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TANCU - Mr. Gheorghe (George) Tancu of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Bow Crest Nursing Home on Saturday, November 1, 1997 at the age of 92 years. George was born on June 16, 1905 in Kishinew. He held a M.Sc. in Finance and a Ph.D. in Law. He resided in Kishinew, Bucharest, and Calgary. George is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Ana; his loving daughter Elena Tzanco; two nephews, Alex Betiu and his wife Ellen along with their daughters, Christina and Andreea, and Michael Betiu all of Calgary. Also numerous other relatives and friends in France and the U.S. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers on Monday, November 3, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. at LEYDEN'S Chapel of Remembrance, 17 Avenue and 2 Street. Rev. Michael Lupus officiating. Funeral Services to be held Tuesday, November 4, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church, 4727 - 17 Avenue N.W. Graveside Services to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B9. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (11/3/97).

TANNAS - Theodore (Ted). It is with great sorrow that the family announce the passing of Ted Tannas, beloved husband, father and grandfather, on November 3, 1997 at the age of 77 years. Ted was born at Torquay, Saskatchewan on June 21, 1920 and has resided in High River since 1951. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of forty-eight years, Audrey Tannas, of High River; his daughters, Judy (Dwight) Borger, Okotoks, Deborah (Michael) Melnyk, Calgary; his sons, Doug (Shannon) Tannas and Lloyd (Lori) Tannas, all of High River; and six grandchildren, Toby and Graydon Tannas, Gunnar and Dustin Tannas, Spencer and Samantha Melnyk. He is also survived by his sisters, Thelma (Rae) Lunn, High River, Lorraine Kimmett, Canmore, and Evelyn (Don) Askew, Victoria; his brother Don (Lily) Tannas, Water Valley; sister-in-law Eunice Tannas, Marwayne; and many nieces and nephews. Ted was predeceased by his parents, Gunnar in 1963, Anna in 1988 and his brothers, Alfred in 1996, Carl in 1986 and Oscar in 1995. Funeral Services will be held at the High River United Church on Thursday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Susan Lukey officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace, Calgary. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the High River Hospital Foundation, 560 - 9 Avenue West, High River, T1V 1B3. SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOME LTD. (652-2222), Directors (11/6/97).

TAVERNER - Louis Taverner passed away at home in Calgary on October 21, 1997 at the age of 81 years. Born January 19, 1916 in Lougheed, Alberta, he resided in Calgary from the time of his early boyhood. He leaves behind his loving wife Elaine; children, Paul of St. Albert, Bob of Calgary, and Carole Blouin of Calgary; six grandchildren, Todd, Tim, Tracy and Tyler Taverner and Michael and Marc Blouin; as well as three great-grandchildren, Connor, Cameron and Maeghan. He is also survived by his brother Bob of Calgary; and sisters, Connie Duncan and Babs Hayman of Delta, B.C. Lou was predeceased by his daughter Judy in 1945. Lou was Past-President of the Downtown Lion's Club, a member of Officers Mess and an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Kensington Branch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lou's memory to the Salvation Army, 1402 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B9. A Memorial Service will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Friday, October 24, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Telephone: 228-4422 (10/23/97).

TAYLOR - Andrew William (Bill) passed away suddenly on June 14, 1997 at Victoria General Hospital. Born on December 12, 1920 at Markinch, Scotland. Survived by his loving wife Billie; daughter Sheila and son Iain (Diane); grandchildren, Kelly, Lesley and Jennifer. Memorial Service to be held in First Memorial Chapel, 1155 Fort Street, Victoria B.C., on Wednesday, June 18, 1997 at 4:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES 1-250-384-5512 (6/16/97).

TAYLOR - It is with regret we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Doris Taylor on September 7, 1997 at the age of 79 years. Doris will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughters, Sharline (Lloyd) Rougeau of Edmonton, Kathlene (Wayne) Mercer, Fern (Doug) Vanner, Judy (Bob) Joyce, Ella (Rudy) Dombowsky; a son Ed (Pat) Taylor; two sons-in-law, Ron Raybould and Wally Thachuk, all of Calgary. She is survived by numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Charles and two daughters, Jo-Ann Raybould and Jean Thachuk. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Thursday, September 11, 1997 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Foster's Funeral Homes "Garden Chapel" on Friday, September 12, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. R.H. Grant Rodgers of St. Barnabas' Anglican Church officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (9/11/97).

