URBAN EUGENE LUCAS
August 13, 1926 – May 29, 2012
It is with profound sorrow
and deep regret that we
announce the passing of
Urban (Luke) into the waiting arms of our Lord Jesus. Urban was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, parents Albert and
Elsie, brothers Merlin, Keith and Albert (Bunny) and sisters Yvonne, Eileen and Shirley. He is survived by his twin sister Muriel (Mighty) O’Neil, brothers Carmen (Valerie) and
Donny; daughters Juanita
Lucas-Malley (John) of Cranbrook, BC, Linda Findlay (Jim) of Kelowna, BC; grandchildren Aaron, Joe, Corey and
Darcy; great grandchildren; Lucas, Dezaray, Aaliyah,
Teagan, Mica, Lillian, Skyla and Piper; as well as his
loving companion Antonetta (Nettie) Dewit. Born in
Downyville, ON, he settled in Kimberley, BC, where he worked for Cominco. He was a volunteer fire-fighter and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Moving his family to Cranbrook in 1970 he was employed by the City of
Cranbrook as a Fire-Fighter, then became an Emergency Paramedic where he maintained the position of Unit Chief
at the Cranbrook station until his retirement in 1990.
He spent his last years in Kelowna “for warmer weather
and better golf.” Urban will be best remembered for his
love of fiddling (he was a member of the BC Old Time
Fiddlers), clogging, infectious grin and laughter. Urban was also a devoted member of the Catholic Church. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all those whose lives he touched. Father, Friend, Lover, Companion.
Good-Bye Dad; missed but not forgotten. Love always.
Memorial Service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Interment at later date. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.
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