January 24, 1925 – December 15, 2014
It is with honour that we release our lovely ‘songbird’ up to the welcoming arms of the Lord.
Bernie passed away at the age of 89, living a vibrant and full life. He was born to parents John and Mary Lukacs of Retlaw, Alberta and raised on the family farm with 10 siblings. He served in the RCAF during World War II and was a councillor for the town of Forest Lawn. He worked as an electrician (I.B.E.W.) until his retirement in 1989. