Edith Tkach passed away peacefully on Sat., Dec. 24, 2016 while in the Coronation Long Term Care Facility at the age of 100 years.
Edith was born in Veteran on July 15, 1916. She was raised in the Veteran area and worked for neighbours and at the Veteran Hotel.
She met George (GSB) Tkach and they were married Oct. 20, 1938. They had two children Marvin and Robert. They lived in Veteran where Edith helped George with his business interests – hauling cream and distributing supplies to/for the local farm families.
The business expanded to North Star gas and oil and eventually to farm equipment. Edith and George moved to Coronation in 1951 and operated the business from there.
Edith went on to work for Walter and Pearle Bell at Bell’s Foods and later Pearle’s Fashions. The seventies saw Edith working at the Coronation Municipal Hospital in the dietary department. She retired in the early eighties.
Her final years were spent in the Coronation Long Term Care facility. Her many interests included her bridge club, playing cards of any type, curling, bowling, bingo and travelling.
She was predeceased by her husband George; brothers Bill Bartlett, Sid (Martha) Bartlett, Leonard (Bessie) Bartlett, and Harry (Mavis) Bartlett; grandson-in-law Sid Hartung.
Edith is survived by her two sons Marvin (Carole) and Rob (Arlene); grandchildren Naomi Hartung (Kevin Henry), Glenda (Rodney) Stanger, Doug (Sherry) Tkach, Neil (Pam) Tkach, Toby (Dave) Evans.
She is also survived by great grandchildren Abigail Hartung, Britney Henry, Tanaya Henry, Olivia Henry, Zachary Stanger, Emma Stanger, Chase Tkach, Jesse Tkach, Alexandra Tkach, Brooklyn Tkach, Keegan Evans, Shae Evans; other family and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Coronation Community Hall on December 30/2016 with interment at the Veteran Cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We would like to express our sincere thank you Parkview Funeral Services for co-ordinating the funeral service; to Rev. Alwin Maben for presiding over the service; to Barbie Berg, Margaret Evans, and Yvonne Barnes for the musical contribution to the funeral service; to the Coronation Community Lunch Committee ; to the staff and physicians of the Coronation Long Term Care facility for the excellent care provided to our mother over the past years and to all of our family and friends for your kind words and support during our time of grief.
Should family or friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Coronation Hospital Foundation.
Marvin and Carole Tkach, Rob and Arlene Tkach and families
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium were in charge of the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-578-3777.