Posted: May 6th, 2020

Walter Kostiuk

1924 – 2020

Mr. Walter Kostiuk of Lethbridge, beloved father, and grandfather passed away at home on May 1, 2020, at the age of 96 years.

Walter was predeceased by his loving wife Anna; his parents; 3 brothers and 2 sisters, in the Ukraine and son in law Jean Lambert.

He is survived by his 3 daughters Nadia (Don) Westoby, Katharine Lambert and Maria (Bob) Maine; son Paul Kostiuk; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Walter was born in Lvov, Ukraine, in 1924. He grew up loving farm work and working cattle with his dad. When the war broke out, he ended up being a prisoner of war and was sent to work camps in Germany, Italy and England. In 1950 he met his loving wife Anna and they married on October 28, in Rochdale Lancaster, England. They came to Canada in 1953 with their daughter Nadia and lived in the Coaldale area since. He worked as a farm hand. Then at St. Mary’s River Irrigation and then CP Rail until he retired after 20 years. He has farmed all his life and living on the homestead since 1967.

He looked forward to his once a week trip to Perlich Action Market on Thursdays, buying cattle and visiting with his friends. Walter was very easy going and honest, he loved to spend time with his family and friends. We as a family knew there were no complaints and there were always good things said about him. He will be forever missed by all who knew him.

A private Funeral Service for Walter will be held at 10:00am, on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS, with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating, for those who wish, please visit www.mbfunerals.com click on Walter’s obituary to view the live stream of the service.

A private family Graveside will be held in the Coaldale Community Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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