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Mark Stephen Arnim

November 15th, 1951 - March 9th, 1991

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Mark Stephen Arnim died March 9, 1991 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mark was born November 15, 1951 in Burbank, California to Robert Charles and Marion Jones Arnim. He married Becky Richards and was a loving father to their two sons, Andrew, 14, and Nathan, 12, who were a constant source of pride. Later he divorced and on October 11, 1985, married Cindy Owens. Mark adored their beautiful daughter, Kelsy, 2, and was a wonderful, dedicated father and husband. Also survived by his parents, Bob and Marion Arnim; brothers, John; Skip and wife, Betsy; Greg and wife, Suzannah; eight nieces and nephews.

 

Mark attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.; Westminister, Salt Lake City; and graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in biology. He started Northwest Toxicology in 1981, and nurtured it's growth from a one-man vision to a successful, multi-state business with more than 50 employees. Mark truly cared about his employees and led by his example of honesty and integrity.

 

Mark was the most caring and compassionate husband, father and friend. Many came to him for guidance, encouragement and strength. In 1991, he was elected to the Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church, where he enthusiastically shared his love of God and wisdom of life.

 

"Godspeed Mark, our prayers and thoughts will be with you always.”

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Alan Auck

August 31st, 1951 - February 21st, 2013

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Alan Gregory Auck passed away suddenly at the age of 61.  He is survived by his mother Ruth Coelho (Kelowna), brother Gordon (Bev), sister Audrey (Jim) Arnall as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father Herb in 1988.

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James Campbell

January 19th, 1950 - July 3rd, 2008

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CAMPBELL _ James Archibald January 19, 1950 - July 3, 2008 On Thursday, July 3, 2008, Jim Campbell was called home by his Lord after a brief and courageous battle with liver cancer. He was born in Calgary, Alberta on January 19, 1950 and remained here with the exception of the four years necessary to complete his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of Alberta. He spent the majority of his career in Calgary's oil and gas drilling sector. Jim was an avid sports enthusiast and an active member of the Earl Grey Golf and Country Club. He shared his love of sports with his sons, and coached their hockey teams, as well as served on the Royals Hockey Board. By volunteering on the Midsun and Oakridge community associations, Jim manifested the belief that one should give back to the community in which they live. Jim's generous heart was also demonstrated by his numerous contributions to and canvassing for charities. Additionally, Jim served his church community of First Alliance for over twenty-five years. Jim was an amazing husband, father, "papa", brother and friend. He is survived by his bride, Dianne; children, Jeff (Elaine), Carlee and Matt (Corie); his grandchildren, Issac James and Lincoln Jeffrey; and his brother, Bruce (Alice) and their children, Daryl and Leslie. He will also be held in the hearts of his extended family of the Jorgensons, Junkers, Sinclairs and Rheas. He was predeceased by his parents, Jane and Archie Campbell, as well as his stepfather, Harold Carlyle. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 - 40 Street S.E.) today, July 9, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with reception to follow. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, earmarked for liver cancer research, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2

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Rod Courtney

June 7th, 1950 - July 1st, 2012

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COURTNEY, Rod D., BSc. C.E.T. 
June 7, 1950 - July 1, 2012  
Rod Courtney, beloved husband of Kathryn Courtney of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the age of 62 years. Rod is survived by his loving wife, Kathryn; son, Scott Courtney; daughters, Sarah Courtney, Shannon (Kevin) Gerla; and two grandsons, Kellen and Cameron Gerla, all of Calgary. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Margaret, and his grandmother, Mary Kaiser. A Memorial Service will be held at CALGARY CREMATORIUM CHAPEL, 3219 - 4 Street N.W., (within the valley of Queen's Park Cemetery) on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.hffs.com

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Stuart Crombie

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From Brenda Franke (Inskip) on May 26th, 2019
Hi! I am so sorry to hear the news about Stu' passing.
I was a friend of his in High School, and a friend of his friends,
Lorna Rogers and Shayne Dion.
Stu was really a true gentleman, such a friendly and caring person.
He had a joy about him and enjoyed life.
I also had a dinner with him in Vancouver, BC when we were about
26 years old. He was happily married, and almost concerned for me as I wasn't yet. (I've now been happily married for almost 39 years. :) )
May God's peace be with you.
Brenda (Franke) Inskip
 

Malcolm Neale Edgington

- - June 22nd, 1998

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Mr. Malcolm Neale Edgington of Calgary, passed away at the Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre on June 22, 1998 at the age of 46 years.  Malcolm is survived by his parents, Antony and Eloise Edgington; a sister Rosemary (Bob) Thomas; and a brother Douglas.  He was predeceased by a brother Norman.  Funeral services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, June 26, 1998 at 1:00 p.m.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.  238, 2116 - 27 Avenue N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7A6.  In living memory of Malcolm Edgington, 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.

