Edward Lloyd Stregger, beloved father, grandfather and great- grandfather passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 11:45 pm with his family at his bedside at the Mazankowski Heart Institute at the University of Alberta Hospital at the age of 76.
Ed was born on March 28, 1937 to William & Pauline Stregger at home with the help of a midwife at Macoun, Saskatchewan. He spent his early years to age 25 working on the farm, helping his Dad. On May 15, 1962 he married Marilyn Doreen Boyer. From this union, seven children were born: Cynthia 1963, Sheryl 1964, Romonda 1966, Richard 1967, Baby Girl 1968, Maureen 1969 and Grant 1970. They resided in Macoun until 1970 when they moved to Ralph, Saskatchewan to raise their remaining six children. They had a very busy household. Edward spent much of his time providing for his family - working as a Carpenter, hauling water and helping Marilyn to grow a huge and fruitful garden. In 1981, Ed & Marilyn separated. Ed journeyed the remaining years on his own, travelling between Weyburn, Saskatchewan & Alberta where three of his daughters live. While Family remained at the center of his heart, "being his own lawyer" occupied his mind, and taking walks, working for farmers & doing odd jobs sustained him physically. Edward was a member of the Carpenters Union, and the Elks Club.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Garth, son Grant and infant daughter.
Edward is survived by his children: Cynthia (Gerhard) and her children Justin, Elizabeth, Rachel and Mariah, Sheryl (Doug) Larson, Romonda (James) and their children Jessica, Amy, Sarah and Adam, Richard and his children Tyson, Kevin, Ashley, Ricki-Lynn, and Shyanne, Maureen (Shannon) and her children Ryan and Chad, and Spencer and Dillion and 16 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers: Walter (Sharon) and Ronald (Marie); his sisters Dianna and Donna (Ken), numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 1:00pm from Messiah Lutheran Church (4810 50 Street, Camrose, AB) with Bev Swanson officiating.
A Graveside service will be held on Sunday July, 13, 2014 at 1:00pm from the Macoun Cemetery(Saskatchewan), there will be a time of fellowship and refreshment at the Macoun Drop in Center following at 2:00pm.
Memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to the S.P.C.A or to the charity of one's choice.
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