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REMEMBERING Calgary Herald TlU'sdiW August M), '2005 HID How will you remember them? To advertise call 235-7326 Fax: 235-8647 or Deaths 860 555511 860 Deaths Deaths ggQ Deaths 860 I I 1 1 ju, ilw.HBl.lji I I The Calgary Herald notes the following deaths In today's paper. New notices are marked by an (Notices may not appear alphabetically due to space requirements.) i il A L. V.J" 'V STODDART Michael James Michael James Stoddart, of Calgary, passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital on August 27, 2005 at the age of 52 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his father Bill Stoddart; his siblings, Glen Stoddart, Diane (Bill) VanVissen, Maisie Couch, Dan (Laura) Stoddart; nieces and nephews, Ryan, Savannah and Allison. He was predeceased by his mother, Grethe Stoddart, in 2000.

Michael worked for Canada Post then was self employed as a General Contractor until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1980. He was fortunate enough to travel the world before his diagnosis. He loved drag racing, cruising and having fun. The family would like to thank Dr. Becker, Dr.

Bradley, the staff at the Fanning Centre, the staff at the Calgary Handi-Bus and the doctors and staff at the Foothills ICU. Memorial Services will be held at the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. If so desired, memorial tributes in Michael's name may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (No. 100, 2421 37 Avenue N.E., (g Calgary, AB T2E 6Y7). Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL s- HOME and CEMETERY, 17 Avenue S.E.

at Garden Road (1.5 km east of 84 Street S.E.). Phone: 403-272-5555. Blair Boaler Boyd' Bucclnl Culp Flnkblner Forrest Gibson Gillespie Graas Hamilton Herrmann John Kuzmicz Manning Rasmussen' Stoddart' Thomson Thonger Yip' Yuffe' BLAIR -Robert "Bob" Joseph Robert 'Bob' Joseph Blair, of Chestermere, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the Agape Manor Mospice on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at the age of 81 years. Bob is survived by his wife Lorna, of fifty-five years; children, Molly (Randy) Dahr, Laurel Lawrence, Bobi-Jo Blair and Jana (Trent) Neal; grandchildren, Tammy, Dawn, Brandy, Randy, Reah, McKenzie, Zoey and Taylor; eight greatgrandchildren; three brothers, Jim (Marg), Norman (Norma) and Dave (Fran). He was predeceased by his parents John and Grace, and sister Joan.

Bob was employed with CPR for forty-two years and was very active in the Chestermere Community Association. Bob will be missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Bob's name may be made directly to Chestermere Christian Fellowship (Box8, Site 8, R.R. No.

6, Calgary, AB, T2M 4L5). To e-mail expressions of sympathy:, subject heading: Bob Blair. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (1.5 km east of 84 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.

Vjf BOALER Edith Cavell (nee McBean) 1916-2005 Edith Cavell Boaler (nee McBean), peacefully went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at the age of 89 years, with her family by her side. Edith was born on February 8, 1916 on the family farm in Carey, MB. She was the last survivor of fourteen children of the McBean family, who were Scottish pioneers. At the tender age of fourteen, Edith would get up at 3:00 a.m. to help her mother prepare breakfast for threshing crews of fourteen men.

Edith was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a wonderful friend to many. She attended Business College in Winnipeg, MB and used her skills in a position at an Eaton's store. As a young woman, Edith enjoyed sports and belonged to a women's baseball league. She was active in politics and even in her last days, kept abreast of current affairs. Edith married Colin Boaler on November 14, 1953 in Winnipeg, and together they raised four children on a farm in St.

