It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Norm Hovey in the early morning of March 28, 2015. Husband, Dad, Grampa and Poppa passed peacefully in his sleep at the Three Hills Hospital after a long and courageous hard fought battle with cancer. He was born July 15, 1939 at Elnora Alberta. Where he was raised and and spent his entire life in the Trenville area, until his passing. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Deanna, daughter Karyn, son & daughter-in-law Jim and Cindy, daughter & son-in-law Wendy & Brad. Grandchildren Blayne (Christine), Jolyn (Ryan), Dylan and Bergen/ Great-grandchildren Brooke, Juliet & Tyson. He is also survived by brother Ed Hovey (Jean), Sisters Millie LeBlanc (Hugh), Edna Knights and sister-in-law Doris Hovey as well as numerous extended family and special friends. He was predeceased by his parents Helmer & Mary Hovey, brothers Adolph and Gilbert, sisters May & Margaret, brothers-in-law Les Ancion, Connie Buckley, and Stewart Knights. He was well known for his ready smile, quick wit and teasing. Norm had a special love for his family, his farm, his friends, his Simmental cattle, horses and his John Deere tractor. A quiet man of few words. He was always there for guidance and understanding, a listening ear or a helping hand for all. A private family burial service will be held on Saturday April 4th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Trenville Cemetery. A Celebration Tea will be held at the Elnora Community Center, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Kneehill Funeral Services Ltd., Trochu, entrusted with arrangements. 403-442-2123.