Ed Stang, formerly of Ponoka, passed away in Red Deer on June 20, 2015 at the age of 75, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 30 years, Judy; their daughter Melody (Kristol); his son Justin (Mandy); his daughter Julie (Chris); four grandsons and one great-granddaughter; four brothers and one sister; five sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his parents, four sisters and two brothers; one sister-in-law and four brothers-in-law. Ed was a kind, gentle, helpful, friendly and talkative fellow. He could have a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime about anything! He was a talented accordianist, playing with various family members, friends and bands, and for years with the Rhythmaires. Music was an integral part of who he was. He farmed land and livestock with two brothers and especially enjoyed driving his John Deere tractors, listening to music all the while. He was always whistling or humming a tune as he went about his work and loved tending to the farmyard. After losing his right arm in 1984, he worked as a security officer at both Ponoka hospitals, helpful to staff, patients and visitors alike. His physical handicap never stopped him from doing what he needed to and he rarely asked for help. He loved nature, the outdoors, reading and had an interest in geography, vintage machinery and vehicles. During retirement, Ed and Judy travelled extensively, especially enjoying the beauty and tranquillity of ocean beaches. To honor his wishes, no service will be held and cremation has taken place. He awaits his remaining family and friends in Heaven. Memorial tributes can be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6. To express condolences to Ed’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
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