In Loving Memory
Veijo Olavi Monto
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that Veijo Olavi Monto, 71, of Kitimat, BC, passed away at Kitimat General Hospital on April 22nd, 2014. For ten months, he fiercely battled pancreatic cancer and maintained an astounding level of optimism until the very end. He was preceded in death by his parents, Niilo and Bertta, and brother-in-law Matti, and is survived by his wife Kaija, son Jukka (Tania), daughter Christa (Stephano), as well as family in Finland and Germany. Veijo’s enormous personality, wealth of knowledge and friendly smile will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends. The family would like to thank all the doctors who helped him in his battle along the way. They would like to especially thank the nurses who not only helped Veijo through the last difficult moments in his battle, but also supported the family in those final days. Further, the family would like to extend their gratitude to all the friends, members of Kitimat’s Finnish-Canadian community and close neighbours who have been a source of great comfort throughout this difficult time.
A memorial service was held at the Kitimat Redeemer Lutheran Kitimat on April 29th, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation.