With loved ones at his bedside, Laddie Louis Beranek passed away at the Elk Valley Hospital on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the age of 72 years.
Laddie was born in Natal on April 1, 1942. Following his graduation from Sparwood Secondary, Laddie spent 4 years enlisted with the Canadian Air Force, stationed in Trenton, ON. Upon his discharge Laddie returned to the Elk Valley, and on November 30, 1968 married Monica Paniec, a union blessed with 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Laddie loved life and spending time in nature’s playground; hunting, fishing, camping, playing hockey, and getting firewood – one of his favorite pastimes. He was also a dedicated volunteer firefighter with both the Natal and Sparwood departments, serving as chief for many years. Laddie loved to laugh, always sharing stories and jokes with others. He also enjoyed dancing. Whenever the opportunity arose, Laddie and Monica would effortlessly take to the dance floor. Laddie appreciated life and valued his family and friends above all else. Rest in Peace, Laddie. You will be missed!
Laddie is lovingly survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Monica Beranek, his son Jeffrey (Pamela) Beranek with grandchildren Braelyn and Drycen, his daughter Christine (Brian) Knott with grandchildren Connor and Logan, and his brother Henry (Marie) Beranek as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Jeremiah and Mary Beranek and his sister Francis Filewich.
Memorial donations may be made to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, Oncology Department Room 322, 13-24th Ave. North, Cranbrook BC, V1C 3H9.
Memories and condolences shared at
www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.