Feb. 2, 1924 – Nov. 10, 2013

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Valent Blaise Tkacik. He leaves to celebrate his life, his loving wife of 56 years Orva; one son Brad and three daughters, Valerie, Gwen and her husband Jim, Kristine and her husband Chris; his grandchildren Andrea, Chelsea, Braden and Zac who brought tremendous joy to his life.

Valent will be greatly missed by special nephew and nieces Gary, Bev, Pat (Chris), Mavis (Bill) and great nephews and nieces Derek (Jessica), Craig (Brittney), Dean, Carly, Madison and Mackenzie; as well as sisters Sophie (Gordon) and Mary (Gunnar) and many nephews and nieces that will miss him very much.

Valent loved farming and lived his life doing his life’s calling. Valent will be remembered and missed by his many close friends and his community. Valent had a great love for his faith, family, farming and community. Special thanks to those who were here when needed – our everlasting gratitude to you.

Prayer Vigil was held from St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Rimbey on Sunday November 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Rimbey on Monday November 18th, 2013 at 1:00 pm. If you wish, donations can be made to Camp Quality Canada, a camp for children with cancer: or the charity of one’s choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting


serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements.

Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366.

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