Arthur (Art) Bodie passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Friday November 29th, 2019. A man with a heart as big as his presence, he will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Jackie; his children, Doug (Doris), Mike (Shelley) David (Nancy) Lori (Lawrence) and Ron (Bambi); 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly and teased mercilessly.
He is also survived by his sister, Iris and brother, Gordon. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Jane and Joe; as well as his sister, Yvonne.
Art was born at the homestead in Melville, Saskatchewan, where he attended school and worked the chores of the farm. He left the farm at 17 and headed West, eventually settling in Calgary in 1957, where he met the love of his life, Jackie. With Jackie at his side, there was no obstacle he couldn't overcome.
In 1967, they moved to Lethbridge, where they raised their five children instilling in them important life values. He enjoyed spending weekends camping and teaching them the "craft of golf"; he was very proud of each one of them. In their retirement years, Art and Jackie were ardent snowbirds, enjoying all of what Canada and the lower 48 had to offer, in particular, Arizona. It didn't matter where they were, Art always made a friend. He enjoyed gatherings with friends and family and "there was always room for one more at his table".
The family would like to thank the caring staff and doctors of Lethbridge Regional Hospital, St. Michael’s Health Centre, and the nurses and staff at Lethbridge Home Care Services.
At Art’s request, a private family gathering will be held at a later date.
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