Pierre, MB. Edith worked side by side with Colin, the love of her life. Edith is survived by her loving husband of fifty-one years, Colin Boaler of Calgary, AB; her children, Gordon May of St. Pierre, MB, Geraldine Epp (Henry) of Kelowna, BC, Jacqueline Flanders, and Ronald (Rose-Marie) Boaler, all of Calgary; ten grandchildren, Bonnie Tone, Colin Epp, Cameron Epp, Sherrie (Guy) Kirouac, Janice May, Shawna Gosselin, Peggy (Dennis) Leduc, Pam Heger (Jeremy Hamilton), Alan (Jennifer) Flanders, and Amy Flanders; seven greatgrandchildren, Kylie Kranabetter, Joshua Kranabetter, Christian Tone, Mathew Kirouac, Marc Kirouac, Chantal Kirouac, and Samantha Kirouac; brother-in-law Alan Boaler of Ca.ey, MB; sister-in-law Trudy Boaler of Calgary; and many nieces and nephews. Edith was predeceased by her parents, John McBean and Violet McBean (nee Jack); thirteen brothers and sisters; her granddaughter Tammy May; and many relatives of the Boaler family.

A Memorial Service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church (290 Edgepark Boulevard N.W.) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Ian Gray, Presider. A second Memorial Service and a Graveside Service will be held in St.

Vital Cemetery, Winnipeg, MB at a later date. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 (Telephone 403-264-5549, The family would like to express their gratitude to the jl nurses and doctors on Unit 103 A at the Foothills Medical Centre. In living memory of -5lJ Edith Boaler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by MclNNIS HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W.

Telephone: 403-243200. a 2iae39 BOYD -Elizabeth "Betty" 1928-2005 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend, Betty Boyd on August 28, 2005. Betty was born on June 25, 1928 in London, England. She moved to Canada in 1953 and settled in Calgary in 1955. She worked for IBM and Barber Industries for many years as a Systems Analyst.

Betty's joy in life was her involvement with dogs and dog shows for over thirty years. Our sincere appreciation to Dr. Ruether, Sonja and Bonnie at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Debbie Hoey and the Home Care nursing staff and Agape Hospice for their outstanding professional and loving care extended to Betty. A celebration of Betty's life will be held at a later date. Memorial tributes may be made to the SPCA (1323 36 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E 6T6).

To e-mail expressions of sympathy: subject heading: Betty Boyd. Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road (1.5 km east of 84 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555. A GILLESPIE -Edward Rex (Ted) 1922-2005 Ted passed away in his home in Invermere, BC on August 22, 2005.

Ted was born in Calgary, Alberta on October 14, 1922 and attended Mount Royal Public School and graduated from Western Canada High School before joining the Navy (RCNVR) in 1941. During World War II he was deployed on convoy duty in the north Atlantic aboard the HMCS Loch Morlach. He received an honourable discharge from the Navy in 1945. He joined what was then Royalite Oil Company in their Turner Valley office and subsequently was employed by TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. in their field operations for some thirty years.

He retired in 1985 and moved to Invermere, BC. He is survived by Hazel, his devoted wife of fifty-three years; his son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Rose Gillespie of Calgary, Alberta; and daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Rick Hummel of Rose Prairie, BC. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, F.K. Roy and Beulah Gillespie; and several nieces and nephews. At Ted's request there was no formal Service.

There was a private Interment at a cemetery in Invermere. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the BCLung Association. GRAAS Beverley (Bev) Ellen (nee Bircher) 1954-2005 Bev Graas, beloved wife of twenty-four years of Allan Graas of Calgary, passed away at home surrounded by her family, on Friday, August 26, 2005, after a seventeen month struggle with cancer at the age of 50 years. Bev was born on November 24, 1954 in Regina, SK. She was a university graduate, earned her Black Belt in Karate and also taught Karate.

She achieved her Grade 10 in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Bev was a devoted wife and mother. Her gentle love and kind spirit will be missed. Always loved, she will be forever missed by her husband Al; children, Jennifer, Cheryl and Jonathon, all of Calgary; father Jack of Regina, SK; brother Bob of Vancouver, BC; Corrine Bircher of Regina, SK; her mother and father-in-law Alex and May Graas of Moose Jaw, SK; Don and Beth Graas of Belle Plaine, SK; Judy and George Boland of Winnipeg, MB; Larry Graas and Darlene Phillips of Calgary; Fran Marceau of Moose Jaw, SK and many other friends and relatives. Bev was predeceased by her mother Gladys in 2004, and her brother Barry in 2003.

