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Muriel Elaine Thurber (High River)

November 5, 1919 June 7, 2019
Muriel Elaine Thurber (High River)
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Obituary for Muriel Elaine Thurber (High River)

Muriel Elaine Thurber passed away peacefully at the High River Hospital on Friday, the 7th day of June, 2019 at the age of 99 years with family at her side.

Muriel was born on November 5, 1919 to Frank and Mary Ellen Swartz at Blackie, Alberta. She was the second youngest of 8 children. She had a passion for horses and dancing. She married Frank Thurber on August 2, 1939. They had 3 children, twin boys Donald and Ronald (died as an infant) and a daughter Judy. They farmed in the Farrow, Carseland and Blackie communities, eventually retiring to High River, losing Frank at that time. Muriel lived in her own home until 99 years of age and only recently moved to the Seasons Retirement Home

She is survived by her son Donald (Selma), daughter Judy (Howard); her granddaughters Shelly (Doug), Phyllis (Brent), Bonnie (Jim) and Laura (Dave); great grandchildren Jennifer, Jessica (Colin), Matthew (Samantha), Ryan (Alex), Tyler (Amira), Ryan, Shealie, Maddi, Erik and Jennifer. As well as many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents, infant son Ronald, husband Frank, granddaughter Suellen and her siblings.

The family would like to thank Dr. Kapusta, Jeff, the nurses and support staff at the High River Hospital, everyone at the Seasons Retirement Home as well as the High River Home Care team for their dedication and compassion. And thank you to Mike and Snodgrass Funeral Home for your guidance, respect and kindness.

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2:00 PM 6/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Snodgrass Funeral Homes - High River

301 Macleod Trail
High River, AB T1V 1M3

Snodgrass Funeral Homes - High River
301 Macleod Trail High River T1V 1M3 AB

Cemetery Details


Highwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

5 Street E
5 Street E
High River, AB T1V1J8

5 Street E High River T1V1J8 AB

Memorial Contribution

High River District Health Care Foundation

560 9th Ave. S.W.
High River, AB T1V 1B3
Memorial donations in Muriel’s name can be made to the High River District Health Foundation.

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