Varney, Arnold George

Arnold George Varney passed away May 21, 2011 at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital, Castor, Alberta. He born on the farm north and west of Brownfield and helped his Dad on the farm until George passed away. Arnold continued farming and in 1967 met his wife Mamie and married there, getting an instant family.   They enjoyed many an afternoon and evening with friends and family playing Canasta or Whist or some other game and visiting.
When he and his wife retired in 1974, they moved into Castor.   He worked at Home Hardware for a few years and helped his son-in-law, Fritz Grob on the farm in the spring and fall and did carpentry in the basement for a few years as well. He loved to garden and had a very lovely tulip garden beside the house in Castor.  Mamie and Arnold loved to go camping and spent many days up north at Whitney Lakes visiting with relatives, friends and camping.  Predeceased by his wife, Mamie in February of 1999; his mother, Minnie; father, George; two brothers; two sisters; five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.

Arnold is survived by his children: Gerald Granger, Violet Glowitski, Dennis (Lorna) Granger, Arthur (Sally) Granger, Kittie (Fritz) Grob and Katie Granger; Grandchildren: Kevin Granger, Tammy (Rod) Easy, Anne Dingwall, Sandy Stolson, Vernon Glowitski, Lee Glowitski, Amber (Russel) Palmateer, Shawn Granger and Felicity (Wayne) Delorme.
Also Kyee Granger, Melissa (Jason) Eklund, Marcus Grob, Wayne (Holly) Grob, Fritz (Crystal) Grob, Ryan (Carmen) Granger and Jen (Lyle) Laybourne.
Great grandchildren: Paige, Wyatt, Brittany, Chelsea, Morgan, Courtney, Timmy, Danielle, Kayla, Haydon, Layton, Dustin, Liam, Skylar, Bellana, Shey, Kitana, Kadense, Thane, Skyla, Desteny, Livia, McKayla, Nevada, Dominic, Raymond, Joshua, Mamie, Damion and  Gordon.
Graveside services were held at Bulwark Cemetery on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 with Pastor Jim Culham officiating.  Family and friends gathered in the Castor Community Hall for a time of sharing and a luncheon prepared by Marilyn Polege and friends.  Memorial donations may be made to the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your own choice.  Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium entrusted with the arrangements.  Please call 403-882-3141 for more information

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