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SNIDEMAN - Mrs. Adina Snideman of Red Deer, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, on Thursday, June 26, 1997 at the age of 74 years. Mrs. Snideman retired in 1987 after nineteen years with A.G.T. and was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers. She is survived by four children, Sharon (Jim) Huse and their son Clint of Ponoka, Dan Snideman and his sons, Micheal and Jonathon, Dick (Brenda) Snideman and their sons, Devon and Bryan, Lil (Brad) Boulding and their children, Jamie and Patrick, all of Red Deer; great-granddaughter Taylor Marie Huse; sister Em Crowe of Calgary; brothers, Ron Shawcross and his wife Evelyn, and Verd Shawcross and his wife Brenda of Victoria, British Columbia; sister-in-law Opal Harrison of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson Brent Huse. Funeral Services will be held from the "67th Street Chapel" of the RED DEER FUNERAL HOME on Monday, June 30, 1997 at 2:00 p.m., conducted by the Venerable Archdeacon Derek Hoskin. Interment will follow at the Alto-Reste Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Home Nursing Services where Mrs. Snideman has resided for the past two years, 5249 - 40 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6Y7 or the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Alberta, 3 Woodfield Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2W 3T2. Funeral arrangements in care of the RED DEER FUNERAL HOME (67th Street). Phone: 1-403-347-3319 (6/28/97).

SNOWDON - Mrs. Jean Bruce Snowdon of Calgary, passed away peacefully, quietly, and with dignity at the Rockyview General Hospital on Sunday, October 19, 1997 at the age of 78 years. Jean was born on November 14, 1918 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; the only child of Alex and Martha Douglas. She attended the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1940 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Jean met Herb Snowdon during World War II while Herb was serving in the RCAF. They were married in Coburg, Ontario on August 17, 1944. After Herb returned from overseas, they returned to Calgary where they raised their four children. Jean was a very active sportswoman throughout her life and served in many capacities with both ladies golf and curling associations. Jean also served a term as president of the Canadian Ladies Curling Association. Jean was honored by the Province of Alberta in 1982 for her contributions to the sport of curling and was also inducted into Canada's Curling Hall of Fame. Jean played golf at the Turner Valley Golf Club well into her seventy-seventh year. Jean was an avid bridge player, enjoying this pursuit right until her admission to hospital in early October. Mrs. Snowdon is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Claire of Calgary, and Jim and Debbie of Edmonton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and Tom Wrightsell of Ottawa, and Nancy and Brian Barr of Edmonton; nine grandchildren; one brother-in-law Cornelius Snowdon of Edmonton; and one sister-in-law Cathy Snowdon of Calgary; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband Herbert Henry (Herb) Snowdon in 1985. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, October 24, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Right Rev. Gary F. Woolsey of St. Peter's Anglican Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Unit 73 Bed Fund at the Rockyview Hospital, 7007 - 14 Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2V 1P9. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Dr. Thaell and Dr. Smith of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and to Dr. Adamiak, and in particular, to the wonderful and compassionate caregivers of Unit 73 at the Rockyview Hospital who made her final days meaningful, comfortable and free from pain. In living memory of Jean Snowdon, 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 (10/23/97).

SNYDER - Edith Mary Snyder of Calgary passed away at the Glenmore Park Auxiliary Hospital on June 12, 1997 at the age of 77 years. She is the loving mother of two daughters and a son-in-law, Muriel, Norma and Al Wooldridge, all of Calgary; and two grandchildren, Kimberlee and Melissa. Edith is also survived by a sister Gladys Fisher of Brandon, Manitoba; and a sister-in-law Edith Pieper of Kelowna, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband Norman, as well as three sisters and a brother. Graveside Services will be held in the Eldon Cemetery north of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba on Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with Mrs. Ilene Dowd officiating. In living memory of Edith Snyder, 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 (6/14/97).

SOBKOWICH - Kenneth. On Tuesday, January 7, 1997, Kenneth Sobkowich of Mandeville, Louisiana passed away. Beloved husband of Marlene Plaska Sobkowich; father of Michelle Sobkowich, Marcie S. Litchfield and Marnie Sobkowich; son of Steve and Ada "Nellie" Lewis Sobkowich of Canada; brother of Irene Sobkowich. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Age fifty-seven, a native of Athabasca, Alberta and a resident of Mandeville for the past ten years. Memorial Service, Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Right Reverend M. Kit officiating. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5M 0H9. PARK MEMORIAL LTD. Funeral Administrators and Directors (The Chapel on the Boulevard). Telephone: 1-403-426-0050 (6/17/97).

SOKOLOSKY - Lillian Sokolosky, aged 79 years, passed away at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AB, on July 2, 1997. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1982. Lillian was not just a good wife, mother and grandmother, she was a great wife, mother and grandmother. She leaves behind, her daughters, Wilma (Larry) Percival, and Carol (John) Cottam; sons, Wayne, Victor (Effie) and Dale (Patti) Sokolosky; grandchildren, Leah, Torri, Steven and John Cottam, Jason, Zenon, Shawna Sokolosky, and Michelle Percival; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jesse Cottam; two sisters, Amelia Polson and Martha Scott; and one brother Emil Schafer. Funeral Services will be held at the Elks Hall, Coronation, Alberta on Sunday, July 6, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made in memory of Lillian to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta. PARKVIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS entrusted with arrangements. For further information please call 1-403-882-3141 (7/5/97).

SOLBACH - Kurt Eugen passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Saturday, December 13, 1997at the age of 67 years, with his wife Edeltraut of forty-four years at his bedside. He leaves tomourn his son Wolfgang; and daughter Marion Whitmore; as well as his two favoritegrandchildren, Christopher and Michelle. He will also be missed by his brother Erwin(Esperanza) Solbach of El Paso, Texas; and his sister Ingrid (Rolf) Baptist of Gunn, Alberta. Hewas a very caring, loving and gentle parent. He loved to hear and play all kinds of music. On anyoccasion all of his friends would be known to drop by and sit around with Kurt, playing musicfrom dusk to dawn. Funeral Services will be held at the CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL(within Queen's Park Cemetery) on Thursday, December 18, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers,a donation in Kurt's memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 -12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. Funeral and Cremation arrangements in care ofHERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary CrematoriumChapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/17/97). UNERAL SERVICES"Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/17/97).

SOMERVILLE - Mrs. Ethel Belle Somerville of Calgary, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre Calgary on Tuesday, July 22, 1997 at the age of 90 years. Ethel is survived by a daughter and son, Lola and Keith Scruggs, and Rae and Mary Somerville; five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Clara Dinsley of Lanigan, Saskatchewan. Memorial Services were held at the Bethany Care Centre "Prayer Chapel" (916 - 18A Street N.W., south entrance), on Wednesday, July 23, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Warren Litt, B.A., M.Div. officiating. Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Pastoral Care at the Bethany Care Centre, 916 - 18A Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 1C6 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044 (7/24/97).

SOMERVILLE - Mrs. Ruth Marie Somerville of Calgary, passed away at the RockyviewGeneral Hospital on Friday, November 28, 1997 at the age of 97 years. Mrs. Somerville wasborn in Chicago, Illinois on June 30, 1900 and came to Calgary in 1908 with her parents, Georgeand Esther Bock Smith. Mrs. Somerville was educated as an accountant at the Canada BusinessCollege and worked for Birks Jewellers. She later left to manage Wiltshire Farms and wasmarried in 1934. She was a past member of the Earl Grey Golf Club and Calgary Local Councilof Women. She is survived by her long-time companion and friend, Lita Garbino; a cousin Mrs.Betty Bock; Graeme and Catherine Somerville; Malcolm and Norma Somerville; and Aileen andDonne Smith. Mrs. Somerville was predeceased by her husband George L. Somerville,November 13, 1979 and her sister Esther Lorraine Honens, December 3, 1992. Funeral Serviceswill be held at St. Peter's Anglican Church (903 - 75 Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, December 4,1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Giovanni Di Vincenzo officiating. Interment to follow at UnionCemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and StrokeFoundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road, S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 3Y6 or directly to theAlberta Lung Association, 302, 609 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 2A1. Special thanksto Drs. John Gillespie, James Williams and Dan Botha and the Trauma Support Team and Unit61 Nurses of Rockyview General Hospital. Also special thanks to Gene Miller, Sofia Grahamand Linda Cornelia. In living memory of Ruth Somerville, a tree will be planted at Fish CreekProvincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Park MemorialChapel",5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (12/3/97).

