We regret to announce the passing of Victor Yakimovitch, on May 16, 2008, at home, in his 81st year. He was born in Plain Lake, Alberta on September 26, 1926 and lived in Vegreville, Alberta before moving to Vernon with his family when he was 12. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school, and enjoyed many years as a refrigeration engineer with Inland Ice and Cold Storage. He also picked apples at local orchards, and bought and sold real estate. He was a master welder, and samples of his railings can be seen all over Vernon.
Vic’s sense of humor entertained many acquaintances, young and old. He loved to travel to BMX races with his grandsons, and has been to every track in Western Canada. As well, he traveled to Belgium, France and Spain for world BMX championships, and went to the Ukraine and Russia to explore the ‘old country’. He loved to garden, fish, hunt, play senior slo-pitch, and spend time with his grandchildren.
Vic is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ella, a son, Allan, and daughter Deborah Banks (Maury), and three grandchildren, Cory, Colin and Jenica, all of Vernon. He was predeceased by his mother Mary, father Karl, and brothers Jerry and Frank. He is also survived by sisters Anne Zurawell (Vernon), Joan Bonin (Montreal), Kaye Warawa (Edmonton) and Rose Pederson (Seattle), and brothers Bill, John and Larry, all of Edmonton, plus numerous nieces and nephews.A private graveside service was held by the family.
Arrangements are in the care of
Vernon Funeral Home