PITKANEN Clifford Ralph It is with sadness, shock and heavy hearts that his loving family, announce the sudden passing of Clifford Ralph Pitkanen on May 29 at the age of 63 years at Red Deer, AB. Cliff will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter and son in-law, Charlene and Rocky Leer, grandson Brandon Pitkanen and his girlfriend Carrie Hulla, 2 sisters Elsie Turner of Calgary AB, Velma Robinson of Liilooet BC; nieces and nephews- Dan Turner, Johnny Turner, David (Barb) Whitney, Doug Greenman, Glenda (Steve) Darling, Lorrie (Mike) Smallwood, Vern Greenman and numerous great nephews, nieces and friends. Cliff was a exceptional ice-maker recently retired from Eckville Curling Rink. His summer occupation was painting with his best and life- long friend Edwin Engen. Cliff was a member of the Eckville Legion BR 156 where he played many times with his wife June. They had a band the Cimarrons and the Dew Drops, he also played with other musicians. When he wasn’t painting or curling he was doing what he liked to do the best, enjoying his family especially following and being involved with grandson Brandon's music career. He was so proud of him and his band. A Celebration of Cliff's life will be held at the Eckville Community Center on Thursday June 4th at 1:00 with Reverend Sandra Franklin-Law officiating. Interment will follow at Kuusomo Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Donations may be made in Cliff’s name to the Eckville Junior Curling Club. Being an avid curler himself he wanted to make sure the sport carried on through the younger generation. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

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