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In Loving Memory Of

Iris Blanche Rockarts


Iris Blanche Rockarts, resident of Clairmont, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Points West Hospice in Grande Prairie, at the age of 93 years.

Iris was born in Rio Grande to Blanche and Ivor Bolin on April 10, 1924, followed by 2 brothers: Sonny and Eric, and 2 sisters: Edna and Mae (now 91 years).

Over her life time, she saw many changes. She rode a horse to school and to many dances. After finishing high school, Iris attended business college, then worked at a government office in Pouce Coupe at the beginning of the war.

Imagine her surprise when a telegraph note arrived from Clarence, her fiancé: “Four days leave. Can arrange wedding.” They went to Victoria where Clarence left on a goodwill tour to Central and South America while Iris worked in a business office.

After the war, Clarence and Iris came to Clairmont to their farm. They used horses, binders, and threshing machines. Later they used tractors, swathers and combines.

Her friendliness resulted in being known as “Grandma” or “Mom” to many friends and neighbors. Clarence and Iris joined the Clairmont United Church in 1949.

Iris had many interests: the community, gardening, flowers, but most of all her family. She delighted in visits from her children: Linda (Edward) Sodergren, Danny Rockarts, and Rodney (Frances) Rockarts; grandchildren: Rocky (Courtney) Sodergren, Angela (David) Little, Trevor (Jessica) Sodergren, Steven (Liz) Rockarts, Heather (Trevor) Buchanan, Jesse (Crystal) Rockarts, and Matthew Rockarts; great-grandchildren: Rory, Chloe, Katelyn, Gabrielle, Claire, Oliver, and Brady. She will be very sadly missed by many nieces and nephews, family, special friends, and neighbours.

She was predeceased by her husband Clarence, son Daniel, brothers Sonny and Eric; and sister Edna.

A Service celebrating her life will be held Tuesday, July 4, at 11:30am, at Clairmont United Church (9915 100 Ave. Clairmont, AB) with interment at Emerson Trail Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at Clairmont United Church (9915 100 Ave., Clairmont, AB).

Memorial donations may be made to Clairmont United Church (9915 100 Ave., Clairmont, AB, T0H 0W0).

In Loving Memory of

Iris Blanche Rockarts
(Maiden: Bolin)


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Funeral Service Details

Celebration of Life
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
11:30 AM
Clairmont United Church
9915 100 Ave., Clairmont, AB
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Emerson Trail Cemetery
10001 84 Ave
Clairmont, AB
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