ROCKARTS, Maurice Dennis: November 23, 1928 – April 24, 2014
Maurice Dennis Rockarts, a lifelong resident of the Grande Prairie area, passed away at the QEII Hospital in Grande Prairie on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the age of 85, after a very courageous battle with Parkinson's. Maurice was born in Rio Grande, AB, on November 23, 1928. Maurice is survived by his wife Jean Rockarts of Clairmont, AB, children: Gerry Boyd of Campbell River, BC, John (Shir ley) Boyd of Salmon Arm, BC, Lynda (Rene) Rockarts of Alabama, US, Ken (Wendy) Boyd of Grande Prairie, Greg (Laura) Boyd of Grande Prairie, and Karen (Dennis) Backer of Grande Prairie; 18 grandchildren and their spouses; 20 great-grandchildren; brothers: Rene (Lynda) Rockarts of Alabama, and Robert (Clare) Rockarts of Lakeview, ON; sister Helen (Gordon) Smallwood of Creston, BC; sisters in-law: Iris Rockarts of Clairmont, Mae Rockarts of Red Deer, Alice Valgardson of Taber, Marion Moon of Edmonton, and Gayle Moon of Bezanson, AB; special nephew Rodney (Francis) Rockarts of Clairmont, special niece Linda (Ed) Sodergren of Sexsmith; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Maurice was predeceased by his father Edward Rockarts, mother Vinnie Hansen Corlett, brothers Clarence Rockarts of Clairmont, Jean Rockarts of Red Deer, Art Valgardson of Taber, Jim Moon of Edmonton, and Neil Moon of Bezanson; and one nephew Danny Rockarts of Clairmont. The Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:00pm at OLIVER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave), officiated by Pastor Doug Atha. A time of fellowship will follow with coffee and lunch at the Grande Prairie Legion after the service (9912 101 Ave.). Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson of Alberta (#103 10901 100 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2M9).
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