Dennis David Koska

May 21, 1946 - November 17, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Dennis Koska announce his passing on November 17, 2020. Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Maureen; sons, Rob (Stephanie) and Randy (Paula); his grandchildren, Zachary, Briana (Jordan) and Avery (Jayna); his brother and friend, Ray (Christa); sister, Diane (fishing buddy), sister-in-laws June, Barb (Jack) Arlene; brother-in-law, Dale (Donna); his Uncle, John; numerous loving nieces and nephews; as well as lifelong friends, Ken and Donna Mullen; as well as numerous extended family and friends.


Dennis was predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary (nee Strutynski) Koska, sisters, Judy Koska and Lorraine Koska; and brother, Ken Koska.

 

Growing up Dennis loved to visit the family farm where he spent time hunting gophers and chasing muskrats, his close friends soon gave him the nickname “Farmer” a moniker that stuck with him throughout his lifetime. Dennis always had a love of being outdoors; he loved his acreage and enjoyed getting out on the tractor, always joking that it took two or three beers to cut the grass. Dennis was also an avid curler, loved hockey, golf and fishing especially ice fishing.

 

Dennis worked for fifty-five years in the Autobody Industry, starting with Healy Motors and retiring at Fort Saskatchewan Autobody where he worked alongside his son Rob. Dennis retired from that body shop 3 times but kept going back just to help out where needed!

 

Due to the current Covid situation a cremation has taken place and a Celebration of life maybe held at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers please consider a donations in honor of Dennis to a Cancer Society of your choice.

 

Hugh Allen Spurling
November 16, 1939 ~ November 1, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and sadness the family of Hugh Allen Spurling announce his passing on November 1, 2020 in his 81st year. Hugh will be dearly missed by his children, Allen (Betty), Janice (Duncan) and their mother, Marie; as well as his grandchildren, Zachary, Joshua, Samantha, Alannah, Alycia and Isaac. Hugh also leaves behind his sisters, Jean and Susan (Allen).

Hugh was predeceased by his parents, Everard and Florence; brothers, Marvin and Ronnie.

He will also be missed by his close friends, Esther, Wally and Barb.

 

 

Wayne Paul Tindall
June 26, 1941 ~ October 26, 2020
It is with heavy hearts the family of Wayne Paul Tindall announce his passing on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the age of 79 years. Wayne will be missed by his wife of 58 years, Arlene Tindall; his children, Sherry Griffiths (Allan), Brenda Tindall, Neal Tindall (Cherry Kapfhamer) and Sheila Tindall; sister, Judy Vallee of Prince George, BC; as well as his grandchildren, great grandchildren, numerous extended family and friends.
Wayne ventured into the water well drilling business in the early 70's, servicing both Alberta and Saskatchewan until retirement. Wayne treasured times with his family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and especially his wife, Arlene. Wayne will always be remembered for being a great husband, father and grandfather. Wayne will be dearly missed by so many who loved him and enjoyed his good-natured companionship.

Brandy Lee Warren
August 14, 1972 ~ October 5, 2020

Brandy Lee Warren passed away suddenly and peacefully in her sleep on Monday, October 5, 2020 at the age of 48 years. Brandy is dearly missed by her husband, Patrick; daughter, Devyn; son, Aidan; father, Glen; sister, Julie (Justin); nephew, Carter; niece, Addison; her mother in-law, Faye; her brother in-law, Richard (Jenny); nephew, Mackenzie; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Brandy was predeceased by her Mother, Judith.

 

Brandy loved to travel, play sports, listen to her favourite bands: The Tragically Hip, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, and the Beatles. She also enjoyed camping, sitting around the fire with family and having a couple of cold beers was what she lived for.

 

Anyone wanting to remember or honour Brandy is invited to make a donation in her name to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

 

Kenneth Peter Mantyka

April 19, 1959 – October 9, 2020



It is with extremely heavy hearts and great sadness that Ken’s children, Amanda and Cody, announce their Dad’s passing. Ken passed away on Friday, October 9th, 2020 with his children and siblings by his side.

Ken dearly loved and cherished his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.  He will be forever lovingly remembered, and is survived, by his son, Cody Mantyka; his daughter, Amanda (Trevor) Bulger; granddaughter, Ryler; grandson, Rhett; step grandchildren, Koah (Cody) Clark, Teirra (Brad) Keats, Shaena (Curt Cassidy) Bulger, Keyen Bulger; great grandchildren; Grayer and Jori Clark, Hawker Keats; siblings, Elaine Whitford, David (Alicia) Mantyka, Ramona (Gerry) Kirzinger and Rita (Paul) Kobiela; his life-long buddy, Harry (Bev) Diakiw; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that were near and dear to his heart.

Ken was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Pauline Mantyka of Cudworth, Saskatchewan.

It was in Cudworth where he grew up and attended school that he developed a love for all sports, especially track & field and football.  In his spare time, one would find Ken at the family cabin at Wakaw Lake, SK where he spent many special times with his parents and four siblings.  He especially loved fishing with his Dad and water skiing.  Years later when he became a Dad, he shared his love of fishing with his children.  After graduation in 1977, Ken moved to Edmonton and began a life-long career in the construction industry. In addition to running many large projects in Edmonton, his career took him to remote places in Canada, like Sankiliac, in the Belcher Islands and to Haifa, Israel where he spent five years working on the Bahai World Centre.  In Haifa, he joined a mentorship program teaching apprentices the North American way of construction.  Ken and his family were proud of his involvement in the program.

Ken was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and fishing, especially at Wakaw Lake, SK.  He was also a dedicated and loyal Saskatchewan Roughriders fan who loved to show his Rider Pride.

Due to COVID-19, there will be a small private family gathering to celebrate Ken’s life.

Amanda, Cody and Ken’s siblings would like to thank the medical team at the University of Alberta Hospital and Sturgeon Memorial for all their help and support through this very difficult time.

 

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's memory to
Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
800 College Plaza
8215 – 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2C8



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