Erich Janke

02-Dec-1945 - 08-Mar-2018

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Erich Janke

In the early morning hours on March 8, 2018, Erich passed away at the Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute.  He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Martha. Erich will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Crystal (Mike) and Heather (Tim); son Curtis; grandchildren Emma, Caleb, Eric, Conor, Kierra, Taryn, and Rachel; sisters Hilda (Gary), Elsie (Ken), Doreen (Gary), Marlene (Gus), Reinie (Barb); nieces, nephews and many friends.

Erich had many joys and blessings in his life, but his biggest was his grandchildren.   They enjoyed many hours visiting his shop, fishing, boating and getting muddy at the Jeep Jamboree.

We will gather to celebrate his life on Thursday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. at West Meadows Baptist Church, 9333 199 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta, with his final resting place in Biggar, Saskatchewan.

The family will forever be grateful to the staff of the Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute for their care of their Dad.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Teen Challenge (Alberta Men’s Centre) PO Box 24010 RPO Evergreen, Calgary, AB T2Y 0J9, (403)931-3501.

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Reverend Philip Penrod | 15-Oct-2020

I had the privilege of getting to know Erich over several years when I was just starting out as the pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church. I was immediately impressed by his humble nature. Others of his stature and accomplishments are quick to advertise them, but not Mr. Janke. I and the people of Our Savior have also been deeply moved and encouraged by Erich's foresight and generosity. Erich, you have sown a legacy of hope while creating space for innovation that will bear fruit for generations to come. Thank God for you!

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Posted by Greg Smith | 20-Mar-2018

Erich was always the consummate gentleman. His resourcefulness was unmatched. It was a pleasure to have known Erich for 20+ years. It was always interesting to speak with Erich as he was so knowledgeable on many subjects. It was a challenge to get him on the Allied Incentive Travel Trips as he won several, but we did finally enjoy his participation on St. Lucia. The construction equipment world has lost an irreplaceable asset. God bless Erich Janke!

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