Funeral Services will be held at MclNNIS HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through I It. I II Ull VUl 'ins A I be by S.A In living memory of Beverley Graas, a tree will planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park MclNNIS HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E, CALGARY.

Telephone: 403-256-9575. V-trriliii -ttttmHiiiilii HAMILTON Sylvia Elizabeth Minnie 1938-2005 Sylvia Hamilton, beloved wife of Bert Hamilton of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at the age of 67 years. Sylvia was born on March 25, 1938 in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, and moved to Calgary with her husband in 1961. She devoted most of her life helping others and volunteering her time. In her earlier years she made a huge impact with competitive swimming in Alberta; later, she was a devoted employee of FRS Relocation Service.

She spent her life enjoying each and every day. She touched the lives of her family and friends and they will miss her dearly. Sylvia will be remembered by her husband of forty-four years, Bert Hamilton; a son Michael Hamilton of Edmonton; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and John Rhodin of Asheville, North Carolina; her grandchildren, Kristen and Jason Rhodin whom she adored; her sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Jimmy Crawford of Portglenone, Northern Ireland; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ian and Morny Hamilton of Stranraer, Scotland; and sister-in-law Margaret Hamilton of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at MclNNIS HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 15 Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Grace Presbyterian Church, 1009 15 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0S5 (Telephone 403-244-5861) or to the Arthritis Society, No. 200, 1301 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 (Telephone 403-228-2571 or 1-800-321-1433). In A living memory of Sylvia Hamilton, a iree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by MclNNIS HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY.

Telephone: 403-256-9575. 1 1. MW. 'kjr Kit lh 1 Bf)3 Jf '5 "1 'I HERRMANN Otto 1930-2005 Mr. Otto Herrmann of Calgary passed away peacefully, due to complications from pneumonia, at the Foothills Medical Centre on August 27, 2005 at the age of 74 years.

Otto was born on December 17, 1930 and raised in Leader, SK. He moved to Alberta in the early fifties, working in the oil patch. He also worked as a Lather in the construction industry until his early retirement in the seventies, due to his health. He married Margaret Bramall of Evarts, AB on July 15, 1955. Otto lived quietly in his beautiful home.

He had a good sense of humor and enjoyed going out for coffee with close friends. Camping at Pine Lake and gardening were highlights of his life. He was an excellent father and will be dearly missed. Otto is survived by his loving children, Barry and Barb of Calgary, AB; his sisters and brother; several nieces and nephews; and great-niece Nora Malcolm; as well as many long-time friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret in January, 1999; parents Karl and Eva Herrmann; sisters, Lydia, Christine and Annie; and brothers, Karl and Louie.

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks for the genuine care and compassion that our dad received from Nurses Leslie and Sandra, as well as the Doctors in the Intensive Care Unit at Foothills Medical Centre and also Fire Station No. 4 and Paramedics. The family would also like to thank Pearl Martin, Claire and Thelma Schmaltz and Garth and Betty Dickson, as well as the many calls and the thoughtfulness shown from family and friends at this difficult time. Funeral Services will be held at MclNNIS HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences A through

In jf living memory of Otto Herrmann, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by MclNNIS HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296. JOHN -William Allan William Allan John died peacefully with the support of his family on August 26, 2005 at the age of 82. Born February 28, 1923 in South Wales, Dr. John served in the Second World War as a fighter pilot with the Fleet Air Arm.

Subsequently he qualified as a physician at Sheffield Medical School, becoming a radiologist during the pioneering days of the speciality. He immigrated to Calgary at age forty-five, maintained his practice for twenty-two years, largely at Holy Cross Hospital then retired to Victoria in 1990 where he enjoyed golfing at Uplands Golf Club. He was a talented cricketer in his youth and remained a great rugby enthusiast. A beloved husband and devoted father, Dr. John is survived by his wife Eirlys; daughters, Sarah and Katie (husband Dan); sons, Nicholas and Richard (wife Susan); also by his grandchildren, Natasha, Jacob, Stephanie, Julia, Myfanwy, Daniel, Alysia and Savanna, all of whom loved him dearly.

