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WINKLER – Zachary Georg

June 19, 1990 – January 1, 2010

After a courageous battle with cancer Zachary, beloved son of Robert and Zoe Winkler, passed away at home where he most wanted to be.

Zachary appreciated and sought to enjoy every day he had, and took pleasure in even the simplest things. He especially enjoyed spending time socializing with friends and family. He touched so many people throughout his life, from teachers that wondered how anyone could be angry with those big puppy dog eyes and anyone who saw him play soccer, at one game scoring from the opening kickoff, the assistant principal and some of the teaching staff at Father Lacombe High School who went way, way beyond their job descriptions to allow him to walk the stage at his graduation, or to the doctors and nurses that were so impressed with his bravery and continuously optimistic attitude.

Zachary was predeceased by his Grandpa Smith and his cousin Brendan. He will be forever in the hearts of his Mom and Dad; his brothers, Joshua and Matthew; and his sister Jessica; as well as Grandpa and Grandma Winkler, Grandma Smith and Uncle Jan, and all of his aunts, uncles and cousins.

From the age of about ten, one of Zack’s favourite songs was Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”, so please in his memory, enjoy this wonderful world and value every minute.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Catholic Church (5552 Madigan Drive N.E.) on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222 or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.

In living memory of Zachary Winkler, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Zoe and family,

    No words can express how truly sorry I am for your loss of Zachary. May you find peace knowing he is in the arms of our lord.

    Sherry Knoke and family

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  2. Rob, Zoe, Josh, Jessica, Matthew and Family. My heart goes out to all of you. There is peace in knowing Zac got his wish to share Christmas with all of you and to be at home. I know he is in a better place, in peace and out of his pain. God called Zachary back to him earlier than we can ever understand. But I know Zac is with all of you in spirit and forever will be. You are an amazing family and very much loved.
    Karen Ausmus

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  3. Richard Lapka :

    Rob, Zoe, Josh, Jessica, & Matthew, please accept my heartfelt sorrow of the loss of Zachary. I know there are no words, but the pain and sorrow is heartfelt. I will pray for you all at this sad time. Sincerely Richard Lapka

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  4. Pam & Ken Klowak :

    We were so sorry to hear about Zach’s illness, and now of his passing. Although we didn’t know him well, he sounded like a wonderful person and we know that he had a beautiful family. We are truly sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to your family.

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  5. Nages, Josephine Gounder & Family :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
    Nages Gounder

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  6. Warren & Ginger Tiede :

    Rob, Zoe, and Family,

    Please accept our condolences for the loss of a loved one. Our prayers are with you all.

    Warren & Ginger

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  7. Cheryl Morgado :

    Dear Rob & Family,
    My condolences on the passing of Zachary. May you find support with family, friends, and the Catholic community. Zachary was young, but left knowing how much you all loved him. I know you will always treasure his memory, and celebrate the life he had with you.
    Rob, on behalf of your friends in Toronto, I will light a candle in memory of Zachary at my St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish.
    God Bless and take care of each other.
    Your friend,
    Cheryl Morgado

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  8. Karen, Scott Gilfillan & Family :

    Rob, Zoe and Family,
    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead and your memeories give you strength. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Karen and Scott Gilfillan

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  9. Andrew and Jeannette Radder :

    Rob, Zoe, Joshua, Jessica and Matt:
    Although Andrew and I did not know Zac well, he seemed like a great guy and we know that he had an amazing family who loved him dearly.
    There are no words to express the sadness we feel for Zac’s passing. We are not sure why these things happen but I know and believe that God has a plan, and he is no longer suffering. May you find comfort and strength from our Lord today and always as you go through the difficult times ahead.
    Much love
    Andrew and Jeannette Radder

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  10. Rob, Zoe,
    Your loss is felt by all of us at AC. I am thankful that Zach’s pain is over but so sad about a life that was so short.
    He left a great message for all ” Enjoy this wonderful world and value every minute.”
    With deepest sympathies to both of you and your family,
    Glenn Thomas

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  11. Wendy Anderson :

    Rob,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Wendy

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  12. Michael & Tieny :

    Zoe, Rob & Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult and sad time.
    May you treasure all the great times and memories that you have of Zackary. Holding them in your hearts forever, keeping Zachary’s spirit with you always.

    Luv Michael, Tieny, Myles & amp; Justin

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  13. Kevin & Karen Anson and Family :

    Rob, Zoe, Josh, Jessica, and Matthew

    Our condolences on the loss of Zach.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless.

    The Anson Family

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  14. Szautner Family: Logan, Megan, Shelley & Brian :

    Our family is deeply sorry for the loss of Zach. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  15. The day God took you away we will never forget. It seems like yesterday I spoke to you, now I’ll remember that day when I heard your voice for the last time. I thought that I wouldn’t see the day that God needed another angel like you. Now he has you by his side. You will watch over us all, we will look up smiling knowing you are safe and in no pain. Yes he took you so young but that’s where an angel – the good angels are from. You were an angel and he needed another. Too bad he had to take you. We thought you were needed down on Earth with us but I guess God knows best. We will miss you so much remembering all the laughs and good times we all shared together. We will never forget your beaitful smile. We love you and we’ll never forget you Zackary Winkler. You’re in our hearts forever and always <3<3<3 from your friends on facebook<3<3

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  16. Rob and Family,

    I am deeply saddened by the news of your beloved son Zachary. My heart goes out to you all.

    Take comfort in the happy memories you shared. You are in my thoughts, God bless you all.

    Your friend,
    Andy

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  17. France Pellerin :

    Dear Rob and Family,

    Sending you blessed thoughts of courage, strength and prayer.

    It is difficult to understand why some are called upon to embark on a different journey earlier than expected, however I am sure this is for Zachary a new journey filled with peace and spiritual beauty which will allow you to forever carry each other forever in your hearts.

    Sincerely, France Pellerin

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  18. Carolyn Patton :

    Zoe and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Zach’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I know that he is in a better place.

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  19. Dear Rob and Zoe,

    So sorry to hear of Zach’s passing. Sad I never knew him, or of his illness. You guys have always been tops in my books, and I pray that you find comfort knowing he is in God’s hands.
    Your friend,
    -Tony

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  20. Beppie Willemse Wagemakers :

    Lieve familie van Zachary. Ik weet wat het is om mijn man te verliezen, maar ik kan me er geen voorstelling van maken
    om je kind of kleinkind te verliezen.
    Dit moet een verschrikkelijke slag voor
    jullie zijn. Maar Gods wegen zijn ondoorgrondelijk. Weet dat ik voortdurend en jullie denk en innig met jullie meeleef. Heel veel liefs van
    Beppie Willemse Hoge Zijde 4, 4854AH
    Bavel (Nederland)

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  21. Paul en Tilly Hufkens - Wagemakers :

    Beste Robert en Zoe

    Gecondoleert met het verlies van jullie geliefde zoon Zachary.Wat een vreselijk gemis zal dat zijn. Wij wensen jullie heel veel sterkte toe in de komende moeilijke tijd.

    Liefs Paul en Tilly

    De stilte van de zee
    Neemt je gedachten met zich mee
    ver weg….meegaand met de wind
    sterkte gevend…. voor het gemis van een kind.

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  22. Barrie, Heather and Taylor Kidd :

    Rob, Zoe, Joshua, Matthew and Jessica. In the beautiful memories may you find peace. In the love that surrounds you may you find strength. “Ode To my Son..My son you will always be, From here on thru eternity, But gentle son know this too, A friend forever I’ve found in you.” God Bless you all at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Barrie, Heather & Taylor

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  23. Our condolences are with you for your loss and the loss to the many others he has touched. Take comfort in your memories and God bless you all.

    Monica,Scott and Candice

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  24. Kim Evanochko :

    You will be missed by everyone who knew you and loved you Zackery. Zoe and Rob my thoughts and prayers are with you – take care. Kim

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  25. Cathy & Don Evanochko :

    DAMN! Our hearts break for you.

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  26. Philip and Mary DuQuesnay :

    Rob and Family
    Please accept condolences and prayers from Mary and myself. Our hearts go out to all of you.
    Duke

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  27. The Markieta Family :

    Please accept our condolences for the loss of your beloved son, brother and friend. His memory has touched the hearts of so many people and he will be missed greatly. Our deepest prayers go out to the family,

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – unknown

    When glancing up at the sky think of only the best of memories and the happiest of times.

