Calgary Herald : 2018-11-10



CLASSIFIED E9 Saturday, November 10, 2018 CALGARY HERALD Obituaries KENNEDY, John “Bruce” Duncan HURLBURT, Kathryn Elizabeth ROSS, Kenneth Earl July 30, 1943 - November 5, 2018 July 3, 1938 –Toronto, Ontario November 2, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta These words are in celebration of the spectacular life of Kenneth Earl Ross who passed away on November 5, 2018. Ken’s life adventure began in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. Ken is, and always will be, his sweetie Charlene’s champion and protector. Ken lived life like no ordinary person. He had many adventures worldwide and was thankful for each opportunity that came his way. For all who knew him, Ken was a friendly, open-minded, caring and generous individual. He perceived life as the glass being half full, rather than half empty. He was known for his wonderful story telling of his adventures as a world traveller. His positivity and generosity in life was felt by those in his presence. Ken and his wife Charlene enjoyed travelling together and creating many memories. While Ken and Charlene enjoyed travelling, they always looked forward to coming home to Chestermere, Alberta. Ken looked forward to each hockey season as he was an avid Calgary Flames fan. Every season was ice cream season too. In his early youth, Ken joined the Air Force as a Firefighter. Many of Ken’s accomplishments, opportunities and adventures were a result of a person’s recognition in his abilities, strengths and commitment which led him to the Oil and Gas Sector for over 40 years. Ken had many business interests, one of which was environmental and water management. The one thing Ken loved and cherished most in his life is his sweetie Charlene Ross. They share a family of four children; daughter Michelle Barrett, son Michael Ross, stepsons Leonard Schmaus (Daughter-in-Law Barbara Simpson), and Chad Schmaus and two grandchildren; Dylan Schuler and Jayme Mae Schuler - all who brought him joy. He loves each of them in their own unique way. Ken also has a brother, Jack Ross (Carol Ross), who are very close. Ken and his lifelong friend, Bob Richards will miss and remember all of their adventures and shenanigans. Ken also has many nephews and nieces whose lives he touched. A thank you to Southwood Intercare Hospice and for those staff who saw the life story behind the man. We are honoring Ken’s wishes not to have a funeral service or memorial in his name. Arrangements were made in care of Pierson’s Funeral Services LTD. and messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at 1928 - 2018 GRUENWALD, Dennis John Kathryn Elizabeth Hurlburt was born at the Galt Hospital in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Hannah and Orval Hurlburt. She grew up in Milk River and after completing high school, she went to work for Taylor Pearson & Carson in Lethbridge until she had earned enough money to enroll at the University of Alberta where she received a Bachelor of Divinity degree and later a Master of Arts degree as she pursued her goal of becoming a minister in the United Church of Canada. It was while she served in this capacity at South Minster United Church in Lethbridge, that she decided to explore her interest in spiritual guidance but now in a hospital setting. She spent a number of years at Lamont General Hospital and later the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital as chaplain. Always striving to become better educated, Kathryn made the decision to become a faith based clinical psychologist and obtained her Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Oregon. Until her retirement in 1993, Kathryn operated a very busy private practice in Calgary. Kathryn was always eager to learn new things. She was a talented artist and many friends and family members are proud owners of her work. Kathryn was fiercely independent and accomplished and was part of a wide circle of likeminded friends. Theirs was a very close and caring group who embraced life with exuberance and great joy. Kathryn was predeceased by her parents, Hannah and Orval, her brother Tom Hurlburt of Sacramento, California; her twin brother Ken Hurlburt of Fort Macleod and her niece Shirley Ingleston of Sacramento, California. She is survived by three nieces Jody Thaell, Darcee Robertson, Kim Tillsley; and three nephews Brant Hurlburt, Thane Hurlburt, Heath Hurlburt and their respective families. A private family Memorial Service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels. Visit to send a private condolence. February 28, 1943 - November 3, 2018 Dennis John Gruenwald passed away peacefully on November 3, 2018 at the age of 75 years. He will be missed by all who knew him, especially his wife Loreen; daughters, Corinn Claydon (Chris), and Paula Knox (John); their mother Diane; and his grandchildren Ben, Jackson, Charlotte, Liam and Avril. Dennis lived his life with compassion, kindness, love and respect. He served the Calgary Catholic School District as teacher, principal, and area superintendent for 35 years, and later served as a Director for the Calgary Catholic Diocese. He volunteered throughout the community and was committed to fostering meaningful relationships with family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Community (800 85 St SW) on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Dennis’ family through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Inn