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Warren Rockney (Rocky) Ostrom
May 19, 1950 - February 26, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">OSTROM, Warren Rockney (Rocky) <br />May 19, 1950 &ndash; February 26, 2015 <br /> <br />It is with great sadness we wish to announce the passing of our husband, father, coach, mentor, family photographer and all round good guy, Rocky Ostrom on February 26, 2015. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his daughter, Samantha, son, Randall (Maea) and wife, Beryl, brother, Ron (Carla), sister, Laurie Huntley (Max) and sister, Marni Johansen (Guy). He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-niece and all of the adopted players from the various baseball and hockey teams that he has coached over the years. He was blessed with a huge network of friends that spans three continents. He is predeceased by his parents, Paul and Frankie Ostrom. <br />Rocky was born at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary and lived and worked on the farm at Carseland. He graduated from Olds College and worked for Maple Leaf Mills. He then embarked on a 38 year career with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (or Agricultural Canada back then) as an Animal Health Technician and eventually moved up to Inspector. It was a job he loved. <br />His focus in life was his family and his love of sports including rodeo, baseball and hockey. He was also a former 4H member of the Carseland Beef Club. That sense of community and family was his driving force. When he married Beryl in 1982, he gave up active rodeo as a Steer Wrestler and over time moved into the Coaching/Mentor role as his children grew up. He was a home body but travel plans took us from Alberta to Hong Kong, Baltimore, Orlando, Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto. He was an active member of the Coaching Staff for Baseball Alberta&rsquo;s Women&rsquo;s Team in 2007 but still came during training if help was needed. He also was the Coach/Manager for the Liberty Belles/International Earth Stars, and took them to the Asia Phoenix Cup from 2008 to 2012. Best they did was silver against Japan. The height of his coaching career was the Gold Medal won by the Calgary Men&rsquo;s Team, the D-Backs in 2012. He was voted Coach of the Phoenix Cup in 2012. He was currently Co-Coach of the Treaty 7 Ice Women&rsquo;s Hockey Team <br />His life was dedicated to his family and community and that community spans 3 continents. He will be truly missed. His Celebration of Life Service will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In Lieu of Flowers, please support your local Women&rsquo;s Sports Teams, Rodeo Association or 4-H Club. <br /> <br />Foothills Cowboy Association - <br />Canadian Professional Rodeo Association - <br />Grass Roots Rodeo Association e-mail <br />4H-Alberta - <br />Alberta Baseball - <br />Baseball Canada - <br />Olds College - <br />Southern Alberta Women&rsquo;s Hockey Association - <br /></div>