1947 – 2014
Mr. Marvin Earl Heagy of Rimbey, Alberta, passed away after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving children and beloved grandchildren, at his home on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the age of 67 years. Marvin was born on April 11, 1947 at Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan to parents, Earl and Grace Heagy. He spent the majority of his childhood years on the family farm, until his parents retired from farming and moved into the town of Rockglen, Saskatchewan, at the age of fourteen. Marvin was a bright young man, graduating in 1964 as the youngest graduate in his class. He was too young to enroll in University, so he took his skills and knowledge right into the work force. Rockglen was where he met the love of his life, Linda. Marvin and Linda were married in 1968 and blessed with three children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family relocated several times following Marvin’s Oilfield Career. In 1980, the family moved to Rimbey making it ‘Home’. In 1991, Marvin built Linda her castle in their paradise, on what they referred to as ‘the farm’, west of Rimbey. The oil patch kept the family thriving and Marvin being self-employed worked passionately to provide for his family for the past fifty years, the majority of those years with Precision Drilling. Marvin was a kind and gentle man who was easy to converse with and build a friendship. He made new friends wherever he traveled and always had a pit stop along the way. Marvin was a leader and a role model showing his commitment to hard work and being part of his community; from Boy Scout Leader, Fast-ball, Slow-pitch, Curling Club and Golfer. The skill set was there too – scoring an eight ender in curling and making a couple hole-in-ones. When Marvin was home from work, he enjoyed the comforts of home. He was a great chef and took much pride in his garden. Marvin also enjoyed his ‘male bonding’ getaways with his friends at their cabin out west. This male sport was commonly referred to as ‘Hunting’. He also was a great card player and looked forward to meeting the boys in town for a coffee when he was at home. He was an avid sports fan and was passionate about his Saskatchewan Rough Riders. If the Grey Cup was in the West, Marvin and Linda would often go to the football games; as well as Curling Events. Marvin would never shy away from a good rum, a party or a hockey draft. The joy of his heart was his grandchildren. He LOVED them! Even through his illness when Marvin was unable to speak, his eyes lit up and his arms opened wide when the kids came in the room. Marvin will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his three children, David Heagy of Drayton Valley, Alberta; Sherri (Rod) Ryckman of Red Deer; and Brent (Naomi) Heagy of Fort McMurray, Alberta; as well as six cherished grandchildren; Anesea (Ryan), Lindsey, Taryn, Faith, Quinn, and Brodie; and one treasured great grandson, Weston. He will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his mother, Grace Heagy of Rockglen, Saskatchewan; his brothers, Garry (Elizabeth) Heagy of St. Clements, Ontario and Steve (Eileen) Heagy of Winfield, Alberta; his sisters, Edith Spagrud of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Shirley (Bruce) Bender of Pine Lake, Alberta and Peggy (Clifford) Ching of Slave Lake, Alberta; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and a host of dear friends. Marvin was predeceased by his loving wife of forty-six years, Linda Heagy, his father, Earl Heagy and brothers, Earl Jr. and Ralph Heagy. A Celebration of Marvin’s Life was held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Marvin’s honor may be made directly to the Rimbey Curling Club, 5109 – 54 Street, Rimbey, Alberta, T0C 2J0. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM,
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer.
403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.