TAYLOR - Ida Marguerite passed away peacefully at the Stettler Nursing Home on October 23, 1997 at the age of 86. Ida was born December 2, 1910 at Sylvan Lake and lived in the Eckville area before marrying George Taylor of Cochrane on July 20, 1938. She will be sadly missed by one daughter Joyce (Bernard) of Stettler; one son Lyle (Brenda) of Cochrane; one brother Gus of Red Deer; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and numerous relatives. She was predeceased by her husband George on May 15, 1991, brother Gregor, George and Fred, and sisters, Anne, Gordie, Signe and Dagny. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ida's memory to the Emphysema or Cancer Societies. Memorial Service to be held at 2:00 p.m., October 27, 1997 at St. Andrew's United Church, 128 - 1 Street East in Cochrane (10/24/97).

TAYLOR - Rita (Rafferty) peacefully on July 18, 1997, cherished wife of Ralph, devoted mother of Stephen, loving grandmother of Nicole and Steve. Rita will be fondly remembered by her sisters, Edna and Phyllis, nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral Mass was held at the Good Shepherd Church in Surrey, B.C. Interment at Victory Gardens. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. "All who knew her loved her" (7/22/97).

TAYLOR - Peter Taylor of Edmonton (formerly of Calgary, Alberta), passed away on December23, 1997 at the age of 92 years. Peter is survived by his loving wife Dorothy; son Ron (Sandy);and daughter Joan (Craig) Wallace, all of Sherwood Park; six grandchildren, Kendra, Tammy,Sheri, Dan, Kirsti and Kelly; one great-granddaughter Tandia; two sisters, Pearl Bentley ofCalgary, and Ruby Evans residing in British Columbia; nieces, Pat Schneider and DoreenHuntington of Edmonton; as well as many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service willbe held on Monday, December 29, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. at West Grove Chapel, 10374 - 147 Street,Edmonton, Alberta. Memorial Donations may be made to charity of one's choice. HARMONYFUNERAL SERVICES of Edmonton in care of arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-413-8862(12/27/97).

TAYLOR - Shirley Mae Taylor (nee Nicol) passed away in Calgary on June 3, 1997 at the age of 58 years. She is survived by a son David; two daughters, Sandra and Brenda; three grandchildren, Matthew, Leah and Andrew; her mother Grace Nicol of Calgary; brothers, Bob (Dot) of St. Paul, AB, Russ (Linda) of Cochrane, and Ken of Calgary; sisters, Myna Thompson of Calgary, Shelagh (Ross) Nicol-Hawey of Cambridge, ON, and Iris (Terry) Killoran of Calgary. Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service, commencing 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 1997 at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W. (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery) with Rev. Sharon Barlow of the Crowchild Centre for Positive Learning officiating. Shirley's cremated remains will be returned to her summer acreage in the Cremona area at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Funeral arrangements and Cremation in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Limited". Telephone: 299-0111 (6/7/97).

TAYLOR-FORKHEIM - Sandra Rae Taylor, aged 36 years, passed away peacefully on October 5, 1997 in Calgary. Hermemory will be cherished by her loving husband Michael, her beautiful girls, Mikaela (six) and Lexi (four); parents, Ron andEvelyn Taylor; brothers, Mark (Wendy), Glenn (Karen); sister Lynda (Gordon Timm); cousin Tara MacEachern; and fivenieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by Michael's family, parents, Al and Mary Forkheim; brothers, Paul, Terry(Karen), Alan (Margaret), Mark; sister Louise (James Smith); and nine nieces and nephews. Sandra fought a courageous battlewith breast cancer, a disease which afflicted her with complications for almost two years. Our special thanks go to Homecare,the staff of Unit 57 at The Tom Baker Cancer Centre (especially her good friend Jo), Dr. Patterson, and to Roxanne, Colleen,Sherri, and many others for their love, friendship and support. Sandra was raised in Calgary and received her EducationDegree from the University of Calgary in 1983. Her teaching career led her to the Albert Vocational College, where she helpedto initiate a new program to assist women in science and technology (W.I.S.T.). Her colleagues and students were a greatinspiration during her illness. A Memorial Celebration will be held on Thursday, October 9, 1997 at 2:30 p.m. at theEuro-Canadian Cultural Centre, 3127 Bowwood Drive N.W. Children are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may bemade either to the Unit 57 Patient Comfort Fund, Foothills Hospital, 1403 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 2T9, or toHomecare - Palliative Program, P.O. Box 4016, Station C, 320 - 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2T 5T1. In respect ofSandra's wishes, her ashes will be scattered in the mountains where she loved to be. We will remember Sandra as she sawherself as a "Free Spirit". FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (10/9/97).

