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William Michael Tomkow
January 2, 1930 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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William Michael Tomkow, of Wetaskiwin, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27th, 2023, at the age of 93 years.
He will be remembered by his devoted wife of 69 years, Tillie; children Conrad (Marilyn) Tomkow, Brian (Janet) Tomkow, and Gwendolyn (Bruce) Thornton; eight grandchildren Shawn (Vanessa) Tomkow, Craig (Desiree) Tomkow, David (Shyrel) Tomkow, Zoe Tomkow, Brittanee (Andrew) Cao, Karlee Tomkow, Travis Thornton, and Brett Thornton; three great-grandchildren Jaks, Blake, and Parker; sisters Lena Sokolowski, Mary Potiuk, and Katherine (Dave) Tenney; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends, extended family, and in-laws.
William was predeceased by his son William Barry Tomkow and parents Wasyl and Marya Tomkow.
William was born and raised in the Smoky Lake area and he farmed near Warspite until his departure in 1971 when William went into business for himself with “Bill’s Tackle”. William became well-known to local fishermen for designing the “Wetaskiwin Special” ice fishing lure.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wetaskiwin, on Friday, September 1st, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., with interment taking place in Wetaskiwin Memorial Cemetery.
The Tomkow Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Doctors, Nurses, and staff at Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre for their kindness and dedication.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions are greatly appreciated and gratefully accepted to the charity of one’s choice.