Peter Schenk


Peter Schenk passed away suddenly in Edmonton, Alberta on January 14, 2020, at the age of 68.  He was born in Oberdiessbach, Switzerland, on October 2, 1951.   

Peter was the son of Hans and Ella Schenk, husband of Vera Vagnerova, father of Sacha (Tammy) Schenk, Tatjana (Jay) Rudy, Amanda Schenk, and Jarrod Schenk, grandfather of Molsen and Chance Schenk, and Kat and Viki Rudy; brother of James (Margrit) Schenk, and uncle of Abbie (Elaine) Schenk.  Peter is also survived by dear friends Robin (Maureen) Adam, Denis (Carmen) Girardin, and Ueli (Petra) Christen.

If you ever heard Peter’s stories or if you were lucky enough to live them with him, you will know why he will be greatly missed by many.  Peter was happiest when he was hunting and fishing, travelling to the Czech Republic, visiting with family and friends, or spending time with his bird Kyro.  Peter will always be remembered as a loving and devoted grandfather who took pride in spending time with his grandkids at the lake or cheering them on at the hockey rink.

In keeping with Peter’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.  Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Serenity Funeral Service (North), 10179 Princess Elizabeth Ave NW, Edmonton.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s name may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital at 

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