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ADAM VNUK (published on April 17, 2010)



ADAM VNUK May 18, 1921 - April 9, 2010 With grace and dignity, quietly as he lived his life Adam Vnuk passed gently into the arms of his maker with his family by his side. It is with great sadness that we his children announce that after a short illness our father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on April 9, 2010 at St. Boniface Hospital. He was predeceased by his father John in 1923, his mother Anna in 1931, daughters Margaret in 1943 and Lucy in 1975 and cousin Vincent in 1985. Left to cherish his memory are his children Ann Marie, Edward, Lisa, Betty (George), Susan (John), Irene (Brian), David (Colleen), Michael (Susanne), Peter and Jon (Nicolle); 19 grand-children and 27 great-grandchildren; cousins John, Tony (Sandy), Martha, Mary, Margaret, Annie and Rosie. He will also be sadly missed by his special friend Julie Richardson. Dad was born May 18, 1921 to John and Anna Vnuk in the village of Zastranie, Slovakia. After the death of his parents as a young boy he went to live with his uncle Joseph and Auntie Irena. They immigrated to Canada aboard the T.S.S. Statendam in 1937 landing in New York and boarding a train for Montreal and on to Winnipeg. Dad joined the army in 1942 and discharged in March of 1946. He married Anna Rank on July 29, 1943 and they moved to the homestead in Balmoral, May of 1946, along with their two children Edward and Lisa. They farmed for 33 years and built up a large dairy herd. Dad sold the farm in 1979 and moved to Port Alberni, BC. He was employed by Teleglobe Canada for ten years and lived in various towns in BC. Dad was a devout Catholic. He loved attending family gatherings and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always had a loonie for each. He loved to meet up with the guys at McDonalds on Marion for coffee and a visit, And at 101 Marion where he lived for 12 years, and leaves many good friends that will also miss him. Church service will be held Monday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in Teulon. Interment to follow in Windsor Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edward Vnuk, David Vnuk, Michael Vnuk, George Fuller, Brian Thompson, John Pennington. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Boniface Hospital for Dad's care. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. MacKenzie Funeral Home, Teulon in care of arrangements


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