In Britain, by brother Howard and his wife Dorothy; brother-in-law Leighton, his wife Grace; sister-in-law Sandra, and their families. A Funeral Service will be held at McCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL located at Vancouver and Johnson Streets on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Victoria Hospice Society. Condolences may be offered to the family at McCALL'S of VICTORIA Telephone: 1-250-3854465.

KUZMICZ Jean Davidson (nee Trist) 1927-2005 Jean Davidson Kuzmicz (nee Trist) of Calgary passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at the age of 77 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend who will be fondly remembered. Jean was born in Newton Grange, Scotland on November 11, 1927. Throughout her youth, she was involved in highland dancing and achieved numerous awards and medals including "World Champion Highland In 1956, Jean moved with her husband Leon and her two children to Canada and settled in Calgary to raise their family. Upon retirement in 1977, Jean and Leon moved to a beautiful apple orchard property in Creston, BC.

Jean loved life in the Kootenay Valley, and was very involved in the Creston community. Jean and Leon were both members of the Creston Eagles and enjoyed dinners, darts and dancing together. Jean was also an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. We will remember Grandma for her humour and her words of wisdom. She had a sharp memory and a talent for telling the most captivating stories.

We are inspired by her strength and her will to overcome hardship and adversity. "We will love and remember you Grandma with all our hearts." Jean is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Gordon Saunders of Calgary; her five grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason), Mark, Becky, Pam, and Liana; and her sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Stan Yassinsky of Abbotsford, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Leon and her son Anton. Funeral Services will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church (corner of 15 Avenue and Vancouver Street, Creston, BC) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev.

Harry D. Haberstock, Presider. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, co Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 A (Phone 403-521-3433). In living memory of Jean Kuzmicz, a tree will be planted by MclNNIS HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH.

Telephone: 403-276-2296. 813264 MANNING John John Manning passed away at the Carewest Sarcee Hospice on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at the age of 82 years. John will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the Jackson family. At John's request there will be no Service. Arrangements and Cremation in care of FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Directors.

Phone: 403-216-2222. 19 5469 RASMUSSEN Warren Warren Rasmussen passed away at the Peter Lougheed Centre on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at the age of 73. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-eight years, Joyce; two sons, Willie (Trish) of Water Valley and Dave (Bev) of Carstairs; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Tannis (Wade). A Private Family Service was held at the Carstairs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to STARS, Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7.

PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SERVICES '016 Farrell Road S.E. Telephone: 216-5111. VV 5f Vv BUCCINI Eristo Silvio 1909-2005 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Nonno, Eristo Silvio Buccini, on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at the age of 96 years. Nonno was born on May 16, 1909 in Villalago, Italy where he learned carpentry and cabinet making from his father, passing those skills on to his sons. He first came to Calgary in 1956.

He then immigrated here with his wife Maria in 1966 to work and to be with his sons and their families. He gladly took on the title and the role of Nonno (grandfather) not only for his family but for all who knew him. His firm grip, strong back and long life are a testament to his motto, "Work hard, eat well, and drink wine." Until recently, he could be seen making his daily pilgrimage to the garage where his workbench and tools awaited, returning hours later covered in sawdust with a newly crafted wooden trinket in his hands. That image will be forever implanted in our memories along with his generosity and strong spirit. Nonno is survived by his two sons, Pasquale (Pete) and Albina and Fernando (Fred) and Lily; and five grandchildren and their spouses, Anna and Bob, Marco and Mary, Lucia, Patrizia and Tom, and Lorella and Enrico.

He will also be missed by his nine great-grandchildren, Stefan, Marina, Nicolas, Isabella, Matteo, Alessandro, Andrea, Claudia, and Giulia. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at MclNNIS HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, September 1, 2005 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 Friday, September 2, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Emanuel Buttigieg, Presider.

Burial to follow in Villalago, Italy. Forward condolences through The family would like to thank his home caregivers, as well as the A staff of Unit 41 at the Peter Lougheed gx Hospital for their compassionate care. In S. S.

living memory of Eristo Buccini, a tree will be planted by MclNNIS HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296. CULP-Mary Ellen 1918-2005 It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mary Ellen Culp of Irricana, on Friday, August 26, 2005 at the age of 87 years. Mary was born on February 12, 1918 in Calgary, AB. She attended school in Irricana and finished her Grade Twelve in Kathyrn, where she met her husband Evertt.

