Celebrate the C of Red
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The C of Red is a passion that resides in all Calgary Flames fans. It is the entity that bonds us all around the great game of hockey. For over 30 years it has grown and it now roars with excitement each game night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The C of Red is you, the fans. The C of Red is full of stories about friends, about family. The C of  Red is ever-changing as new Flames faces join the crowd and others pass on. The C of Red is the passion that surrounds the Flames.

That's why we have launched Celebrate the C of Red.

It is your opportunity to tell us about a new birth in the Flames family or, sadly, a passing of a Flames fan. We want to hear from you about the friendships, the fun, the excitement that is the C of Red. We want to Celebrate the C of Red in all its wonderful glory.

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C of Red Passings

KRASMAN, Judy - May 8, 1956 - December 11, 2012

Judy passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in Calgary, AB at the age of 56 after a year long fight with breast cancer. She is survived by her brother Larry; aunt and uncle Nelson and Aileen MacDonald; aunt Elsie Krasman and numerous cousins and friends. Judy was predeceased by her parents John and Lucille Krasman.

Judy was born in Calgary and grew up in Brentwood graduating from William Aberhart High School. She worked for the photofinisher Mortifee Munshaw for many years and then went into retail with Storageworks and Canada Safeway. Judy loved to travel and made several trips with her great friend Bev Nickolychuk as well as with her family.

Judy's pride and joy was her salad garden where she raised a bumper crop of tomatoes and peppers every year; she was also an avid fan of the Calgary Flames and Stampeders. Our thanks go out to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Agape Hospice for their compassion and support during this difficult time. 

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (albertacancer.ca/memorial). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.

GEORGE, Tyler James - December 18, 1981 - December 6, 2012

It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Tyler James George on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in Calgary, AB. He will be deeply missed by his parents, Frank and Judy; brother Graham; sister Carrie (Chris) and nephew Jason. Born in Denver and growing up in Calgary, Tyler graduated from Sir Winston Churchill High School and attended Augustana University in Camrose.

He was a fierce competitor who grew up playing West Wood hockey. Tyler was a loud and loyal fan of the Calgary Flames and Stampeders, as well as the Denver Broncos. He also enjoyed coaching roller hockey. Beneath his outer shell, Tyler was sensitive and caring, which children especially seemed to recognize.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.

STRACHAN - William 'Bill' Brampton
July 9, 1930 - March 14, 2012

Bill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the age of 81 years. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and married Margaret Cullen in 1954. Bill served in the British Army during WWII, and then became a police officer with the Glasgow Police Force from 1950 to 1966. Bill and his family then immigrated to Canada where he enjoyed a second successful career as an Alberta District Manager for the Co-Operators from 1966 until his retirement.  He then enjoyed life with his wife, family and friends, travelling, golfing, and many great adventures painting.
A dedicated family man, Bill was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret in 2004.  He is survived by son Steve (Shannon), and daughter Norma Jean (Derek); granddaughters Zoe and Vanessa; and a multitude of close church family and friends.  Bill will also be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, and dear friends across Canada and in Scotland. Bill met many life challenges with courage, passion, relentless determination, and incredible humour.  He will be fondly remembered by all whose lives he touched.
A Celebration of Bill’s Wonderful Life will be held at Christ Moravian Church on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.   Please forward condolences through www.hffs.com. Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to Christ Moravian Church, 600 Acadia Drive S.E. T2J 0B8, phone 403-271-2700.

NORDQUIST - Dylan Randy March 14, 1999 - March 1, 2012

Dylan Randy Nordquist of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the age of 12 years in Edmonton due to heart complications.

Dylan was born in Calgary at the Foothill Medical Centre to Randy and France and to his big sister Kristina. He attended Father Doucet Elementary School and was currently attending Our Lady of Peace Junior High School.

Dylan was an avid sports fan who enjoyed going to the Flames’ games with his dad, spending time with his family in British Columbia during the summer and traveling to tropical destinations were some of his most favorite things to do, although Dylan was happiest when we had cozy family nights together.

Dylan is survived by his parents Randy and France; sister Kristina; grandparents Dick and Ruby; grandma Claire; aunties, Sandra (Kim), Rae, Danielle and Lucie; uncles, Claude, Serge and Michel; and many cousins whom he adored.

