August 28, 1941 to August 28, 2005

We regret to announce the unexpected passing of Albert Louis ‘Lou’ Pukal on August 28, 2005 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Lou’s life began August 28, 1941 in the farming community of Invermay, SK. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years Vera, son Maury of Calgary, AB; daughter Tanya (Richard) Pattullo and granddaughters Malia and Brooklyn of Vernon, BC. He is survived by his sister Ann (Don) Green of Beulah, MB; brother Joe (Louise) Pukal, and sister Irene (Eddy) Brezinski both of Invermay, SK; and brother-in-law Leonard Shewchuk of Rama, SK. Lou was pre-deceased by his parents Ben and Mary Pukal and sister Vicky Shewchuk. He will also be fondly remembered by Vera’s sisters and brother-in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and close friends both new and old. A memorial service for family and close friends, celebrating Lou’s life, was held at the Vernon Funeral Home at 2:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005. Cremation. In accordance with Lou’s wishes his ashes will be laid to rest in Saskatchewan, surrounded by his family at a future date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in honour of Lou to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vernon Funeral Home, 3007 28th St., Vernon. 542-0155.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.

I’m following the path God has laid, you see.

I took His hand when I heard His call.

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I found the peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joys.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

O yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee.

God wanted me now, He set me free.

— Author Unknown —

Vernon Morning Star

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