Frank Machalek

October 30, 1941 - March 3, 2023
March 12, 2023 3 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving Dad on March 3, 2023 at the age of 81.

Frank is survived by his daughters, Michele (John) Annett and Tracey (Ray) Serediak and his grandchildren, Kara Annett, Chloe Annett, Liam Annett, Ethan Serediak and Ryan Serediak, and his grand dog Finley. Frank is also survived by his siblings Ed (Carol) Machalek, sister Myrna (Bert) Keiner, sister Arlene Tyacke, ex-wife Carolyn Nicholson, his sister-in-law Helen Machalek, many cherished nephews and nieces and so many wonderful friends.

To Manual, Lawrence and Rodney, thanks for visiting our dad in the hospital. He looked forward to your visits and appreciated the time spent with you all.

Frank was pre deceased by his parents Joseph and Mary Machalek, sister and brother in law Verna (Jerry) Dzurka, brother Bernie Machalek and brother-in-law Mervyn Tyacke.

Frank was born on a farm outside of Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan. He worked on the family farm and his own farm until he moved to Gibbons Alberta with his young family in 1969. He held various jobs throughout his life including the Redwater fertilizer plant, building bridges in Edmonton, I H Davis contracting and Nuna Logistics as a heavy duty equipment operator.
He was so proud of operating one of the first speed swings. He would be called out to many train derailments. We remember spending summers in Jasper, Robb and Hinton. He was also a volunteer firefighter in Gibbons for many years. The most memorable times were when we would go back to Porcupine Plain to hang out with all our extended families on the farm and in town.
Frank moved to Edmonton in 1987 where he would spend the rest of his life. He was extremely proud of his 5 grandchildren. He attended and supported their extracurricular activities. There wasn’t anything Dad could not fix. Liam would ask when Mr. Fix It would be coming over. Dad loved to travel to warm places, Hawaii and Cuba were his favourites! He still would go back home to Saskatchewan to help where he could. He loved to spend time in his garden, golfing, riding his bike. He loved hanging out in his backyard having wiener roasts with his family.
We were truly blessed to have such a wonderful Dad and Grandfather for our children! We miss you Dad.

We would like to thank the I.C.U team at the Sturgeon Community Hospital for their care and compassion for our Dad.

As per our Dads wishes, a private service was held and cremation has taken place.

  1. I will miss Uncle Frank. He was quick to laugh and slow to anger. The last time we visited was August at a weiner roast in his back yard. He was a great uncle. His laugh and smile will be remembered always.

  2. Uncle you were a funny guy when we were growing up, the summers that we would travel out to Porcupine to see all the Aunts and Uncles and Cousins was a special time and memories that I will never forget. You would dance with Uncle Bernie and dad (Edward) and always have a smile on your face. I bet you are doing that now. Love Wendy❤️

  3. Michele and Tracey, I am sorry to read about your dad passing away. He was a good dad to you girls.

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