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Gary Garrison

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Ruth Golumbia (Barron)

Ruthie (Liz's younger sister, one of four)
was very much her own person, though only a couple of yrs younger than Liz.. and Liz shared her friends with Ruth easily.
Ruthie was also a great laugher. She was a Junior Reject to our Rejects group.
There were sororities and frats at Wisewood where the cool kids joined.. we were never 'rushed' but we formed The Rejects in response and when sororities rushed with their posters promoting themselves we put up Rejects posters that said: Rejects: Acne. Obesity. Chastity.  and then we laughed some more.

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GOLUMBIA, Ruth Marsha 
Ruthi Golumbia (Barron Bondar) peacefully passed away in the early morning of January 15th with her loving husband Richard Golumbia and her caring mother Jean Barron at her side at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. Ruth was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth (Liz) Barron. She will be remembered and has been survived by her parents Richard and Jean Barron; her sisters, Sandy (and Richard) Colson (Bazel Barron), Paula Barron, and Mia (and Bill) Bunker (Barron); her children Leana (and Morry) Gaerber, Benje (and Marla) Bondar, Tamara (and Jeffrey) Kornblum, and Josh Bondar; her step- children Amy Golumbia and Jessie (and Steve) Ashton; her grandchildren (and step grandchildren), Braden and Jordana Gaerber, Dov and Naomi Bondar, Maya Kornblum, Natalie and Jasmine Wilding, Blaire and Jack Ashton and one more to be born any day. Ruth was born and raised in Calgary, where she learned and gained the energy and dedication to her family from her mother. She was first married to Robert Bondar and raised her four children between their homes in Calgary and North Battleford Sask. She lived the best part of her youth as an adult with grown children in Calgary. It was at this time of her life that she met her soul- mate, Richard Golumbia, and deepened her love for the outdoors and as much gardening, biking, and hiking as she could squeeze in between the demands of their business while living in Canmore. Throughout her life, gardening was her hobby and passion. She always found a way to grow plants and edibles where ever she went. We know that she has found her new garden in the sky and would like to accept donations to raise money for a memorial contribution to the Canmore Community Gardens. Donations can be made through the following www.givinggifts.ca/products/donations-ruth-golumbia. Ruth will have a Jewish ceremony and burial on Monday January 19, 2015. The ceremony will begin at 1 pm at Stewart Creek Golf CourseCeremony and reception at Stewart Creek Golf Course (4100 Stewart Creek Drive Canmore AB) and the burial will begin at 2 pm at the Canmore Community Cemetery (Immediately North of Palliser Trail just west of the intersection with Benchlands Trail, near the Holiday Inn Canmore). Shiva and respects can be paid following the service. Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.

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Barbra Gurevitch

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Brad Harker

- - August 6th, 2012

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Brad Harker on Sunday, August 26, 2012. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and car buddies. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012 at his home from 6 – 9 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services of Calgary.

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John Harper

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Thomas Hembree

February 15th, 1951 - March 15th, 2014

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Thomas Hembree of Calgary passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 63 years. Thomas is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Doran Wilson and Jennifer and Mike Pedde; grandchildren, Riley and Jamieson Wilson and Ella and Landon Pedde; spouse Lynda Hembree; three sisters Elouise (James) Wekel, Christine (Ken) Hanneson and Sharon Meyer as well as six nephews. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Thomas Hembree, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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From Gordon Brown on May 24th, 2019
Tom was one of my best buddies along with Bob Just in High School.  We re-connected a few years before his passing and shared many laughs and memories together. And got out pheasant hunting a few times, just like the old days. Bob Just is retired in Denver but we continue to exchange emails and jokes and have connected for some awesome downhill skiing in CO.  
 

Bill Howard

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From Terrence Krueger on June 12th, 2019
Bill was a good friend. He was the very first peer of mine to pass away ... and tragically in Borneo or New Guinea. All those who knew him mourned but are lucky to have known him.
 

