It is with immense heartache and sorrow that we announce the passing of Steen Roy Ahlberg of Coleman, Alberta, who was called from this world on May 10, 2020 at the age of 70 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and loyal friend.
Steen was born on June 21, 1949 in Frederiksberg, Denmark to proud parents, Finn “Roy” and Erna Ahlberg. He joined the Royal Danish Airforce as a young man and served his country with pride and honour. He immigrated to Canada in 1970 and gained employment as a heavy-duty mechanic and later utilized his talents in the sales department serving the mining and logging industry. He was blessed to have two caring and lovely ladies in his life: his first wife, Annette, and his second wife, Hilda Snijder, and three cherished children and two precious grandchildren.
Steen had many talents and interests in his life including camping in the backwoods, entertaining guests with his homemade wine and delicious barbeque banquets, tending his immaculate yard, trains and reading Cook’s Illustrated & Country magazine.
He was a man of sincerity and wit but will be most remembered for his compassion and unconditional love.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his memory include his beloved wife, Hilda Snijder of Coleman; his children, Jennifer Ahlberg of Edmonton, Michael Roy Ahlberg of Windsor, ON and Melanie Ahlberg of Spruce Grove; his grandchildren, Katerah Dorothy Ahlberg and Serana Jane Ahlberg of Windsor, ON; his brother, Per Kent Ahlberg of Copenhagen, Denmark; his sister-in-law, Birte Jensen of Copenhagen, Denmark; his extended family and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Finn Roy & Erna Ahlberg.
An informal ceremony celebrating Steen’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be directed towards the CNP Health Fdn, Box 455, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0. Condolences may be registered at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403) 562-8555.
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