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Melvin "Soso" PANKEW

April 28, 1944 - February 27, 2019


On February 27, 2019 Mr. Melvin “Soso” Pankew of Smoky Lake passed away at the age of 74 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; son, Trevor; 2 daughters, Chantel (Scott) Yeremy & Tricia; 5 grandchildren, Conor, Georgia & Darby Nixon, Jordyn & Evan Yeremy; his furry four legged friend, Kasey; sister, Teri (Don) Nehajowich. Melvin was predeceased by his parents, Paul & Mary. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 a.m. at National Hall, Smoky Lake with Father Kolin Berglund officiating. Cremation has taken place. Thank you to Dr. Stephen Raubenheimer & all nursing staff at the Smoky Lake Healthcare Centre for the excellent care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AHS Smoky Lake Healthcare Centre (Acute Care) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB. 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: Mel, Darlene & Family
Relation: Coffee buddy

To Melfs family Joyce, kids, grandkids & Casey this a sad time for all, but remember he would want us to continue on. He always had a good story or advice for anyone who wanted to sit & listen. We will all miss him deeply but we have stories & good memories of him. Rest In Peace bud

From: Jeannine, Dino, Michaella and Justina
Relation: Friends

Chantel, Scott and family
We have you all in our thoughts and prayers

From: Barry and Cindy Cherniwchan
Relation: Family/friend

Joyce and family….Barry and I are so sorry to hear of Melvins passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Dustin Mandryk

Mrs. Pankew, Trev, Chantel & Trish, Im very sorry to hear of your Husbands and Dads passing. I cant remember a single time ever that Mr Pankew wasnt smiling. He always brightened everyones day wherever he was.

From: Scott and Susan Horsnett
Relation: Friend

Please accept our deepest sympathies in this time of grief. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

From: Cary Smigerowsky
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear about Melvin leaving us. Will miss seeing him driving in the ditch.
Our Love and support . Cary and Dolores’

From: Teresa & Don Nehajowich
Relation: Brother, and Brother-in-Law

Our Condolences and Deepest Sympathy at this Time of Grief and Sorrow.
Brief is Life but Love is Long!
Love Teri, Don, Wesley, Jeffery and Kristy

From: Edith Zawaduk
Relation: friends

Our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joyce, and your family. Fika (pipe) is now with his buddies. He will be missed. Sending hugs.

From: Gloria McNarland
Relation: This is from his cousin Gloria and Aunty Helen from Vancouver Island

So sorry to hear of Melvins passing. Lots of fond memories and will ever be in
our hearts.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
March 9, 2019
Beginning at 11:00am

National Hall
107 Willow Creek Street
Smoky Lake, AB Canada

107 Willow Creek Street
Smoky Lake, AB Canada

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AHS Smoky Lake Healthcare Centre (Acute Care) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB. T0A 3A1.

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