Edward Herman WARKENTIN
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WARKENTIN, Edward Herman
May 20, 1932 - November 17, 2014
Ed passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on Monday, November 17, surrounded by his loving family. He was an easy-going soul who loved life to the fullest. His greatest joys came from spending time with family, being outdoors and travelling. Ed had an amazing work ethic and was a crane operator for over 40 years in Calgary with local 955. Ed is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley; his daughter Heather (Cam); and son Dwayne (Shari); as well as five grandchildren Dylan (Jen), Shelsey (Tony), Cassidy, Kate and Ryan; three great-grandchildren Hayleigh, Sam and Carlo; and brother Nick (Jean). He was predeceased by his sons Darryl and Troy; as well as his parents Justina and Jacob. Ed was also predeceased by his siblings Liz, Kay, Anna, Jake, Betty, Irvin and Heidi. A Celebration of Ed's Life will be held in January 2015. The family invite you to share stories and photos of Ed through www.choicememorial.com where service details will be updated once confirmed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Children's Hospital (www.childrenshospital.ab.ca), as per Ed's wishes. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial & Cremation Services.

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Published in Calgary Herald from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2014.
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January 7, 2015
For my Mighty Uncle Ed Warkentin

Every one knows Grandad was the strongman in the family, but secretly I knew you were physically stronger. You have carried your wife Shirley uprightly beside you for all the years with the strength a true man receives from the bracing of his beloved spouse. You have supported your daughter Heather and son Dwayne with the firmness and love only a man of caliber such as your self could give.The family that has flourished from your endowment of sustance, has many a measure of nobility to thank you for. From myself Uncle Ed I thank you for the stability and security offered to a young single Mother for her son. The quiet force that could silence a room of cousins with one firm shout and the greatest strawberry and whip cream crapes I have ever had. I love you Uncle Ed and you are surely missed and have never and will never be forgotten by those who's hearts your robust laugh and great tan have had the fortune to behold. Love Darren
Darren Eastland
January 6, 2015
We will all greatly miss Uncle Ed and his wonderful smile. Thinking of all of his family and sending lots of love.
Justine Finlay (McLean)
January 6, 2015
Dear Aunt Shirley, Dwayne, Heather and families. Uncle Ed was truly a gentle soul, loving man, with a ready smile. My heart is full with memories that I will treasure always. All my love, Josette
Josette ( Warkentin/Doshier )Pichler
January 6, 2015
We will miss him dearly Eastland Joan & Tom
January 6, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss Aunt Shirley and the rest of our wonderful Canadian family. I could always see my Grandma's face in Uncle Ed, they resembled each other so much. Max really enjoyed spending time with everyone last summer and was sad to hear this news. We send our love and are thankful for sweet memories.
Shellyne Urban
January 6, 2015
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ed was an amazing, kind, gentle man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Marilyn and Garth Rabel
January 6, 2015
We will miss this kind and gentle man so much. Our hearts are with your entire family, Love Donna and Sharon
January 5, 2015
Our thoughts are with you and your family Heather. Sorry for such a great loss.

Darold and Ghislaine xo
Darold Warner
January 5, 2015
Sorry for you loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family Heather. Darold and Ghislaine xo
December 29, 2014
We miss you Ed. To Heather,Dwayne and Cam i'm so sorry to hear that Ed passed away. Hopefully he is now in a better place.Our thoughts are with you. Pim and Elwira.
Pim Bouman
December 29, 2014
~Chris, Krista, and Tiiu.~ Condolences to you, Cam and all the family. ~North Vancouver~
December 29, 2014
Heather and Family. So sorry for your loss, thinking of you all at this difficult time. Our deepest symapthy
Kim and Craig
Kim Strikefoot
December 29, 2014
Elwira Bouman
December 29, 2014
Our deepest condolences..A beautiful soul ..
Jean and Kelly Menssa
December 22, 2014
Shirley and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a GREAT man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Al & Yvonne Krezanoski and family
November 25, 2014
Our heart felt condolences go out to the entire Warkentin family
Rod and Dianne Hoogstraten
November 23, 2014
Shirley and Family
So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one.
My thoughts are with you all at this side time
My sympathy is with you all. Glenn Daniels
Glenn Daniels
November 22, 2014
Shirley,Heather,Dwayne & Family
Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family
Steve & Doloros Hlasny
November 22, 2014
Bill worked with Ed over the years and reconnected by accident at Carseland, time was spent sharing laughs and good times around the campfire. For those of us lucky enough to know Ed, we send our Deepest Sympathies to you Shirley and your Families.
Bill & Shirlene Magnus
November 21, 2014
ed will be missed by all who had the good fortune to work with or be friends with a big man with a equally big heart .you will be missed by 955 brothers and friends.terry spooner old 955 brother and drumheller friend.
terry spooner
November 21, 2014
Shirley, Healther (Cam) and families
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brenda (Dr.C. office)
Brenda Green
November 21, 2014
Dear Shirley and family. Thinking of you and sending our deep sympathy in the loss of your dear Ed. Hugs . Hans & Joyce Soderstrom.
November 21, 2014
So Sorry for you loss. Our Father Glen Crowdis worked with Ed for many years and always spoke very highly of Ed .
Crowdis Family
Gloria Cheyne
November 21, 2014
John & LindA Holowatiuk
November 21, 2014
We will miss Ed he was an awesome brother-in-law. He was always good to me was a gentle man with an awesome work ethic. We are praying for the family Lots Of Love -John and Linda
November 21, 2014
Dear Shirley and all your family...... So sorry to hear about your Dear Ed! I'll always remember him laughing and happy.
Sending my deepest sympathy.
Your old friend Pat Dunn (Jensen)
November 20, 2014
Dwayne, Shari, Heather, Cam, and Mom Shirley and family,
Ed will be missed. He was an amazing person. He always made the best pancakes Warren says. Be strong in this difficult time and lean on us if you need anything.
Love Brenda and Warren
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