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Steve Ference

June 10, 1942 - July 17, 2012


On July 17, 2012, Mr. Steve Ference of Elk Point passed away at the age of 70 years after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He is survived by his loving wife, Olga of 50 years; 3 sons & 1 daughter, David (Anna Marie) of Ardrossan, Lawrence (Maureen)of Bonnyville, Annette (Roger) Van Den Bossche of Cochrane & Allan (Jeannene) of Elk Point; grandchildren, Austin, Ashley-Marie, Ian, Zachary, Allison, Lisa, Tegan, Konner, Todd (Jenn), Christopher (Bernie), Bruce (Natalie), Stephen (Jodi), Haylee, Madison, Brodin & Dylan; 2 brothers & 1 sister, Mike (Olga) Ference of St. Paul, Peter (Mary) Ference of Lloydminster & Mary (Henry) Lychak of Vermilion; 2 sisters-in-law, Ivy & Jean Ference; numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John Sr. & Mary; brothers, John Jr. (Sophie), Joe, Bill & George in infancy; sisters, Anne & Anna both in childhood. A funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Allied Arts Centre, Elk Point. Reverend Sam Donaldson & Reverend Father Mark Sych will be officiating with cremation to follow. If desired, donations may be made to Elk Point Minor Hockey c/o Box 1780, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0. GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL Box 1780, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Eileen Czajkowski
Relation: friend

He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Eileen and Family

From: Wayne & Lorianne Woloshyn
Relation: friend of family

Allan & Jeannene and family we are so sorry for your loss, take comfort in your memories and know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

From: John & Ann Kostyshyn
Relation: friend

Lawrence, Maureen and family
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cherish the happy memories and hold them close to your heart.

From: Brenda and Gil Boutin
Relation: Friend of the family

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

From: Andrew Shannon Boddy & Family
Relation: Very Good Friend and mentor

Olga and family, Shannon & I were very sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. The memories of Steve, will always stay strong in our minds, and thats the kind of person he was. Those special years and experiences will for ever stay with us.
He was a great friend who could always be depended on. He was always so proud of his family, who will now carry on that legacy and continue to make him proud. Our thoughts go with you. Very best wishes.

From: Linda & Steve Hrynchuk
Relation: through family member

Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It was fun knowing Steve and always a pleasure when he came into Crazy 8, He was our own handyman always wanting and willing to help. A good man will be missed. May he now truely be at peace.
God’s Blessing
Linda & Steve Hrynchuk

From: Sultan Khan
Relation: Son's Office colleague

Dear David,

I heard about your dad. I am so sorry and wanted to offer my condolences. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you.
There is no good time or way for someone you care about to leave you. I find that I am at a loss for words but with this news I am reminded of when my father passed away. I was at a loss for words then too, but I wanted to share my sadness and express the loss I was feeling.

Although I didn’t know your dad, but I understand you had a close relationship with him, please accept my sincere condolences.


Sultan Khan

From: Mel Labrie
Relation: Friend

I want to extend my sincere condolences to the family. Steve was a true school pal and I won’t forget his hearty laughter.
Rest in peace my friend.

From: Marvin Zarowny
Relation: friend

Dear Olga,
Sending you my deepest sympathy. I always admired how you and Steve had such a close and loving relationship. You both always seemed to have that look of love for one another when you were in each others presence. I was saddened to hear that Steve had Parkinson’s when Allan informed me of his illness when we both happened to run into each other at Costco. Although this disease would have been difficult for Steve to have to endure, he was definitely blessed to have such a loving wife to be by his side. God bless you. My prayers are with you, your family, and Steve.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 23, 2012
Beginning at 10:30am

Allied Arts Centre

Elk Point, AB Canada

Elk Point, AB Canada

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