Dylan has touched many hearts in his short time with us and was a caring, considerate, kind, funny and forever loving young man who had many friends, too many to list although he had some real close buddies: Jack Haverstock, Jeremy Swan, Lorenzo Pornasdoro, Kyle Bodar, Patrick Jadzinski, Evan Moldenhauer and Brook Rivard.

Dylan was predeceased by great-grandma Carpenter.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. In Dylan’s memory, please wear a sports jersey. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Cardiology Clinic, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818 or Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 1502 College Plaza 8215 – 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8, Telephone: (780) 433-5437, www.stollerykids.com. We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Joyce Harder, Patti Knox, Dale and the staff in the Cardiology Unit at the Children’s Hospital, Dr. Adatia, Nurse Mandy, Dr. Quinonez, Dr. Ross, Dr. Rutledge, Dr. Conradi and the entire medical staff at the Stollery Hospital’s PICU for the loving care they gave Dylan and our family.

In living memory of Dylan Nordquist, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

HAASE - Nathan Don February 16, 1986 - August 30, 2011

It is with heart filled sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved son, brother, and grandson, Nathan, after a tragic accident.

Nathan was born in Calgary and raised in Strathmore where he graduated from Strathmore High School. He was a journeyman electrician and recently took his dream job with Enmax as a power lineman. Nathan was a dedicated volunteer firefighter with the Strathmore Rural Firefighters Association.

Nathan was an avid Flames fan and followed the team's every move. It didn't matter if it was a pre-season game or a playoff battle, he was in front of his TV or at the Saddledome cheering on his team. He recently had the opportunity to compete in an in-game contest that saw him take shoots from center ice in hopes of winning a flight package. Nathan's accurate shot earned him the prize in front of over 19,000 fans and was one of the best moments of his life.

He will be greatly missed by his mom and dad, Don and Brenda, his brother Leeland and special friend Carrie, the love of his life Tavia Mah, Granny - Audrey Gargas, the Rusnack family, the Jakubiszyn family, his godparents Darcy and Terri Haase, and good friend Mike Bobbitt. He will also be greatly missed by all his uncles, aunts, cousins and his many, many special friends. He was predeceased by his Papa, Bill Gargas, and his Grandpa and Grandma, Don and Joyce Haase.

A celebration of Nathan's life will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Boulevard, Strathmore) at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made directly to the Strathmore Rural Fire Department (Box 16, Site 7, RR No. 1, Strathmore, Alberta, T1P 1J6). To send condolences, please visit www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca . WHEATLAND FUNERAL HOME LTD. (Strathmore) in care of arrangements. Telephone: 403-934-5666.

SIMPSON - Terence (Terry) Allen  August 14, 1970 - May 7, 2011

Terence SimpsonTerence Allen Simpson, beloved husband of Marjorie of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the age of 40 years.

Terry was known as a loving husband and father; he had a way about him that put people at ease. Integrity and honesty were important attributes in his life; he was a giving person who would put others before himself. Terry loved the Lord and there is a great sense of peace knowing that he will see his family again one day in glory. Terry enjoyed fishing and going out with the boys to see who would catch the "big one"!

Hockey was a sport that Terry enjoyed participating in as well as playing; he was an avid Flames fan.

Besides his wife, Terry is survived by his four children, Mariah, Matthew, Jessica, and Samantha; his parents, Gary and Patricia Simpson; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara Simpson, Brenda and Jeff McConnell, all of Brockville, Ontario. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Mary Luzentales, four brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Rod and Elizabeth Luzentales, Raymond Luzentales, Richard and Sarah Luzentales, and Vincent and Jennifer Luzentales, all of Calgary. Terry is survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Rufino Luzentales in 2001.

Funeral Services will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 - 40th Street SE) on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. 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. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Terry Simpson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

WATT - Olive Lily (nee I'Anson) February 12, 1918 - May 10, 2011

Our Mom was born in Cupar, Fifeshire, Scotland, on February 12, 1918 and passed away peacefully in Calgary on May 10, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband Tom, son Laird, sister Sheila (Kury) and her parents. She is survived by her daughters Gloria and Deborah (Fred) and her grandchildren Laurel (Pudge), Sheryl, Teryl (Dana), Tom (Karen), Tanis (Peter), Travis (Daria) and her great granddaughters Chanel and Dana. Also surviving are nieces and nephews. When our Dad passed away in May of 1956, Mom returned to the workforce, and worked for the Federal Government until her retirement in November 1979. Mom was a long time member of the Rebekah Lodge and volunteered for the Red Cross for many years. She was a member of Chalmers Presbyterian Church and St. Giles Presbyterian Church.

