Victor ‘Vic” Orest Kowalchuk, 80, passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 2014 in the Palliative Care Unit at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, with his wife and daughter at his bedside.
Victor was the eldest son of William Kowalchuk and Dora Trefiak. Vic Forfeited completing his education an early age to help his father on the family farm in Hafford, Saskatchewan. On is 21st birthday he married his loving and devoted wife Antoinette ‘Toni’ and during their 59 years of marriage they had 4 children, Marianne, Cheryl, Dean and Cindy.
Vic and Toni started The Traders Furniture in Victoria and after it closed they moved to Sidney where they opened Buy & Save Furnishings, and continued there until their Official Retirement in Dec. 2012.
Vic is survived by his wife, Toni, children, Marianne, Dean, Cindy, 3 grandchildren, Stacey, Andrew, Katlynn and his brother Ron. He is predeceased by his daughter, Cheryl, his parents and brothers Joseph, Walter and Edward.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. V. Cowan, Dr. S. Robinson and the awesome Nursing Staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, including the Palliative Care Staff and Volunteers for their exemplary care and compassion. Warm thanks to Rev. Rolf Hasenack for his visits and prayers.
Cremation and arrangements by Care Funeral Services.