    Rest in Peace Zachary Winkler
    May Angels Lead You In

    -The Markieta Family
    Jacek, Madga, Konrad and Sandra

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  28. Winkler family,
    My heart and love is with you guys through this difficult time, Zach was an amazing person, and I wish we hadn’t drifted apart. Uncle Rob, Auntie Zoe, Josh, Jessica and Matthew you are constantly on my mind. I wish you the strength to endure such a trying time. He will be missed greatly. If there is anything I can do please feel free to contact me. I love you.
    Your Friend, August and Family.

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  29. Marc en Petra van Bragt-Wagemakers :

    Lieve Zoe en Rob en kinderen,
    Gecondoleerd met het verlies van jullie zoon en broer. Veel sterkte gewenst voor jullie allen.
    Onze gedachten gaan uit naar jullie.
    Liefs Marc Petra Jock en Matt.
    (dochter van Henk en Anny Wagemakers.)

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  30. Keith McDonald :

    I was saddened to hear of your loss. I can’t imagine having my son depart before I do. Even though Zach is gone the one important thing you have is the treasured moments you had with him and no one can take that away. Knowing that he is in the arms of the lord will bring peace to both of you.

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  31. HENK EN ANNY WAGEMAKERS :

    ROB EN ZOE en de kinderen en familie
    wij wensen jullie heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd
    WIJ leven met jullie mee
    HEEL veel lieve groetjes van
    henk en anny wagemakers.

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  32. Ralene Goldade :

    My memory of Zack will only be of a happy, carefree, ambitious, gracious and polite young man. Zack’s memory will continue to walk the hallways, mingle in the cafeteria and study in the classrooms of our building, however more importantly he will remain in the hearts of those who knew him!

    My deepest condolences at this very sad and difficult time. The Father Lacombe “family” will keep each of you in our our thoughts and prayers.

    Ralene Goldade

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  33. Joe Young and family :

    Rob and family

    Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Joe and Family

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  34. Daniel Warren :

    My family and I wish to express our deepest sympathy on the passing of Zach. He will be truly missed by all.

    Daniel Warren

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  35. Kesler/Oushal family :

    Dearest Winkler Family;

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. May the good Lord take you all in his arms and help ease your pain. Please know that we are praying for all of you.

    Debbie Kesler and family

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  36. Cheryl & Jennifer Coutts :

    Dear Zoe & Family:
    My thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family through this past year and a half, and now no words can express the sadness we feel for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love Cheryl & Jennifer

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  37. Frank and Nina Diano :

    Rob, Zoe,& amp; Family, Please accept our condolences on the passing of your son Zachary. Our prayers are with your family,

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  38. Gail Gilowski :

    Zoe & Family,

    Sending you thoughts of courage, strength and prayer. I am deeeply saddened to hear about Zach passing.

    Gail Gilowski

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  39. Michelle (Porter) De Ridder :

    Rob and Family,
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies for you during this time.

    I hope that you are able to find some comfort in remembering the happy times that you shared together, and all that Zachary had accomplished.

    Sincerely, Michelle

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  40. To Winki,

    I am very saddened by your loss. I never knew your son, but I know that having you as his father, he was surely a fine young man. I know that it will be hard to find the strength to go on. But you will. Your family needs you now and pls know that you have so many friends that love you and are there to give their support.
    My condolence to you, your wife and all of your family.

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  41. Air Canada ORD :

    Dear Rob, Zoe and Family:
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your son, Zachary.
    We will keep you in our prayers.
    With Sympathy,
    All your friends from
    Chicago Air Canada Cargo

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  42. God needed you there more then us I guess. Hopefully he has found a better place for you. Rest in peace Zach, you had a wonderful father and he will miss you greatly.

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  43. Zoe and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious son. I can’t imagine how hard this must be for you and your family. I often ask about you and have been following your life with your son through the words of others.
    I am thinking of you through this time and know that you were blessed.
    Brandy Park

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  44. Rob, Zoe, Josh, Matthew, and Jessica…
    We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Rest in peace Zachary.

