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February 19, 1934 - September 16, 2022


On September 16, 2022, Mr. Fred Wirsta of Stoney Lake passed away at the age of 88 years. He is survived by his special friend, Shirley; 5 daughters & 2 sons, Annette (Kevin) McAnally, Patsy (Curtis) Spacil, Joyce (Sylvain) Caron, Ronald (Corinne) Wirsta, Gail (Norman) Hurtubise, Kevin (Janice) Wirsta & Roseanne Vallee (Earl Cleland); 19 grandchildren, Jason, Jackie, Jessica M., Mathew, Amanda, Jaylynn, Jessica A., Natasha, Victor, Melissa, Meagan, Maddisen, Travis, Brittany, Kailey, Lexi, Katelynn, Lisa & Jared; 27 great-grandchildren & 2 on the way; brother, George Wirsta; sister, Irene James; numerous nieces & nephews. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Paula; parents, John & Helen; 4 sisters, Mary Yaremkevich, Nancy Mudryk, Rose Ahern & Kay Richards; 3 brothers, Bill, Steve & Dan; grandson, Corey Marcoux. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Allied Arts Centre, Elk Point. Pastor Kelly Sibley will be officiating, with interment in Pochayiw Cemetery, Stoney Lake. If desired, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation c/o 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Diane and Bob Chretien
Relation: My uncle

Our deepest sympathy to the family. My heart is breaking as he was the greatest Uncle ever. He was like a father figure to me since I was 10 years old. Always made me laugh. I went to their place every day after school to help Aunt Paula with all her children. Bob and I will sure miss his visits and all the laughter he brought with him. Rest In Peace my Dear Uncle. You will forever be in my heart ♥️ and never forgotten.

From: Gerry and Louise Kievits

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families 🙏

From: Michael and Giselle Boucher

Our sympathies to the Wirsta family. Sorry to hear of your loss.

From: Marva Lothian
Relation: I met Fred when he played bingo in Bonnyville

It was my pleasure to have known you Fred. Rest In Peace my friend. ❤️

From: Brian Mudryk
Relation: Cousin

Thank you Fred for letting us use your boat on stony lake so we can go fishing with Harry and Brian god bless your family

From: Sandra Lorenson

Condolences to the families of Fred. I knew Fred to be friendly, kind and happy, a trait he passed down to the very nice family that he helped raise. May you find comfort in one another and comfort from the community while you grieve the loss of your dad.

From: Orest Boyko
Relation: Part of the coffee crowd before Covid

Sending sincere condolences, on the passing of your dad.

Kevin, Ron, and all of your sisters and extended families.
The heavens have acquired a new star, which will shine brightly on the Stoney Lake Community.
May he Rest In Peace

From: Pauline Hedrick
Relation: Friend

Very sorry for your loss 😪💔🌹
Sending prayers and healing energy to his family and friends.

From: Cliff and Sharil Baumgardner

Our condolences to all of you.
Cliff and Sharil Baumgardner.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 21, 2022
Beginning at 11:00am

Allied Arts Centre
4605 57 Ave
Elk Point, AB Canada T0A 3A1

4605 57 Ave
Elk Point, AB Canada T0A 3A1

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If desired, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation c/o 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A1.

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