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Obituary for Rod Forbes

Obituary for Rod Forbes
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.
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.

Obituary for Rod Forbes

By Snodgrass Funeral Homes
By Snodgrass Funeral Homes
June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021

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

403-627-4864     www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

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

403-627-4864     www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com

Pig roast at wedding venue — the Cowley Lions Campground Stockade near Pincher Creek in southwestern Alberta.