They were married July 8, 1944. The homestead north of Irricana where she grew up later became the place where Mary and Evertt farmed and raised their family. The farm was an integral part of her entire life. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly and her life revolved around their many activities and kept her young at heart. Mary had many interests and was artistically talented.

Some of her favourite hobbies included painting, flower arranging, wheat weaving, and making pansy cards. She especially loved riding her horses. Her avid love for reading and knowledge kept her in tune with the world around her. She was a dedicated member of her church and truly devoted to her faith. Mary loved being actively involved in the KIK Seniors Club.

She will be remembered for her unselfish concern for others and her kind and generous spirit. Mary will be dearly missed by all. Mary leaves to cherish her memories, three children, daughter Carol Haase, daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Grant Summach, and her son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Janice Culp; her grandchildren, Raelene (Randal) Praeker, Chad (Stacey) Haase, Jason (Angela) Haase, Ryan Culp, Darren (Jacey Weiler) Culp, and Cameron Culp; and great-grandchildren, Grace Praeker and Kyle Haase. She will also be dearly missed by her sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Wilfred Heringer; and her brothers-in-law, Ivan (Isobel) Culp, Vernon (Marj) Culp, and Rolf Gilberg. Mary was predeceased by her husband Evertt Culp and her sister-in-law Vera Gilberg.

Funeral Services will be held at Irricana West United Church (Highway 567) on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 -12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 (Telephone 403-205-3966) or the Irricana United Church Building Fund, Box Box A at S. 128, Irricana, AB TOM 1B0. In living memory of Mary Culp, a tree will be planted Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by MclNNIS HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE.

Telephone: 403-948-1100. FINKBINER Melford Robert (Mel) Melford Robert (Mel) Finkbiner passed away suddenly at his home in St. Catharines, Ontario on August 27, 2005 at the age of 65 years. Beloved husband of Angi; loving father and grandfather of daughter Melanie (Robert) Petryk and their children, Anika and Austin; son Trevor (Tory) Haynes and their children, Clayton and Lauryn; daughter Melinda (Michael) Nodwell and their children, Liam, Jack, Madeleine and Babes, all of Calgary; stepsons, Omar (Rania) Dogan of Mississauga, Wesley Dogan of St. Catharines; brother to Bill (Lorraine) Finkbiner and Holly (Kevan) Guterson of Drumheller, Alberta.

Survived by his sisters-in-law, Dawn Finkbiner and Marion Finkbiner; and his parents-in-law, Loda Bernardy and Fritz Bernardy. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Dorothy Finkbiner, and by brothers, Ronald and Victor Finkbiner. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral Service will take place at Knox United Church, 195 3 Avenue East, Drumheller, Alberta, on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Drumheller Cemetery.

Courtney-Winter's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Telephone: 1403-823-2666. 1B2187 FORREST -Shirley Mae Shirley Mae Forrest, beloved wife of Robert John, passed away in Rimbey, AB on Friday, August 26, 2005 at the age of 70 years. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 at the Hoadley Community Hall in Hoadley, AB.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Rimbey Hospital or the Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements in care of Wilson's Funeral Chapel. Telephone: 1-403343-3388. GIBSON Andrew (Andy) Turner 1941-2005 Andrew (Andy) Turner Gibson of Bragg Creek, AB passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at the A age of 63 years. Announcements later by MrlMMIS Hfll I fiWAY FIINFRAI HflMFS S.

Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: 403-2433200. -r -jr 1 r. i i im.j THOMSON -Olive Alberta Olive Alberta Thomson passed away on August 27, 2005 from injuries suffered when struck by a vehicle on August 12, 2005. Olive was born on September 28, 1921 in Champion, AB to George and Caroline Brown.

