Retired Captain Don Stalker passing

Rest easy.

Retired Captain Don Stalker passing.
It is with great sadness that the family of Don Stalker announces his passing on January 25, 2023, at the age of 91. Don is survived by Fay, his beloved wife of 69 years; and his sons Kel and Cary (Irina). He was predeceased by his siblings Shirley, Martha, Murray and Francis; and his parents Winifred and Richard.
Don was born in Winnipeg in 1931, and moved to Fort St. James at the age of eighteen, where he built his own first home and where he met Fay Russell, the love of his life. They were married in May of 1954 and moved to Edmonton in 1959. Don became a police officer with the Edmonton Police Service in 1959 and then a firefighter with the Edmonton Fire Department in 1962. Kel joined their family in 1968, followed by Cary in 1970. Don was also an accomplished instructor and examiner for the St. John Ambulance Service and the Red Cross Swimming program.
Don lived a full life and was active in the parish of St. Luke’s Anglican Church for more than half a century. He filled many roles but could most often be found keeping the parish building standing, heated and up to fire code. He was a dedicated Food Bank volunteer for 10 years, and rarely missed a parish event. He and Fay enjoyed Scottish country dancing for many years, and Don even took up roller skating as a teenager in Winnipeg, continuing in Edmonton into his 60’s.
Don could fix anything, had an enormous streak of kindness and was universally adored by children. First in his heart, though, were his family and his friends. He believed in treating others fairly and respectfully, regardless of their circumstances, and is remembered by his loved ones as a sterling example of what it means to be a good man. His was a life well-lived and he will be missed—but with so many fond memories.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, (8424-95 Avenue, Edmonton, AB).
Rest easy.