Michael Joseph Lawson

June 27th, 1951 - February 23rd, 2019

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Mike on February 23, 2019 at the age of 67.

Survived by his loving wife Carol, daughter Niki Esslinger (Mike), brothers Pat (Chris) and Tony, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be missed by his beloved horses Hawk and Lacey, dogs Mila and Zoe and barn cats Barney and Blaze. Mike was predeceased by his parents Jake and Peggy and brothers Frank and Jackie.

Mike was born in Edmonton in 1951 and spent his formative years in Calgary. The travel bug hit early, commencing with a year long trip to Europe after graduating high school and culminating with a proposed 3 week trip to Hawaii. This 3 week trip lasted 32 years, half spent as a restaurant manager and half as a sport fishing charter boat owner. Mike returned to Canada in 2005 and enjoyed his beautiful 17 acre ranch just north of Qualicum Beach, B.C. for the past 14 years.

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From Terrence Krueger on June 12th, 2019
I always held Mike in awe: he seemed the perfect all around guy. I saw him once in Hawaii ... as i remember at the end of a long walk into the woods. May he RIP.
 

Alan Parsons

November 26th, 1951 - March 10th, 2018

After graduating from high school Al travelled to Europe for a few months. He took his first year of university at Queen's in Kingston but decided he missed the west so transferred to U of A and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1974. Lucky for me that he came to Edmonton as we met at U of A in 1973. We were married in 1980 and always lived in Edmonton. Our sons Graham (1983) and Scott (1986) were a huge part of Al's life. He was an incredibile husband and father who had an immense zest for life and for whom the glass was always half full. A testament to this is the many friends he made and kept over the years, including Pete Love and Bill Culbert from the class of '69. During his career Al worked in sales, tourism and more recently for himself as a consultant in public consultation. He was very actively involved in the community sitting on the boards of Edmonton Northlands, Edmonton Klondike Days Association, the Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival and many more. He also enjoyed coaching our sons' sports teams and was active on school councils. In the summer of 2017 he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and, despite his every effort to get well, unfortunately passed away in March of 2018.

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PARSONS, Alan (Al)
November 26, 1951 – March 10, 2018
It is with heavy hearts but feelings of peace, comfort and love that the family of Alan (Al) Parsons announces his passing on March 10, 2018 at the age of 66. Al is lovingly remembered by his wife Joan and sons Graham (Keia) and Scott (Rebecca), sisters-and-brothers-in-law Wendy and Ken MacDonald, Carol Petersen and Tad Kaczmarek, Lorna and John Stephen, and mother-in-law Sheila Petersen. He was “Uncle Al” to Kate (Brad) and Kristine MacDonald (Jeremy), Katrina Kaczmarek, and Hayley, Marla and Brett Stephen. He will also be remembered by cousins Sheila Johnston, Peter and John Ferguson, Alicia Zavitz, Grant Gardner and Sally Patroch. Al was predeceased by his mother Anne, father Ernie and brother Jim.
 
Al had many joys and blessings in his life but the ones he cherished most were his family and friends. Please join us for a celebratory remembrance of Al’s life on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Woodvale Clubhouse at the Mill Woods Golf Course, 4540 – 50 Street, Edmonton, AB T6L 6B6. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Al’s name to Lifestyle Helping Hands Seniors Association (LHHSA) at 10740 – 19 Avenue NW, Edmonton, T6J 6W9 or online at drivehappiness.ca. Al enjoyed many hours as a volunteer driver with this organization over the last few years.
 

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Myra Pawchuk

- - 2007

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Larry Robinson

May 31st, 1949 - June 8th, 2017

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ROBINSON, Larry Edward
Larry, beloved husband of Sandra Robinson (nee Bergum) of Calgary, passed away on June 8, 2017 at the age of 68 years. In addition to his wife Sandy, Larry is survived by his daughter Brooke; his grandchildren Cooper and Hennessy; step-grandson Nicolas; his sister Judy VanBerkel; nephew Michael Van Berkel and Tina; brother-in-law Vern Bergum and Denny; sisters-in-law, Brenda Watkins and Tom, Carol Ann Bergum and Neal McHardy, Carole Bergum; and his mother-in-law Lois Bergum as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his brothers-in-law Andy and Delmore. A celebration of Larry's life will be held on Wednesday, June 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Willow Park Golf and Country Club, 639 Willow Park Drive SE, Calgary. Please note that entry to the facility can only be made from Acadia Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of donor's choice. In living memory of Larry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. 

