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SOGZ, Reverend Frederick

sogz.jpgRev. Frederick Sogz from Calgary passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at the age of 73 years. Fred started teaching in 1959 in southern Alberta and retired in 1985. After his retirement Fred entered the seminary and was ordained as a Priest on February 23, 1990 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Calgary. Fred served in several parishes in the Calgary Catholic Diocese and in the Nelson Diocese in British Columbia. Fred enjoyed the outdoors particularly canoeing and walking his dog Lexie. Fred is survived by his loving children, Ruth and Dave Hession, Michael and Linda Sogz, Anne and Doug Smith, Mary and Real Sogz-McDuff, Donna Sogz and John McQueen; grandchildren, Steven, Dale and Dean Hession, Leanne and Kelli Smith, Jessica Kemp; Fred is also survived by a brother: Mervin and Sharon Sogz. Fred was predeceased by his parents Katherine and Frank Sogz and a son Frank Sogz. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18 Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday January 14, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Concelebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18 Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their excellent care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society, #137, 2723 – 37 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T1Y 5R8, Telephone: (403) 521–5212. In living memory of Fred Sogz/Rev., a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

MASON, Leonard Gerald

Leonard Gerald Mason 81, of Edmonton, AB passed away January 8, 2009. He was born March 22, 1927, raised on a farm and was employed with Silverwood Dairies for over forty years. Retired at sixty five years, he travelled extensively. Leonard is survived by two brothers, Albert (Emma) of Delia, AB and Don (Dorothy) of Red Deer, AB, four nieces and four nephews and many cousins, also special friends, Joy and Gordon. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services at 10541, 81 Ave.

DUBARRY, Jane

duberry.jpgJane passed away during the morning of Saturday December 20 at the age of 71. A dedicated nurse, mother, and grandmother; Jane was a Registered Nurse for 40 years in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Nearly a decade of her career as a nurse was also spent at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia. She is pre-deceased by two older brothers, and survived by three sisters living in England, the United States, and the Caribbean. She is also survived by her sons, Harold & James, her daughter in-law Amel, and her grandson Jordan who was her pride and joy. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Drumheller Extended Care, and the Drumheller Hospital for their kindness, compassion and care. Getting through this difficult time would not have been possible without all of them. Harold would also like to extend a personal thanks to all in the community who have supported him, and still continue to put forth their support. A burial service has taken place at Westlawn Cemetery in Edmonton, Alberta on December 24, 2008. A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church in Drumheller, Alberta, on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.