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Walter Shankowski

March 12, 1921 - September 29, 2015


On September 29, 2015, Mr. Walter Shankowski of Elk Point, formerly of St. Paul, passed away at the age of 94 years.  He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Helen; 2 sons, Jerry Shankowski of Edmonton & David (Sandra) Shankowski of St. Paul; 3 daughters, Ellen (Metro) Bodnar of Boyne Lake, Sylvia (Bob) McDaniel of Lacombe & Laura (Dennis) Linton of Langley, B.C; 7 grandchildren, Isabella, Savannah, Noah, Thomas, Tanner, Taryn & Karly (Shayne); 2 brothers, Harry (Caroline) Shankowski of Elk Point & Peter (Doris) Shankowski of Edmonton; sister, Mary (Peter) Ference of Vegreville; numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Nick & Palagia; 2 brothers; Pete (Sophie) Boyko & Bill (Mildred) Boyko; sister, Ann (Ed) Piotrowski. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. Reverend Father Mark Sych will be officiating, with interment in Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Elk Point. If desired, donations may be made to Parkview Extended Care, Elk Point c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB. T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.  


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

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

Relation: friends

Our condolence to Helen and family our prayers are with you.

From: John & Betty Ruzycki
Relation: Friend of the family

To all of Walters family: So very sorry to hear of Walters passing. Will always remember his strong voice when he sang in church. Rest in Peace my friend….John and Betty


From: Al & Sandra Bunn
Relation: a friend

Helen and Family. We are so very sorry to hear of Walters passing, we were so happy to have you and Walter as friends. The good times Walter and I as well as other guys from the Detachment had hunting and fishing. You both have such a great family, no doubt he will be missed by all.

Al & Sandra Bunn

From: Wm /Betty Slawuta
Relation: friends

Rest in peace Walter…

From: Russ Galas
Relation: Friends

Ellen & Metro Bodnar & the Family of Mr. Walter Shankowski , please accept our condolences on the passing of a special man, in the lives of many people. I have a very high respect for Walter, he was a very special person to me.We always had an awesome time together when we met and special times at Ellen & Metros farm. To the Family of your Dear Dad, God will help you through this very difficult time in your lives. God will place his arms around all of you and help you through this very difficult experience, in our lives that we all have to go through. We are sorry we can’t be with you. God Bless all the Family & Friends of Mr. Shankowski. Love Russ & Jeaneen Galas, Okotoks, Alberta.

From: Sue Edwards
Relation: Cousin Kelowna B.C.

To Walters wife and Family, It is with sadness that I have learned of Walters passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. May he rest in peace

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 3, 2015
Beginning at 5:03am

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

St. Paul, AB Canada

St. Paul, AB Canada

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