SONDERGAARD - Reg. No. 14695 Sondergaard, Arne (Sandy) retired RCMP officer, passed away suddenly at his residence. He was born November 25, 1923, Holstbro (Hjerm) Denmark. Sandy is survived by his loving wife Myrtle and three sons, Arne Jr. of Bethel, Alaska, Bruce and Nicole of Ottawa, Mark and Carla of Calgary; and daughter-in-law Janet Sondergaard of Calgary. He was predeceased by his youngest son Donald in 1986, his parents, Lars Christian and Bodil, and brothers, Chris, Svend, Ernest and Andrew. Sandy is also survived by his special grandchildren, Kevin of Calgary, Lis and Kim of Ottawa, Jason of Calgary; sisters, Else of Denmark, Inger of Warner, Alberta; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sandy began his career with the RCMP Regina Training Depot, and Rockcliff, Ontario. After numerous postings in Saskatchewan and Alberta he retired after twenty-five years of service in 1970. Sandy also worked for Atco Structures and the Corp of Commissionaires in Calgary. After retirement he spent his new life enjoying his grandchildren, yard, travelling and socializing with his numerous friends. "Sandy" was a very special person who touched people in so many wonderful ways. He will be deeply missed but, we all know that he will be with us in our hearts always. Rest in peace Sandy! We love you. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Greg Wooley of Symons Valley United Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Symons Valley United Church (183 Beddington Drive N.E., Calgary, AB T3K 3V3). Arrangements and Cremation entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 kms East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (10/3/97).

SOODEEN - C. Brian Soodeen, passed away at his residence on November 17, 1997 at the age of 66 years. Brian was born in Trinidad and came to Canada in 1967 as a Petroleum Engineer and a Geologist. While he was employed with the National Energy Board, Brian received his Canadian Citizenship. He was a Professor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Brian is survived by a son Jason, and a daughter Jessica, both of Calgary. He is also survived by cousins, Pamela Soodeen of Mississauga, Ontario, Tyrone Soodeen of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Trevor Soodeen of Barrie, Ontario; as well as numerous other relatives in Canada, West Indies and England. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Elboya Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), today, November 21, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Murray Swalm of Bonavista Missionary Church officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Medical Alert Foundation Inc. (250 Ferrand Drive, Suite 301, Toronto, Ontario M3C 3G8). In living memory of Brian Soodeen, 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 (11/21/97).

SORENSEN - Katherine passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on Friday, December 26, 1997at the age of 85 years. She was predeceased by her loving husband Walter in 1991. She will bemissed very much by her children, Anna (Henry), Erling (Birgit), Else (Vagn), Kurt (Bonnie),Birgit (Ivan), Mogens and Kathe (Steve); as well as by her grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren. At Katherine's request there will be no Funeral Service. The Family wish tothank the staff at the Bethany Care Centre for the loving care and attention to their mother.Cremation and arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES"Calgary Crematorium Chapel". Telephone: 299-0111 (12/28/97).

SORGE - Constance Mae (Connie) Sorge, beloved wife of Wayne of Calgary, passed away atthe Peter Lougheed Hospital on Friday, December 5, 1997 at the age of 46 years. Besides herloving loving husband, Connie is survived by her parents Rosanna Chalmers and husband BillBerkey of Calgary. Two brothers, Gary and wife Rita Chalmers of Comox, British Columbia,Garth and wife Maxine Chalmers of Whitecourt, Alberta and sister, Lauren and husband JimGladden of Medford, Oregon as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends. Connie ispredeceased by her father, Lawrence Chalmers. Connie will be remembered most for hergenerous and loving nature. Always supportive, patient and understanding she managed to drawfrom an unending well of inner strength. Though sadly missed, Connie will never be forgotten bythose lives she touched. She will remain as she always has been, our special wife, mother, sister,aunt, daughter and friend. We love you Connie. The family of Connie would like to thank thestaff at the Peter Lougheed Pallative Care Unit for their wonderful care and support. Prayerswere held on Monday, December 8, 1997 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1414 ShawnessyBoulevard S.W.). Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church (1414Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) today, December 9, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Keith F. Sorge,Celebrant. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Interfaith FoodBank, 7475 Flint Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2H 1G3. In living memory of Connie Sorge, atree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERALHOMES, "Fish Creek Chapel", 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY.Telephone:403-256-9575 (12/9/97).

