In Loving Memory
Wednesday, May 9th
Tompkins Funeral Chapel
Edward Kwasnik was born on August 26, 1945, in Morin, Alberta, the first child to Walter and Janina Kwasnik. Shortly after, the family moved to Calgary, where Ed attended school to grade five.
In 1956, Walter returned to his love of farming, buying a farm in the Paswegin district. Ed and Walter farmed together until Walter and Janina retired to their home in Wadena in 1975. During this time, Ed was active in the community, being on the Co-op and Pool boards, getting his pilot’s licence, playing his accordion for many dances, and curling during the winter.
In 2003, Ed retired to Saskatoon, where he and his friend Lorna travelled to Europe and square danced from Vancouver to Manitoba. During this time, Ed spent many productive hours volunteering at the Western Development Museum.
With failing health, Ed needed support and he moved to Ilarion and eventually to long-term care at Stensrud Lodge. Ed treasured his music, his dance, his family and his friends. He thoroughly enjoyed solving world problems over a cup of coffee with a neighbour or helping a family member as needed.
Ed was predeceased by his brother Joseph seven months ago and by his parents in 1988 and 1997.
Left to mourn are his sister Sophia (Ken); nieces, Jenna-Lynn, Sheri, and Kathy; nephew Wally; sister-in-law Marjorie; cousins, Danuta, Jacek, Anna and Sebastian; as well as numerous relatives in Poland.
The family wishes to thank the kind and compassionate staff at Ilarion and Stensrud Lodges for their care. Also thank you to Tompkins Funeral Home and to everyone who has joined us in celebrating the life of Edward Kwasnik.