In Loving Memory of Vinko Omejc
July 9, 1933 – December 29, 2007
Vinko Omejc was born in Menges, Slovenia. He was predeceased by his father Vincent, his mother Cilka, stepfather Janez and brothers Ludvik, Marijan and Anton.
He is survived by his brother Franci and sisters Zdenka and Milka, also of Europe.
Vinko leaves behind his loving wife of 47 years, Sadie and his six children, Stan (Sharon), Ludwick (Stanis), Darlene (Gary), Brenda (John), Grant (Sharon) and Betty.
The joy of Vinko’s life were his twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren, who will miss their Baba greatly.
Diagnosed with lung cancer December 3, 2007, Vinko lost his short but courageous battle on December 29, 2007, surrounded by his loving family.
Many thanks to Dr. Li Huang, Father Pier and the Catholic Ladies Auxiliary, St. Paul’s Hospital, the KGH Nurses and staff, the Haisla United Church Choir, the Haisla Pentecostal Choir and Margret Ferns. Thank you also to the District of Kitimat Yard, CEP Locals 298 and 1127, and special thanks to the Kitimat Handi Dart and the Kitimat Ambulance Service for taking Vinko home for his last few visits.
Last, but definitely not least, thank you to family, friends and neighbours for the overwhelming support given to Sadie and her children during this very difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Vinko Omejc to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Mesothelioma Research, 178-1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6.