We Remember

CIPOT, Alojz “Louis”

May 28, 1928 — October 2, 2022

Louis passed away with his family by his side on October 2, 2022 at the age of 94 years old.  He will be forever remembered by his son Lou (Sandra); daughter Mary; grandchildren Jaclyn, Bailey, Danny, and Justin; and great-grandchildren Olivia, Sadie, and Blake.

The rest of his family were waiting for him in Heaven, including his wife of 60 years, Paula Cipot; his mom and dad; three sisters; and one brother.

He was a beloved member of the Slovenian community (in both Kelowna and Calgary) and a pillar in the Lakeview Heights community.

Louis was born in Krog, Slovenia and immigrated to Canada at 17 years old.  He landed in Ontario and worked for Ontario Hydro.  He eventually migrated West and worked in the coal mines of Drumheller, AB.  This is where he met Paula and started his family.  They eventually moved to Calgary, AB, where he worked for the City of Calgary for 25 years.  During this time, he established, and became the first president of the Calgary Slovenian Club.  In his retirement he settled in Kelowna, BC where he cared for his small orchard and garden until he was 93 years old.  He will be missed by all.

“Our grandfather kept a garden. A garden of the heart; he planted all the good things that gave our lives our start.”

A Graveside Service was held, to lay Louis to rest, at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC.

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