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WOJTKIW - Iwan (John) Wojtkiw passed away at his residence on June 12, 1997 at the age of 77 years, beloved husband for fifty years of Mrs. Maria Wojtkiw; dear father of John (Elaine), Brian and Tammy; and dearly beloved grandfather of Jeremy, Chris and Allison, all of Calgary. He is also survived by two sisters, one brother and nephews and nieces in Ukraine. John was predeceased by one brother and one sister in Ukraine. He was born in Nowyj Staw, Lviv, Ukraine and moved to England in 1947. John came to Canada in 1959 to Calgary and resided in Calgary since. He was a carpenter by trade and was employed with Genstar Housing for a number of years until his retirement. Relatives and friends are invited to meet for Prayers at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church (704 - 6 Street N.E.), on Sunday, June 15, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church on Monday, June 16, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Anton Tarasenko, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (6/14/97).
WOLFE - Edna Marie Wolfe, beloved wife of Fenn, passed away suddenly on June 4, 1997 at the age of 72 years. Besides her loving husband, she is also survived by her children, Edwin Richardson, Wayne (Kathleen) Wolfe, Linda (Brian) Moorcroft, Marvin Wolfe, Frances (Don) Stern-Wolfe, and Darcy (Rita) Wolfe; fourteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother Andy (Peg) Thompson; and two sisters, Alpha Thompson and Agnes Grant; as well as numerous other relatives. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W. (across from North Hill Shopping Centre), on Saturday, June 7, 1997 at 3:00 p.m., Pastor Roy Holmquist of North West Family Church officiating. Cremation, Calgary Crematorium. If friends desire, donations 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 of HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES "Heritage Funeral Home". Telephone: 299-0100 (6/6/97).
WOLFE - Elmer Arthur passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Friday, July 11, 1997. Elmer was the beloved husband and constant companion of fifty-five years to Ida. He will be sadly missed by his sister Alice Helwig (Hugh); his brother Archie (Violet); his niece Ardith Grassl (Joe); as well as several extended family members. Elmer was predeceased by his parents, John and Pauline, and his nephew Milton Helwig. Elmer was a long time employee of Canada Safeway Ltd., retiring in 1982, and he was also a lifetime member of the Elks. He was an avid golfer, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Wednesday, July 16, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. Ray Waldock officiating. Interment to follow at Rockyview Garden of Peace. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Elmer's name may be made to Northmount Baptist Church, 451 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T2K 3H8. At FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES (Garden Chapel) annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service, an "Ornamental Dove" will be dedicated in memory of Elmer. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES (Garden Chapel), Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (7/19/97).
WOLFF - Mrs. Anna (nee Skarzynska). Anna was born in Warsaw to an old family of Polish nobility. Persecuted during the Second World War, she joined the Polish Resistance movement as a young girl. As a member of AK (the underground army), she actively participated in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. The post war years of Communist rule proved particularly difficult for her, but she learned to act with patience and grew up with perseverance. Anna emigrated to Canada in 1962 and, because she knew the French language, she first settled in Montreal. In 1978, she moved to Calgary, quickly overcoming the difficulties of the English language and entered the real estate business. She proved talented, hard-working and personable. She earned great professional success working till the end, maintaining highest professional standards, always adding great personal charm to whatever she did. Anna was a member of the Progressive Conservative party. An avid swimmer, golfer and fitness fan, she was also a member of the Calgary Glencoe Club, and was interested in social bridge. All her life she kept active, and will be remembered for her energy, integrity, cheerfulness and love of life. "Spij Anno w Pokoju Wiecznym!" She is survived by her sister Maria Meers; brother-in-law Joe Meers; nephew Paul Ruminski and wife Hanna, and children, Lukasz, Tomasz and Malinka; and cousin Zula Blendowska. From her Colleagues: Anna was consistently a top performer at Century 21 Bamber Realty for the past three years. She was a pleasure to be around and work with; her zest for life and sense of humor were contagious, and she will be greatly missed. She went through some tough economic times during her long career, but she came out on top. Her success was well deserved because of her incredible work ethic, integrity and attention to her clients' needs. Everyone who met Anna loved her right away and respected her. Prior to her three years at Century 21 Bamber, she worked for a short time at Century 21 New Bar Realty and prior to that, for approximately ten years, was at Boardwalk Realty. Special thanks to very dear friends, Joana Stuchly and Bob Rich and devoted colleague Dave Oppenheimer. Memorial Services will be held at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), today at 6:00 p.m. Arrangements and Cremation are in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Phone: 228-4422 (6/20/97).
