Max Robert Heidecker
It is with heavy hearts to announce the passing of Max Robert Heidecker on Nov. 29, 2018, at the age of 96 at the
Extended Care Facility in Coronation, Ab. Max was born Dec. 19, 1921, to parents Rosalie and Henry Heidecker, and the youngest son of six boys, and older brother to two sisters.
He grew up on the family farm in the Federal district and at the age of seven started school in Federal, approximately three miles away.
Later on, Max attended high school in Coronation and helped out on the family farm until 1942, where he then enlisted into the army and served until 1946.
Upon his return to the area, he began farming on his own. On weekends he would frequent dances in the surrounding area however, Bulwark seemed to be his favourite spot, not just because of the orchestra, or the great dance floor, but due to another attraction, a lovely young lady by the name of Edna Langham.
After several months of courting, they were married on Feb. 23, 1952.
They farmed in the Federal area for the next 42 years and raised three children, Gary, Terry and Cheryl.
Family was important to Max, and he was thrilled to also become a father-in- law, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Max was a hard worker, not only tending to the various farming responsibilities but enjoyed helping Edna keep up a beautiful yard and large garden.
Over the years and when time allowed, they also loved to travel with family and friends throughout Canada, the US and Europe.
In 1994, Max and Edna retired and moved into Coronation where Max enjoyed playing cards and pool with his family and friends. He also became quite the bread maker and would share his delicious loaves with anyone who dropped by.
In 2016, he, unfortunately, suffered a stroke, making it necessary for Edna and him to move into the Extended Care Facility at the Coronation Healthcare Complex where he resided until his passing.
After an incredible 66 years of marriage, rarely spending a day apart, the love Max shared with his wife Edna was truly extraordinary.
He will always be remembered by his family and friends for his acts of kindness, compassion and generosity.
Max is survived by his loving wife Edna; sons Gary and Terry; daughter Cheryl (Dennis) Deagle; grandchildren Jay (Danielle) Heidecker, Gina Heidecker (Lee Jackson) and Jenna Deagle; great-grandchildren Rachel and Jonathan Heidecker; sisters Louise Dmitroca and Elsie Wishloff; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and many friends.
Predeceased by his parents Henry and Rosalie Heidecker; brothers Henry, Albert, William, Arthur and Herman; brothers-in-law Sam and Walter; sisters-in-law Muriel, Marjorie and Alice; daughter-in-law Leslie.
A funeral service was held Thurs. Dec. 6, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Trinity United Church, Coronation, Ab. officiated by Rev. Alwin Maben followed by a gracious luncheon served by the Coronation Community Ladies in the Golden Age Drop-in Centre.
The interment took place in the Haneyville Cemetery.
Memorial donations in memory of Max may be made to The Haneyville Cemetery or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com. Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 403-578-3777, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
Card of Thanks
Our family wishes to thank Dr. Noelle O’Riordan and Dr. Suzan Shenouda, the nurses and staff at the Coronation Healthcare Complex for the excellent care that Max received during his stay.
We would also like to sincerely thank our many family, friends and members of our community for the love and support over the last several months and for the flowers, cards, food and shovelling of the sidewalks, since Dad’s passing.