SOROFF - Julia Stefania was taken away suddenly on Monday, November 24, 1997 at Cranbrook, British Columbia at the age of 66 years. She will be sadly missed, ever remembered and loved by her husband George; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas Soroff, Glenn and Cathy Soroff; a daughter and son-in-law, Arlene and Gene Prosin; seven grandchildren, Lisa, Matthew, Jordan, Brett, Kristina, Michael Soroff and Jason Prosin; brothers and sisters, Steve Kapalka, Julius and his wife Dee Kapalka, John and his wife Marianne Kapalka, Pat and her husband Robert Murphy, Jane Kapalka, and Lawrence and his wife Patricia Kapalka; a brother and sister-in-law, Albina and Renaldo Reghenas; as well as numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and good friends. Julie was predeceased by her parents, Stefania and Joseph Kapalka, in 1967 and 1971, and her grandson Steven Soroff in 1995. Julie was born in Coleman, Alberta on December 23, 1930. She graduated from nursing in 1952 before marrying George Soroff on August 22, 1953. With her family, she lived in Calgary, Pincher Creek, Edson and Valleyview before returning to Calgary with George in retirement. While in Valleyview she renewed her nursing certification to return to the hospital work she so enjoyed. She was a kind, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, auntie and friend. She was always willing to give unselfishly of herself to help others. She will be remembered as taking the little extra time to buy something or do something special for everyone who was close to her. We will always keep fond memories close to our hearts. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, November 28, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.), on Saturday, November 29, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Brian F. Hubka, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery at a later date. 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 or to a charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Julie Soroff, 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(11/27/97).

SPANKIE - Mrs. Mildred Ethel Spankie (nee Dunlap) passed away peacefully at the Intercare/Brentwood Care Centre on November 5, 1997. Mildred was born at Bowden, Alberta on July 2, 1913 and moved to Calgary with her family in 1944. She is survived by her loving family, three daughters, Helen Bording (Bev) of Nanaimo, B.C., Marie Dustan (Bill), Louise Hacock (Bob); a son Ronald Spankie (Janet), all of Calgary; thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three sisters, and a brother. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty years, Alex, on November 5, 1992. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Crowfoot Chapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, November 8, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. 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 Mildred Spankie, 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 (11/7/97).

SPARKS - Percy J. Sparks, beloved husband of Mrs. Magdalene (Lena) Sparks of Calgary, passed away at the Agape Manor on October 20, 1997 at the age of 90 years. Percy was born in Innisfail in 1906, and farmed until entering the trucking industry in 1954, where he worked until his retirement at the age of seventy-two years. He will be lovingly missed by his family and many friends. Besides his loving wife Magdalene, Percy is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Glenn and Helen Sparks of Kelowna, and Floyd Sparks of Calgary. He is also survived by five grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Reeves of Calgary, and Ethel Blenkhorn of Trochu, and their families. Percy was predeceased by his brother Robert in 1993. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Friday, October 24, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2. In living memory of Percy Sparks, 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 (10/22/97).

SPEECHLEY - Albert Charles Speechley, born in 1926, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on September 11, 1997. Albert will be lovingly remembered by his wife of forty-eight years, Frances; their daughter Catherine (Jim) Campbell. He is also survived by his son Owen. He will be remembered by his grandchildren, Jeffrey, Emily and Laura. Albert is also survived by his sister Vera Field of Brantford, Ontario and his brother Thomas Speechley of London, Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother and two sisters. Albert was employed by Texaco/Esso for many years. He was an active member of the South Calgary Y's Men's Club. Family Funeral Services were held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Elboya Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Monday, September 15, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Helen Belcher of Church of the Good Shepherd officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff and especially the nurses of the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Unit 51. 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 or the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada, 21 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 301, P.O. Box 31233, Station BRM B, Toronto, Ontario M7Y 5M1. In living memory of Albert Speechley, 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 (9/17/97).

SPENCE - Mrs. Violet Spence (nee Matchett), born August 25, 1911 in Medicine Hat, Alberta,passed away peacefully in her Calgary home on December 11, 1997 surrounded by her lovingfamily. She leaves to mourn her passing, three sons, Don (Dorothy) of Edmonton, Lynn (Wally)of Calgary and Vern (Bernie) of Calgary; two daughters, Margaret (Ken) Blair of Medicine Hatand Gwen (Darryl) Whillans of Calgary; as well as one dear daughter-in-law Maureen of RedDeer. She had thirteen grandchildren, Stephen, Sandy (Dean), Bob, Tracy (George), Shelly(Jason), Tracy (Mark), Mike (Kelly), Tammy, Jared, Spencer, Lindsay, Kristian and Scott; andseven great-grandchildren, Graham, Ginny, Trevor, Tyler, Giles, Easton and Cooper, who sheloved dearly. She was predeceased by her husband Walter in April of 1975, her eldest sonMichie of Red Deer on June 29, 1992 and grandson Chad on July 30, 1993. Words alone cannotexpress our gratitude to Wally and Lynn and Family for their unending care and commitment toour dear Mom's total well-being and happiness. Her beautiful smile and wonderful sense ofhumour will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. Funeral Services will be held atHERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill ShoppingCentre) on Monday, December 15, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, tributesin memory of Violet may be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society, 737 - 13 Avenue S.W.,Calgary, AB T2R 1J1 or the Victorian Order of Nurses, 272d, 1600 - 90 Avenue S.W., Calgary,AB T2V 5A8. Funeral arrangements in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES"Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (12/14/97).

