Casimir Todde Luszcz
(BC Logger Born to Clearcut)
It is with great heartache we say goodbye and announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and treasured Papa on the evening of October 31, 2014 in the comfort of his home, at the age of 74 years.
Teddy was born November 30, 1939 to Jenny and Stanley Luszcz in Ardmore, Alberta. He is predeceased by his mother, father, sisters Florence and Patsy, son Ronald and his faithful dog,Kuba.
He is lovingly survived and leaves behind his wife of 40 years Margaret (Margie), daughter Sherry Kineshanko (Jon), son Tom (Jen), treasured grandchildren Payton, Tage, Brooklyn and Lincoln and four legged family Mocha, Gunner and Buddy all of Lumby, BC. Also daughter Teresa Jeanette and son Allan Marsh (Catherine) of New Brunswick along with grandchildren Jordan, Brittany, Amberly, Morgan, Shelby, Darian, Beth, Portia, Demitrius, Keegan, Megali and Astena. Plus 5 great grandchildren Macey, Vincent, Bianca, Grayson, and Bella; his brother Peter (Donna), sisters Mildred, Sonja, Shirley and Angela (Doug) plus numerous other extended family and special friends.
Teddy grew up working hard on the family farm in Ardmore before the scent of fresh cut timber called his name at the young age of 14. He arrived by train in Houston, BC with nothing more than his guitar, backpack and $15 from his dad to start his lengthy career in logging. He moved his family to Lumby in 1974 where he grew his roots deep and started his long, proud career with Riverside Forest Products.
He loved being outdoors, whether it be fishing, camping, bonfires, snowmobiling, hunting or just socializing and joking with friends and family. He enjoyed playing cards, pick-up sticks with grandkids, gardening, snowplowing the neighborhood and just being helpful (especially if it involved working with his John Deere cat). You could always hear his big, green Chevy coming down the road and know that you would be greeted with a smile and a wave with his canine friends riding shotgun. Ted spent endless years volunteering in the community with organizations such as Lions Club, Lumby Legion, Variety Club Telethon, Lumby/Mable Lake Snowmobile Club and Teddy’s Devils & Martin’s Angels. As well, he was a huge supporter of youth sports by either coaching, sponsoring teams or being their biggest fan.
Ted, Dad, Papa and Hobojoe will be greatly missed with his sense of humour and smiling face. A celebration of life to honour this wonderful man and kind hearted soul will be held Friday, November 7th at 2 pm at the Whitevalley Community Center in Lumby, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Vernon branch of the SPCA.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca . Arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ®
Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237