Edward Charles Kowalchuk
June 28, 1949 - January 27, 2023
Ed passed away in the early hours of January 27th at Selkirk Regional Health Centre with
his wife by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Ed was the youngest child of Carl
and Anne (nee Mostowy) Kowalchuk. He was predeceased by his parents as well as
brothers Bob, Jimmy, Gerald, Harry Martin and dear sister Margaret (Klimchuk).
Ed leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years Vera (nee Apt), daughters Susie (Frank)
Krivak and Courtney (Jeff) Roy and their daughters Presley, Parker and Payden, sister
Dorothy (Ed) Obirek, sister-in-law Sandra Smuttell, brother-in-law Dan Klimchuk,
brothers-in-law John (Gloria) Apt and Robert Apt, sister-in-law Myrtle (Clayton) Sanford,
several nephews and nieces and some very dear friends.
Ed loved spending time with his family at summer BBQs, fishing with his sisters, hunting
geese, cross country skiing in the winter and road trips all through the year. He said his
favourite stops were going through caverns but he especially loved Texas and all things
western and always said he’d been born in the wrong era.
Ed played in the St. Andrews Slowpitch League for over 25 years as a pitcher and he took a
lot of ribbing over his beloved Blue Jays over the years but he stayed faithful until the end.
So many services were important to us during his illness and the family would like to extend
their heartfelt thanks to the Renal Dialysis staff and doctors, Cancer Care, the doctors and
nurses of the surgery and medicine areas and the palliative care team.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his name to a charity of your choice.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside celebration will be held in the summer.
“If there comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there
- Winnie the Pooh