Ivan Joseph Luketic
September 16, 2023
In Loving Memory
Ivan Joseph Luketic
A joy to so many, Ivan Joseph Luketic passed away peacefully on September 16th, 2023, at the age of 88 years. His endless touching and humorous stories of life in the old country and many years of working at the Pulp Mill won’t soon be forgotten. Spending his final 4 years in Overlander Residential Care, nurses called him a “fan favorite” because of his friendly nature and warm personality. He loved his daily dose of coffee and cookies and was always saying “Hi Hi” to everybody.
In his younger days, he loved doing photography and left behind a wonderful collection of life memories that will forever be treasured now. He loved going on road trips and exploring new places, and always had a love for animals and nature.
During his long service with the Pulp Mill, Dad was loved and respected by so many throughout his time there. Known for being an incredibly hard worker, he could always be counted on for the most difficult tasks and helped anyone he could on the job. Also known as the jokester, dad pulled many pranks on coworkers over the years and could always make people have a good laugh!
Dad’s motto was always “never give up”. Tough as nails, he fought through so many hardships and challenges throughout his life and did it all with a smile. He will forever be remembered for his strength and perseverance, and retaining a positive outlook no matter what life threw at him. His big friendly smile will be sorely missed!
There will never be another like him, and he will truly be missed by so many.
WE LOVE YOU DAD!!!
In lieu of flowers, donations can please be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC instead.
Ivan will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Hillside Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to
Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
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