Steve GOWALKO

GOWALKO

Steve Gowalko, 82, of Red Deer Alberta, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of October 25th, 2014 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, surrounded by his loving Wife, Son, and grandchildren. Born to Katrina and Mitro Gawalko in Thorhild, Alberta, Steve was the eldest of two sons. He spent the majority of his working career as a production accountant for Gulf Canada in Central Alberta primarily in the Stettler area. For years he enjoyed playing Slo Pitch; this hobby took him all over Alberta for tournaments, and he played well into his seventies. He enjoyed travelling with his wife during their retirement, when they weren’t spending time with their friends and family. Although he was a quiet man, his ever bright smile spoke for him; that and his sharp wit will always be remembered. He was a treasured friend to many throughout his life, but the friendship most valuable to him was that of his wife of 56 years Jean Gowalko (nee: Senyk). Knowing his generous nature, it was no surprise that his final wish was to donate his corneas and irises to someone in need, and his body to the University of Alberta Hospital Clinical Sciences department. Steve is survived by his Wife Jean, Brother Orest (Donna) Gawalko, Son Dan, Grand-children Cody (Collette) Gowalko, Jasmine (Bruce) Cardinal, Aaron Gowalko, Savannah Gowalko, Auriana Gowalko as well as 4 great-grand children. At the request of Steve there will only be a small family gathering to remember him and no formal service will be held.


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