106, 5920 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, Alberta T2H 2G4 or a charity of their choice. In living memory of Rose Skarupa, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells", 2730 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296(11/27/97).
SKENE - Hellena Jeanine (nee McDougall) of Red Deer, beloved wife and best friend of Terry, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on November 18, 1997 at the age of 47 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Jeanine will be lovingly remembered by her children, Sarah, Erin and Jonathan; her parents, Marion of Calgary, and Bruce McDougall of Vancouver; her sisters, Marnie (Larry Wright) of New Mexico, and Wendeline (Andy Maton) of Calgary; her brother Dr. Roderick (Colleen) of Bragg Creek; Dr. Joe Neidhardt of New Mexico; her mother-in-law Lil Skene of Calgary; and her brothers-in-law, Ron (Elaine) of Calgary, and Larry (Kim) of Perth, Australia. Jeanine had ten nieces and nephews as well as a large extended family, and many, many friends. She was a wonderful and dedicated mother, sister, daughter and friend, and she will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 4718 Ross Street, Red Deer (403-346-4560). Reverend Andrew S. Burnand will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Red Deer Regional Hospital or the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (11/21/97).
SKEYS - Simone I. passed away July 21, 1997 at the age of 81. Survived by her loving husband Harry; one daughter Sharon Waggood (Dave) of Kelowna; and one son Bob of Calgary; four granddaughters, Krista, Nicole, Jessica and Tanya; six sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be recited Thursday, July 24, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 25, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C., Father Bart Van Roijen, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Osteoporosis Society of Canada, 33 Laird Drive, Toronto, Ontario M4G 3S9. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, Kelowna, B.C. Telephone: 1-250-860-7077 (7/24/97).
SKIPPEN - Ella. Mrs. Ella Skippen of Camrose, formerly of Calgary, passed away on November 15, 1997 at the age of 94 years. She is survived by one daughter Wilma (Andy) Birchill of Lougheed; one son Grant (Doris) Skippen of Camrose; five grandchildren, David, Adele, AnneMarie, Doug and Karen; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Roy in 1977, as well as her brothers and sisters. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. from Messiah Lutheran Church, Camrose (corner of 50 Street and 48A Avenue) with Pastor David Saude officiating. Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the Bethany Long Term Care Centre, L.A.M.P. (Lutheran Air Ministry Pilots), or a charity of one's choice. BURGAR FUNERAL HOME, Camrose, in care of arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-672-2121 (11/17/97).
SKOW - Aase Agnes passed on to be with the Lord on December 27, 1997 at the age of 88.Every life has its beginning and its end. With this in our minds and in our hearts, her children,Ruth Gerlitz, Eleanor Higgins, Ray Skow, and spouses, would like to take this time to share withall their friends and family their loss and their peace at the passing of their mother Aase. Thosewho went before her were her dear husband Ingemann (Inky) Skow, and her brothers, Ole,George and Edward Hanson. Those she leaves behind are her siblings, Eric Hanson, ElsieChristensen, Ruth Peterson, Gertrude McDougal and Ann Millar; nine grandchildren andfourteen great-grandchildren. Aase was born on November 21, 1909 in Dalmous, Denmark. Atthe age of eighteen, she immigrated to Canada and resided in Redvers, Saskatchewan. Here shemet her partner in life and began her family in Calgary and surrounding area. Funeral Serviceswill be held at Sharon Lutheran Church, 210 - 10 Avenue N.E., on Tuesday, December 30, 1997at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Robert C. Moland officiating. "Every day shared with the oneswe love Is a gift to be thankful for." Memorial tributes may be made directly to SharonLutheran Church, 210 - 10 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 0W9. FOSTER'S GARDENCHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (12/29/97).
