Albert Umbert Podgornik, born on January 15th, 1934 in Crnice, Slovenia, died in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his loving family: his beloved wife, Joan, children: Martin (Cheryl), and grandsons, Mitchell and Jacob of Whiterock, BC, Ann Marie (Kevin) Greene and grandsons, David and Daniel of Vernon, Kathryn (Scott) Kelemen and grandchildren, Brett, Adam and Sabrina of Calgary, AB; one brother, Joseph (Mauricett) of Sauble Beach, Ontario, four sisters: Ann, Maria, Theresa and Olga, all of Crnice, Slovenia, extended family and friends.
Prayers will be recited in St. James Catholic Church on Sunday, March 28th, 2010 at 5:00 P.M. The Funeral Mass will also be held at St. James on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. with The Reverend Father Dale Normandeau, Celebrant. A reception will take place in the Parish Centre of St. James School. Cremation. Interment will take place in Pleasant Valley Cemetery on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 2:30 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Albert may do so to the McMurtry-Baerg Cancer Centre, c/o The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2101-32 Street, Vernon, BC V1T 5L2.