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RUNKVIST – Einar Edwin

July 28, 1947 – January 12, 2010

It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of a great man, Einar Runkvist, beloved husband of Shelley Runkvist (nee Zachow) of Airdrie, AB. Einar passed away from complications of cancer on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the age of 62 years.

Einar was born July 28, 1947 on the family farm in Waitville, SK. He was an honest hard working individual who dedicated himself to his loving wife and family who are eternally grateful to have had him in their lives.

Einar is survived by a son Blake (Cori) Runkvist; daughters, Angelene (George) Agbeyaka, and Chalyn (Kelly) Winfield; eight grandchildren, Spencer, Shannah, Kyla-Marie, Aysa, Nikaylah, Alexis, Geselle and James; two sisters, Alpha Harper and Petra (Victor) Arp; two brothers, Ole Runkvist and Swen Runkvist; and many nieces and nephews. Einar was predeceased by his father Eric Runkvist; mother Florence Runkvist (nee Hansen); brother-in-law Bill Harper; and nephew James Harper.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 with viewing at 12:30 p.m. and Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Airdrie Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Einar Runkvist, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Melissa Humeniuk :

    I feel so much sympathy for the loss your family has suffered. He was always very kind to me and I was just talking about a memory of him the other day. Please do contact me if there is anything I can do.

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  2. Jackie & Peter Smillie :

    Angelene, your Dad was a great man…you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jackie & Peter Smillie

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  3. Carolyn & Paul Hemming :

    I will always remember the strong and quiet presence I so admired about my Uncle Einar. He will be dearly missed and forever loved.

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  4. I would like to extend our deepest sympathies from both my family and my parents Harvey and Marj Meng; Einar was a great neighbor and friend to both my parents; he will be missed.

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  5. Keighley Lecky :

    Well my heart is with you shelly and all your children and Grandchildren. Lots of love and prayers,,,Love Keighley

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  6. Kerry and Kevin Ramsdell and Family :

    We are going to miss his wit and sence of humor,but most of all we r going to miss him dearly.We r sorry that we could not be there,but our thoughts and hearts are with you always.

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  7. Tammy & Bob Fidler :

    Our hearts break for the loss of one of our heros….A man we truly admired, respected & loved.

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  8. Ken and Mavis Demerais :

    In sympathy and friendship we are sending condolences to you Shelley and your family for the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts are with you

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  9. Cathy & Brian Meaney :

    Our dear Angelene, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please contact us if you are in need of anything. Comfort your family by your presence.

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  10. Maureen and Jay Cormack-Donnelly :

    Shelley and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are truly sorry at Einar’s passing. He was a good, brave man whose love for all of you shone on his face. No words are enough, but I saw this and thought of you…
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

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  11. Cathy & Brian Meaney :

    Our hearts go out to you at this very difficult time. Remember the happy memories you had with your Dad and keep them close to your heart.

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  12. Lindy Clement :

    My thoughts are with Angelene and her family during this difficult time.

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  13. My thoughts are with you, Shelley, and every member of your family at this time.

    I will always remember Einar as a very pleasant and enjoyable person to be around. I hope that you can take comfort in many cherished memories, and I hope that those memories bring you smiles.

    Vera

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  14. Hi to all of you, Shelley, and everyone in your family.

    I remember Einar as a very good and nice person to be around.

    I hope that you will all take comfort in all the many happy times together, and I hope that those happy times bring you many smiles.

    Love, Vera

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  15. Livia & Kevin Koronko :

    Einer will always hold a very special place in our hearts.
    He will be remembered for his incredible talent in carpentry, his dedication to his work and particularly to his family. He was a very gentle and soft spoken man with a huge and loving heart. All of us that worked with him will never forget him.

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  16. Carole & Lorne Birtch Ottawa, Ontario :

    Dear Shelley & Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family.

    Lots of Love from,
    Lorne & Carole, Kathleen, Patricia & family

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  17. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. I would love to hear from you Shelley
    Love, Bev Royer

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