SKRIVER - Peter Gordon Skriver of Tilley, passed away peacefully in Brooks on December 21,1997 at the age of 62 years. Gordon is survived by his loving family, wife Alice of Tilley;daughter Kathy and her husband Merlin Skanderup of Brooks; sons, Doug and his wife Paulineof Airdrie and Greg and his wife Leona of Camrose; seven grandchildren; two sisters, MargaretDaniels and Liz Daynard of Brooks; four brothers, Ken of Tilley, Bob of Calgary and Earl andHarland of Tilley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Calgary on May 10, 1935 Gordonmoved to Tilley in 1964 and had farmed in the community since. He was also employed asRealtor with Pro Real Estate for the past seven years. Interment Services will be held at 1:00p.m. on Tuesday, December 23 at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Tilley. Funeral Services willfollow at 3:00 p.m. from Trinity Lutheran Church, Brooks. Rev. Jim Krause officiating.Arrangements in care of SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Brooks. Telephone: 1-403-362-4636(12/22/97).
SLATER - Donna Alice. On Tuesday, November 4, 1997, our mom passed away in Kelowna B.C. at the young age of 59. Mom was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan on April 29, 1938. Mom was predeceased by her mom and dad, Lillian and Walter Walsh, sister Pat Lightle, son Mickey Slater, and her former husband and dear friend, Dick Slater. Our mom leaves to mourn, two daughters and their spouses, Bev and Dean Parkinson, Patsy and Mark Mathison; sister-in-law and best friend, Pat and her husband Doug Forrest; brothers, Benny, Morley and Gary; as well as many other lifelong family members and friends. Mom's most precious moments were spent with her grandchildren, Alix and Morgan Mathison, Sam and Reilly Parkinson. Mom, you had a wonderful gift of gab, your spark and ongoing enthusiasm saw us through many difficult times. You had a wonderful ability to make people laugh, to laugh so hard they would cry. Now we are left to cry for you, for your smile, your hugs and your constant "I love you's". You will be missed dearly, but your memory will live in our hearts forever. You are at peace mom, surrounded by love - Love Bev and Patsy. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to School District No. 23, c/o Central Dehart Primary, 1940 Haynes Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 5X7. Donations to enhance the learning experience of the children mom loved so much. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, Kelowna, B.C. Phone: 250-860-7077 (11/7/97).
SLIFKA - Miss Sally Slifka of Carbon, formerly of Calgary passed away in Three Hills, AB onDecember 23, 1997. Service of Remembrance will be held Tuesday, December 30, 1997 at11:30 a.m., St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Carbon. Service in Calgary, to be announced at alater date. COURTNEY-WINTER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL, are in care of the arrangements.Phone: 403-823-2666 (12/28/97).
SMISTAD - Ivar Smistad passed away peacefully at Bethany Care Centre, surrounded by hisfamily on December 12, 1997 at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his wife Alice Jean; sons,Warren (Catherine), Rikard (Valerie Kinnear); daughter Ingrid Osborne (Kevin); andgrandchildren, Ian, Carla, Breton, Erik and Andrew, all of Calgary. Ivar was born in Oksendal,Norway on May 12, 1910. He came to Canada at the age of sixteen. He worked at a variety ofoccupations and then attended Henderson Business College in Regina. In 1937 he joined theRoyal Canadian Mounted Police and served twenty interesting years, including two years as aProbation Officer for the Province of Nova Scotia. He also served in the Special Branch inHalifax during the war, acted as security officer during Canada's first mission to Greenland in1940 and completed his final posting at RCMP headquarters in Ottawa. In 1957 he retired fromthe RCMP, moved to Calgary and started Mechanical Drywall. He also built many customhomes in Calgary and the surrounding area. His life centered around his family and the church.He served many years on the Council of Trinity Lutheran Church and was one of the founders ofthe Calgary Scandinavian Centre. Ivar was also a member of the Vasa Order. He waspredeceased by his parents, three brothers and a sister in Norway, and a grandson Neil in 1980.He is survived by numerous relatives in Norway and Saskatchewan. A Memorial Service will beheld at Trinity Lutheran Church, 803 - 3 Avenue S.W. on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 1:00p.m. Memorial tributes may be given to Trinity Lutheran Memorial Fund or to the CanadianBible Society, 110 - 11 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2G 0W2. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPELFUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (12/15/97).
