August 19, 1940 – September 26, 2012
Orest Pawluski went to be with his Lord and Saviour, peacefully with his family by his side. Orest was born in Eaglesham, Alberta, where he farmed and raised his family. In 2004 Orest and Riet retired and moved to Vernon, BC. From an early age, he tackled all his life challenges with integrity, faith, determination, endurance, and courage. This is also how he endured the cancers he had the last part of his life. Orest will be lovingly remembered by his wife Riet (Blomert) Pawluski of 45 years, his children John (Sherrie) Pawluski, Tina (Darren) Thoma, and Kathleen (Rick) Mitchell. Further to cherish Papa’s memory are his grandchildren Ojay, Devin, Ryley, Daine, Logan, Ava, Frankie, Andie, Kelly, and Kyle, as well as his brother Edmund (Annie) Pawluski. Orest was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Anne, his sisters Selena and Kathleen, and his children Monica and O.J. At Orest’s request, there will be a private family gathering at a later date. As an expression of sympathy and appreciation for the exceptional care that Orest received his last few days, donations may be made to North Okanagan Hospice Society – 3506 27 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4, www.nohs.ca. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237