Rance W. Curtis, ‘the Trapper’, of Hoadley, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area Three on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the age of 87 years.


Rance will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his family:  his beloved wife, Sandy; four sons, John (Susan) Curtis of Hoadley; Wilfred (JoAnne) Curtis of Red Deer; George (Dawne) Curtis of Sundre; Ken (Wendy) Curtis of Rimbey; five daughters, Alberta (Rod) Sawley of Rimbey; Marlene (Bruce) Phillips of Ponoka; Jenny (Richard) Parker of Edson; Colleen Pittman (Bruce Redpath) of Breton; Sheila (Randy) Warner of Cherhill, Alberta; his stepson, Scott (Carrie) Taylor of Calgary; and his stepdaughter, Susan Taylor (Chris Bryant) of Canmore; as well as 24 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren.  He will also be lovingly remembered by two brothers, Jerry (Verna) Curtis of Tisdale, Saskatchewan; and Ken (Judy) Curtis of Kitchener, Ontario; and two sisters, Bernice Ruston of Calgary; and Janice Schiestel of Port Elgin, Ontario; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews, other family members, and many cherished friends.  Rance was predeceased by his first wife, Inez in 1993; his son-in-law, Kelly Pittman; three grandchildren:  Kevin, Kim, and Jessica; two brothers, Joe and Winston; and his sister, June Bond.


Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rimbey on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Father Les Drewicki, Celebrant.  Interment took place immediately after the Funeral Mass in the Hoadley Cemetery, with a luncheon to follow at the Hoadley Community Hall, Hoadley.  If friends desire, memorial tributes in Rance’s Memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Fish and Game Association, Box 634, Rimbey, Alberta  T0C 2J0; or to the Hoadley Cemetery Fund, R.R. 2, Bluffton, Alberta  T0C 0M0.  Condolence messages may be forwarded to the family by visiting:


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