SMITH - Mr. Allan Francis Smith of Quebec, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on June 7, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Forwarding arrangements to Morin Heights, Quebec in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (6/12/97).
SMITH - Darcy Lee Smith, of Okotoks, born June 28, 1962 at High River, passed away at the High River Hospital on November 7, 1997. Darcy leaves to mourn his loving wife Maureen, son Jordan and daughter Tori-Lee. He was the eldest son of Ray Smith and Iris Smith and brother to Kim (Richard), Dan (Juanita) and Shaun (Annette). He was a favourite uncle to Tyler, Christie, Kieshia and Erin. He also leaves to mourn his mother-in-law Agnes Peters and her family; and grandmother Dorothy Lawrence of Black Diamond. He will be lovingly remembered by his long time and closest friends, Paul Poulin, James Percival and Bev Jerrett. Darcy was predeceased by his grandfather Douglas Lawrence and grandparents, Jack and Hazel Taylor (Hemus). He will be greatly missed by all who knew him as the loving and caring friend who always had good things to say to everyone. His greatest pride was the fact that he was a Captain with the Okotoks Volunteer Fire Department. Darcy was educated in Okotoks and worked as a cook and baker at several Okotoks locations, most recently under Don Gilbert as assistant manager at the I.G.A. bakery. Don and his employees became good friends and supporters of his family during his courageous struggle with his illness. Darcy will be missed by his many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held at SNODGRASS Funeral Chapel, 200 Woodgate Road, Okotoks, on Wednesday, November 12, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Fr. Paul Orritt officiating. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Okotoks Fire Fighters Association, c/o Deputy Chief Rob Mackenzie, Box 608, Okotoks, AB T0L 1T0. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME (Okotoks) LTD. Telephone: 938-3111 (11/9/97).
SMITH - David W. Smith passed away June 6, 1997 at age 65, after twelve years of living with Alzheimers Disease. Although Alzheimers Disease ravished his body and mind, Dave never lost the core of his being. He was affectionate and warm. He loved touching, walking, sunlight, mountains and his family, Verna, Craig, Lori and Jasper (his dog). He kept his sense of humor throughout it all. The one percent that was left was one hundred percent Dave. He worked at the U of C as a chemist. He enjoyed his years of activities with the Alpine Club of Canada and the Canadian Ski Patrol. Thank you to the friends and staff of the Alzheimers Society and FHH Unit 36 who had the strength to walk this journey with Dave and our family. Private Memorial Services will be held to celebrate Dave's life. Contributions may be made, in memory of Dave, to the Alzheimers Society of Calgary, 1920 - 11 Street S.E. or the Maria Labrecque Caregiver's Training Centre, 14500 Bannister Road S.E (6/7/97).
SMITH - Earl Smith of the Glamorgan Nursing Home, passed away on November 28, 1997, atthe age of 78 years. Earl is survived by his sister Arlie Brinkman; and numerous nieces andnephews. The family wish to thank the nurses and staff of the Glamorgan Nursing Home for thecare shown Earl. Funeral Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel ofRemembrance" (17Avenue and 2 Street S.W.) on Wednesday, December 3, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. WaldyKrahn officiating. Cremation will follow at Leyden's "Bow Valley Crematorium".LEYDEN'SFUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422(12/2/97).
SMITH - Mr. Edward Smith of Calgary, passed away at the Glamorgan Nursing Home on November 28, 1997 at the age of 76 years. Announcements later by LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422(11/29/97).
SMITH - Fredrick Henry "Harry", born December 27, 1914 in Vulcan, Alberta, passed away November 19 1997 at Cedars Villa Nursing Home. A Graveside Service will be held at Queen's Park Cemetery (across from Foster's Garden Chapel) on Friday, November 21, 1997 at 12:30 p.m. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOMES, Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (11/21/97).