TAYLORSON - Robert S. (Bob) Taylorson passed on to be with his Lord while at home onDecember 21, 1997 at the age of 87. Bob was born in Sunderland, England on May 16, 1910. Hehad resided in Calgary all of his lifetime except for two years as a child in the Olds District, andfive years while employed in Regina. He held positions for twenty years with Burns andCompany and with Palm Dairies, and at the time of his retirement was General Manager of theWestern Division and Management Consultant of Lennox Industries (Canada) Ltd. In 1975-1976he served as Chairman of the Board of Creditel of Canada Ltd. He was a member of theCanadian Chamber of Commerce in Calgary. He also had a part for several years in theCanadian Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign. He was an active member of the First Church ofthe Nazarene for over sixty-five years. Bob gave himself to the work of his church with joyfulenthusiasm and served in a variety of capacities which included Board Member, Sunday SchoolSuperintendent for over twenty years, and as Director of Senior Adult Ministries (SAM) from1978 to 1990. He will be remembered for his depth of concern and helpfulness to other people,and for his ready wit and refreshing sense of humour. This world is a richer place because hewas here. Bob will be dearly remembered by his loving wife of forty-five years, Opal; hisnephews, Rev. Gerald (Gladys) Fowler, Rev. Gordon (Eleanor) Fowler of Calgary; his nieceHelen Heth of Edmonton; nephews, George (Sharry) Taylorson and Glenn (Gail) Taylorson;niece Pat Mordaunt; sisters-in-law, Eldred Taylorson and Pearl McConchie, all of California; aswell as numerous grandnephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a sister Molly Fowler, and abrother Dr. J. George Taylorson. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 29, 1997at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 126 - 14 Avenue S.W., Interment to follow atBurnsland Cemetery. Special thanks to Calgary Regional Health Care Authority Home CareStaff for their compassionate care and support. If friends so desire, donations in memory of BobTaylorson may be made to First Church of the Nazarene (Taylorson Memorial Fund), 126 - 14Avenue S.W., Calgary, T2R 0L9, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E.,Calgary, T2G 1A2. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden RuleMember". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/27/97).

TENNANT - L.Col Mark Tennant, C.M.O. St. J., E.D., C.D., former Commanding Officer ofThe Calgary Highlanders, former City of Calgary Alderman and Calgary businessman, passedaway at the Colonel Belcher Hospital on Tuesday, December 29, 1997 at the age of 84 years.L.Col Tennant was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 27, 1913. He attended school at St.Rose du Lac, Manitoba completing his studies at Lethbridge, Alberta. At the age of thirteen hejoined the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in Lethbridge, later enlisting in the South AlbertaRegiment. At the onset of World War II he reenlisted as a private with the 20th Battery, RoyalCanadian Artillery of Lethbridge. He transferred to the 1st Battalion, The Calgary Highlanderson September 6, 1939 and joined the Battalion in England in December 1940. He was promotedto Captain in June 1942 and to Major in August 1944. L.Col Tennant was wounded three timeswhile overseas. After the war, he remained with The Calgary Highlanders, serving as theTraining Officer and in 1948, he became Second in Command of the Regiment. He waspromoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on July 1, 1955. In June 1950, L.Col Tennantmarried Joyce Jalland. As a Calgary Highlander, he received the 1939-45 Star-France andGermany Star-Defence Medal, the Defence of Britain Medal, The Canadian Volunteer ServiceMedal with Bar, the Canadian Forces Decoration Medal, the Victory Medal with Bar, theEfficiency Decoration, the Coronation Medal 1952, the Centennial Medal in 1967, the QueenElizabeth Silver Jubilee Medal, the "D" Day Medal, and was Mentioned in Dispatches on threeoccasions. L.Col Tennant also served as an Alderman for the City of Calgary for twelve years.He retired from The Calgary Highlanders on September 24, 1962. On July 13, 1977, he wasappointed Honourary Lieutenant Colonel of The Calgary Highlanders. In June, 1981, L.ColTennant was received as a Companion of the Order of Canada. As a measure of thanks on thefiftieth anniversary of Holland's liberations, the City of Doetincham named a park "MarkTennant Plantsoen - A Canadian Liberator" in his Honour in May 1955. L.Col Tennant's lastpublic act as a Calgary Highlander was to lay the wreath at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Daythis year, proudly wearing his Regimental Glengarry headdress. He is the beloved husband ofJoyce Tennant, Calgary; dear father of Craig Tennant, Bottrel, Alberta, and Wayne and PamTennant, Vancouver, BC; dear grandfather of Justin, Jessie, Bradley, MacKenzie, Stefanie,Nicolai and Samantha. He is also survived by brother William, Lethbridge, Alberta; four sisters,Annie, Lethbridge, Claudia and Frances, Calgary and Zeda of Bermuda. He was predeceased bytwo sisters, Mary Petillon and Nora Tennant, daughter-in-law Candace Tennant and brother Rex.Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral (219 - 18 Avenue S.W.) on Saturday,January 3, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. William F. Stephenson, Celebrant. If friends sodesire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the David Foster Foundation, 3795 CareyRoad, Victoria, BC V8Z 6T8. As a tribute to L.Col Tennant, LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMESwill make a donation to the David Foster Foundation. Arrangements in care of LEYDEN'SFUNERAL HOMES LTD. "Golden Rule Member". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/31/97).

