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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta t i I Births, Deaths, Funerals, I Cards Of Thanks, In Memoriams DEATHS FORSBERG Passed away at Taber on Saturday. Septem- ber 1, 1973, Nels, at the age of 64 years. Born at Jukkajuar, Sweden, February 6, 1S09, ha came to Canada in May 1927. Mr. Forsberg farmed in the Cy area with the McCowan family until his retirement in 1967. He married the former Helen Call- awty on December 30, 1972. Survivors include his wife Helen. Taber; one step-son. Don Callaway, Barnwell; one step- daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Do- rothy) Pickett, Taber; one brother Emll, Sweden; five grandchildren. Funeral ser- vices will be conducted from Knox United Church in Tabar on Wednesday, September 5 at p.m., with Rev. Ray Hef- fefmger officiating. Interment will follow in the Taber Mem- orial Garden. HUMPHRIES FUNERAL HOME LTD., Taber, in charge of arrange- ments. C17aS NELSON Fred Andrew, passed away Friday, August 31, 1973 hi Bow Island at the age of 89 years. Mr. Nelson was born January 14, 1884 in Den- mark. He came to Canada in 1908 and lived for a short time at Weyburn, Saskatchewan be- fore moving to Alberta in 1910. Ee homesteaded in the Con- querville area where he farmed until retiring to Bow Island sev- eral years ago. He was a great gardener and won many prizes at seed fairs. He was also well known throughout the district for his accordian playing. He leaves to mourn his passing one brother, John of Maple Ridge B.C.: two nieces, Agnes Phillips c.r Vancouvar. and Elsie Kofoed of Hardy, Sask.; and three nephews. Andrew Nelson of Calgary, Aage Ko- foed of Armstrong B.C., and Eric Kofoed of Toronto. Funeral services were held Monday, September 3, 1973 at p.m. in the Bow Island L.D.S. Chap- el, with Bishop Carl Southerton officiating. Interment followed in the Bow Island Cametary. CHRISTENSEN SALMON FU- NERAL HOME LTD., Direc- tors of Funeral Service. C.1757 IN MEMORIAMS WATSON In loving memory of a dear mother and grand- mother, who passed away Sep- tember 4, 1935. remembered by Dave, Bill, May and families. KOEPKE In loving mem- ory of Beryl Marie Koapke. who passed away August 30, 1S69. Dsar is the grave where cur mother was laid, Dear is the memory that never shall face. Sweet is the hope that again we shall meet, Kneeling together at Jesus' feet. remembered by Donna Jerry Schafer and family. Pattern 4768 SIZES 8-20 World? s oldest is dead MOSCOW fAP> Pirali Mis- limpv. an Azerbaijani farmer claimed to be the oldest man in the world, died Sunday at age 168, Tass reported. Mislimov, who celebrated his 168th birthday in May. died after a severe illness in the Caucasus mountain village of Barzavu where h2 lived all his life, the Soviet news agency said. The exact date of birth of the wiry, white-bearded mountain- eer was never recorded. But So- viet scientists say they fixed the year of birth as 1803 from his recollection cf childhood events. Lacking documentary proof, Western scientists ware skepti- cal of Mish'roov's age but con- ceded he was very old. It is not uncommon for residents of the mountains of Azerbaijan and Georgia to reach the age of 100. When his birthday was cele- brated in May, the newspaper Trud quoted a letter Mislimov wrote when asked the secret of his long life: "I get up early in the morn- ing, work in my garden, go to bed just after 10 in ths evening, never steep in the daytime and don't even feel like it. I take daily walks of nearly one kilo- metre. "I've been married three times. Of my 23 children, many were carried away by the storms of life and war. Only two are still alive. My wife Khatun is 107. She is full of pep and looks carefully after me." Tuesday, September 4, 1973 THE LfTHBRIDGC HtRAlD Canada seeks compensation OTTAWA (CP) The gov-