Early on the morning of December 10, 2023, our beloved Uncle Alex Namchuk went to be with the love of his life, Josephine. Even though it is with heavy hearts that we say good-bye, we know that Uncle is no longer suffering, that he is where he wants to be. We will miss his smile, the twinkle in his eyes, and his world-famous hugs.
Uncle Alex immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1930 with is mother Irene, father Elia, and sister Marie. They traveled west until they settled and farmed in the Tomahawk area. Alex and Josephine married in 1957 and continued to farm on their own homestead until 1981 when they moved to their home in Drayton Valley. Alex worked at the Drayton Valley Hospital until 1992. After Jo’s passing in 2015, Uncle eventually settled at Seasons Retirement Community in 2016.
Alex leaves behind many who loved him, including his brothers Nick (Olga), Mike (Carol), and sister Anne (Ron) as well as many, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, all of whom are better people for having had Josephine and Alex in their lives. Precious memories were made and much love was shared during the countless feasts or simple coffee visits or card games Jo and Alex hosted. (Uncle loved a good card game!) Not only family but many neighborhood children and friends were always a welcome sight at their door.
Alex was predeceased by his wife, his parents, and sisters Marie and Nancy.
We will never be able to express adequately our gratitude to the Home Care and Seasons Retirement Community staffs who genuinely cared for Uncle, known as “The Gentleman”, especially during the time of his passing. Because of them, he was able to stay in his home, and we always knew that he was in loving hands.
Jo and Alex were so proud of their family. They loved their nieces and nephews as if they were their own. Because children were so important to them, if you wish to donate in Alex’s memory, please do so to the Stollery Children’s Foundation, 800 College Plaza, 8215 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8 or, because of the compassionate care he received while in the DV hospital, to the Drayton Valley Health Foundation, 4550 Madson Ave., Drayton Valley, AB. T7A 1N8.
Arrangements in care of Colleen Sekura 587 673-1688