    Sincerely,
    Paul & Crystal

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  45. Pierre & Jeanet Wagemakers :

    Naar aanleiding van het overlijden van jullie zoon en kleinzoon,willen wij hierbij ons medeleven betuigen.
    Wij hopen dat jullie de kracht mogen vinden om dit een plaats in jullie leven te geven,en wensen jullie alle sterkte toe Pierre & Jeanet

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  46. Fam. Smolders Kuijpers :

    To the very saddened Winkler family.
    Netty and Corrie told us the death of your son Zachary. May God give strength to handle the loss. Our Thoughts are with you.
    Fam. Smolders – Kuijpers

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  47. Rob & Zoe
    We spent many times together raising our children and sharing in every little experience as they grew. Little “Zackman”, well he put a big smile upon my face! I am very saddened on his struggle and the deep loss for you both as well for Joshua, Jessica and Matthew, Grandpa and Grandma Winkler, Grandma Smith and all who was fortunate to have him in their lives.

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  48. Jessica LaChance :

    To The Winkler Family,

    Over the years I have known Jessica, I have seen the incredible bond and love your family has for each other and everyone around them.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time and I pray that you guys can find strength in each other to be hopeful, and to always remember the ways your son graced the lives of all around him.

    My deepest sympathies,

    Jessica

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  49. Joke en Cor-Abbenhuis-Wagemakers :

    Rob, Zoe, Joshua, Jessica and Mathew we wensen jullie allen sterkte met het verdriet en verwerken van het verlies van jullie zoon en broer Zachary.
    liefs Joke en Cor

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  50. Joke en Cor-Abbenhuis-Wagemakers :

    Rob, Zoe, Joshua, Jessica and Matthew.
    We wensen jullie veel sterkte met het verdriet en verwerking van het verlies van jullie zoon en broer Zachary.

    Liefs Cor en Joke

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  51. sheilla and zack brake :

    Zach: your beautiful spirit, kind personality, infectious sense of humor & caring soul will live on forever in the hearts who were blessed to know you. May you rest in peace surrounded by the love in the heavens above. It was painfully difficult for me to say goodbye to you today, so I could not attend the service, however my farewell to you was done in my heart
    ..This is the only way I could do it. Please forgive me for not attending today, & thank you for letting me getting to know what beautiful person were were. Forever loved…..sheilla

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  52. sheilla and zack brake :

    To Zoe, Rob, Joshua, Jessica and Matthew:
    To be totally honest, I cannot even do justice to express deeply enough, what a blessing it was to know such a honorable person who was a son/brother/friend/grandson, etc. such as Zach; and how much he touched our lives. Please accept our deepest sympathies and we pray that your grief and loss is “shared” by friends and family who love you and your precious son. A young man of integrity and honor who has returned to be with the angels and besides God. Rest in Peace Precious Zachary Winkler.

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  53. Angela Johnson :

    Zoe and Rob, Josh, Jessica, and Matthew.

    Our families have grown up together, and you never forget those moments we shared. May you all be comforted, knowing Zackie is no longer suffering. Though it doesn’t make the loss any easier to bear. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of great sadness. May it comfort you to know that Zack will be forever in the hearts of all he touched.

    Angie

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  54. Brian and Barbara Argue :

    We are so sorry to hear of Zachary’s passing. He sounds like he was a great young man. May you be comforted by family and friends and great memories of his too short life. ( # 51 Pineland Close )

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  55. Brian and Barbara Argue :

    We are so sorry to hear of Zachary’s passing. He sounds like he was a great young man. May you be comforted by your friends and family and the great memories of his ‘ too short ‘ life. ( #51 Pineland Close )

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  56. Douglas Coles :

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Zachary after such as long and hard battle that both your family and Zarchary fought this long last while.
    I am certain that Zachary will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

    From A friend from
    Edmonton Dreams Take Flight

    Doug Coles

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  57. Morris Family :

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies.

    Kevin, Sandy, Kyle & Kate

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  58. Tamara Dooley :

    Please accept my condolences. I was one of Zack’s junior high teachers and he was a wonderful boy, he could always make me laugh. My family’s prayers are with you.

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  59. Zoe, Wink and family
    We are saddened to hear of Zack’s passing. Why this happened to the nicest people in the world is beyond words. May all your memories get you through these tough weeks and month’s ahead. Thinking of you often.
    Brian, Marion and girl’s

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