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In Loving Memory Of

Sigmund Stanley Halwa


Sigmund Stanley Halwa, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at home, at the age of 86 years.

Sigmund was born November 25, 1931 into a family of 10 children. He graduated Grade 12 and went to NAIT as an electrician.

Dad was a logger, truck driver, grader operator, farmer, and electrician. He worked at North Star Oil, Midwest Electric, County of Grande Prairie, and then began a fulltime job building Country Roads RV Park. He married “Midge” on October 5, 1957. They celebrated 60 years of marriage last fall.

Dad’s faith was important to him. He loved the Lord and was faithful in his walk and leading his family. He taught us to pray as kids, he enjoyed visiting the priests and they were often in our home.

He never retired. The RV Park was his next dream and he still had visions and plans for it up until the time of his death. Hunting and fishing were his favourite hobbies. He loved picking berries: saskatoons, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries; and loved playing cards: Bridge and Crib were his favourite. Family and friends were often playing cards over a visit. Dad loved the kids and always wanted to hold the babies.

Sigmund will be missed by his wife Joyce Halwa, whom he called “Midge”; children: Blake (Joanne) Halwa, Dana (Don) Bremner, Arlene Halwa, Cheryl Halwa, Darcy (Tracey) Halwa, Sig Jr. Halwa, Tracy (Rob) Pagacz, Susan (Rick) Fraser, Kim (Andrew) Diodoro, Keith (Yaritza) Halwa, Jason (Heather) Halwa, and Aaron (Marcia) Halwa; 37 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son Randy Halwa; parents Stanley and Adela Halwa; brothers: Ed Halwa, Maurice Halwa, and Gene Halwa; and sisters: Carole Bannister, Frances Cully, and Lucy Betts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 2:00pm, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St.). Interment to follow at Grande Prairie Cemetery (84th Ave. & 112th St.). A luncheon will be held at Tranquille Hall at the church after the interment.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church (10404 102 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2W3).

In Loving Memory of

Sigmund Stanley Halwa


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Funeral Service Details

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, July 14, 2018
2:00 PM
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Grande Prairie
10404 102 St.
Grande Prairie, Alberta
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Grande Prairie Cemetery
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Following the Service
84th Ave. and 112th St.
Grande Prairie, AB
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