Her passion was the Calgary Flames and she was a loyal fan until her passing.

At Mom's request there will be no memorial service. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society or to The Calgary Humane Society. Our thanks to Doctor Samis, Demi, Maria and the nursing staff of Unit 51, Peter Lougheed Centre for taking such good care of our Mom. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Olive Watt, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

WILMA MARY SMILEY: May 29, 1960 – April 21, 2011

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Wilma, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter and friend, on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the age of 50 years.

Wilma was born in Bow Island, AB and raised in the farming community of Hays, AB. She moved to Lethbridge when she was 18 to pursue her diploma in Rehabilitation Services at Lethbridge College. Upon graduation she worked at Children's House where she found her true calling of working with children. She also later worked with the brain injured at Lethbridge Family Services. Wilma supported her husband as he pursued his career with stops in Victoria, B.C., Kelowna, B.C. and Saskatoon, SK. Wilma, Gord and the kids moved to Calgary eleven years ago. She immediately found work with the Catholic school division at St. Stephen and Father James Whelihan as a Special Needs Assistant. She later moved to Renfrew Educational Services to work with developmentally challenged children.

Wilma was a warm and caring person who made friends wherever she went. She was a devoted hockey mom and managed two of Brett's teams in the Shaw Meadows Hockey Association.

Wilma was also a long-time Calgary Flames fan having followed our heroes since they arrived from Atlanta all those years ago. She faithfully wore her Flames jersey to games and cheered the loudest when our boys found the back of the net.

Wilma spent hours at various Calgary pools watching Kathleen pursue a competitive swimming career. She was a fundraiser, volunteer and was passionate about children, her real gift. She later developed a flair for painting. Wilma loved spending time with her family particularly her nieces and nephews. She was also a loyal friend and trusted confidante. She faced cancer with gritted determination. She endured numerous treatments, never complained, never asked why. Her battle was truly heroic and an inspiration to everyone. She was a great mom and wonderful wife. We miss her dearly.

Wilma slipped away from us at the Foothills Country Hospice surrounded by her two children, Kathleen and Brett; her beloved husband Gord of twenty-eight years; and dear family friend Teresa Henderson. Wilma fought a two-and-a-half year battle against cancer with grace and dignity. She is also survived by her mother Corry Brenner; sisters, Audrey Van Son-Turner (Doug), Betty Rondeau and Joanne Bowerin (Greg); brothers, Tony Van Son (Linda); Kerry Van Son (Pierrette), Andrew Van Son (Tracy); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father John Van Son in January of 2008.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org.

In living memory of Wilma Smiley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E.

DAVIS BRADLEY WEISNER: July 27, 1995 - March 26, 2011

Davis WeisnerDavis passed away with his family at his side after a courageous five year battle with neuroblastoma on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the age of fifteen years.

Davis was a huge inspiration to countless people and the Calgary Flames Number 1 Fan.

Davis could often be heard saying, "Cancer Sucks", but he fought his cancer to the end with grace and determination. Throughout his battle he devoted his time and energy to help others and the organizations he was involved with. The caring community that has supported us lifts our hearts. Davis was constantly humbled and awe-struck by the gifts and opportunities given to him by the organizations and selfless individuals.

Davis is survived by his mother Janine, father Brad, sister Jessie, his dog Henry, his bearded dragon Hank and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Davis was a Grade 10 student at Lester B. Pearson High School.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Davis favourite charity, The James Fund for Neuroblastoma Research, 625 Whitaker Street No. 4, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7L5 (Telephone 1-705-749-3941; www.JamesFund.ca ).

Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

A heartfelt thank you for the love and care received at the Alberta Childrens Hospital and Rotary Flames House.

In living memory of Davis Weisner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: 403-248-8585.

CHRISTOPHER GORDON LINNICK: March 13, 1982 - Sept 4, 2010
Christopher LinnickIn Memory:

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of our beloved son, father, brother, partner, grandson, nephew, friend and co-worker Christopher Gordon Linnick.