SMITH - Emily Margaret Smith, beloved wife of the late Mr. James Smith of Calgary, passed away at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital on June 27, 1997 at the age of 78 years. She is the loving mother of one son Don (Lorraine) Smith and one daughter Margaret Smith, of Calgary; three grandsons, Stephan (Sandra), Bradley, and Kevin; three great-granddaughters, Cheyenne, Kelsey and Courtenay. She is also survived by brothers and sister, Dick (Verna) Wardlaw of Langdon, Roberta Williamson of Sundre, and Sam (Margarite) Wardlaw of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Emily was predeceased by her beloved husband James in 1956 and a sister Edith Wardlaw. Born in Redding, Polmont, Scotland, Emily came to Canada in 1919, and settled in the Maryland District. She married James Smith in 1940, and lived in the Maryland District until retiring in 1980 and moved to Oakridge. Due to failing heath, she moved to the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital in 1994. Emily enjoyed rural life, camping, traveling and especially enjoyed her family and friends. For those wishing to do so, relatives and friends may pay their respects at the MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Monday, June 30 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in our Chapel on Wednesday, July 2, 1997 at 3:00 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.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (6/29/97).
SMITH - Harold Ward Smith passed away suddenly on November 6, 1997 at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife Alta; two sons, Tom (Nell) of Calgary and Bill (Nancy) of Ottawa; his brother Gordon of Ottawa; three grandchildren, Kathryn (Jeff) Lefebvre, Colleen and David; and three great-grandchildren, Meagen, Ryan and Matthew. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1421 - 8 Avenue S.E. on Tuesday, November 11, at 1:00 p.m. Private family Interment will occur at the Consort, Alberta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Harold's memory may be made to St. John's Restoration Fund. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (11/9/97).
SMITH - Harvey Raymond Smith, beloved husband of Olive Smith of Calgary, passed away at the Colonel Belcher Hospital on Tuesday, September 2, 1997 after a lengthy illness at the age of 76 years. Harvey was born February 22, 1921 in Medicine Hat, AB. He received his education in Medicine Hat, graduating from high school. Harvey enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1939 and was wounded in Italy and discharged thereafter. Harvey married Olive Brustad on July 19, 1947 and made Calgary their home. He was employed as a salesman of industrial equipment and enjoyed the travel and new friends made with his profession. Harvey was a lifetime member of the Elks and the Seaforth Association, as well as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. His favorite trip was with Olive to the Orient to visit their daughter Joanne. Harvey also enjoyed many hours of researching his family's history as well as spending numerous hours with a favorite novel. Besides his loving wife Olive, Harvey is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Laurie Smith of Sparks, Nevada, USA; a daughter Joanne Ouellet of Calgary; four grandchildren, Kristopher and Spencer Head, and Jessica and Kristen Smith; as well as his sister Doris Rynbend of Calgary. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Sunday, September 7, 1997 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), on Monday, September 8, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at a later date in the "Field of Honor" at Queen's Park Cemetery. In living memory of Harvey Smith, 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 (9/6/97).
SMITH - Irene (nee Lengyel) passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on November 3, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Irene is survived by her loving husband Archie; and three sons, Lorne (Marcia), Gary (Rose) and Stacy (Sandra); and grandchildren, Laverne (Terry), Jolene, Braden and Autumn. Irene is also survived by her loving sisters, Mary, Betty, Anne and Julia. Irene was born in Hungary and immigrated to Canada in 1928. She was raised in Rosedale, Alberta and moved to Calgary in 1939. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caregivers for their support in the last few weeks of Irene's life. At Irene's request, no Funeral Service will be held. If friends so desire, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, (Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 1A2) (11/6/97).