TENNANT - Mr. James (Jim) Tennant passed away on November 2, 1997 at the age of 86 years. Jim is survived by Julia, his life long partner of sixty-three years; a sister-in-law Donna Tennant, nephew George Rebar; and numerous nephews and cousins. Jim was born in Askill, Scotland and immigrated to Lethbridge at an early age. At the outbreak of war, Jim joined the army and served his time as "Staff Sergeant" at Curry Barracks in Calgary. After the war Jim worked as a butcher for a number of years at the Hudson's Bay Co. He retired from the Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector in 1976. Jim was an avid golfer and was a lifetime member of the Inglewood Golf Club. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720 Centre Street North), on Thursday, November 6, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 114, 1212 - 1 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0G8. In living memory of Jim Tennant, 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 (11/3/97).

THOMAS - Mary Thomas passed away at the Forest Grove Care Centre on December 24, 1997,at the age of 83 years. During Mary's life, she had a great love for Collie Dogs and was known bysome of her neighbors as "The Lady With The Dog". In Mary's earlier years, sheattended Bible School in Edmonton. Mary is survived by three nieces and three nephews, and bymany friends. She was predeceased by a niece in July of 1997. Those wishing to pay theirrespects may do so at McINNIS and HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", (2720Centre Street North), on Tuesday, December 30, 1997, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Serviceswill be held at McInnis and Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre StreetNorth), on Wednesday, December 31, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Chris Jukes of St. Luke'sAnglican Church officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In livingmemory of Mary Thomas, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTER STREETNORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (12/29/97).

THOMASSEN - Mrs. Bridget Theresa Thomassen passed away peacefully on July 3, 1997 at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 70 years, beloved mother and mother-in-law of Glenn and Michelle Thomassen of Airdrie, AB and Thomas and Pamela Thomassen of Campbell, California. Mrs. Thomassen is also survived by six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Rosemary and her brother Edward. Memorial Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Tuesday, July 8, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements and Cremation in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. and Bow Valley Crematorium. Telephone: 228-4422 (7/6/97).

THOMPSON - Gladys Eileen. Mrs. Gladys Thompson of Eckville passed away on October 1, 1997 at the age of 83 years. Gladys is survived by her loving children, Marilynne (Leif) Dutchek of Moose Jaw, Sherrill (Mack) Holt of Calgary, Gary (Norma) Thompson of Eckville, Sandra (Dirk) Froese of Sundre; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and her brother Ray Parkes of Brandon, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her husband George on March 13, 1997, her parents and her brother Ken in 1971. Funeral Services for the late Mrs. Gladys Thompson will be held from St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Eckville on Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Eckville Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain House General Hospital Extended Care Unit. ROCKY and SYLVAN LAKE, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements. Telephone: 1-403-845-2626 (10/3/97).

