1939 ~ STOYKE ~ 2013

Posted: August 6th, 2013

With heavy hearts the family of Mr. Edmund Stoyke, announce his passing at home surrounded by loved ones, from a short but courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at the age of 74. Ed leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Laureen (Kelly) Coulter, Coralee (Keith) Kleckner, and Brenda (Mike) Johnson; seven grandchildren, Riley, Grayson, Liam, Blake, Alex, Carlene, and Wade; one sister, Ruth Rennie; two sisters-in-law, Norma (Harold) Magnuson and Marilyn (Ben) Jehn; two brothers-in-law, Bruce (Doreen) Montgomery and James Montgomery; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Bev Dirk. Ed was predeceased by his loving wife, Louise Stoyke; his parents, Ernest and Hulda Stoyke; his father and mother-in-law, Alec and Pearl Montgomery; one brother, Hubert Stoyke; and one sister-in-law, Lois Carlson. Ed was born in Poland on May 13th, 1939 and came to Canada in 1949. He married Louise on April 20th, 1963 and they raised their daughters on the family farm. Ed was an avid outdoorsman who spent many hours hunting, fishing, and camping with friends. One of his favourite past times was attending auction sales. He will be fondly remembered by friends and family. The Funeral Service will be held in UNITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 8 Palliser Place NE, on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Sid Nelson officiating. A private family interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Edmund’s memory may be made to Medicine Hat Home Care, 3330 – 13th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 1H8 or to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6 or to AJ’s Loan Cupboard, Box 45006, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0B1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Edmund Stoyke. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Wednesday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. Chandra Weiss says:

    To Coralee & the rest of the family,

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I have been thinking of you & your family for the past few days. Hoping that your memories of him will help you in these difficult days.

    Chandra (Aasman) Weiss

  2. Karen Botter says:

    Dear Laureen, Coralee, Brenda and the rest of your family,

    We just returned from Canada last Wednesday and heard about the passing of your dad. We are so sorry for your loss and have you all in our prayers.

    Our sincere condolences,
    Karen (Traichel) Botter and family

  3. Marilyn Herrmann says:

    So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was always a joy to visit with. Thinking of you all.

  4. Brent Schlenker says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was always at the auctions with his good friend Bev. He was a wonderful man to visit with. We all enjoyed his company and will miss him. Ed always wore a smile and looked at life positively. My deepest sympathy to your family.

  5. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
    Dawn.

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