WASKIW, Joannes (Ivan)
Ivan Waskiw passed away Tuesday November 15, 2016 in his 92nd year. Born on July 2, 1924 in Polana, Poland, formerly Ukraine. He was a long time resident of Hope and spent the last 2 ½ years as a resident of the Fraser Hope Lodge battling Alzheimer’s. Ivan married Alice Link in 1955 and immigrated to Canada in 1961. They first settled in Saskatchewan, however the harsh winters would prove to be too much and they moved out west to BC in 1963. Ivan was an amazing Chef and loved to feed any and all who stopped in, you never left his home hungry. He was an avid gardener you could always find him outside working in his yard and warmly greeting all who walked past. His favourite pastime was playing Lotto 649 and would create many unique methods of picking just the right numbers, of which he eventually did, picking 5 and the extra. He and Alice loved to travel especially in the early fall, spending many years taking road trips in their beloved motor home.
Ivan was a dedicated family man; he leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Alice, daughter Genia (Craig), grandchildren: Sean (Denise), TJ (Sue), Shasta and great grandchildren: Evan, Sydney and Kerian, forever son-in-law Victor and numerous family and friends both here and in Europe.
Rest in Peace Vati you will be forever in our hearts.