- Listed: April 16, 2019 2:36 pm
- Expires: 1945 days
Edward Allan Barkowsky
November 14, 1936 – April 11, 2019
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Mr. Edward Allan Barkowsky of Oliver passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side at the age of 82 years.
He was predeceased by his father John; mother Mary; sister Irma and brothers-in-law Henry and Isaac.
Edward will be fondly remembered by his loving wife Stella of 57 years; son Karl and grandchildren Dylan (Kenzie) and Paige; daughter Christine and grandchildren Nickolas (Hannah) and Crystal; daughter Anita (David) and grandchildren Miranda (Keenan), Annalise (Michael) and Emma; son Tony and grandchildren Dryden (Jessica) and Ceara; son Eugene and grandchildren Nyla, Caelan and Jesse; daughter Tamara (Brian); great-grandchild Avery; brother John (Myrna); sister Veronica as well as many extended family and friends.
Ed was a great provider and enjoyed a forty-year career working for MacMillan Bloedel – Powell River Division. He also enjoyed life as a hobby farmer along side his wife and family and was a jack of all trades.
He enjoyed traveling which included trips to the Yukon, Alaska, Hawaii and across Canada. As a young man Ed was very athletic and played soccer and baseball. We also enjoyed fishing, boating, taking part in musicals and plays as well as singing. “His first love” was automobiles, from Mercury’s to Lincolns.
Ed was a man of faith and was always very active in his churches in Powell River, New Denver and Oliver. He also volunteered his time with the Men’s Fellowship, Full Gospel Businessmen in Powell River, the Okanagan Gleaners in Oliver, was a member of the Red Cross and a frequent blood donor.
Donations are gratefully accepted for the Okanagan Gleaners Society, 507 Road 3, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Interior Health home support team, Palliative Care team (Lisa and Brianna), Dr. Clair and staff at Main Street Medical, Dr. Rao and the Cancer Society in Kelowna, Pastors Bart and Tony at Park Drive Church and Jim and staff at Pharmasave in Oliver.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Park Drive Church, 6570 Park Drive, Oliver, BC followed by a reception in the church hall.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to Stella Barkowsky, #205 – 337 McKinney Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T3 or by visiting
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