Born on June 22, 1922 in Sulchinowka, Ukraine, Alex was called to the Lord on Good Friday, March 25, 2005, with family members at his side. He is survived by his loving wife, Olga, after having celebrated 64 years of marriage. Alex was devoted to Olga since they met as children working on a farm in the Ukraine. He is also survived by his sister Elly Kviatinskas and brother and sister-in-laws. Although Alex and Olga did not have children of their own, Alex was a dedicated Uncle to his nieces and nephews.
Alex worked in a variety of occupations in his lifetime, including service in the German army as a chauffeur and translator of Ukrainian and Russian, as a coal miner, a lumberjack when first arriving in Canada and a furniture maker for a span of 32 years at Acme Chrome Furniture in Winnipeg. Alex’s greatest gift was befriending people in his community: the Baker, the Bank Manager, the Pharmacist, and his Doctor and of course all the wonderful staff at the Ebenezer home where he has lived for the past 5 years. He was generous and loved to give people “treats”.
Alex Falkenberg was a survivor and truly one of a kind. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
A Celebration of Alex’s life will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. from Peace Lutheran Church at 2029 Ware Street (at Marshall Road) in Abbotsford. Burial will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery in Abbotsford. A viewing time will be available from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2005 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.
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