Harvey Eric Taschuk


Harvey Eric Taschuk

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our much loved partner, son, brother, and friend on August 23, 2022, at the age of 67 years in St. Albert, Alberta.

Harvey grew up on a farm in Two Hills and had fond memories of that time, especially his love for the animals and nature. That love led him to The University of Alberta, where he studied biology. He was well known for the love of his birds and abundance of plants. He was a prodigious breeder of finches for many years. For the past 12 years, Harvey shared most of every moment of every day with Scooby, our Cockatoo.

Harvey worked at the Post Office for many years. There he developed many life-long friendships. It made for daunting Christmas card lists. He often spoke of his Post Office friends with great fondness, and kept in contact throughout his retirement.

Harvey is survived by his husband Edward Zukiwsky; brother Ron (Linda), and sister Lil (Orest); and many nieces and nephews.

Harvey was predeceased by his parents Anne and Alex Taschuk, brother Jim and sister Fran.

In his final years, Harvey suffered the complications of cancer and can now rest in peace.

Many thanks to the wonderful staff at the Cross Cancer Institute, especially the Radiology Unit, for providing outstanding care.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Harvey’s honour for his 12 years with Scooby to Meika’s Safehouse. To donate use the website at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/65519 or donations will also be accepted at any event attended.

Friends and Family are invited to pay their respects on Wednesday, September 21, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m at Park Memorial, 9709 111 Avenue, Edmonton, followed by a Life Celebration from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Santa Maria Gorretti Hall, 11050 90 Street, Edmonton.

Burial at Two Hill Cemetery, Monday, September 26 at 1:00 PM followed by lunch at the Two Hills United Church.

(If you need assistance to travel to or back from any of the events please email: celebrateharvey@telus.net, or Contact Ed at (780) 721-0550.)

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