Ludwik “Ludi” Oleksow

Ludwik "Ludi" Oleksow


January 13, 1953 –

March 9, 2015

Following a long, courageous battle with brain cancer, Ludi is finally at rest. Despite his illness, Ludi never lost his special sense of humor and his gentle, loving nature.

Ludi was born in New Denver, BC to parents Mike and Johanna Oleksow. In 2001 he married Christine Huppie and settled into family life. After receiving his MS diagnosis, Ludi went on to get his millwright ticket, working at Fording River until his retirement in 2012. Following his retirement, Ludi and Chris moved from Elkford to Cranbrook where he remained until his death.

Ludi is lovingly survived by his wife Chris; daughters Deidre Oleksow and Destine Oleksow (Chris); stepsons Aaron Walsh (Holly) and Jason (Mona) Walsh; grandchildren Bailey and Fox Leeson, Austin Hangreaves (Joslynn), Colton Burch, and Wyatt, Teagan and Evan Walsh; his great grandson Blake Hargreaves; mother Johanna Oleksow; brother Mike (Marg) Oleksow, and his sister Helena (Bruce) Edmison. He was preceded in death by his father Mike and his sister Wendy.

Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Ludi’s name to the EKMS Support Group, 401-2011 2nd Street North, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3L4.

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