1936 ~ CECIL KOCH ~ 2018

Posted: April 30th, 2018

Cecil Koch, beloved family man and friend to all, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at the age of 82 years. Cecil leaves to cherish his memory his children: Randy (Cindy), Terry (Adele), Barry (Michael-Ann), Darren, Elaine Osadczuk (Brad); fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Matt (Margaret) and Mike (Shirley); two sisters, Betty Miller and Clara Krassman; and numerous nephews and nieces. Cecil was predeceased by his wife, Lena; son, Danny; parents, Simon and Celestina; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Koch and Amanda Osadczuk, both in infancy; and his sister, Agnes Plaxton. Cecil was born on April 19th, 1936 at Fox Valley, Saskatchewan. In 1955, he met Lena and they married in Medicine Hat in 1957 where they raised their family and lived happily ever after. Cecil worked at various jobs in the early days before starting a successful grain and feed hauling business with Lena, Cec’s Trucking Ltd. After providing reliable and friendly service to his customers for many years, Cecil and Lena sold the business and joined the staff of Alberta Highways and Volker Stevin Contracting before retiring in 2003. Cecil was a devoted husband and father, while still finding time to volunteer for several worthy causes. He was especially active with the Knights of Columbus and ACT/UCT. Cecil will always be remembered for telling a good story or joke, and for welcoming all into their home. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road S.E. on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Albert Sayson, Celebrant. A private interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Cecil’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat Chapter of ACT/UCT, P.O. Box 231, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7E9, or the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, 340A Maple Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7L5. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Cecil Koch. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

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