May 31, 1936 – May 23, 2018
Lawrence Bilcik passed away peacefully on May 23, 2018 at the age of 81 years.
Lawrence Stephen Bilcik was born in Lethbridge, Alberta, to parents Albert and Katherine, on May 31, 1936. They moved to Creston when Lawrence was two.
Lawrence excelled in everything he put his mind to, including hunting, fishing, and running a business. In his early years, he was a logger and a farmer. He was an avid outdoorsman, and he enjoyed camping, fishing with friends and family, fly tying and hunting, for which he won numerous awards. He was a member of the Creston Rod and Gun Club. Some of his hobbies included making homemade wooden and copper jewelry, singing karaoke, playing guitar, and travelling.
He married the love of his life Eleanor on September 6, 1958 and together they raised three children, Kelly, Stephen, and Susan. They started Pyramid Building Supplies in 1974 and at one time or another employed all their children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by both parents, and brothers Gerry and Albert.
Left to mourn is his loving wife Eleanor; children Kelly (Dale) Moberg, Stephen (Tania) Bilcik, Susan (Brian) Newman, extended family Alan and Carmen Cull; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces; sister Emily Juris; and favorite travelling companions brother- and sister-in-law Ron and Donna Remmem and cousins Gary and Betty Anderson.
He will be sadly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation or the Creston Valley Hospital – Equipment Fund.
A private family Celebration of Life will be held on June 8, 2018.