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Joe Luukkonen

May 14, 2017

Joe Herman Luukkonen

August 31, 1928 – May 14, 2017

Joe passed away unexpectedly at his home early Sunday morning halfway through his 88th year.  He was predeceased by his wife Ruby; parents Edwin and Anna Luukkonen; infant child Edwin; brother and sister-in-law Archie and Grace Luukkonen; and his brothers Walter (Justine Lowe) and Rudy. Left to mourn are his children Anna (Dave) Beasley, Dave (Marie Bru) Luukkonen and John Luukkonen; grandchildren Adam McKee, Heather (Brent) Hauberg, Erin (Craig) Woodward, Shayne Zaba and MacKenzie Luukkonen and their mother Eileen Zaba; great-grandchildren Alex, Emily, Andrew and Daniel; and his great-great-grandchildren Scarlett and Benjamin; as well as many friends. Joe was born on the family farm near Birsay, Saskatchewan in 1928. By the late 1940s Joe had finished High School and then teacher training at Normal School. He taught for a few years in a one room school houses and then moved to Saskatoon where he worked in a drugstore and later taught briefly at the old ‘Tech’ trades school. He met Ruby Winnifred Parker in the early 1950’s and they were married in 1953. Children soon followed; Anna was born in 1954, Edwin in 1956, and twins David and John in 1958. Joe and Ruby enjoyed many years of marriage until her passing in 2000. Joe changed jobs several times. He loved teaching at the Tech, but when that contract ran out, he turned to the wholesale electronics business, working as a parts-man and later manager at several local outlets. In the mid-sixties, he began working for Bill Boyd as a technician at his Television and Stereo store, and later as manager of the latter’s wholesale outlet, PEPP distributors. In the early 70’s, Joe returned to his roots and began farming part time near the family homestead at Birsay. He was very happy on the farm; he loved the work and he loved feeling close to the land and nature. In 1981, encouraged by Bill Boyd and by his family, he opened his own electronics wholesale which he called EP Supply. He remained active in the business until a few years ago. Joe was a man of many interests and had friends across the social spectrum. All are invited to celebrate his life with the family on Thursday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. at Windsor Chapel (704 Windsor St.) in Saskatoon. The funeral service will be followed by a light luncheon, after which family and friends will take Joe to his final rest at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are in care of John Schachtel – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200


 Service Information

Celebration of Life
May 18, 2017

1:00 PM
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