SPILLER - Rolla Cecil (Cec) Spiller of Cochrane, passed away at the Foothills Hospital onThursday, December 25, 1997 at the age of 85 years. His love lives on in his son anddaughter-in-law, Alan and Lucille Spiller of Devon, Alberta; a daughter and two sons-in-law,Gail and Dick Kent of White Rock, B.C., and Tom Kelter of Calgary; as well as sevengrandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Grace in 1993, aninfant son and daughter, and daughter Carol Kelter in 1990, two brothers, Wayne and Bob, twosisters, Afton McPherson and Ethel Robertson. Funeral Services will be held at the Bethany CareCentre, Cochrane (302 Quigley Drive), Cochrane, Alberta on Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 10:30a.m. with Pastor Dave Pahl officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be madedirectly to the Bethany Care Society, 302 Quigley Drive, Cochrane, Alberta, T0L 0W4. In livingmemory of Cec Spiller, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W.Telephone: 403-241-0044 (12/31/97).

SPINNEY - Andrew Wayne Spinney, beloved husband of Caroline Spinney of Calgary, passed away tragically at the Foothills Hospital on October 26, 1997 as a result of a traffic accident at the age of 33 years. Andrew is survived by his mother Sheila Spinney, his father Robert Spinney, and his special friend Carol Hansen, all of Calgary. He is also survived by two brothers, Dennis Spinney of Edmonton, and Richard Spinney of Calgary; his mother and father-in-law, Dr. Marian and Margaret Tuszewski Troy of Calgary. Andy graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with Distinction and a minor in Computer Science. Andy worked for G.E. Harris Canada. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Park Memorial Chapel" (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.), on Friday, October 31, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Roderick Brown of the Unitarian Church of Calgary officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Andrew Spinney, 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 (10/29/97).

SPLIEDT - Bethel Rose, born July 7, 1913 passed away September 4, 1997 at the Strathmore Hospital at the age of 84 years. She leaves to mourn a daughter Marie (Uwe) Johannsen; four grandchildren, Wendy (Terry) Sydoryk, Heidi (Marc) Frederick, Adrian (Lindy) Spliedt, Bobbie Jo Spliedt (Nick); six great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kristen, Michael, Joshua, Chelsea and Ross. Bethel is also survived by two sisters, Verna (Kenny) Halverson and Marjorie Knight. She was predeceased by husband Herman 1996, son Robert 1994 and brother Keith 1989. Should friends so desire, donations to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (c/o Tom Baker Cancer, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary T2N 4N2) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, on Monday, September 8, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dawn Nelson officiating. Interment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY and FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (9/6/97).

SPOKES - Mr. Sidney Walter Spokes, beloved husband of Mrs. Clara Spokes of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Sarcee Auxiliary Hospital on July 6, 1997 at the age of 88 years. Mr. Spokes was born in Regina on January 14, 1909. He was raised in an orphanage and had many fond memories. Sidney was a sports enthusiast, as he was an umpire for many years. Besides his loving wife, Sidney is also survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Linda Spokes of Rockyford, Alberta; three grandchildren, Steven Spokes and his wife Melody of Airdrie, Terry Edward Spokes and his wife Michelle, Chris Spokes and his wife Bonny, all of Calgary; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a niece Karen and her husband Dick Elliot of Bliss, Idaho; and a nephew Tim and his wife Pam Conant of Dietrich, Idaho. A Reception in Sidney's memory will be held at 20 Whiteram Close N.E. on Thursday, July 10, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. In living memory of Sidney Spokes, 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).

SPRINGBETT - Robert James Springbett of Calgary passed away at his residence on June 23, 1997, at the age of 65 years. Graveside Services will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens on Wednesday, July 2, 1997, at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (3 km East of 68 Street S.E.), located within Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Telephone: 403-272-5555 (6/30/97).

SPROULE - Audrey Victoria passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 18, 1997. Shewill be dearly missed by her niece Yvonne Ellis, her great-niece Patricia Creely andgreat-nephew Donald Ellis, all of Florida, USA. Pursuant to her wishes there will be no Funeralor Memorial Service, however, if friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the charityof their choice (12/21/97).