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Lorna Rogers

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Joanne Lesley Romaniuk (Karpuk)

March 23rd, 1951 - January 1st, 2017

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ROMANIUK, Joanne Lesley - March 23, 1951 - January 1, 2017 Joanne Romaniuk, of Strathmore, AB, passed away on January 1, 2017 at the age of 65 years. She was the loving mother of Mark (Brittany) Romaniuk and will also be missed by her granddaughter, Willow, all of Strathmore, AB. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sister, Judy (Don) Elash, of Saskatoon, SK, nephews, Tom (Brenda) Elash and Ted (Kayla) Elash and niece, Natalie (Chad) Johnson. She was predeceased by her parents, Doreen and George Karpuk. Joanne had an accomplished teaching career of 35 years. Her last 15 years were spent as Home Economics teacher at Crowther Memorial Junior High School. She spent her retired years volunteering, sewing and baking. Her greatest joy was spending time with her granddaughter, Willow. 

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Sandra Lynn Ruddy (Gouldie)

August 27th, 1951 - July 16th, 2014

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Ruddy, Sandra Lynn Gouldie BEd, MSc August 27, 1951 - July 16, 2014 Sandi Ruddy of Black Diamond passed suddenly after a series of health issues over the past few years. She is predeceased by her father Stanley Walter Gouldie and her brother Reginald Earle Gouldie. She is survived by her husband William Joseph Ruddy of 44 years, her children Mark Stanley Ruddy, Jillian Suzanne Ruddy and Michael William Ruddy. She is the beloved Nana of Finley James Ruddy, Shepperd William Ruddy and Paisley Norma Ruddy. She is also survived by her mother H. Norma Gouldie Keller and her sister Marlene Penny Gouldie as well as numerous extended family reaching the UK, Spain and Australia. She was also blessed by a large circle of friends. Sandi was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. People knew her to be compassionate, generous and supportive with an unconditional love for animals. She had a lot of passions in life including cooking, canning, gardening and entertaining. Sandi was also an outstanding citizen and very dedicated to community endeavours such as sitting on the Boards of Heritage Council (City of Calgary) and Okotoks Arts Council. Within the educational realm, Sandi held her permanent Teaching Certificate (Alberta) and played a role in developing the Adult Literacy Program (Calgary Board of Education). In the field of psychology, Sandi qualified as a Certified Arbitrator, Court Appointed Family Assessor, Court Appointed Amicus Curiae and an Expert Witness - Queen's Bench, Family and Provincial Courts: Alberta, NWT and BC. A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 20 Banister Gate in Okotoks, Alberta on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Snodgrass Funeral Home in Okotoks, Alberta can be contacted for more information. In memory of Sandi, donations may be made to the Calgary Humane Society. To email condolences please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS Funeral Homes Ltd. Okotoks 403-938-3111. Published in The Calgary Herald from July 22 to July 23, 2014.

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Alan Sims

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Helen Thomson

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Terry Tibble

July 18th, 1950 - May 6th, 2013

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TIBBLE, Terry Douglas 
July 18, 1950 - May 6, 2013 
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our brother Terry, from complications due to liver disease. The most important things in his life were his family, his bikes and time spent in the mountains. He was an avid outdoorsman and was happiest biking, hiking and cross country skiing. He was a member of the Elbow Valley Cycling Club and had many memorable biking trips including Italy and New Zealand. He worked in the oil patch for all of his career lately with Devon Canada - a company the family is grateful to for their support and understanding over the past couple of years. Terry was an off the wall wit who was always ready with a one-liner. He was a devoted brother and generous uncle who never forgot a birthday or anniversary. He is survived by his brother David Tibble (Alison) and sister Barbara Lamoureux; nieces and nephews, Erin, Corey (Kim), Heather (John), Kent (Jacqueline), Brett (Crystal) and great-nieces and nephew Aiden, Makenna, Macie, Kyra, Mary and Sarah. He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Frank Tibble. We would like to thank the staff of Unit 94 at the Rockyview Hospital for their expert care of Terry and the staff at Southwood Hospice for their care and compassion of both Terry and the family. Family and friends are invited to the home of his sister for an open house on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Please drop by anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. when we can share stories of Terry and raise a glass. Address is 1403 - 89 Avenue S.W. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations would be appreciated to the Canadian Liver Foundation. In living memory of Terry Tibble, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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