Walter Rybka
Walter Rybka
Walter Rybka
Walter Rybka
Walter Rybka
Walter Rybka

Obituary of Walter Joseph Rybka

RYBKA - Walter Joseph March 23, 1934 - December 5, 2008 Walter was born March 23, 1934 in Prince Albert, SK. He died suddenly on December 5, 2008 while working near the farm. Walter's family was a founding member of the Colleston School and he and his sisters attended there while growing up on the farm. Walter married Nancy Esayenko on August 26, 1961. They lived and farmed east of Prince Albert all their married life and had three children together, Cheryl, James and Lorrie. Walter always enjoyed music and played accordion in several different bands, entertaining at dances and special events. In his later years, Walter enjoyed competing in an international old time accordion championship in Kimberley, BC and for two consecutive years won first prize in his class. Walter was a very hard working, multi-talented man who loved all aspects of farming. He enjoyed growing crops and working the land as well as the challenges of building, modifying and maintaining equipment. He was very creative in all his projects and could always be counted on to help with any problem. Walter will be lovingly remembered by his wife Nancy; his children Cheryl (Ben) Wilkinson, James (Anna) Rybka and Lorrie (Rick) Akre; his grandchildren Justin, Jordan, Lindsey, Shelby, Branden, Hannah and Cole and his sisters Rose (Leo) Twordik and Helen Spafford. Walter was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Mary Rybka and his brother-in-law George Spafford. In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations can be made to the Prince Albert Alliance Church. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at the Alliance Church, 2777 - 6th Avenue West, Prince Albert, SK, with Pastor Ron Goerzen officiating. Private Family Interment will be held at Colleston United Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director. Service Details Thursday, December 11th, 2008, 11:00am, Alliance Church Service Information
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