O'CONNELL, Connie      

June 17, 1922 - Miles City, Montana

April 19, 2015 - Calgary, Alberta  

Connie O’Connell, formerly Connie Hodges, long-time resident of High River, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the age of 92 years.Funeral Services will be held at Snodgrass Funeral Home (301 McLeod Trail, High River, AB) on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.  Forward condolences through

Lawrence Eugene Parker

Lawrence Eugene Parker
December 21, 1929 – February 21, 2015


Lawrence Eugene Parker passed away peacefully after the fight of his life, with his loving wife Linda and his seven children surrounding him, at the University of Miami Hospital on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at the age of 85 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife Linda and his seven children and their families; Don and his children, Mark, Tim, Christina and their mother, Jackie and their grandchildren Ashling and Vincent; Jean and her daughter Molly; Diane and her husband Curtis and their children Shane, Kailee and Meaghan; Ron and his wife Cheryl and their children Kieran, Joel and Sally; Anne Marie and her husband Alex; Carol and her husband Barry and their daughter Paige, and Brian and his wife Sharon and their children Jack and Beth. Tim’s partner Citra and their children Rafa and Brenia will have lost the opportunity to meet Laurie. Laurie’s three sisters Geraldine, Janarius, and Marguerite will also miss their brother. He also leaves behind many nephews and nieces and their families with whom he is connected. Laurie was predeceased by Lenore, his loving wife of over 50 years  in 2007, his parents, Mamie and Leslie, his siblings and their spouses, Rueben, Muriel, Herbert, Ronald, Caroline, Marie, Roland, Adrian, Maurice, Rita, Leon, Gordon, Lloyd, and Len. Friends from sunny Florida and across Canada will also mourn the loss of Laurie.

Laurie lived life to the fullest and cared for others first. A prairie boy at heart, he settled in many parts of Canada and the United States as he pursued his career and “retirement” in the oil and gas industry. Patriarch of the Parker family, Laurie was most proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His words of wisdom, integrity and strength will never be forgotten and will be sadly missed. A devoted husband to Lenore and now to Linda, he always ensured that this large family had a place to come home to. Outside of work and family, Laurie loved to golf, fish, dance and drink the odd glass of red wine! Laurie was dedicated to his church and silently gave where there was need.

Prayers and visitation are to be held at Snodgrass Funeral Home, High River on Friday, February 27th starting at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 28th at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in High River with Father Edward Hospet officiating. An Interment service will follow at the Highwood Cemetery, as well as a reception at the Highwood Memorial Centre 128 5th Ave W High River, Alberta. The family would like to thank the staff at the University of Miami Hospital for all their efforts and their caring professionalism. If desired, memorial tributes may be made directly or at the funeral service in Laurie’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 100 – 119 14th St. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1Z6, the Alzheimer Society of Calgary 201 – 222 58 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2S3 or the St. Francis de Sales Immigration Fund 206 9th Ave S.W, High River, Alberta, T1V 1A4. To email condolences please visit Arrangements in care of SNODGRASS FUNERAL HOMES LTD., High River (403-652-2222).



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of EVELYN AGNES ELLIOTT wife of the late Raymond Elliott of Picture Butte, at St. Michael's Palliative Care Centre on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at the age of 90 years.


Evelyn was born in Foremost, AB on October 6, 1923. She is survived by her children Wendy Peterson (Special Friend Gordon Roberts), Peter Elliott, Jackie (Morris) Zeinstra, Son-in-law Larry Nolan, Jim (Soo) Elliot; grandchildren Richelle (Trevor) Seitz, Kris Peterson, Jason (Mandy) Zeinstra, David (Jolynn) Zeinstra, Shaw Nolan (Special friend Theresa), Jennifer (Todd) Quinn, Travis Nolan and Jesse, Alyssa, & Haley Elliott; and 11 great grandchildren.


She is also survived by 5 sisters; Phyllis Huff, Nellie Trottier, Catherine Brown, Odell Stephenson, Florence Forrer, one brother Mike Degenstein, numerous nieces and nephews, and a wide circle of friends, especially those in Piyami Manor in Picture Butte.


She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years Raymond, parents Peter and Agnes Degenstein, beloved daughter Mary Nolan, brothers Walter, Tony, Peter, and sister Betty Arrowsmith.


