Bernard Huculak


Bernard “Bernie” David Huculak,

surrounded by family, went peacefully to

meet his Lord Jesus Christ on December

15, 2008 at the North Okanagan

Hospice House in Vernon. Bernie was

born September 10, 1930 on the family

homestead in Skaro, Alberta, the sixth of

eleven children. Always devoted to his

family, Bernie spent his early years working

on the family farm and helping care for his

siblings and later his numerous nieces and nephews. After moving with

the family from Alberta to Armstrong, BC in the early 1970’s, Bernie cared

for his parents for many years. After the responsibility of caring for his

parents, Bernie became a well known ambassador of the town. Every

weekday, Bernie walked his one km route visiting the post offi ce, then

many downtown businesses where he greeted everyone with a friendly

smile and “Enjoy your day!” He took great pride in his mission to visit

the people of the town and made a personal connection with everyone

he met.

A man of great faith, Bernie attended daily Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic

Church in Armstrong and enjoyed many years of helping at St. Joseph’s

food booth at the I.P.E.

His parents Ann and Joseph, brothers Bernard, Henry and Clarence,

sisters Evelyn and Florence predeceased Bernie. He is survived by brothers

Adolph (Mary), Alfred (Odette) and Ted, sisters Henrietta (Chuck) and

Leona (Gary), sister-in-law Catherine, as well as many generations of

nieces and nephews.

Many thanks to the staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Central Okanagan

and North Okanagan Hospices Houses and the Kelowna Cancer Clinic

who helped ease Bernie’s pain and make him comfortable during his

illness. Special thanks to the citizens of Armstrong who were part of

Bernie’s family, held a special place in his heart and supported him until

the end.

Prayers will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Armstrong on Sunday,

December 28, at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated

Monday, December 29, at 10:00 a.m. Father Tony Ackerman celebrant.

Interment to follow in family plot of Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery.

In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice

House, 2035 Ethel St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6, North Okanagan Hospice

Society, 3506 – 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4 or a charity of your

choice. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Home,

Armstrong, 250 546-7237.

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