WONG - Kwan Sin passed away at her residence on July 17, 1997 at the age of 78 years. Funeral Services will be held at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W. on Wednesday, July 23, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend Dr. John W.S. Kong of the Chinese Pentecostal Church, officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Phone: 297-0888 (7/22/97).
WONG - Mrs. Pearline Wong (nee Lyn), beloved wife of Mr. Edward Wong of Calgary, passedaway at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on December 29, 1997, after a short illness, at the age of 76years. Pearline was born February 17, 1921 in Jamaica, West Indies. She immigrated to Miami,Florida and then settled in Calgary, Alberta. Besides her loving husband Edward Wong, Pearlineis also survived by her children, Tony, Michael, Sonia (Chin), Wayne, and Helen (Fong); thirteengrandchildren and a great-grandchild; plus numerous family and friends in Canada, U.S.A. andJamaica. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapelof the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), today, December 31, 1997 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre StreetNorth), on Friday, January 2, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may bemade directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Second Floor, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary,Alberta T2G 1A2. In living memory of Pearline Wong, a tree will be planted at Fish CreekProvincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Chapel of the Bells", 2720CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296 (12/31/97).
WONG - Sau Ying Wong (Karen) (nee Chu), beloved wife of the late Mr. Oak Sang Wong of Calgary, Alberta, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on November 3, 1997 at the age of 47 years. She is the loving mother of Amy, Sandy and Dixon Wong, all of Calgary, Alberta. She is also survived by Tony Chan (Yat-Cheong); her eldest sister Mrs. Tong (Kun-Ying Chu); her brother Frank Chu; her youngest sister Mrs. Kwong (Kit-Ching Chu), and their family members. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Saturday, November 8, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. In living memory of Karen Wong, 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 (11/7/97).
WOOD - Hazel E. Wood passed away December 3, 1997 at the age of 80 in the High RiverNursing Home. Hazel was predeceased by husband Walter in 1973 and longtime companion JimFleming. She is survived by daughters, Pat Wylie, Jeanette Merkley, Dorothy McKernon; sisterEvelyn; sister-in-law Deborah; thirteen grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren. AMemorial Service will be held at the High River United Church on Saturday, December 13 at11:00 a.m (12/10/97).
WOOD - Wilfred L. passed away at M.S.A. Hospital in Abbotsford, B.C. on June 19, 1997 at 82 years of age. He will be sadly missed by his wife Marjorie; and his daughter Carol Legge; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters of Calgary. He worked at CP Rail in Ogden Shop for forty-six years before retiring to Aldergrove, B.C. Cremation was at the First Memorial Funeral Services in Aldergrove (6/28/97).
WOOLACOTT - Mr. Lorne Bruce Woolacott, beloved husband of Mrs. Thelma Woolacott, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on November 3, 1997 at the age of 82 years. Besides his loving wife, Lorne is also survived by his daughter Jeannette Payne of Calgary; two grandsons, Dwayne Payne and Don Carpenter; a granddaughter Teena Payne; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Vera Paul on February 15, 1986. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), today, November 6, 1997 and Friday, November 7, 1997 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 8, 1997 and Sunday, November 9, 1997 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's "Chapel of the Bells" (2720 Centre Street North), on Monday, November 10, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Michael C. Ward of Central United Church officiating. In living memory of Lorne Woolacott, 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 (11/6/97).
WRAY - Mr. Wilbert L. "Webb" Wray of Calgary, passed away at the Bethany Care Centre on June 21, 1997 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his loving wife Alice; one son Dale and his wife Brenda of Deer Park, Washington; two daughters, Carol and her husband Brad McMullen of Calgary, Patty and her husband David Walker of Laguna Hills, California; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Bud of Lethbridge, and Bill of Medicine Hat; his sister Leora and brother Charles predeceased him. Webb was born in Saskatoon, Sask. and moved to Lethbridge at the age of three months. He started with the CPR in 1939 and later served with the Canadian Army overseas during the Second World War. His CPR career took him to Medicine Hat for twenty-eight years and to Calgary where he retired after thirty-nine years of service. Webb was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Memorial and Poppy Services will be held in Lethbridge at the General Stewart Branch No. 4 RCL, 324 Mayor McGrath Drive on Saturday, July 12 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff on Level 4 of the Bethany Care Centre, Calgary for the loving and gracious care given Webb during his four year stay. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES Jacques Chapel, Directors. Telephone: 297-0711 (6/27/97).
