Services for Brigitte Augustine, 50, of West Dundee and formerly of Hoffman Estates, will be at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg.
Mrs. Augustine, who was born in Linz, Austria, on May 29, 1946, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996, at home with a lot of love and care from her family and friends after a long, hard battle with brain cancer. Interment will be private.
She was the co-founder of the Dick Augustine Group, Inc. A pioneer company of general cargo sales agents for major U.S. and foreign airlines as well as the air trucking industry. She had been employed there as an officer of the corporation and office manager for the past 16 years. She also was a leader for advancement of women into the air freight/airline management positions.
She was an advocate of Wildlife Conservation, having been a member of The Sierra Club, Audobon Society, World Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Defense Fund, National Parks Conservation Association, and several other conservation groups for many years.
Her creativity, quick wit and unconditional love will enrich our lives forever. Her greatest achievement was her dedication to her husband and family. She was the daughter of Maria Fischer of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; the wife of Richard, whom she was married to for 33 years; the terrific mother of Russell of Schaumburg, Debbie Hill of Lake in the Hills, and Michael of Schaumburg.
Other survivors include her sister, Renate Hamilton of Chicago and four grandchildren, Carlee, Martin, Ashley, and Michael.
She was preceded in death by her father, Stephan Fischer and brother Paul Fischer.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of St. Joseph's Hospital, 77 North Airlite St., Elgin, IL 60123-4912.
For information, (847) 882-5580.
Services for Ruth Bryce (nee Knicker), 76, of Schaumburg and formerly of Happiness Shop, Chicago, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.
Mrs. Bryce, who was born in Chicago on July 15, 1920, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst.
Survivors include her daughters, Penny C. Nadler of Arlington Heights and Sandra L. Harris of Palatine; her granddaughters, Kathy (Jesse) Mannes of Gallatine, Tenn. and Kaylie (Mike) Becker of Round Lake Beach; her grandsons, Tim (Vivian) Carroll of Wheeling, Glenn (Karen) Harris of Tampa, Fla., Jim Harris of Chicago and Todd Harris of Palatine; her brothers Alvin Knicker of California and Robert (Pearl) Knicker of Huntley, Ill; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
For information, (847) 358-7411.
Mary L. Canning
Services for Mary L. Canning, 40, of Schaumburg, formerly of Hyannis, Mass., will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Congregational Church of Des Plaines.
Mary, who was born Feb. 7, 1956, in Hyannis, Mass., died Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at home in Schaumburg.
She was director of sales for the Natural Juice Company in Wood Dale, Ill., for 17 years.
She is survived by her brothers, Arthur Jr. (Julie) Canning of Mass., John (Karen) Canning of Mass., and Robert (Cheryl) Canning, also of Mass.; her sisters, Judy (Russ) Todd of Fla., and Christine (John) Pena of Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to your favorite charity.
For information, (847) 824-5155.
Harriette R. Forrest
Mass for Harriette Agnes Reichmann Forrest of Barrington, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. …