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March 24, 1927 - Olds, Alberta

July 28, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta


Rheo Clayholt passed away peacefully on July 28, 2020 at the age of 93 years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Irene, whom we know he is happy to be with again. He will be remembered with love by his children Gordon (Selina), Allan (Jaylene) and Janice (Dion). He will also be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Holly, Kiara, Eric and Geoffrey whom he adored. He was predeceased by his brother Ken Clayholt; and survived by his sisters Vivian Finnigan and Clarice Shultz.


Rheo was born, raised and spent his life in the Madden/Crossfield area. Farming and serving his community were some of his greatest passions. Rheo will be remembered for his support to his family, many contributions to his community, his witty/dry sense of humor, his ability to make a new friend wherever he went, for a smile that lit up his face and that mischievous twinkle in his eye. We are now able to celebrate a life well lived, and the many cherished memories he blessed us with.


Rheo's family would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the staff at Luxtone Manor, Scenic Acres Retirement Residence, and the Brentwood Care Centre. We will be eternally grateful for the skilled, compassionate and loving care each of you provided. As well, we would like to thank his "friends" from A Friend Indeed, as your gift to him and our family was immeasurable.


A private family celebration of his life will be held as per his wishes. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Rheo’s obituary at


In living memory of Rheo Clayholt , a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB T4B 3L8, Telephone: 403-948-1100.

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