Josephus Naaykens

Obituary of Josephus Augustinus Naaykens

We are saddened to announce the passing of Josephus “Joe” Augustinus Naaykens on Monday, September 26, 2022, at the age of 93. Joe passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Red Deer, Alberta home that he and his loving wife shared for the last 50 years.


Joe was born in Sheho, Saskatchewan in December of 1928 to the late Eduardus and Cornelia (Kuyten) Naaykens.


His career with the R.C.M.P began on September 12, 1951.  Thirty years later, on June 21, 1982, Joe retired from his posting at the Red Deer Rural Division, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He then spent the following fifteen years in the role of Provincial Investigator, once again located in Red Deer.


Joe is survived by his wife Doreen, his daughters, Laurie (Kim), Jolene (Greg), son Edward (Liz), grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathaniel, and Will, sister Jean, and brother Ed.


Condolences to Joe’s family may be emailed to Please indicate “Naaykens” in the subject line.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, 4728 – Ross St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2

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