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June 15, 1925 – Humboldt, Saskatchewan
January 13, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Edna Kokotailo (nee Martyniuk), beloved wife of Jack Kokotailo, passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 13, 2015 at the age of 89 years.

Edna was very artistic, a keen bridge player and golfer, and enjoyed gardening, Tai Chi, bingo and occasional visits to the casino. In retirement Edna and Jack liked to travel in the South Seas, and to hike in the Superstition Mountains when they wintered in Arizona. They lived in Red Deer for 50 years, recently moving to Calgary to be closer to family. Edna and Jack were privileged to celebrate their 65th anniversary just after Christmas. Family was important to Edna.

She is survived by her children Ron (Darlene), Reena and Robert (samm); grandchildren Iori, Luke (Lisa), Shawna, Rae (Suresh) and David; great grandchildren Bryce, Logan and Liam; and honorary grandson Ilke. Edna was the only child of Netty and John Martyniuk. On the Martyniuk side Edna is survived by members of the families of Joe and Olga Bobiash of Zelma Sask., John and Marian Janowski of Loon Lake Sask., “Marty” and Mary Martyniuk of Vancouver B.C., and Mike and Pauline Chipurda of Rosthern Sask. On the Kokotailo side Edna is survived by sisters-in-law Elizabeth and Rollie, as well as younger generations of the Kokotailo line.

A celebration of Edna’s life will be held in Red Deer later this year with the date to be announced.

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In living memory of Edna Kokotailo, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Calgary, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Dear Jack: I was shocked to read of Edna’s passing. I am so very sorry as you were such a close couple but I know you will be able to carry on as we have all had to do. We never forget our loved ones and the good times we shared and that is a blessing.
    Still missing you at bridge and hope you get to play some there.

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  2. Marion & Vic Allan :

    Dear Jack We were so sorry to read of Edna’s passing. We offer our deepest sympathy to you and the family. We had looked forward to becoming better acquainted in Rocky Ridge . Understand that you will be settling in Edmonton. We wish you good health and many more years .

    Sincerely Marion & Vic.

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  3. Marshall & Anne Bye :

    Jack: We were sorry to here of Edna’s passing. Our sincere condolences. While your time here at RR was short, you and Edna left a lasting impression on us. May God be with you and Edna.

    Anne and Marshall Bye

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  4. Iris Gray and Dawna Gray :

    Dear Jack,
    Dawna and I just heard of Edna’s passing and we are very sorry. We have been in California, Dawna has been receiving treatment for cancer or we certainly would have attended services. Edna was always such a sweet, kindly person. We enjoyed her company. We will be thinking about you and your family as you deal with your grief.

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