Anton CHILIBECK

CHILIBECK Anton Chilibeck passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2007 at the age of 82. Tony, as he was known to most people was born in the Spring Creek district to parents, Peter and Annie. Tony worked on the farm with his parents and in the winter at the Swift Packing plant in Edmonton. Tony and Mary Eluik were married on November 7, 1947 in Edmonton. They built their home on a quarter section on land given to Tony by his Dad, and they ran a mixed farming operation. They began a family, Ronald, Patricia, Gerald and Daniel. In 1957, they sold the farm and moved to the Pine Hill district where they continued farming. In 1963, they purchased two quarters of land in the Evart district. Tony belonged to the United Wheat Pool and along with Harry Periche were caretakers of the Evart Community Hall. Tony loved baseball and organized many games at the Hillman ball diamond. In 2000, Tony and Mary retired from farming and moved to a new home in Sylvan Lake. They enjoyed square and round dancing for over 45 years with the Spruce View Swinging 8's. Tony enjoyed swimming, bowling, but most of all he loved being with his kids and grandkids. He never missed a chance to play ball, pick eggs or play cards and pool with them. Tony leaves to mourn his loving family. His wife, Mary, four children, Ron(Cathy) Chilibeck, Patricia (Bill) Parks, Gerald (Debi) Chilibeck and Daniel (Laurie) Chilibeck. Four grandsons, Christopher Chilibeck, Chad Parks, Brett Parks and Craig Chilibeck. Two granddaughters, Karri (Jeff) Lynch and Shauna (Andrew) Van Dirstein. Two great granddaughters, Alannis Parks and Cydney Parks. Tony also leaves behind one brother, Joe Chilibeck. Six sisters, Cassie Rudyk, Rose McCoy, Nettie Court and Lillian (Drew) Dun, Helen Sidar and Mary Kalyn. Three brother-in-laws, Jim Talbott, Bill (Iris) Eluik, Walter (Audrey) Eluik and one sister-in-law Vicki Anderson and numerous nieces and nephews. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Annie, two sisters, Sue Talbott and Lena Tanasychuck. Two brothers Fred and Harry Chilibeck. One beloved grandson, Robert Parks. A viewing will be held on February 5, 2007 at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Chapel, 5019-47A Avenue, Sylvan Lake. A celebration of Tony's life will be held at the Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 5033-47A Avenue, Sylvan Lake on February 6, 2007 at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Sylvan Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Suite 71, 339-50 Avenue, SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 2B3


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