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Obituary for Earl Leonard Panke

PANKE, Earl Leonard
December 9, 1940 - October 19, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce that Earl Leonard Panke passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday October 19th, 2023 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband and best friend to Alice (Kranz). Much loved and cherished father to Donald (Penny), Barry (Lori), Linda (Pat), and Steven (Glenda). Loving grandpa to Brandon (Mellissa), Dylan (Selena), Danielle (Max), Nicholas (Taiya), Steven (Ashley), Theresa, and Jenna (Dalton). Loving great-grandpa to Denver and Paislee. Earl was predeceased by his parents Leonard and Irene (Vernick) Panke and his siblings Ellard and Morley Panke. Earl will be sadly missed by his much loved sister Corinne Groskleg and sister in law Pauline Panke.

A very special thank you to the staff at Bonnechere Manor for their wonderful care of Earl and also to the staff at Renfrew Victoria Hospital for the wonderful care and compassion shown to our family in the time prior and after Earl’s passing.

Visitation will be held at Zohr Family Funeral Home, Renfrew on Monday, October 23, 2023 from 10:00am until time of service in the Zohr Family Chapel at 2:00pm. Interment to follow at Emmanuel Baptist Cemetery, Killaloe. In memory of Earl, please consider a donation to the Bonnechere Baptist Camp, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Jabez Ministries. Tributes, condolences and donations may be made online at