March 1, 1935 – April 14, 2014
On April 14th, Kornel (aka “Curly” – aka “Eugene”) passed away at his home in Parkville, BC with his loving wife of 50 years, Marianne, by his side.
Curly enjoyed spending his retirement days beating a little white ball around the golf course or throwing granite rocks down the ice at the curling rink. To offset the gray hairs from these games, Dad could be found having fun with his two daughters, Cortina (Trevor) and Corina (Paul); or his three young granddaughters, Morgan, Ryann and Berlin.
Curly was always eager to lend a hand to his sons-in-law when they needed to “fix” things around the house, when any woodworking needed to be completed, or a tequila shot needed to be drank. Curly enjoyed 35 eventful years in the RCMP and, if that wasn’t enough, another 10 years with TransCanada Pipeline in Calgary before retiring to Parksville with his beloved Marianne.
A Celebration of Life will be held in
Curly’s honour at the Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach, BC at 2:00 pm
on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Curly’s memory with a donation to the Nanaimo Palliative Care Society, c/o Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Annex B, Saint Vincent Hospital, 60 Cambridge Street North, Ottawa, ON K1R 7A5 or online at www.chpca.net/donate/aspx.
To send a condolence to the family please visit
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.