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Arthur Kowalke

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On January 4, 2021 @ 4:26 pm In Obituaries | 16 Comments

It is with broken hearts we announce Arthur has left us to join Diana in heaven on January 2, 2021 at the age of 79.

He will be lovingly remembered by his children Kim (Jim), Colleen (Cole) and Terry (Paola).  He leaves his grandchildren Ashley (Rob), Rowan, Adalia, Tamaya and great grandson Liam and his half dog Whiskey.

He also leaves his brothers Ron (May), Leonard (Lynette) and his sisters Bernice and Grace (Cliff).

As well he leaves numerous nieces, nephews, friends and special neighbours, Clarence, John, Norman and Jerry.

He is predeceased by his wife Diana (nee Chikowski) in March, 2020 as well as his parents Bill and Lena; his sisters Darlene and Norma.

Grandpa loved his garden and he loved to share his produce with his family and friends.

Arthur was the epitome of hard work, he could not sit still even though he had aches and pains.

His grandchildren were the light of his life.  His favourite times were when family came over as this meant he didn’t have to cook.  He even dug out his backyard so the kids had a pool.  Another favourite activity was Quad and Dune Buggy rides with the kids.  Eventually they got to drive their gramps around.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and having a shot of whiskey with his friends.  At the heart of it all he was a kind gentle man that would do anything for anybody.

A celebration of Arts life is tentatively being planned for July 30, 2021.  This is Art and Diana’s Wedding Anniversary.  We plan to bury them together at the Thalberg Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery pending current restrictions.

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Condolence from Diana Pearson on January 4th, 2021 7:05 pm

I’m sorry to hear of Arthur’s passing.

Condolence from Joanne & Brian on January 4th, 2021 7:46 pm

Kim, Colleen and Terry our thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence from Lucy pachkowski on January 5th, 2021 8:55 am

Condolences he will be missed. He was one of the people I made ginger snaps cookies for. I will miss that.
LUCY PACHKOWSKI

Condolence from Larry and Janice Zakaluk on January 5th, 2021 10:55 am

So many people owed Art their Thanks. His knowledge will be missed by the community. So sorry to hear. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Deanna Zaretski on January 5th, 2021 2:23 pm

Terry, Kim, Colleen, Ashley and the entire family,

Our deepest condolences to all of you. We truly feel like we’ve also lost a part of our family. We have so many very special memories of Art and we’re really going to miss him.
Take solace in the good memories,
Jerry and Deanna Zaretski

Condolence from Barb Hemminger on January 5th, 2021 4:36 pm

Kim, Colleen, Terry & your families

We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our thoughts are with you ar this time.

Jim & Barb Hemminger

Condolence from John Prymak on January 5th, 2021 8:44 pm

Kim Colleen Terry Ashley and your families and all the rest of Art’s family and friends. My condolences go out to you all and there is so so many at that. We all have truly lost an awesome man. The mould was broken when they made Art. He truly can not be replaced. He will be so missed especially by me. He was my best friend and looked up to him as a father also. My heart goes out to you all.

Condolence from Lori Soluk on January 5th, 2021 9:44 pm

Art will be very much missed by the Soluk family. He was always there to lend a hand, give advice, and share time over a whisky. He was a tough guy but always a gentleman. Our thoughts are with you, Kim, Ashley, Colleen, Terry and your families.

Lori and Mike

Condolence from Darin on January 5th, 2021 9:50 pm

We want to send our deepest sympathy to the family.
Art helped many of us out of the kindness of his heart and asked for nothing in return. We will miss his colourful flower gardens and pumpkins.
We will miss his company and companionship as his friend and the best neighbor anyone could ask for.
Our heart goes out to the family xo hugs
Darin & Josée

Condolence from Grace & Cliff Patzerl on January 6th, 2021 7:17 pm

Kim, Colleen, Terry and families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Aunty Grace & Uncle Clifford

Condolence from Leona Weidman on January 7th, 2021 11:40 am

My condolences to the Kowalke family on the loss of your dear father, grandfather, brother and uncle! Sending loving thoughts and caring, during this difficult time.

Condolence from Babuik Family on January 7th, 2021 8:11 pm

Kim, Colleen, Terry and family, our thoughts are with you all. You will have so many great memories of your dad and grandpa.
With love, Donna, Barry, Emma and Ben

Condolence from Wilf & Mildred Betker on January 7th, 2021 10:59 pm

We express our deepest condolences to the family of “Arthur Kowalke”. The loss of a loved one is very difficult to comprehend. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. God will give you special strength to go forward along life’s journey.

Peace be with you,
Wilf and Mildred Betker

Condolence from Jan Pleskacz on January 10th, 2021 1:13 pm

So sorry to read about the loss of your Dad.
Our heartfelt condolences.
Len & Jan

Condolence from Dave Moist on January 22nd, 2021 9:22 am

Kim, Colleen and Terry and families.
Our condolences to you all
Art will be sadly missed, he was a genuine man who always had time to share and kindness that was never ending. We will miss him dearly.

Dave and Marlene Moist

Condolence from Cameron Neurenberg on February 12th, 2021 8:12 am

Fond memories and the highest regard for Art and the life he lived. On behalf of uncle Eddie we extend our thoughts and prayers to the entire Kowalke family. Cam and Alicia.

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