THOMPSON - JOS. S. Joseph Arthur Scott Thompson, formerly of Red Deer, passed away peacefully at Bethany Care Centre, Calgary, on November 3, 1997, at the age of 96 years. He is survived by daughter Frances (Knut) Vesterdal; grandchildren, Ellen Vesterdal, Kathy (Ray) Darwent, Arthur Vesterdal; twin great-granddaughters, Brittany and Ashley Darwent; brother and sister-in-law, Jack (Beth) Thompson; sister Irene Cable, and their families; his late wife Grace's family in Texas, and many other relatives and friends. Joe was born in Reston, Manitoba, September 23, 1901. He was the son of the Rev. Alfred A. and Julia (nee Mallough) Thompson. Joe came with his parents to the Hayter-Provost area of Alberta in May of 1906. After graduating from Manitoba Agricultural College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, with the gold medal for Agriculture in 1922, he returned to the family farm. In January of 1929, he married Dorothy Rose Wilkins of Reston, Manitoba. In 1944, they moved to Camrose where he was employed in seed and field inspection work by the Dominion Government. Soon he became fieldman for the Alberta Seed Growers Cooperative, and later acted as public relations representative-at-large. In 1953, he took over their Red Deer operation which in 1957 was bought by the Albert Wheat Pool, and he was appointed manager of their Seed Division at Red Deer. He held this position until 1967, at which time he was appointed fieldman-at-large for the Seed and Fertilizer Division, officially retiring in 1970. He was a member of Waskasoo Lodge No. 16 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International, and also of Gaetz United Church, where he served on the board for many years. Joe was predeceased by Dorothy in 1982. He married Grace MacGregor in 1985, and became a "winter Texan" until her death in 1995. Sincere thanks and appreciation to all categories of staff and volunteers at Bethany Care Centre. Memorial Services will be held at Northminster United Church (3311 Centre Street North), on Saturday, November 22, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of their choice. In living memory of Joe Thompson, 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 (11/19/97).

THOMPSON - Margaret Elizabeth Thompson of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Nursing Home on June 30, 1997 at the age of 88 years. Margaret was born and raised in Winnipeg, and attended Normal School there. Margaret married her husband Ernest Samuel in 1929; they relocated to several communities prior to settling in Calgary in the late 1960's where she had since resided. Margaret volunteered for the Canadian Red Cross here in Calgary and received The Distinguished Service Award in 1995, and for many years was an active member of St. James Anglican Church. She had a great appreciation for music, she enjoyed gardening and spent many hours knitting for family and the Red Cross. Her greatest joy were her children and grandchildren. Margaret is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith Martin and his wife Corinne of Pointe Claire, Quebec, John Ernest and his wife Arlene of Calgary; a daughter Diane Elizabeth Howes of Camrose (whose husband was the late Rev. Alan Howes); as well as ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest in 1971. Funeral Services will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, (1423 - 8 Avenue S.E.), today, July 3, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Canon Douglas H. Skoyles officiating. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Margaret Thompson, 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 (7/3/97).

THOMPSON - Robert Edward (Bob), born May 22, 1955, passed away suddenly June 8, 1997, the result of a vehicle accident. He is survived by two sisters, Mary (Leonard) Kingcott and Anne (James) Segstro; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold in 1981 and Jean in 1994. Bob was self-employed in the trucking industry. He had a heart of gold and will always be missed. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Wednesday, June 11, 1997 at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow in Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the S.P.C.A. (Humane Society), 1323 - 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB. T2E 6T6. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (6/9/97).

THOMSON - Mr. Robert Ernest (Ernie) Thomson of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on June 2, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Ernie was born in Drumheller and moved to Calgary where he worked in the consulting and engineering department of Canadian Western Natural Gas for thirty-four years, prior to his retirement in 1984. Ernie is survived by a son Kim; a daughter Judy; and two granddaughters, Tamara and Sharmain, all of Calgary. He is also survived by a sister Marie Graves, and a brother Donald, as well as two sisters-in-law, Mildred Willis of Vancouver, Esther Babb of Edmonton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy in 1995. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, June 6, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells", 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296. (6/5/97)

THORLAKSON - Lillian, died peacefully in Agape Manor Hospice on Wednesday, July 2, 1997. She will be missed by her brother Rodger (Judy) Thorlakson; four sisters, Jan (Earl) Morrison, Jean (Mike) Nikon, Deanna (Trevor) Luft, all of Whitehorse, Yukon and Brenda Menchini of Calgary. She was predeceased by her mother in 1996, and by her father in 1946. At Lillian's request, there will be no Memorial Service. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at No. 4, 2221 - 28 Street S.W., Calgary, on Saturday, July 5, 1997 between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Agape Manor Hospice at 1302 - 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1B8. Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Park Memorial Chapel", 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200 (7/3/97).