From The Cold (110 - 11 Avenue SE, Calgary AB T2G 0X5; (403) 263-8384; Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. (403) 265-1199 Bruce Kennedy, beloved husband of Bobbie Kennedy (nee Godfrey) of Calgary, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the age of 80 years. As high school sweethearts, married since 1960, Bruce and Bobbie, along with their 3 married sons, grandchildren, relatives and many friends, enjoyed a lifetime of love, laughter and close family ties. Bruce embodied all that is good in life. A larger than life personality, filled with compassion and boundless passion for all that life affords, his legacy will live on in all of us fortunate enough to have known him. A Private Family Service will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Bruce Kennedy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. UNTERSCHULTZ, Reverend Donald December 5, 1931- November 6, 2018 Rev. Donald Erwin Unterschultz was embraced into the arms of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. His love for God, his family and the church were central to his purpose in life. Don will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 58 years, Doreen (nee Schneider), his children Brian (Heather), Donna, Eleanor (Ken) Benterud; his grandchildren, Hannah and Emily Unterschultz; Alexander and Nathan Benterud. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church (3610 Sarcee Road SW, Calgary). Interment to be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Nisku, AB reception to follow. Donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Hour, Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting WILSON, William Samuel "Bill" March 17, 1935 - Calgary, Alberta November 8, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta GUNDRY-WHITE, Loretta "Etta" Lillian (nee Anderson) Bill Wilson beloved, husband of Maralyn Wilson, of Calgary, AB, passed away on November 8, 2018 at the age of 83 years. Born and educated in Calgary, Bill was introduced to Maralyn by a friend at the age of seventeen, and together they celebrated sixty-three years of marriage. Bill embarked on his career-path at the Calgary Albertan Newspaper as a Pressman and in a short time, was made Production Manager. After which he went on to be a self-employed entrepreneur and a man of many careers, Bill had a pioneering spirit as a farmer, builder, and land developer during the span of his working years. One of his most recognizable local accomplishments was building and part owner of The Port O’Call Inn. Bill was extremely respected and revered in the business community, with many successful joint venture partnerships. With a commanding voice and presence his words always conveyed great depth, wisdom, truth and advice. Earning his wide respect and acclaim from friends, family and colleagues alike. A dignified man with a sharp intellect; he was firm but fair, with an Irish light-hearted sense of humour. Bill possessed a deep love for the land, farming, and animals - in particular cutting (quarter) horses: This love and dedication was demonstrated in his position as President of the Cutting Horse Association for many years, as well as his induction into the Cutting Horse Hall of Fame. He was dedicated to sailing in BC every spring and fall, enjoyed motorcycles, and actively participated in curling and skiing as well. An avid golfer, Bill had achieved two holes-in-one, and was a member of the Bearspaw Golf and Country Club. Bill appreciated the opportunities the world presented him in the form of travel, and on many occasions traveled to Northern Ireland - his ancestral home - as well as much of the world with his wife Maralyn and the children. He was also a frequent Snowbird to Henderson, NV, USA, during the winter months with his wife, Maralyn. Bill was a long-time ticket-holder of both the Calgary Flames, and the Calgary Stampeders. Bill’s deep commitment to the community was exemplified by volunteering over forty years for The Calgary Stampede. He was a Jordan Lodge Free Mason and a member of the Conservative Party. Community involvement was important to Bill. Besides his loving wife, Maralyn, Bill is survived by his children, Shannon Bachynski (Bob), Dr. Sheri-D Wilson, Lindsay Bell (Barkley Adams); grandchildren, Shana Eriksen, Roberta Bachynski, Courtney Bell (Craig Herauf), Lauren Bell (Jody Rideout); great-grandchildren, Keaton Eriksen and Presley Eriksen; sister-in-law, Carole Mitchell; nephews, Dean Mitchell (Barb), and their children; Kurt Mitchell (Kristi-Lynn), Eric Mitchell and Vanessa Mitchell; nieces, Shauna Mitchell and her children, Kristiana and Mitchell Klaus, Karyn Mitchell. Nephew, Sloan Wilson (Bev) of Milton, ON and nieces Leticia Wilson Cronk (Aaron), their son, Jackson Cronk of Milton, ON; Amber Wilson Czisny (Wayne) of Oklahoma, USA; beloved pet toy poodle, Ginger; as well as several extended family and friends. Bill was recently predeceased by his brother, Ernest Wilson and sister-in-law, Aurora Wilson. