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Rear, Thad Thomas
March 9, 1942 - September 28, 2018
Service:Thursday, October 11, 2018
11:00 am
A Celebration of Thad’s life will be held at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.
Notice:  For anyone wishing to pay their final respects, there is a public time of visitation on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 7-8 P.M. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Obituary

Rear, Thad Thomas
1942-2018
Thad Thomas Rear entered into rest on September 28, 2018, he was born in Eckville, Alberta on March 9th, 1942.
Thad was predeceased by his parents Bert (1995) and Ruby Rear (2012), his brother Kevin (2014) and father-in-law Paul Petersen (1997) and mother-in-law Rosemary Makela (2000).
Thad married Patricia (nee’ Petersen) on June 24, 1972 and they resided on the family farm originally established by Thad’s parents. They recently celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary.
Thad was the proud father of Kathaleen (Mike) Hicks, Jennifer (Garth) Doll, Peter Rear and Caroline (Dave) Maitland. He was also the proud grandfather of 7 grandsons and 3 granddaughters.
Thad’s early years were spent on horseback chasing Big Horn Sheep in the mountains. After marriage and children Thad established his own mill and spent many years logging and cutting timber.
Thad was larger than life with his big smile and open friendly personality. He was always creating something and amazed everyone around him with his tipping table and homemade boiler system.
His family will always remember him as a genuine Cowboy who taught us all how to ride horses and look for adventure in the day to day moments. He was loved by everyone in his family and gone to soon.
A Celebration of Thad’s life will be held at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Cremation has been entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, AB.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626

Condolences

Linda Martin:
We were so very sorry to hear of Thad’s passing, we didn’t see him often, but have fond memories of our cousin. RIP Thad.....
Jack Leslie::
I had the privilege of knowing Thad since the late 60s.and doing a little business and working alongside of him occasionally since then. It was always a pleasure being in his company. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. My prayers and condolences to the family.
Patrick and Patricia Alexander:
We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family and to let you know that our thoughts are with you. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to help get you through the days ahead.
Sharon & Ed Price:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. May you find comfort in your many loving memories of this wonderful husband,father, grandfather, relative and friend and with the company of family and friends.

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