THORNDYKE - Harold Victor passed away on Thursday, December 25, 1997 at the age of 81years. He is survived by his wife Jo; and two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerry and his wifeCarol, and Dennis and his wife Sharon (Sherri); also by his three grandchildren, BrianThorndyke, Tammy Thorndyke-Mains and her husband Bill Mains, and Robert Thorndyke.Harold also leaves to mourn his one sister-in-law Evelyn Aldous. He was predeceased by histwin brother George and George's wife Jean. He will be cherished forever for being a goodhusband, father, grandfather and friend. He served with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve forfive years on convoy duty in the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. He will forever byremembered for his contribution to Canada's freedom. At Harold's request, there will be noformal Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Harold's name may be made to the"Agape Manor Hospice Fund". The family wishes to express their deepest andheartfelt thanks to the Agape Manor Hospice for all of their help in this time of need. Relativesand friends of Jo and Harold are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, January 3, 1998,from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 208 Silvercreek Mews N.W. Arrangements and Cremation in care ofHERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel".Telephone: 299-0111 (12/28/97).

THORNE - Mr. George Thorne of Calgary, passed away at the Peter Lougheed Hospital onDecember 21, 1997 at the age of 91 years. George is survived by two daughters, Marie Thorneand Ida (Jim) McConnell; as well as six grandchildren, Anita, Randy and Shawn, Jim, Don andGail; eleven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces andnephews. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME,3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Saturday, December 27, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow inQueen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone:297-0888 (12/23/97).

THYMARAS - Panagiota Thymaras of Calgary, passed away on December 4, 1997 at the age of94 years, beloved mother of Jim Thymaras, Matina (Peter) Petropoulos, Kirk (Elizabeth)Thymaras, Georgia (Peter) Giannakos, John Thymaras and Zeffer Armatas. She is also survivedby nine grandchildren, Paula Zakos, Effy Thymaras, Paula Oram, George Petropoulos,Panagiotis (Peter) Thymaras, Alexandros (Alex) Thymaras, Jim Giannakos, Kostas Giannakos,Amilia Armatas; and two great-grandchildren, Julia and Andreas; and a great-great-grandchildAnthony; one brother Christos Chronies; and one sister Georgia Vretakis, both in Greece.Panagiota was predeceased by her husband Panagiotis on August 29, 1996. Mrs. Thymaras wasborn in Peleta Kinouris, Greece. She was married in 1929 and resided with her husband on theIsland of Spetsais and in 1974 they came to Canada and have resided in Calgary since. Relativesand friends are invited to meet for Prayers at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance"(17 Avenueand 2 Street S.W.) Sunday, December 7, 1997 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St.Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (Tamarac Crescent and Poplar Road S.W.) on Monday,December 8, 1997 at 1:00 p.m with Very Rev. Dimitrios Rougas officiating. Interment willfollow in Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. "A Golden RuleMember". Telephone: 228-4422 (12/6/97).

TIBERIO - Sebastiano Tiberio, beloved husband of sixty-two years to Adolorata Tiberio of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Thursday, September 11, 1997 at the age of 80 years. Sebastiano was born on January 30, 1917 in Sepino, Italy. He was a veteran of World War II and immigrated to Canada in 1955. He was then followed by several other family members and friends. Besides his loving wife, Sebastiano is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Antonio and Eufemia Tiberio; two daughters and a son-in-law, Giuseppina Iuliani, and Marianna and Antonio Maione, all of Calgary; as well as fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Carmela DaNello of Montreal; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Sebastiano was predeceased by two brothers, Domenico and Nicola Tiberio, two sisters, Lucia Petrillo and Marianna Petrillo, and his son-in-law Angelo Iuliani. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Sunday, September 14, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 - 14 Avenue N.E.), on Monday, September 15, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Valentino Alberton, C.S. Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. 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 Sebastiano Tiberio, 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 (9/12/97).

