Art passed away at the age of 89, with his LOVING wife by his side. Art is survived by his wife of 66 years Doreen Louise (Snaith) Bancroft, brother Garth (Marion), sister Gwen (Percy), Steven Wolchina, Betty Carr, Children: Boyd (Cathy), Sandra, Gordon (Terri), Brad (Nadine), Mark (Deanna), Grandchildren; Billy (Jillian), Brianne (Matthew Leck), Janae (Nelson Prins), Madison (Ramsie Cherkaoui), Shelby (Brooke), Trail, Brock, Rhianna (Tyler Eberding), Great Grandchildren; Clay, Torie, London, Juniper, Blake, Beau, Brody, Oliver.
Art was Pre-Deceased by his father; Gordon W Bancroft, Mother; Florence (Zeigler) Bancroft /Wolchina, Stepmother; Elsie Bancroft, and his brother Ivan and sister-in-law Doris Bancroft.
His Family and many Friends will remember him as a lifelong COWBOY (Marlboro Man). He could ride a horse and roll a cigarette with one hand. He grew up on a farm and is one of the few people that rode a horse to school in Red Willow, Alberta. While growing up he was always on the back of a horse or playing baseball, He went on to Ride at the Calgary Stampede at the age of 15. He met and fell in love with the love of his life Doreen (Do), they got married on September 29, 1956, and started their family in January. Art worked different jobs; from Exploration drilling to Drilling water wells, running a bush camp Sawmill, and running Equipment in a Quarry, where he retired from. Art spent most of his retirement on their farm, playing with his horses, going on wagon trains, and sleigh rides in the winter with his Family and Friends. His other hobbies included fishing, watching curling, and of course watching the Blue Jays with his wife. He loved listening to Country Music, listening to the likes of Wilf Carter & Ian Tyson
All this time his priorities never changed; He loved his wife, then his horses.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:00 at the Royal Canadian Legion - 250 Pembina Ave. Hinton, AB
To sum up his life!
Art Bancroft was a true
And a Cowboy at Heart