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Francis Mark Houda

June 23, 1956 ~ May 11, 2018 (age 61)




   Mr. Francis Mark Houda of Blairmore, Alberta passed away on May 11, 2018 at the age of 61 years. 

   Francis was born on June 23, 1956 in Blairmore, Alberta to parents, Frank and Marge Houda.  He grew to appreciate the beauty of the Crowsnest Pass and had a special love for nature and the outdoors,

which defined his passion for hunting and fishing. In his younger years,

Francis also enjoyed playing hockey, spending time with his friends but his favorite pastime was swimming at Castle Falls with his son.

  Francis had both joys and hardships and experienced the good and the bad in life.    May he be at peace.


 He is survived by his son, Nathan Lapointe of Airdrie, AB; his mother, Marjorie (Alex Wells) Houda of Blairmore, AB; his grand-daughter, Jordyn Lapointe-Randell of St-Lawrence, NL;  his brother, Randy (Annette) Houda of Edmonton, AB; as well as his nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

   He was predeceased by his father, Francis Melville Houda and his brother, Michael Houda.

   With respect for the family’s wishes, no Funeral service will be held.

Condolences may be registered at with donations in memory directed to the World Wildlife Fund of Canada ( 

Fantin's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.

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