Cecil Franklin SINCLAIR

Cecil Franklin SINCLAIR


Cecil Franklin

Sept. 25, 1917 – April 21, 2014

At the time of his passing he had to live in the Stettler Heritage House, away from the love of his life. Cecil was born at Vegreville, the eldest of two children, to Verne and Maude (Staley) Sinclair. Cecil and Mildred (Haskell) courted in the Riverton District, north of Marwayne and were married in Vermilion in November of 1942. This fall they would have celebrated 72 years. In 1947 and 1949 respectively, they travelled to Edmonton to adopt their children Jerry and Leotta. They farmed in the Riverton area for 10 years, before continuing north of Marwayne for another 12 years. Selling out, they moved to Lloydminster where Cec owned a taxi and ended his career as a cattle hauler and dispatcher for Roberge Transport. During that time they ranched two different spreads at Paradise Hill, SK. Cecil was very athletic and sports minded. He always enjoyed Leotta’s softball games or watching Jerry at a rodeo. His boots were always polished, ready for a good dance and he was first up to fish Pierce Lake. Retirement brought travel across western Canada for rodeos, playing cards at the Seniors Centre and meeting the boys for coffee. This continued as he and Mildred made moves to Red Deer and Stettler to be closer to family. Cecil was pre-deceased by his parents Verne and Maude, sister Evelyn and her husband Ivan Fleming and daughter Leotta Sinclair. He is survived by his wife Mildred, son Jerry (Lana), grandchildren Tana (Kent) Nixon all of Stettler, AB; Lee (Natalie) of Regina, SK; Lana (Bob) Foreman of Whitecourt, AB and Keenan (Shannon) of Carlyle, SK, twelve great-grand children and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home with grandson Lee Sinclair leading the service. Lee Sinclair, Jerry Sinclair, Mildred Sinclair as well as great granddaughters Dakoda, Chelsea and Teal all read poems and gave loving tributes. Dominos presented their gift of musical selections. Family and Friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by the Stettler Royal Purple Ladies. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com Memorial donations may be made to SHSF-Palliative Care or to Alzheimer’s.


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