Mr. Rex Shuckburgh passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the age of 101 years. He was born in Stettler on March 28, 1913 to William and Dorothy Shuckburgh. As he grew, he attended school at the Silver Prairie School and finished in Stettler. He was married to June Ferguson in Botha, Alberta on July 31 of 1946 and to this union two children were born. Rex very much enjoyed working the land and raising cattle and he farmed until he retired in 1995. He then moved into Paragon Place in 2006 where he very much enjoyed visiting with his old friends and neighbors. Rex was always very proud to be a part of his community. He was a founding member of the Kinsmen Club of Stettler (1946) and was a member of the Rotary Club for many years. His life of over 100 years was filled with many joys and hardships and through it all Rex always had a kind word and a smile for everyone. He will be missed by everyone who was fortunate to have been a part of his life. Rex is survived by his son Doug (Donita) Shuckburgh, his daughter Audrey Shuckburgh, grandchildren Kevin (Christel) Shuckburgh and Christie (Clint) Greiner, great grandchildren Faith and Cole Shuckburgh and Ava and Summer Greiner. He is also survived by his brother Trevor Shuckburgh of Victoria B.C., and by his sister- in- law Vera Shuckburgh of Edmonton, Alberta. Rex was predeceased by his parents William and Dorothy Shuckburgh his wife June Shuckburgh, sisters Muriel (Charles) Twiet, Gwen (Emil) Eichhorn, Sylvia (Edsel) Dymond and Vivian (Thomas) Aldchorn and by his brothers Leo Shuckburgh and Richard (Georgina) Shuckburgh. Rex is also predeceased by sisters-in-Law Twyla Shuckburgh, Doris Shuckburgh and Audrey (Joe) Harbison. A memorial service to celebrate Rex’s life will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church in Stettler, Alberta on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Rex, memorial contributions may be made to the Stettler Health Services Foundation – Heritage House or to Paragon Place in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315.
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