Victor Stuckey was born to parents Victor Eugene Stuckey and Florence Margaret Cross on June 18, 1933 in Calgary, Alta.
He married Joyce Sophie Ziegler, the love of his life, on Aug. 11, 1954.
Vic is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joyce, his children: Lee (Gail), Val (Findlay), Gene (Twyla), Jay (Sue) and Shawn.
He is also survived by grandchildren: Kyla (Jeff), Jenna (Kevin), Tyrel (Justine), Brooke, Reagan, Dallas (Charles), Kylee (Dave), Taylore (Garrett), Logan, Sienna and Lane and 11 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by brother Bill (Irene); sister Lynn; sisters-in-law Betty and Lillian; brothers-in-law Bill and Tom as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and one sibling at birth.
Vic was born with rodeo in his genes and saddle bronc was his event of choice.
He also loved cowboy poetry and took that up later in life, doing very well and entertaining people across the country.
He was passionate about Cowboy Church and was leading the charge in establishing the Heartland Cowboy Church in Stettler in June 2007 and it is still going strong today.
Vic and Joyce were faithful volunteers to the P & H Elevator in Stettler where they put the coffee on every Thursday morning for 12 years. This was a great little gathering spot to catch up on what was happening in town.
Away from rodeo he was a cowboy with many hats – a NADP cream inspector with the Dairy Pool, a farmer, a salesman and a horse trader.
Like any real cowboy, he was always family first, always up for the challenge, always fair, always a prankster, enjoyed time with his family and in his heart, he knew he couldn’t do it without his Lord and Saviour.
A couple of verses taken from one of the poems Vic had written entitled “Me and Jesus”
Me and Jesus are walking together
I know he has a hold of my hand.
As we travel through this life of sorrow
On our way back to God’s promised land.
When life’s journey comes to an end
I thank God I won’t be alone.
I’ll have my Saviour to guide me
Me and Jesus will be going back home.
Unfortunately, only 100 people are allowed to gather for memorial services, so the family is unable to extend an open invitation to attend his memorial.
Please keep Vic’s family in your prayers during this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the P & H Elevator or Heartland Cowboy Church in care of Stettler Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com who are entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403-742-3422.