In Memory Of


Charles Kelly Speta

- Apr 30, 2021


Should friends desire, a donation in Kelly’s name can be made to a charity of your choice or to The ROAR Society in Rocky Mountain House.


It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Charles ‘Kelly’ Speta on April 30, 2021 in his home at the age of 77.

Kelly was born in Tesany, Czechoslovakia, lived in Germany until he was 10 then immigrated with his family to Canada in 1953, eventually settling in the Windermere Valley. Kelly became a journeyman mechanic and met his wife Rae (Howie) and they married in 1967. Soon after, they settled down in Calgary to raise their family. Kelly worked at Greyhound Canada for 25 years and retired as the Director of Maintenance. The call of the country was too loud to ignore, so Kelly and Rae moved to Clearwater County in 1999. They were involved with the Central Alberta Antique and Collector Club and made many great friends in the area. Happily living on their acreage until their final days, as they had always wished it to be. After Mom’s passing Dad was surrounded by a community of friends, homecare and private caregivers which allowed Dad to maintain his independence at home which he and we are truly grateful for.

Kelly was predeceased by wife Rae in 2012, his parents Johanna and William, and brothers Kurt, Tom and Ron. He is survived by his two children and their families: Rosi (Tom) Morgan (Jasper, Tanner, Maisy and Jensen), Mike (Linda) Speta (Karl, Thomas & Anthony); his siblings: Bill, Jannie, Carol, Rose, Bob and Ernie; Rae’s siblings: Robert (Roberta), Sheila (Butch), James (Kathy) and Gordon; and a vast expansion of nieces and nephews.

Should friends desire, a donation in Kelly’s name can be made to a charity of your choice or to The ROAR Society in Rocky Mountain House.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Fu-neral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626


Kerry Saunders:

Sad to read this today. I met Kelly when he was looking for a new vehicle. I sold him his last one. I had the privilege to sit and chat with him a couple times. Last time when he came to my office to visit. Thoroughly enjoyed hearing about his life and his career with Greyhound. He was such a nice guy. Condolences to Mike, Rosi and your families.

Teena Godlien:

It is with a big smile I remember Uncle Kelly, because that is what I remember most about him, that great big smile and laugh that was unique only to him! Oh and who could forget those trips to the store in the old Station Wagon with the big St. Bernard filling every inch of the back slobbering and tail-waiting all the way with us kids right in tow. Fond childhood memories of our adventures to visit.

Sending a big hug and much love from the Mountains to Rosi and Mike and of course their families as well. May we see each other in person on day soon.

Kindest Regards,

Teena Godlien

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