SMITH - Mr. James Foster (Jim) Smith, a resident of Vernon since 1990 and formerly of Lousana, Alberta, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, June 1, 1997 at the age of 60 years. Jim is survived by his two sons, Darren and Dwayne (Janice), and their mother Darlene Smith; two granddaughters, Shelbie Dawn and Schaylee Mae; and one grandson Dylan James Fraser Smith, all of Calgary. Jim is also survived by two sisters, Sheila (Reverend Robert) Cochrane of Stratford, Ontario, and Margaret Darbyson of Vernon, B.C.; two nieces, Maureen (John) Henegveld of Stratford, Ontario, and Judith (Shawn) Denstedt of Calgary, Alberta; great-nieces and nephews; also one aunt Wilma (Billie) Kirkpatrick of Michigan; his friends, Rhonda and Dallas Blake of Colville, Sask. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Thelma Mae Smith in 1979. Jim was born October 11, 1936 in Alix, Alberta. He attended all his schooling in Lousana, Alberta. After finishing school, Jim started his career with The Bank of Montreal then changed to The Treasury Branch till 1969. Jim than went on to be a Field Manager with Chevron Geophysical until 1985. Jim also worked at Terroco Oilfield till 1990. He then semi-retired in Vernon, British Columbia. Jim had a great love for sports and had made many friends in his active involvement. Jim also enjoyed working out in his yard in Vernon, B.C. A Memorial Service will be held in Jim's honor at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 1514 - 44 Street S.E. at 11:00 a.m., June 7, 1997. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta or to a charity of your choice (6/7/97).
SMITH - Kaley Jane Smith, beloved daughter of Kerry and Vicki and caring and loving sister of Riley, Samantha, and Karianne, passed away at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre on Monday, November 17, 1997 at the age of 24 years. Kaley loved to travel, she loved art, history and antiques, auctions and the cabin at Crimson Lake. Kaley was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and was presently enrolled in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. She worked part-time at Trans Canada Energy (Northridge) where the caring and kindness of her co-workers has been greatly appreciated. Kaley's sweetness and her thoughtfulness throughout her whole life has given all who have known her great joy. She has always been very thankful for all her opportunities and she has shown such incredible strength and faith in her struggle with cancer. Her life was a gift to us all and now she has found peace. She leaves to mourn her passing, her parents, Kerry and Vicki; sisters, Riley, Samantha and Karianne; her friend and companion Brad Basarowich; her grandmother Helen Smith of Drumheller; grandparents, George and Polly Freeman of Calgary; numerous aunts and uncles, cousins and dear friends. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Fish Creek Chapel" (14441 Bannister Road S.E.), today, November 22, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, No. 106, 223 - 12 Avenue S.W., Calgary, T2P 0W7. During her illness, Kaley received special care from chemotherapy and radiation nurses at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. A special thanks to the nurses on Unit 57 and Unit 101. Kaley's family would also like to thank Dr. Shumsky, Dr. Sisak, Dr. Hagen, Dr. Wasylenko, Dr. Stuart, Dr. Craighead, Dr. Armson, John Robinson and Barb Kearnes. In her memory, a park bench will be placed in Crescent Heights overlooking the city that she loved. In living memory of Kaley Smith, 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 (11/22/97).
SMITH - Morris Norman Smith passed away September 14, 1997 at the Rockyview General Hospital, peacefully and in dignity, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy illness, at the age of 82 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife Ann and nine brothers and sisters. Morris leaves to mourn him, two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Leonard and Hilda Smith, and Dr. Stanley and Carey Smith. He also leaves six grandchildren, David, Joel, Kevin, Penny, Tracy and Mandy; all of whom will miss him very much. Morris was raised in Calgary as part of a very large extended family, and graduated from Central High School, winning many swimming awards. Morris worked for the Curtis Publishing Company and then went into partnership with his brother Joe, in the Grand Coffee Shop. Following that, he built the Beacon Hotel and managed it for many years, after which he was involved in real estate sales for a few years. Morris was proud of his good name as a man of honour, integrity and honesty. He was an active member of the Alberta Hotel Association, North Hill Kiwanis, the Masonic Order, Beth Tzedec congregation, and B'nai Brith. He worked very hard on behalf of the I.L. Peretz school in its early years. He retired in 1972 and one year later lost his beloved wife, Ann. He was completely devoted to his loving children and grandchildren and derived great pleasure and pride from all of their accomplishments. The family gives special thanks to Mavis Van Sertima who cared for him with great devotion these past few months. He is also survived by his second wife Rita of the Cedars Villa Nursing Home. Funeral Services was held at the Jewish Memorial Chapel (1702 - 17 Avenue S.W.), on Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Jewish Cemetery (30 Avenue and Erlton Street S.W.) Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA of CALGARY, 1702 - 17 Avenue S.W. Telephone: 244-4717. If friends so desire, memorial gifts may be made directly to the Morris Smith Memorial Fund, Calgary Health Trust Office, c/o Rockyview General Hospital, 7007 - 14 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2V 1P9 (9/17/97).
