LUKOMSKI, Waclaw (Walter) passed away peacefully on August 5, 2009 in White Rock, BC at the age of 86. He will be dearly missed by Alfreda, his wife of 59 years, daughters Elizabeth (Frank Lichtenwald) and Eva (Nalin Wijesinghe), grandsons Jason and Wyn, great grandchildren Honor and Adrian, and sisters Christine and Elizabeth. A Polish funeral mass was held in his honour at Saint Casimir’s Parish in Vancouver, BC on August 11, 2009.
The third of six children, Waclaw was born in Poland in 1922 to Czeslawa and Kazimierz Lukomski. After surviving a brutal Nazi work camp in WWII, he married and started raising his family in Poland before immigrating to Canada in 1959. Eventually settling in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he became known as “Walter”, he proudly worked at the Regina Leader-Post newspaper for 25 years. His long retirement allowed him to savor the company of family and friends, as well as pursue his life-long passion for fishing. In the summer of 2008 he moved to White Rock, BC, where he thoroughly enjoyed living by the sea in a home he truly loved. His affable smile, quick wit, and steadfast courage will always be fondly remembered.
Sincere thanks to the staff at Peace Arch Hospital, especially Dr. Lowe and nurses Maureen and Cheryl in palliative care for their extraordinary warmth and compassion. No flowers please. Donations to the Peace Arch Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.