Obituary Send Condolences Read Condolences Send Flowers Video Tribute Photos Share Photo Memorial Donations Family Login

In Loving Memory Of

Neil Songer


Neil Songer, resident of Grande Prairie, formerly of Sexsmith, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Points West Hospice, at the age of 87 years.

Neil was born in Riverhurst, SK, on January 28, 1929 to Alfred and Elsie (Pomeroy) Songer. He was 1 of 10 children.

Neil leaves behind to mourn his loving wife of 65 years Lorraine; children: daughter Gail (Cliff) Weger, daughter in-law Caroline (Gary) Songer, daughter Maxine (Glenn) Schmidt, son Randy (Val), son Murray (Dennis) and daughter DonnaLynn (Garwin) Valin; grandchildren: Krista (Paul) Strand, Carrie Weger, Jeff (Lorelei) Songer, Darcy (Alecia) Songer, Robbie (Katie) Songer, Joshua (Candace) Schmidt, Jason (Jenn) Schmidt, Nathan (Jaymi) Schmidt, Andrew (Melissa) Schmidt, Amy (Blaine) O’Neil, Stacy (Burton) Groenewegen, Steve (Duana) Songer, Jocelyn (Travis) Neufeld, Benjamin (Dani) Songer, Chadwin (Candice) Valin and Nicole (Logan) Burdett; great-grandchildren: Rian, Kayla and Kody Strand, Ty Chris, Zak and Tashia Songer, Mikayla Songer, Lucas and Nikita Schmidt, Carter, Logan and Emily Schmidt, Isabella and Callie Schmidt, Owen and Alia Schmidt, Logan and Olivia O’Neil, Aiva, Maicy and Adley Groenewegen, Londyn, Aspen and Maddox Neufeld, Matayah, Gavin and Waylen Valin, and Chassie and Katie Valin. Also mourning Neil’s passing are two brothers Howard and Angus (Bea), brother in-law Dave (Yvonne) Thurber, sister in-law Evelyn (Glen) Fiske, sister in-law Jean Thurber, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Neil was predeceased by his son Gary; parents Alfred and Elsie; mother and father in-law Charles and Jean Thurber; sisters: Shirley, Vera and Zella; brothers: Roy, Eldon, Jim and Clare; brother in-law Don Thurber; and sister in-law Shirley Wood.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 10:00am, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

In lieu of flowers or cards, donations in Neil’s memory may be made to Kidsport in Grande Prairie or your community (Box 851, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 3R5) or to a charity of your choice.

In Loving Memory of

Neil Songer


 Print Funeral Service Details

Funeral Service Details

Celebration of Life
Thursday, November 3, 2016
10:00 AM
Oliver's Funeral Home
10005 - 107 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB
 View Map
Click here to send flowers, sympathy cards, or a meal