WRIGHT - Joyce Irene of Calgary passed away at Agape Manor Hospice on June 25, 1997 at the age of 72 years, beloved sister of Heather Watts and Helen Shelton both of Edmonton and Gwen (Gordon) Fowlie of Winnipeg. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Private Family Services were held at Agape Manor Hospice on Monday, June 30, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. with Chaplain Karen Wilson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Agape Manor Hospice, 1302 - 8 Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2N 1B8. Arrangements and Cremation are in care of LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD. Telephone: 228-4422 (7/2/97).
WRIGHT - Reginald William Wright passed away peacefully on Friday, November 23, 1997 atthe age of 90 years. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret in July 1996 and is survived by hisson Leroy (Wilma) of Edmonton; and his daughter Sybil (Jim) Sharman of Enderby, BC. He willalso be missed by his grandchildren, Deborah (Dan) Compton of New Zealand, ChristopherNewel of Cranbrook, BC, Brian (Michelle) Wright of Red Deer, Kenneth Newel (Cathy Taylor)of Calgary, Laura (Randy) Kowalchuk of Penticton, BC, Michelle (Bob) Tochor of Esterhazy,Sask, Gordon (Helen) Newel of Calgary, Stephen (Lisa) Wright of Sherwood Park; and by his sixgreat-grandchildren, Samual, Jamie, Ryan, Reilly, Rory and Jordyn. Funeral Services will beheld at St. Cyprian's Anglican Church (2828 - 19 Street N.W.), on Saturday, December 6, 1997at 1:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Dr. VernonFanning Centre, 722 - 16 Avenue N.E. T2E 6V7. Thanks is extended to the staff and volunteersat the Fanning Care Centre (Two East) for their compassionate and professional care. In livingmemory of Reg Wright, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Crowfoot Chapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLEN.W.Telephone: 403-241-0044 (12/2/97).
WYATT - Kari Leigh Wyatt, beloved eight year old daughter of Eric and Brenda Wyatt of Airdrie, passed away suddenly at Wasa Lake, BC, on July 21, 1997. Kari was born April 30, 1989 in Leduc, AB and attended kindergarten there. She began Grade One at A.E. Bowers School in Airdrie, where she was going to go into Grade Three this fall. She was active with the Brownies, Airdrie Soccer and loved to sing and dance. Kari was a great organizer, loved to do crafts and was a very thoughtful little girl. We will miss finding her love notes under our pillows each night. Besides her loving parents, Kari will be sorely missed by her six year old twin brothers, Aaron and Cameron. She is also survived by her grandparents, Doris and Norman Gellert of Thorsby, AB, Hans and Val Meyer of Vernon, BC, Dolores and Ernest Wyatt of Edmonton, AB; her great-grandmother Marie Meyer of Leduc, AB; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Kari will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S "Airdrie Funeral Home" (300 Towerlane Drive) on Friday, July 25, 1997 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Master (216 Main Street, Airdrie) on Saturday, July 26, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bev Radoy officiating. Graveside Service to follow at the Airdrie Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2T 5C7. In living memory of Kari Wyatt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES "Airdrie Funeral Home", 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA. Telephone: 403-948-1100 (7/24/97).
WYNES - Frances Barbara Wynes of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital onSaturday, December 6, 1997, at the age of 83 years. Frances was born on March 18, 1914 inDawson City, Yukon. She has resided in Calgary since 1965. Frances was a member of theEastern Star North Star Chapter No. 34. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends andwill be missed by all. Frances will be remembered by two sons and a daughter-in-law, JohnWynes and Reg and Carolyn Wynes; two daughters and a son-in-law, Barb Fink and Kathy andJulius Kipke; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; as well as a sister BerniceReid of Coquitlam, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Reg on June 7, 1964, and threebrothers. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS and HOLLOWAY'S "CrowfootChapel", (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. withPastor Gordon Hanson officiating. Special thanks to Dr. Price and the nurses on Unit 101 at theFoothills Hospital. In living memory of Frances Wynes, a tree will be planted at Fish CreekProvincial Park by McINNIS and HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, "CrowfootChapel", 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Phone: 403-241-0044 (12/9/97).