Even in death, as in life, Evelyn was always thinking of others and has donated her body for research to the University of Calgary.


A Celebration of Life will be held at THE ELKS HALL, 112 4th Street South, Picture Butte, Alberta on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M.


In Memory of Evelyn, Donations can be made to the University of Calgary - 3330 Hospital Drive N.W, Faculty of Medicine, RM B723 HSC, Calgary Alberta, T2M 4N1

Robert Bowers Suitor

Robert Bowers Suitor
October 16, 1958
February 24, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Bowers Suitor after a long and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 55. He is survived by his loving wife Paulette, his daughter Tanya (Joel) Long of Calgary, Step Sons Derek (Lenka) Broda of Ottawa and Nathan Broda (Stephanie Price) of Calgary as well as his four grandchildren, Jillian Long, Benjamin Long, Taylor Broda and Avery Broda.

Robert was predeceased by his parents Charlie and Mary Suitor; brother Sam Suitor; sister Eileen Yates and sister-in-law Maureen Suitor.  Rob leaves to mourn his passing, his brother Joe (Selma) Suitor; Dennis (Darlene) Suitor and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Rob had a larger than life personality that touched everyone he met.  His remarkable adventures and subsequent stories were always entertaining and never needed any embellishment.  Family and friends were extremely important to him.  He loved to laugh and make people laugh.  He was never afraid to strike up a conversation and loved to share his advice with anyone who would listen.

Rob had a great love of the outdoors and spent many hours guiding on the Bow and fly fishing with so many of his friends.  When he could no longer pilot the river with his drift boat, he bought a boat for the lake and named it Family Matters.   He spent countless hours making sure everyone had a chance to go for a ride.

The last few years Rob also found a true love for camping and could hardly wait for the camping season so he could spend time with Paulette and their three dogs enjoying the summer months. He never failed to meet a new friend at every campground they visited. 

The light of Robs life were truly his grandchildren.  Rob never missed an opportunity to tell you about their latest accomplishments.  He was so proud of "his Jillian" and never wanted to miss Bens hockey games during the winter months.  Last January he had the chance to take them to Disneyland where they spent seven magical days and the memories that were made will live on in their hearts forever.  With his grandchildren Taylor and Avery living in Ottawa, visits were more limited due to the distance, but he was adamant that it was quality over quantity that mattered. 

The family would like to express a sincere heartfelt thank you to the incredible people who work at the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic and those at the Foothills Hospital.  It takes a special group of people to be able to do what they do every day and provide the compassionate care that was always given to Rob and his immediate family.  A special thank you to those people near and far who sent their prayers and thoughts during our familys difficult time.

In lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic, 1331 -29th Street NW, Calgary, AB  T2N 4N2. 

A Celebration of Rob's Life will be held on Monday, March 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at the High River United Church, 123 Macleod Trail South. To send condolences and view Rob's Tribute Page please visit  Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.

"If there's ever a day that we can't be together, put me in your heart and I will stay there forever" ~ Winnie the Pooh

GRANT, Norman Edward

GRANT, Norman Edward
1924 – 2014


Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday January 19th, 2014, at the High River Hospital at the age of 89. He is survived by his daughter Arlene, three sons Berle(Sue), Lynn(Terry), and Darrell(Dominique). Six grandchildren, Jacki, Jesse, Jason, Valerie, Taylor, Julien and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother in-law and sister in-law Bob and Sheila Rowland, sisters in-law Iris Gordon, Betty Rowland, Pat Grant and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins here and in Scotland. He was predeceased by his wife Bernice, his brother Allan Grant and sister Elaine Bird.

Norm was born September 29th, 1924 in High River, middle child of Ada and John Grant. He farmed in the Gladys area, worked for the M.D. of  Foothills and was trucker/owner of tank trucks in the Breton and Grande Prairie areas. He moved back to High River in 1995 to retire. Norm enjoyed working on his acreage, gardening, woodworking and spending time with family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of the High River Hospital 2nd floor for their excellent care of Norm over the years.

A funeral service will be held at the Highwood Memorial Centre on Monday January 27th, 2014, at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to STARS (1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570 Calgary, AlbertaT2E 8M7 or or a charity of one’s choice. To leave a condolence for the family please visit . Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Homes High River, AB 403-652-2222