TIGERSTEDT - It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Tigerstedt announces her passing on Saturday, November 1, 1997 at the age of 80 years. Jean is survived by her sisters, Margaret Dempster of Calgary and Isabella Hunt of Edmonton. She was predeceased by her loving husband Albert, in 1989, and by her Father and Mother, and brother Robert. Jean was born in Calgary on July 6, 1917, where she attended Normal School. After graduation, she taught in Oyen before returning to Calgary where she married her sweetheart and joined him in his business, "Tigerstedt Studio". Jean will be sorely missed by all of her friends and family and anyone who had the good fortune to have known her. The family requests no house calls, phone calls nor flowers, please. Memorial Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from the North Hill Shopping Center) on Wednesday, November 5, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John W. Lucas of the Immanuel Assembly of God Church officiating. Funeral and Cremation arrangements are in care of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (11/4/97).

TILL - On June 3, 1997, Mrs. Clara Alice Victoria Till of Strathmore, formerly of Gleichen, passed away at the age of 85 years. Survived by her two children, Charlie (Sharon) Till of Gleichen, Shirley (Jess) Chizik of Bassano; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1984, son Tom in 1996, and brother Charlie Wright in 1995. Funeral Service Friday, June 6, 1997 at WHEATLAND Funeral Chapel, Strathmore at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Gleichen Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made directly to Strathmore Hospital Palliative Care Unit (200 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore, T1P 1J9). WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. Telephone: 934-5666. (6/5/97)

TIMMINS - Gordon A., passed away in Marin County, California, on November 14, 1997 at theage of 63 years after a year-long battle with cancer. Gordon was born in Lethbridge and movedto Calgary as a child. He was educated in Calgary and was accredited as a chartered accountantin 1959. He was employed by Price Waterhouse and Co. in their New York, Venezuela andMiamioffices. He moved to San Francisco in 1964 and began his twenty-seven year career with thelegal firm of Bancroft and McAlister in 1969 as a C.P.A. Besides his wife Carolyn, Gordon issurvived by his brother Robert (Greta), four nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by hissister Peggy Mottishaw (Roy) in 1980 (12/10/97).

TJOSTHEIM - David "T.J." Tjostheim, beloved husband of Mary Rogers of Nobleford-Barons area and formerly of Nampa,AB, passed away suddenly as the result of an industrial accident on Saturday, October 4, 1997 at the age of 58 years. Besideshis loving wife, he is survived by his family, Gaylene and Rollie von Stackelberg of Calgary, Frances and Dean Walker ofCalgary, Sandra and Terry Miller of Edmonton, Colleen Tjostheim and Keith Brillon of Calgary, Ken Rogers and RhondaKemble of Lethbridge, and Jennifer and Jeff Phillips of Nobleford; as well as four grandchildren, Candace and Nicole vonStackelberg, and Bradley and Miranda Miller. He is also survived by his parents, Erling and Violet Tjostheim of Penticton,B.C.; his sister Helen Brownlee of Red Deer; four brothers, Ed and Shirley Tjostheim of Sherwood Park, Eric Tjostheim andElaine Matthews of Nampa, Ralph and Beth Tjostheim of Rocky Mountain House, Steve Tjostheim of Wetaskiwin; and byspecial friends, Dick and Olive Metz and family; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceasedby his son Robert in 1990. Born on December 2, 1938 in Lac Magloire, Alberta. Dave was raised and educated in Nampa,AB. At the age of fifteen, he started in the trucking industry, delivering fuel for drilling rigs. For the next forty-three years Davewas associated in many aspects of the trucking, road construction and farming industries. He has seen most of Western Canadaand the U.S. and can relate to his favorite song "I've been everywhere, man". Dave coached hockey and girls softball and wasan avid curler. His passion was his horses. Dave will be sadly missed by his family, and many friends and associates. Thosewishing to pay their respects may do so at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South,Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, October 10, 1997 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McKillop UnitedChurch, 2329 - 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 11, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. with Gloria Miller officiating.Interment to follow in Archmount Cemetery. In lieu of other donations, memorial tributes may be made to S.T.A.R.S., (ShockTrauma Air Rescue Society), P.O. Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7 or to the Canadian CancerSociety, 317 - 10 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 2M7. Honored to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERALHOME and CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 7B1. Telephone:1-403-381-7777 (10/9/97).