Chris was born on March 13th, 1982 to his loving parents Gord & Bertha Linnick, at the Flin Flon General Hospital, Flin Flon, Manitoba. Chris unexpectedly and most tragically passed away, along with his partner-in-life Wendy Francoeur, in a highway traffic accident on Saturday, September 4th, 2010.

Chris will always be loved, sadly missed and forever remembered by the greatest love of his life (his & Wendy's) 3 children: Christopher (5), Marcel (2) and baby Alie (1) and his extended children (Wendy's children): Naomie (14), Raymond (12) and Tianna (8). Chris will also, be loved, sadly missed and forever remembered by his parents Gord & Bertha Linnick, his sister Dawn Laderoute (Charles), his grandparents Tony & Shirley Linnick, his Oma Trudy Krahn, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers. Chris was sadly pre-deceased by his Opa John Krahn (Jan. 17th, 2006) and his partner-in-life Wendy Francoeur (Sept. 4th, 2010).

As a young fellow Chris played in the Flin Flon Minor Hockey League and also, played on various Tier Hockey Teams. Chris was chosen "Game Star" at numerous tournaments. Chris loved hockey. Chris's favorite team was the Calgary Flames. Now, his young son Christopher (5) continues his father's love of the Calgary Flames hockey team and watches all their games. Little Christopher continues to challenge Gramma Bert to mini-sticks, as the Calgary Flames captain...and, beats gramma 2 - 1 everytime..."Just like daddy". Little Christopher eats, sleeps, dreams hockey and wants to be a player for the Calgary Flames. and, win trophies like "Daddy" did.

"Chris, your gentle face and, patient smile with sadness we recall. You had a kindly word for each and, died beloved by all. Your voice is mute and, stilled the heart that loved us well and true. Ah, bitter was the trial to part from one so good as you. You are not forgotten dear "Chris" nor, will you ever be. As long as life and, memory last. We all will sadly miss, forever remember and, love thee. WE miss you now our hearts are sore. As time goes by we miss you more. Your loving smile, your gently face. No-one can fill your vacant place."

Rest in Peace " Dear Chris " We love your forever & a day!

Love: Mom & Dad, Dawn & Charles, Grampa & Nanny, Oma, Christopher, Marcel, Alie, Naomie, Raymond, Tianna, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends, Co-workers, and extended Francoeur family.

EARL HARVEY BROWN: April 29, 1937 - July 5, 2012

It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father Earl Brown. Earl passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at age 75 after a long illness of Parkinson's and COPD. Mourning him are his wife of 51 years, Jeannine; his beloved daughter, Robin (Terry); brother, Lloyd (Jill), brothers-in-law: Adrian Brunet (Agnes), Marcel Brunet (Henriette); nephews: Denis Brunet (Colleen), Greg Brunet (Carla), David Brunet (Lisa), Evan Brown (Nic), David and James Brown (Dakota); nieces: Corinna Derewianchuk (Doug), Regina Derewianchuk (Richard), Teresa Brunet and Brittany Brown, as well as many cousins. Earl was predeceased by a son Perry; his brothers Larry and Barry; parents Herman and Nora Brown; parents-in-law Emile and Jeanne Brunet ; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Leo and Irene Brunet; brother-in-law Gabriel Brunet and nephew Gerald Brunet. Earl worked in the road construction industry in all Prairie Provinces with a number of companies including his final employment with Top Notch Construction in Calgary. The most favored of all projects was phase 1 of Stony Trail. He was also a great stock racing enthusiast, as a car owner in Saskatoon's Bridge City Speedway where he also served as President of the Association. He relished many trips to Daytona Beach and Las Vegas to watch Sprint cars series. Earl had a deep passion for the Calgary Flames, thrilled over the 2004 run and when he no longer could attend games would watch on TV or listen on radio. Special thanks to our family Dr. Kathy Savona for unwavering emotional support, Dr. Massinger, the wonderful staff of Unit 71 at the Rocky View Hospital and dear Fr. Kevin Tumback and the 5 o'clock mass prayer family for all the prayers and assistance through the illness. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church (10 Prestwick Drive SE, Calgary) on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. If so desired, memorial donations may be made in Earl's name directly to the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta (Western Building, 102-5636 Burbank Crescent SE, Calgary, AB. T2H 1Z6). To email expressions of sympathy: mountainview@arbormemorial.com subject heading: Earl Brown. Arrangements entrusted to Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Crematorium, Tel: (403) 272-5555 www.mountainviewmemorial.ca