Emil Charles Yakelashek, better known as “Frank” or “Goldie”, passed away peacefully on Monday February 3, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Frank was born November 2, 1938 on the home quarter in Minitonis, MB to the late Stanley and Joan Yakelashek. Frank spent his early years working on the family farm and at the age of 15 he moved to Saskatchewan where he worked at the grain elevators. He stayed there until “the rats chased him out.” His next move was to Prince George, B.C. where he worked in diamond drilling. While in B.C., he also found a hobby in stock car racing. For a short time, he moved to the Yukon where he continued in diamond drilling. He then moved to Alberta where he spent a few years at seismography and then began his career in the oil and gas industry. Frank worked in many places and in many positions on the oil patch and eventually became a self-employed oil field consultant. Frank was predeceased by his parents, his sister Pat Heibert, brother-in-law Paul Petelski, infant brother Adolf, and infant triplet siblings. Frank is survived by his children Joanne (Robin) McQuaker, Michelle (Peter) Waycott, Grant (Kirsten) Macaulay, Wade (Sheree Mailer) Yakelashek and Cory (Pamela) Yakelashek and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Agnes Petelski and brothers Phil, Florian, and Larry Yakelashek. Funeral services will be held Monday February 10th at Brennen Funeral Home Chapel 4819 49th Street, Stettler, AB at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at a later date. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Frank, memorial donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S Air Ambulance or to a charity of your choice in care of



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