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June 8, 1922 – Instow, Saskatchewan
June 4, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roy Magnus Soderberg, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, just four days short of his 92nd birthday.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Margaret in 1995 and by his grandson Andrew in 2010. Roy will be forever missed by his two daughters, Susanne (Bruce) Cuncannon and Cindy (Don) Fyvie; two grandchildren, Adam Cuncannon and Maggie Fyvie; and his three great-grandchildren, James, Ethan and Raelynn. Uncle Roy will be lovingly remembered by all of his many close family members including his brothers and sisters-in-law (Jack and Doreen Pickett, Florence and Fred Chivers, Pat and Keith Cornelius, Carolynne and Jim O’Hearn), all his ‘favourite’ nieces and nephews, and life-long family friends, in particular, Rosemary and Sid Foord.

Roy was born on June 8, 1922 on the family farm near Instow, Saskatchewan. He moved to Calgary in 1947 where he met Margaret Pickett, fell in love, and married on October 7, 1950. He established R.M. Soderberg Concrete and worked for over thirty years in a business that he loved. He was a founding member of the Calgary Winter Club and had an interest in many sports especially baseball, curling and boxing. Being a good Swede, he had a love of coffee and sweets and made many good friends through his regular visits to Tim Horton’s. He had a passion for life and made all those near him feel loved and appreciated.

A Celebration of Roy’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation in memory of Roy. Susanne and Cindy would like to express their deepest appreciation to all the staff of Unit 61 (Pulmonary Medicine) and Unit 47 (Palliative Care) at the Foothills Hospital for the support, compassion, and care that was given to Roy and his family. They would also like to thank each and every family member and friend for visiting with Roy during his final days. These gestures of love and friendship will never be forgotten.

In living memory of Roy Soderberg, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Julie Ellis :

    Dear Cindy~
    I have fond memories of your sweet Dad when you and I roomed together at our first apartment. I especially remember the loving relationship he had with your dear Mom, and what a great pop he was to his two daughters. He made me feel welcome in his home as your new friend, and he had a peaceful, loving air about him.
    I am saddened to read of his passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, especially as it was so close to his birthday and Father’s Day.
    I was also sorry to read that your nephew Andrew had passed. I am so very sad for your sister Susanne and her family. I have a memory of those adorable little boys faces from long ago.
    God bless you.
    Julie (Seaker) Ellis, California

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  2. I remember the Soderberg family from living across from them on Tipton Place. Roy, Marg,
    Susanne and Cindy were a great family, however, after moving from the area, did lose contact.

    I know the girls and their families will miss him terribly – they will also have many fond memories of a life well lived. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

    Joan Lewis & Family

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  3. Valerie Taylor :

    Cindy & Susanne,

    I’m saddened to hear of your loss. I will always remember your dad as a very caring and loving man. God be with you. Love, Valerie

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  4. Suzanne McInnes :

    Cindy, I was so sorry to read about your Dad passing. No matter how old or young a person is, it is always hard to lose them. He will leave a hole in your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  5. Cindy & Suzanne so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My deepest sympathy to both of your families.

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  6. Mel & Lorna Bumstead & Family :

    Dear Suzanne , Cindy & family,
    We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your dear father. We so enjoyed his company & have many great memories from Tipton Road, with our families growing up together. Wish we could have been there with you in your hour of need.

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