Obituary for Rod Forbes

By Snodgrass Funeral Homes
June 23, 2021
If you’re reading this, you guessed it … I checked out on June 16, 2021, at Pincher Creek Health Centre at 70 years of age.

I had a great life with the love of my life, Diane, by my side for 40 years and married to her for 33 years. I had the love of a daughter Theresa and son-in-law Rob Duncan with his daughter Magda and their five-year-old Linnea, who would say to me, “Grampie, you can figure it out.” These were wise words that Linnea used to encourage me through face-chatting from Victoria, British Columbia — a very special bond with my granddaughters.

I also had two sisters: Donna (Vern) Tupper and Bev Simla, and also two brothers: Dan and Lonny; my special nephews and nieces and numerous family members and a handful of good friends. You all know who you are!

I worked pipe fitting in Calgary for 25 years and at Shell Waterton for 15 years. I grew up with a strong work ethic, being born and raised on a farm in Onion Lake, Alta., to Ian and Pauline Forbes. I appreciated work but also had a creative eye for the beauty of nature. I enjoyed drawing landscapes, flowers and animals.

My dream came true in 2001 when Diane and I moved from Calgary to our acreage south of Pincher Creek, Alta. I could look at the Rocky Mountains every day and was surrounded by the peace of nature and the beauty of the sunrise and sunsets. I especially enjoyed that view the last five years with my wife and caregiver, Diane, by my side as my health failed.

I had a well-lived life, and I am going to miss all my loved ones. Now I shall take some rest … Until we meet again …

It was Rod’s wish that no service be held for him. Remember him by being kind to one another and/or doing something nice for a stranger.

Memorial contributions for the late Rod Forbes may be made to Pincher Creek SPCA, PO Box 2647, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Homes


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