Obituary for Elbert (Ab) William Elkow
Ab “Abby” Elkow, 62, of Fort Saskatchewan passed away on June 29/2020. Left with broken hearts, his best friend and wife, Lori Lupaschuk, children, Christy (Lonnie) Letawsky of Fort Saskatchewan, David (Jena Wright) Elkow of Edmonton and grandchildren, Lacey, Riley and Paige. Ab will be terribly missed by his mother Maria Elkow of Edmonton, Sister Shirley Skoreyko of Lloydminster, Brother Dennis (Helen) Elkow of Edmonton and Sister Judy (Gerry) Wilson of Vermilion. Mother-in-law, Shirley (Tony Lechuk) Lupaschuk of Lamont, brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen (Amanda) Lupaschuk of Andrew, Rod Lupaschuk of Lamont, and Kim (Terry) Wispinski of Morinville. Ab was a “favorite” uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by numerous extended family members, and by his faithful dog Barley.
Ab was predeceased by his father Nick Elkow and brother-in-law John Skoreyko.
Ab had numerous positive attributes and God-given skills, he will be remembered for his kind and caring personality, strong work ethic, generosity, and his willingness to help those around him. Ab loved spending time with his family and being on the farm. His big beautiful smile and infectious laugh brought joy to all who knew him, and his charming personality made him friends wherever he went. Ab was as tough as nails. He will be lovingly remembered as a tender spouse, caring father, proud Gido, and most of all “our hero”.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no public service as per Ab’s wishes. Donations can be made in Ab’s name to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Donate online at albertacancerfoundation.ca