WINKEL, Edward M.

November 12, 1929 – September 20, 2012

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Ed Winkel on September 20, 2012 at the age of 82 years. Although Ed had been ill,for the past couple of years, his passing was sudden. Ed will be greatly missed by his loving friend and companion Shirley Laye and his children Leanne Wulff and Lyn Winkel.
Ed was known throughout Cochrane as a kind, generous and loyal man. He was a very hard working man and upon his retirement from the Petro-Fina (Petro Canada) Plant, he started his second career as a highly skilled welder at Studio West Bronze Foundry. Ed was a highly respected member of the Cochrane Lions Club and worked diligently for the community.
Along with Shirley, Leanne and Lyn, Ed will be sadly missed by his three grandchildren Alicia, Kyle, and Tyler, also five great grandchildren Casey, Tianna, Laylen , Jayden, and Cody. He will also be lovingly remembered by 8 brothers and sisters: Arnold (Gladys), Keith (Edna), Joe (Darlene), Edna (Bob), Lena (Keith), Ray (Irma), Sylvester (Carol) and Frank. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Annie and Alois Winkel.
A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 128 First Street East, Cochrane, on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11:00 am. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Lions 37-0 District Youth Camp P.O. Box 122 Cremona , AB. T0M 0R0 or The Kidney Foundation of Canada at 6007 – 1A Street. S.W Calgary, AB. T2H 0G5.

  1. On 25/09/2012 at 12:04 pm Debbie Wigton Said:

    Shirley, Leanne, Lyn & Families

    Thinking of you all at this time, keep your memories close at hand.

    Deb Wigton

  2. On 25/09/2012 at 1:01 pm Dave and Pat Buckler Said:

    Always a smile ,time for a chat in the back lane with him and Scotty Patterson.Ed was a good neighbour and friend. May you find comfort inthe memories they will keep him close.

  3. On 26/09/2012 at 6:10 pm Don Stump Said:

    It is with great sadness I read about Ed’s passing. Ed was my friend, fellow welder and an all around great man. The world needs more men like Ed, but he would be a tough act to follow.

    Rest in peace my friend…

    Don Stump

  4. On 27/09/2012 at 5:51 am Karen Middleton Said:

    Shirley – so sad to hear of Ed’s passing. My thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

  5. On 30/09/2012 at 2:40 pm Liz Parker Said:


    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I will always remember his smile and laugh.

  6. On 30/09/2012 at 6:31 pm Susan Flowers Said:

    Thinking of you Shirley and all the family. So sorry you lost Ed so quickly. He always had the greatest smile and a big hello. I was sorry to miss his funeral as I had been out of town and just read about his passing in the paper. Take care and I hope you all have lots of support around you.

  7. On 29/04/2013 at 4:46 pm tyler Said:

    dear fam love and luck he is with us all

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