Anton (Tony) Gorjanc

Anton (Tony) Gorjanc



Passed away at home with

all his family by his side on

Thursday, July 11, 2013 at

the age of 84.  Survived by his

devoted wife of 50 years, Amelia; daughter Daniela (Ian) Macdonald; sons Louie (Sherri), Tony (Joanne);

grandchildren Michael, Kenzie,

Nicole, Devon, Megan; sister Maria Lenarcic and many, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Alojs and Francisca Gorjanc, his brothers: Joseph, Louie and Ivan and his sister Teresa.

Grampa was born on January 6, 1929 in Tolsti Vrh,

Slovenia.  He served in World War II with the partisans.  Shortly after the war, he made his way to Austria and

other parts of Europe.  He immigrated to Canada in 1955, unable to speak English and with no money, making his

way to Toronto, Winnipeg, Northern Alberta and Northern BC.  After several stops in Northern BC, he met the love

of his life, Amelia, in Prince Rupert, where they raised their three children and where he worked at the Pulp Mill for

32 years.  Tony worked extra jobs in home construction

and landscaping, where his strength and work ethic was demonstrated and admired.  He retired and moved to

Kelowna in 1992, where he enjoyed his passions for the outdoors, hunting, gardening, collecting his own firewood and mushrooms, Bocce, Dominoes, Yahtzee, golfing,

photography and most of all spending time with his family and friends.  Tony cherished all of his grandchildren and they treasured him in return.  Grampa was a big man in

stature and had great strength.  With a simple hand shake he would crush one’s hand and would then shower one with tremendous hospitality, if they could still hold a glass! The family wished to express their gratitude for the compassion, guidance and assistance of the nurses and staff of the

Central Okanagan Hospice Palliative Care Program. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013

at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. 

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