LESLIE MICHAEL CZAJA

LESLIE MICHAEL CZAJA

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Leslie Czaja- age 54, our beloved son, brother uncle and friend.   He will be dearly missed by his loving mom Rozalia Gawlik, brother Walter Czaja (sister in-law Diana, nephew & godson Brandon), sister Barbara Pitura (brother in-law Greg, niece Jennifer, nephew Tyler),  close friend Albert Obojski, all his extended family, and a friend to everyone who knew him. Leslie was predeceased by his father in February 1956. Leslie was born in Borzecin Poland moved to Kelowna B.C. in 1963 with his mom and brother. His mom remarried and our family grew with a sister.  He graduated from KSS in 1974 and moved to Edmonton to work for Coneco and attended Nait College for a partsman.  Leslie moved back to Kelowna the beautiful Okanagan Valley and worked as a dedicated orchardist for Sam DiMaria Orchards for the past 20 yrs.  He loved the outdoors, fishing, walks in the park, sports, swimming, cars, animals especially cats and dogs.  He was most devoted to his family as he loved gatherings and never missed a family occasion which always gave him an opportunity to joke with his niece and nephews.  You could always count on his helping hand and his friendliness to everyone was genuine.  His concerning questions and intelligent discussions will never be forgotten. His easygoing unselfish nature and simpleness taught us to forgive …. Words will never describe how much we love you and will deeply miss you…… Rest in peace. Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00 pm at Everden Rust Funeral Services 1910 Windsor Rd Kelowna BC followed by a Funeral Service on Wednesday February 6th, at 1:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Church 839 Sutherland Ave Kelowna B.C.  Interment at the Kelowna MemorialCemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna Branch of the BC SPCA. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services 250-860-6440


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