Edwin Norman NOWOCHIN


Edwin Norman

Dec. 22, 1929 – April 24, 2014

Edwin was born in Wetaskiwin, AB to Charles and Emma Nowochin, the oldest son in a family of 4 children, where he took his schooling and later married Muriel Joyce George on May 9, 1956. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Muriel, of nearly 58 years, his sons Ron (Hilda), Tim, and daughter Lori, grandsons Tyler and Dana and great grandsons Clark and Lincoln; his sister, Alma Grinde of Wetaskiwin, and brothers Clarence of Slave Lake and Ken (Donna) of Red Deer. He is also survived by his sisters-in law, Aileen George, Bernice Huber, Dorothy Chomlack and Germaine Doel and brother-in-law Bob Doel. Edwin was predeceased by his parents, his daughter-in-law, Loreen Nowochin, his brothers-in-law, Donald George, Bob Grinde, Bill Huber, and Peter Chomlack, and sister-in-law, Anita Nowochin. Edwin worked in construction for many years in Wetaskiwin, Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton. He then moved his family to Lacombe to teach Building Construction at Lacombe Composite High School. After retiring from teaching, he worked at various locations for Bennett and White Construction out of Calgary. In 1986, he and Muriel purchased Soley’s Hardware, which soon afterward became Nowco Home Hardware. The store is now operated by his grandson Tyler. Edwin was proud that in 2007, Nowco Home Hardware won the honor of Small Business of the year from the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce. Music always played a big part in Edwin’s life. He not only played many instruments, but also manufactured instruments, like his GANJO, to play at the Senior’s Lodge and the Kozy Korner. Edwin also had a wonderful voice and sang harmony in the Lutheran Church Choir for many years. He also could yodel and whistle with the best of them. In 1978, Edwin went to the Canadian Archery championships in Caledon Hills, Ontario, where he won the free-style championship. Edwin was very adept at playing pool, and even went to a championship tournament in Las Vegas in 2005. These last 15 years became quite a struggle, as the effects of Parkinson’s continued to make his movements more and more difficult. The memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 18 Selkirk Boulevard, Red Deer, AB. Condolences may be made by visiting



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