We Remember

Lucas, Urban Eugene

August 13, 1926 — May 29, 2012

It is with profound sorrow and deep regret that we announce the passing of Urban (Luke) into the waiting arms of our Lord Jesus. Urban was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, parents Albert and Elsie, brothers Merlin, Keith and Albert (Bunny) and sisters Yvonne, Eileen and Shirley. He is survived by his twin sister Muriel (Mighty) O’Neil, brothers Carmen (Valerie) and Donny; daughters Juanita Lucas-Malley (John) of Cranbrook, BC, Linda Findlay (Jim) of Kelowna, BC; grandchildren Aaron, Joe, Corey and Darcy; great grandchildren; Lucas, Dezaray, Aaliyah, Teagan, Mica, Lillian, Skyla and Piper; as well as his loving companion Antonetta (Nettie) Dewit. Born in Downyville, ON, he settled in Kimberley, BC, where he worked for Cominco. He was a volunteer fire-fighter and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Moving his family to Cranbrook in 1970 he was employed by the City of Cranbrook as a Fire-Fighter, then became an Emergency Paramedic where he maintained the position of Unit Chief at the Cranbrook station until his retirement in 1990. He spent his last years in Kelowna “for warmer weather and better golf.” Urban will be best remembered for his love of fiddling (he was a member of the BC Old Time Fiddlers), clogging, infectious grin and laughter. Urban was also a devoted member of the Catholic Church. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all those whose lives he touched. Father, Friend, Lover, Companion. Good-Bye Dad; missed but not forgotten. Love always. Memorial Service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Interment at later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.

Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for Lucas, Urban Eugene is scheduled for Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Vic &Yvette Ukrainetz says:

    He will be remembered for his fiddling and clogging,and will be missed by all.

  • Jacqui (Lucas) Akerley says:

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I have wonderful memories of Uncle Urban fiddling with my Dad and Uncle Bunny, that I know I will cherish forever. May your memories give you strength.

    (daughter of Carman & Valerie)

  • Louise Lucas Ascah says:

    Thinking of all of you, we have many happy memories of time spent with Uncle Urban – playing the fiddle with the Lucas boys amid lots of laughter. Know that it’s the best of memories that stay in our hearts.

    With much love,
    Louise & Jeff and family

  • Pat Davies says:

    My heart goes out to you at this time. May you be surrounded by family and friends and know that he will live forever in your heart.

  • Jim Dezall says:

    I have many memories of “Old Guy” We had many good times together and some not so good. One thing you could always count on was the smile and the laugh.Urban will live on in my memories of good friends. My sincere condolences to your family.

  • lucas findlay says:

    its been several mounths but yet i still miss him my great gandfather “gg” i just wish i could go and vist u like i use to. much love that will always stand and stay with me. prays to the lord that u rest peacefully.

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