Oskar Lukasch

Oskar Karl Lukasch Born in East Germany on March 6, 1930 and passed away suddenly on February 3, 2016 at the Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, BC. Predeceased by his loving wife Sonja in 2008. Survived by his son Peter (Veronica) Lukasch, grandson Thomas Lukasch, great granddaughter Payton and his sister Heidi.

Oskar’s family fled Czechoslovakia during the Russian advances during the end of WW 2. He settled close to Wertheim, Germany (south of Frankfurt) where he worked in a brewery. In 1949 he took on an apprentice ship as a cabinet maker/finish carpenter.

Oskar married Sonja Kuch in 1955. They had one son Peter born in 1956. Oskar and Sonja immigrated to Vancouver in late 1956 and he worked in his trade at B.C. Hardwood & Millwork in the west end close to Stanley Park. He then moved to Saltair, close to Porters Farm and 2 years later to Maple Bay.

Oskar worked for M&B during the construction of the Bare Point generating station in Chemainus, and also at BCFP in Crofton during construction of the Kraft Mill. He then worked as an equipment operator in the Chip Supply department. He then moved back to Saltair in 1964 where he lived in a house that he built himself and would become their permanent home. Sonja passed away in 2008.

Oskar retired in 1990 after over 33 years in the Crofton Pulp Mill. Oskar and his wife Sonja loved to travel with many trips to Hawaii, Mexico, California (Palm Springs was a favourite), cross Canada, Australia & Europe. Oskar loved the outdoors and the simple pleasures in life. He and Sonja lived a healthy active life. Cutting and stockpiling firewood was one of his pleasures. He had a keen interest in anything mechanical and enjoyed maintaining his vehicles to perfection. He was a tireless worker and all projects were done in a meticulous manner, with great craftsmanship and attention to detail.

I cannot ever recall him doing a job twice.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Irene Kroke, Gordie McAulay and Deane Thorpe for helping Oskar and his grandson Thomas for being with him at the end. Thank you also to Lisa, for being his walking buddy and to his excellent and kind neighbours on Gardner Road in Saltair.

No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at telfordn@shaw.ca