SMITH - Oscar Scane Smith passed away at the Rockyview Hospital on December 22, 1997 atthe age of 88 years. He is the loving father to Marlene (Don) Brooks of Calgary, Harley (Lois)Smith of Yarker, ON, Karen (Charlie) Jurek of Manotick, ON, and Dennis Smith of Calgary. Heis also survived by his grandchildren, Marla, Carolyn, Lisa, Kirk, Kim, Wendy, Janelle; and byhis great-grandchildren, Logan and Leah. Predeceased by his beloved wife Eleanor on April 28,1997, and by three brothers and one sister. Oscar was born in Ridgetown, Ontario. In 1931 hejoined the Canada Life Insurance Company in Sarnia, Ontario. He worked in Sarnia, Regina andwas manager at the Calgary Branch from 1953 until his retirement in 1980. He was for manyyears a member of the Glencoe Club, the Ranchmans Club, and very active in the Rotary Club ofCalgary South. Oscar was loved and admired by all those who knew him, and the memories hehas left behind will be treasured forever. The family would like to thank the staff at the BeverlyCentre and the Bethany Care Centre for their special care to Oscar. In lieu of flowers, donationsmay be made directly to the Rotary Club of Calgary South Foundation (215, 1725 - 10 AvenueS.W., T3C 0K1). Memorial Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEWFUNERAL HOME on Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. S. AlanSchooley officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Arrangementsentrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km Eastof 68 Street S.E.), located within Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Telephone:403-272-5555 (12/27/97).
SMITH - Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Grace Smith (nee Russell) of Calgary, passed away at her residenceon December 20, 1997, at the age of 84 years. Pat was born March 17, 1913, in Greenwood, B.C.She leaves a legacy of love and laughter, so generously shared with family and friends."Contentedly weary of life, nothing to complain about." She is the loving motherand grandmother, of two daughters and a son-in-law, Pat Hogan and Judy and Greg McCaffrey,all of Calgary; four grandchildren, Jeff Scraba and Michelle Sorensen, Brigid Hogan, and PhillipMcCaffrey; and her dear dog Meeka. Pat was predeceased by her parents, her brother Frank andher husband Fred. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS and HOLLOWAY'S "Chapelof the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), today, December 23, 1997, at 1:00 p.m. Iffriends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society,Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2; Salvation Army, 1402 - 8Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B9; Morgan-Scraba Award in Biochemistry, Departmentof Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Medical Sciences Building 4-474, Edmonton, AlbertaT6G 2E1, or the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Patricia Smith, a tree will beplanted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES"Chapel of the Bell", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296(12/23/97).
SMITS - Arie Smits of the Bow Crest Nursing Home passed away peacefully on June 6, 1997 at the age of 87 years, beloved father of Nellie (Jack) and Bill; and dear grandfather of Tanya and Ryan, all of Calgary. Arie is also survived by brothers-in-law and and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Holland. He was predeceased by his wife Wilhelmina in 1992. Funeral Services will be held at Calgary Community Reformed Church (1638 - 30 Avenue S.W.), on Thursday, June 12, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Art Vermeulen officiating. Interment will follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (6/9/97).
SMYLIE - Ronald N. Smylie of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on July 4, 1997 at the age of 64 years. He will be missed by his good friend and companion of several years, Lynette Fry-Abra; his daughter Jackie Smylie; and sister Patricia Grieve, all of Calgary. He was a lover of antique cars and an avid outdoorsman. In 1959, he successfully climbed Mt. Logan. By Ronald's request, no Service will be held. He will be returned to the mountains he loved. In living memory of Ronald Smylie, 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 (7/11/97).