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.