Her father was with the CPR and the family was transferred to Coleman, AB when she was a young child. Olive received most of her education in Coleman and made a number of lifelong friends there. The family was later transferred to Lacombe, AB where Olive finished high school and worked for AGT as a long distance telephone operator. Olive then moved to Calgary where she met her husband, Don Thomson. They were married in April 1954 and spent thirty-two happy years together until Don's passing in 1986.

Don and Olive loved to travel and had some wonderful trips together to Hawaii, Fiji and Europe, as well as various parts of Canada and the U.S. Olive continued to travel for a few years after Don's passing, but she loved her home and preferred to stay around Calgary. Last year she sold her house and moved into the Royal Park Seniors Residence where she made new friends and enjoyed day trips, card games and lots of good conversation. Olive was also predeceased by her parents, George and Caroline Brown, and sister Nancy. She is survived by her daughter Donna Thomson; son and daughter-in-law, Norm and Corey Thomson; and grandchildren, Lindsay and Brett.

We would like to thank the staff at Foothills Hospital Trauma Unit No. 71 for their outstanding care and compassion, with a special thanks to nurses Amber and Rhoni. A Memorial Service will be held at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 4 Street N.W. (inside the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery) on Thursday, September 1,2005 at 3:00 p.m. HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES 'Calgary Crematorium Chapel' Telephone 29941U THONGER -(Ted) Tracy Edwards'' July 2, 1913 -August 23, 2005 Ted passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC on August 23.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary in June 2003 and leaves two sons, Don and Jack. He is survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Ted was a writer, publisher and inventor. In the early 1950's Ted was active in the ACT and chaired the Stampede Queen contest. His love of the Stampede led him to publish the Original Calgary Stampede Story in 1952.

Ted was an enthusiastic curler and in 1955 he created the Canadian Curling News and formed the Curling Centre. Through his business dealings Ted was offered the exclusive rights to represent the only manufacturer of curling stones in the world. For nearly thirty years every curling stone sold in North America came from Scotland and was handled by his company. As an inventor, Ted was responsible for the first synthetic curling broom which was called the Rink Rat. He also invented many other items of curling rink equipment which remain in use today.

In 1999 Ted was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as a builder of the sport. At his request, there will be no service. Interment will be at the family plot in Regina. YIP David Edward David Edward Yip passed away suddenly in Penticton, BC, Thursday, August 25, 2005, at the age of 70years. David is survived by his wife Laurette of seven years.

David is also survived by his daughter Elaine (Roger) Kenny; grandchildren, Connor and Jessa; son, Curtis (Laura) Yip; grandchildren, Derek and Janelle. Surviving brothers and sisters, Jeano Chow, May (Bill) Poon, Stan (Jane) Yip, Bruce (Minnie) Yip, Kai (Madeline) Yip, Tom (Shirlyn) Yip. David was predeceased by his first wife Gloria Yip (nee Byam), son Conrad Bing and granddaughter Gloria Esther. David was loved and will be sadly missed by Laurette and family; Glenn (Claudia) Fontaine, Shelley (Bernie) Klee, Dennis (Jan) Fontaine, Darlene (Ollie) Miller, Tom (Paula) Doughty. David was born 1934 in Britannia Beach, BC, lived in Vancouver and Lethbridge, settling long term in Calgary.

David had a long, distinguished career in the hotel industry and won a prestigious Bellman of the Year for 1970, which was a testament to his personality, charm, sense of humor and exceptional interest in people. David retired in the Okanagan Valley, where he found peace and tranquility with Laurette, family and tnends. David was an avid a'hlete and sports lover, beron'ng a Golden Gloves boxing champion in Vancouver ard was a star with the championship Lethbridge Hu. igaria Soccer team. He was active with the Parkdaie Community and coached many years of minor hockey and baseball.

David was a lifelong enthusiast, student and great teacher of the game of golf. Like his father Bins, David was well known as a talented chef and treated many friends and family with his cooking. The Celebration of Life for David will be held at the Canyon Meadows Community Centre, 848 Cwtabrian Drive S.W., Calgary, Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m. In accordance with his wishes, David was cremated. Memorial tributes can be made online with the Calgary Herald Guest Book at


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