Alma Kowalko passed away in Calgary, Alberta on July 9. Alma was predeceased by her husband Ede, and is survived by her children Marlene Houghton, Clarisse (Blair) Gallant and Mark (Sandi) Kowalko, along with grandchildren Dallas Houghton, Scott (Amanda) and David Gallant, and Caleb (Triana), Lukas, Hannah, Danyel and Simeon Kowalko, and also 2 great-grandchildren Avelle and Oliver Gallant.
Ede and Alma, along with their children moved to Castlegar in 1966 to help the fledgling Kinnaird Church of God congregation get established. Alma held various jobs while in Castlegar, but the majority of her working years prior to retirement were with the Department of Human Resources. A memorial service will be held for Alma on November 28, 2015,11:00am at the Kinnaird Church