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Family requests no flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6, on line at, or by phone 403-410-1112 or directly to Calgary Health Trust - Peter Lougheed Centre, Suite 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: 403-943-0615, The family would like to thank the Doctors, nurses on Unit 42 and hospital staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of William Wilson, a tree Provincial Park. July 27, 1922 - Camrose, Alberta November 2, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta Loretta Gundry-White of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at the Rocky View Hospital, on November 2, 2018 at the age of 96 years. Etta, as she was known to her friends and family, had a very rewarding career with the Bank of Montreal. She started as a Teller in the Olds branch, and retired years later as a Foreign Exchanges Trader in Calgary’s head branch. She loved curling, golfing, gardening, and photography. She was the matriarch of the family, an avid Stamps fan and supporter. She was surrounded by a very close neighborhood of friends. Anyone who knew Etta knew she was a very independent, strong-willed, and loving lady. She will be missed dearly by all. Loretta is survived by her sisters, Genevieve Jones of San Diego, CA, Patricia "Pat" Schuh (Jack) of Calgary, AB, Mary Shultz (Jens) of Honolulu, HI; sisters-in-law, Marion Anderson of Edmonton, AB and Elaine Gundry-White of Calgary, AB; stepdaughter, Olga Gundry-White; grandchildren, Kevin (Nadine) and Cheryl Ann Gundry-White; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Frederick Lionel Gundry-White; loving parents, Fred and Elma Anderson; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Ellis Walker; brother, Wilford "Bus" Anderson; brother-in-law, Joe Jones; and her stepson, David Gundry-White. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church (5504 - 20th Street S.W., Calgary, AB,) on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to a local Calgary Charity of your choice. In living memory of Loretta Gundry-White, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. STEWART, Lynne Marie March 3, 1952 - Edmonton, Alberta October 25, 2018- Calgary, Alberta Lynne Marie Stewart, a lifelong athlete, loving mother, adoring grandmother and beloved wife of Paul Schaller of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the age of 66 years. Born in Edmonton and raised in Sherwood Park, Lynne was a star long-distance runner and a dancer in her teens. She married her high school sweetheart, Leigh Myers with whom she had two children, Sean and Jennifer. The couple raised their family in Calgary where Lynne earned her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary, and became a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education. Lynne taught kindergarten and then Grade 1 at Sam Livingston and Deer Run elementary schools. Always dedicated to staying fit and eating right, Lynne also loved to dance and joined the Roaring 20s performance troupe as a can-can dancer for the Madcap Follies show at Heritage Park in the late 1970s. She also took part in the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics in a massive choreographed dance routine at McMahon Stadium. In 2000, Lynne was re-married to Paul Schaller, beginning a second chapter in her life full of adventure, travel and new feats with Paul always at her side, making an inseparable pair. An avid long-distance runner and cyclist, Lynne overcame her fear of water and learned to swim to add triathlons to her competitive resume which already included multiple marathons, half marathons and road races. Starting with the sprint distance, she worked her way up to Calgary’s half Ironman race in which she competed twice. Lynne always finished near or at the front of the pack for her age group in whatever competition she set her mind to. With Paul, her children, and/or her close friends, Lynne travelled to England, France, Belize, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver Island and made a yearly trip with Paul to Maui. Ahead of each trip she always asked: Where can I work out? And, what can I eat there? Lynne was absolutely devoted to her three young granddaughters, spending time with them every week when possible, taking them to the beach at Lake Chaparral, on field trips across the city, leading them through creative craft building and creating elaborate photo books of her adventures with them, which also included trips to the Okanagan, Vancouver Island and Maui. Her other love, was her flower gardens. In every home in which she lived, Lynne maintained the most beautiful array of flowers including planting and nurturing clippings from her grandfather John Smith’s garden in her home in Parkland in Calgary. Taken far too young by cancer, Lynne is missed dearly by all who knew her. Too humble to realize how many lives she touched, Lynne’s family has been inundated by well wishers numbering in the hundreds. Truly a life to remember. Besides her loving husband, Paul, Lynne is survived by her children, Sean Myers (Tara O’Donovan) and Jennifer Myers (David Low); her siblings, Mark Stewart (Vivienne Carson), Miles Stewart (Aime Stewart) and Lesley Scheepmaker (Len Scheepmaker); and grandchildren, Abby and Maggie Myers, and Saige Low. She was predeceased by her parents Neil and Sally Stewart. A Celebration of Lynne’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. Lynne’s family wishes to express deep gratitude to the doctors and nursing staff in Unit 47 in the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the Foothills Medical Centre. In living memory of Lynne Stewart, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. will be planted at Fish Creek “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu

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