WYNNE - Miss Ada Wynne passed away at her home on November 15, 1997 at the age of 79 years. She is survived by her brother John Wynne of Vancouver, her nephew Billy of Calgary and the rest of the family. Predeceased by her brothers, Charlie and Bill, her sisters, Marian and Rose. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at the MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, November 19, 1997 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Inurnment to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens on Friday, November 21, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation and arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY (located within Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road, 3 kms East of 68 Street, Calgary, AB). Telephone: 403-272-5555 (11/19/97).
WYNNE - Mary (Mamie) McKenzie Wynne passed away at the Foothills Hospital onDecember 8, 1997 at the age of 86 years. She was predeceased by her beloved husbandFrank B. Mary is survived by sons, Lorne (Janette), Jerry (Shirley); and daughter DoreenFowlie, all of Calgary; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Mamie and Frankwere lifetime members of the Optimist Club and past members of the Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club. Mamie and Frank resided in the Renfrew district for fifty-three years andMamie spent her last three years in the Mountview Seniors Apartments. Mamie will alwaysbe warmly remembered for her loving generosity of spirit to all of those who knew her andher devoted love and support to her family. She will be deeply missed. Funeral Services willbe held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 3220 - 4 Street N.W. onThursday, December 11, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. If friends desire, memorial donations may bemade to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, T2G 3Y6.FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Phone: 297-0888.
WYNNYK - John passed away peacefully on December 9, 1997 in Richmond, B.C. Born July15, 1917 in Spadden, Alberta. Predeceased by brothers, Paul, Bill and George, anddaughter-in-law Judi. Survived by his loving wife Judy; children, Corrine, Darlene (Al) Thomas,and Larry (Barbara); grandchildren, Kevin Bradley, Trevor and Niki; brothers, Nick (Nancy),Steve (Rosie), Joe (Mabel); and sister Ethel Mohler. John will be missed by many other relativesand friends. John served in the R.C.A.F. until he retired at the age fifty, then worked forCanadian Airlines until his retirement at age sixty-five. Prayers and Visitation will be held onFriday, December 12, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the RICHMOND FUNERAL HOME,8420 Cambie Road in Richmond, B.C. Mass will be held on Saturday, December 13, 1997 at2:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3150 Ash Street in Vancouver. Cremationwith a Memorial Service to be held in Edmonton, Alberta early in the Spring of 1998. Donationsto the Canadian Cancer Society in John's memory would be appreciated. RICHMONDFUNERAL HOME. Telephone: 1-604-273-3748 (12/11/97).
WYTSMA - Ted Wytsma passed away at the Rosedale Hospice on June 11, 1997 at the age of 75 years. Ted will be lovingly missed by Joyce, his wife of forty-four years; children, Bob and his wife Lurline, Shelley and her husband Jack Kucheran, Gordon and his wife Sophia; grandchildren, Kathryn, Andrew, Chrissie, Laura, Sarah and Jennifer. He is also survived by his siblings, Boukje and Dee Strate, Dick and Laurene Wytsma, Hilda and Al White; by his nephew and nieces and many other relatives. Ted was predeceased by his parents, Sydney and Dorothy Wytsma, and his nephews, Ron Strate and Ken White. Ted was born May 22, 1922 in Wommels, The Netherlands. The family emigrated to Canada in 1928, settling in Swalwell, Alberta. In 1936 they moved to Red Deer, making it their permanent home. Ted enlisted in the RCAF on December 8, 1941. He served with 118 Squadron in Alaska and 439 Squadron in Europe. He was honourably released on October 20, 1945. Ted worked briefly with the CPR before joining Gulf Oil in 1947. He retired in 1986. Ted was an avid reader with a great interest in steam trains and aviation. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for fifty years. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", 3220 - 4 Street N.W., on Friday, June 13, 1997 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Foster's Funeral Homes "Garden Chapel" on Saturday, June 14, 1997 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Jean Morris of Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The War Amps - Alberta, P.O. Box 11000 Main Post Office, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4B6. FOSTER'S FUNERAL HOMES "Garden Chapel", Directors. Telephone: 297-0888 (6/12/97).