Richard “Tiny” Spooner

Richard "Tiny" Spooner

passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Cranbrook at the age of 79 years.

Tiny was born in Bellevue, Alberta on January 24, 1935, married Noreen in 1956 and together they moved to Cranbrook. Tiny was very involved in many areas within the community including Cranbrook Stock Car Club and Sam Steele Days, as an avid hockey fan he dedicated many years to the Cranbrook Royals and Colts hockey clubs.

He enjoyed being outdoors and often told stories of the many memories from the family camping trips that often included Sylvia, Roy (deceased), and three nephews Corey, Brent and Darren.

He was predeceased by his four sisters, Millie, Charlotte, Bessie, Nora and brother Rick. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Noreen, sons Brian, Darryl (Cathy, deceased) and daughter Sharon (Trevor), his grandchildren Adam (Melissa), Kaitlin (Garth), Amanda, and Brittany) and great grandchildren Madison, Norah, Gage, Kaydin, Zoie. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Dora Spooner, Sylvia Hill, Nellie Heywood and many nieces and nephews.

At his request, there will be no service. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundations (2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary AB T3B 6A8, T: 403-955-8838,

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