LOGOS, Steve Frank
Steve Logos passed away peacefully at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at the age of 88 years. Steve was born in Calgary, Alberta and lived there his entire life, until he and Del moved to Vernon in 2001. Steve grew up during hard times but never let that hold him back. He had a paper route and worked as a bellhop at Greyhound. He graduated from Crescent Heights High School. Steve was very active in the YMCA until age 17 when he joined the Navy as a Boy Seamen and at the age of 18 became an Able Seaman. His entire Navy career saw active duty on the North Atlantic. In 1943, his ship, the HMCS Ottawa was torpedoed. Steve was among 1 of the 76 survivors but 113 of his shipmates perished. He played with the Calgary Stampeders in 1946 and 1947. Steve was passionate about business and owned the successful Flower Group in Calgary until he sold it and retired in 1994. Steve loved the outdoors and was an avid hiker with the Rocky Mountain Ramblers. He learned to ski at the age of 75 years. After moving to Vernon, he pursued his love of plants and created a beautiful garden, which provided many hours of personal enjoyment. Steve is survived by his loving wife Del, his son Colin of Calgary, his daughter Ginger (Doug) Jones of Chilliwack, BC, step children, Melanie Michaels, Jeff (Donna) Trewinnard, Sue (Neil) Melnyk, Ian (Alice) Trewinnard, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A reception celebrating Steve’s life will be held on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at the Schubert Center from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Steve may do so to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation 2101 32nd, Street Vernon BC V1T 5L2. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333.