Anthony Piebiak, resident of Grande Prairie, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, at the QEII Hospital, at the age of 88 years. Anthony was born on February 28, 1929 in Rozniec, Poland, and moved to Canada in 1938. His family homesteaded in Eaglesham, and he continued to farm there until his retirement. He grew up playing baseball, and enjoyed watching sports, especially hockey.
Anthony was kindhearted, hardworking, and devoted to his family. He enjoyed picking berries, and storytelling with his grandchildren. Anthony will be sadly missed by his wife of almost 50 years Nellie; children Edward (Martine) and Erica (Denny); grandchildren: Sophia, Agatha, Lily; siblings: Joan Piebiak, and Edwin Piebiak; sister in-law Anna Fit (late Ted); brothers in-law John (Aniela) Zubek, Stan (Anne) Zubek, and John Glodek (late Lucy); as well as many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his parents Sam and Katherine Piebiak, brother Joe Piebiak, sister Bernice (Ted) Wisniewski, sister Josie Piebiak, mother inlaw, Victoria Zubek, father in-law Stan Zubek.
Prayers were held Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 7:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005-107 Ave.). A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, December 15, 2017, at 10:30am, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404-102 St.). Interment to follow at Grande Prairie Cemetery (84th Ave. and 112th St.).
Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society (200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 2P5) or to Heart and Stroke of Alberta (Unit 109, 10126-120 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 8H9). Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversfuneralhome.com.