Edward Ernest Schowalter was born Jan. 29, 1946 at Provost Alta. and passed away Jan. 28, 2020 at Stettler Alta.
Ed was raised on a farm just west of Rumsey, Alta. where he went to grade school.
He continued on to Morrin School, Olds College and Saskatoon University for where he trained as an A.I. Technician.
He worked as a driller for various companies, taking him to Indonesia for three years and many places in Alberta and British Columbia.
He then switched careers to stay close to family and bought the Botha Store, which he owned for seven years.
Ed tried his hand at real estate in Stettler and Drumheller, ranched for a couple of years east of Halkirk, and worked for several fertilizer companies around Stettler delivering anhydrous ammonia.
Some of his favourite things to do were going to auction sales, arrowhead hunting, and shopping at the “Mall” (dump), adding pieces to his many collections.
He did his share of building and renovating over the years, not always willingly, but always did a great job!
In his retirement years, he spent time with his grandchildren teaching and helping them with their vehicles and homes, just to stay busy.
Ed will be forever remembered and missed by his wife Inge, daughter Angela and family and son Quinten and family, many relatives and dear friends.
A memorial service was held at the Stettler Funeral Home on Feb. 8, 2020.
Memorial donations can be made in Ed’s name to Stettler Hospice Society or to Botha Cemetery (cheques payable to County of Stettler).
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome. com.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-742-3422.