McKEE, Erika Elvira

Erika (Ricki) Elvira McKee (nee Kleinfeld)

It is with deep sadness the family of Erika Elvira McKee of Edmonton, AB announce her passing on June 7, 2020 at the age of 86, she passed peacefully while holding her daughter’s hand.

Erika will be sadly missed by her family; sons Kim (Colleen), James (Merle) and her daughter Karin (Ron) Dowling. Grandchildren Allyssa (Randy) Staudinger, Stuart (Ashley), Janette (Gerad) Dreelan and, Paris & Ava Dowling. Great grandchildren Jamie, Kaiden and Cullen Dreelan, Skylar and Reed McKee.

Erika was predeceased by her husband Allan Stuart McKee, parents Richard and Johanna Kleinfeld, sister Aline Fehr, grandson Devin McKee and great grandson Xander McKee all of whom greeted her at Heaven’s door.

Mom was born in 1933 in Warwarowka, German Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in the Edmonton area with her mother in 1948, both proudly becoming Canadian Citizens in 1953. She was incredibly involved with Kirk United Church and was an important part of the Clan McNaughton Pipe band for many years as their Quartermaster.

Mom worked hard to create a good life for her family, we are ever so grateful for her determination, sharp mind and wise words that made us who we are today.

At her request, no public service will be held instead an intimate family gathering will take place to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute.

Erika’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff for taking great care of her recently at the Citadel Care Centre, Sturgeon Community Hospital and Youville Home as well as the many family and friends who have been there for her over the years and are currently supporting the family at this time.

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