Josephine Elsie BOCHKE

Peacefully, on March 5, 2022, Mrs. Josephine Bochke passed away at the age of 86 years. Josephine is lovingly remembered by her four daughters: Linda (Lawrence) Shapka, their sons Darren and Daniel of Edmonton, Katherine (Tyler) Bochke-Schmidt, their sons Oliver and Samuel Schmidt of West Vancouver, Sharon Bochke (Gary), their son Adam Strashok of Calgary, and Tara Bochke (Michael), their sons Lucas and Riley Begert of Sturgeon County, brother Walter Antonowich of Westlock, sister-in-law Muriel Sikorski of Bonnyville, and her children: Kim, Wayne and Wendy of Bonnyville and Canmore, brother-in-law Frank Bochke and his wife Pat of Edmonton, as well as several nieces and a nephew.

Josephine was predeceased by her husband Edward of Edmonton (1987), parents Stanley (1942) and Maria (1985) Sikorski of Flatbush and brother Anthony (Tony) Sikorski (2007) of Bonnyville.

A celebration of Josephine’s life will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Riverbend United Church, 14907-45 Avenue NW. Refreshments will be served after the celebration of life on the lower level of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

A private family inurnment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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  1. Sheila Lowry

    Tara, Mike, Lucas and Riley,
    Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    The LOWRY’S

  2. Tracy Zacharchuk

    Linda, Katherine , Sharon,Tara as well as your families. My deepest condolences to you all. Your beautiful mother was such a big part of our families celebration dinners family milestones we are just as heartbroken. When she walked in a room she was so regal and had such a great presence. My heart breaks for you all but knowing she is at peace and reunited with your Dad may that bring you all some comfort.

    • Terry Ledingham

      Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to Linda and Lawrence an family. God bless

  3. Marj Blackburn

    My deepest condolences to you Tara and your family and siblings, and their families. Your Mom was a wonderful long term friend of mine and will be sadly missed💞. At least she is at peace now.

  4. Jeanne Caron

    My deepest condolences to Tara and your family and all sisters families and her brother . Our dear Josephine will be miss dearly ! She was a great friends of mine for many years. I will miss her daily ! Rest in peace .Thinking of all of you during this difficult time !

  5. Jane Moraiko-Rowland

    Katherine, Linda, Sharon,Tara and Families; Sending my sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. May Josephine rest in peace.

  6. Jane Moraiko-Rowland

    Katherine, Linda, Sharon, Tara and Families; Sending my sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. May Josephine rest in peace.

  7. Lori Schreiber (nee Waddell)

    My condolences to all the family. May fond memories comfort you always.

  8. Jane Atkin

    Kathy, Linda, Sharon and Tara. I was taken aback when I found out your mom had passed away. It is with much sadness and disbelief that I send my condolences to the family. My childhood memories from age 5 onward hold many events and moments that I will cherish forever. I remember your mom was always so vibrant and had a great smile and patience; especially with all of us girls. I haven’t and won’t forget your mom, she was truly one of a kind. May she rest in peace.

  9. Belinda Olynyk

    Linda and Family, Bobby and I send our love and hugs to you all. May your Mom’s love and legacy always
    be something you recall often, in the days ahead. xox

  10. Sharon Turner

    Kathy, Linda, Sharon and Tara, you have been in my thoughts lately as I have such fond memories of our childhood while playing at each others house. I was sad to see that your mother has passed.
    My heart goes out to each of you during this sad time and I wish to send you and your families my sincerest condolences .
    Take comfort in your own memories at this difficult time and in knowing she is now resting in peace.

  11. Monica Dear (Lacroix)

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. It was always such a pleasure to see her over the years, she was such a spark! Thinking of all of you – Sharon, Tara, Kathy, Linda, sending peace and love your way.


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