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Edward Sikula

August 5, 1935 - October 26, 2022


Edward Sikula was born in Neusiedl, Austria, on August 5,1935 and emigrated to Canada with his mother Mary and his brother Michael Sikula, in 1952.  The family moved to Nelson where Ed was employed by Ramsay Cameras & Art Supplies, he was eternally grateful to Bill and Buddy Ramsay for helping him adjust to Canadian living.

He married Claudia Martin, (nee Dosenberger) on April 6, 1959. Ed obtained his teachers degree from Notre Dame University where he was awarded the Governor Generals Award for top academic standing.  Upon graduation Ed was hired as a teacher at Hume Elementary School, moved up to Principal at the Procter Elementary and finally the Rosemont School where he retired in 1991.

Upon retirement, Ed actively pursued his passion as a master gunsmith, a hobby he had enjoyed for many years, He was active in the West Arm Outdoorsman Club, enjoyed hunting, camping, photography and watching sports, especially hockey games in his later years. He always enjoyed sharing his passions with friends and family.

Ed passed away peacefully at the Kootenay Lake Hospital on October 26, 2022, with family at his side. He was predeceased by his Father Augustin Sikula, Mother Mary Dryzmala & stepfather Frank Dryzmala, brother Michael Sikula, wife Claudia and daughter Teresa (Terri).

Ed is survived by his sister-in-law Dawn Sikula, nephews David (Ann Bau) and Michael (Kim Barron), half-sister Betty (George) Vnoucek, brother-in-law Nicholas (Mary) Dosenberger, sister-in-law Elaine (Charles) Beaulac, Kendall Goodrich (Terri Sikula), and many nephews, nieces, and great nephews, and nieces in the Vnoucek, Dosenberger, Turner, and Fiander families.

Cremation will take place and there will be no funeral service as per Ed’s request. The family will hold a celebration of life at a private family gathering on a later date.

We would like to give special thanks to the Management and staff at Lakeview Village Seniors Community, the ER Staff, Dr. MacKay, and the nursing staff of the 3rd floor at Kootenay Lake Hospital for their outstanding care and support and friend Gordon Grunerud.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation or the West Arm Outdoorsman Club.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Linda Blair
Relation: Co worker

My deepest sympathies. I worked with Ed at Procter School. He was an absolute gentleman and the best principal. He always went above and beyond for his students and staff. He was always early at the school flooding and clearing our outdoor skating rink and giving our students the best experience possible. He was supportive, clever, and I’ll always remember his smile and twinkle in his eyes. He will be fondly remembered by many . So sorry for his family and friends. He was one of a kind.

From: Brian & Ev Sutton
Relation: Aquaintience

Our Condolences to the family.

From: TonyHolland
Relation: He was a former teacher of mine.

Mr. Sikula was my grade 6 teacher at Hume school. He was a very good teacher. I will always remember his stories about growing up in war torn Austria as a small boy. Condolences to his family. Thank you Mr. Sikula.

From: Caroline Edwards
Relation: Met him in our Procter Community and I work at the general store

Condolences to the family I always enjoyed chatting with Ed he had some wonderful stories he will be missed

From: Caroline Edwards
Relation: Met him in our Procter Community and I work at the general store

Condolences to the family I always enjoyed chatting with Ed he had some wonderful stories he will be missed

From: Jessie Renzie
Relation: Family friend.

Ed was a multitalented man. A respected teacher, a superb craftsman, a skilled outdoorsman and a good neighbour to many. Dean, the boys and I are very sorry to learn of his passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. We are holding all of the families in our thoughts and prayers.

From: Richard Spilker
Relation: Friend

For over 30 years I drove to Proctor on almost a weekly basis to visit my friend Ed in his litte gun
shop. He was a master craftsman, true gentleman and a dear friend. He will be missed by his many friends. My condolences to his family.

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