Larry William Smigelski


With great sadness, we say goodbye to our precious Husband, Father, Papa, Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend, Larry William Smigelski who passed away May 7th, 2017.  Larry was born in Edmonton, AB on May 15, 1955 and grew up in Stony Plain, AB where he and his Wife of 43 years, Deborah Smigelski, then raised their three daughters: Tammy  Van der Veen (Doug), Christie Clarke and Trisha Gibson.  Larry is greatly loved by his nine beautiful grandchildren: Mila & Makenna Van der Veen, Chiloh, Brielle, Kaileese & Cordai Clarke and Austin, Nevaeh & Cali Gibson. Larry also leaves behind his loving parents Peter & Donna Smigelski and wonderful In-Laws Norman Rockney & Barbara Hillacre as well as four siblings: Dale Smigleski (Wendy), Colleen Shott (Henry), Connie Smigelski & Diane Smigelski; Brother-In-Law Bill Rockney (Kelly) plus his Nieces and Nephews: Laura (Tim), Mathew, Jesse, Morgan, Eric, Clint, Christine, Becky & James.

Larry was predeceased by his Brother-In-Law Marvin Rockney, Mother-In-Law Erna Rockney and Sister-In-Law Brenda Rockney.

Larry was happiest on the back of his horse in the mountains, cruising down the highway on his  motorbike, soaking up the sun in Arizona, driving the old tractor with his grandkids  and sitting around a campfire with family and friends.

Larry will be greatly missed by all who knew him and lives on in our hearts forever.

The family would like to add a special note:

Our hearts have felt gratitude during the illness and passing of our loved one because of the many acts of kindness extended to our family. Your prayers and all expressions of love and sympathy are greatly appreciated. May God’s blessings of peace and love continue with you forever.

A Memorial Service Will be held on May 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM  from St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Stony Plain, Alberta.








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St. Matthew Lutheran Church - Stony Plain

5021-52 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 1C1, CA

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Ray Lorenz

Our deepest condolences to the family of Larry. We met when Larry was hauling shacks in BC- an awesome guy and he will be missed! Love Ray and Jean Lorenz. Chase BC

Alvin Berndt

My sincere condolences to the entire family. Larry was the first person to pat you on the back and ask you how you were.
Many fond memories working and socializing with Larry over the years. RIP Larry.

Wendy, Lester, Cheryl, Brad, Peggy, Malcolm and Cory

To Debbie and the Smigelski Family,

Our hearts are deeply saddened to hear the news of Larry’s passing. We will always remember him as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, and a super nice guy who was a great friend to so many in the community.

Growing up in Stony Plain we have fond memories of Larry and the love affair that blossomed between him and Deb. The couple soon became synonymous and recognizable by the mere mention of their names. By all accounts they were considered a match made in Heaven and destined for a family life full of love and many blessings.

Today we join the hearts of so many offering our heartfelt sympathy as you celebrate the life of your loved one so dear.

Maureen McCool and Robert Shirley

Our deepest sympathies to Debbie (and family) and the Smigelski siblings and families. May Larry’s time spent with you on this earth give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Margaret Nycholat (Vasey)

Oh Dear Deb, I f only I could find the right words to express my thoughts. May you find a star in the beauty of the night sky and see Larry smile back at you with all his love and you smile back at him forever and always. Love, Margaret


So sorry for your loss of such a great man.
May the memories of him bring a smile to your heart

Debbie Ulmer

My deepest condolences to the Smigelsi family..Larry will be truly missed but never forgotten

Debby and Ron Shepherd

So sorry for your loss Deb and family and Pete, Donna and families. Our condolences to you all. May the Lord grant peace and comfort. Debby Ron and Jeremy Shepherd

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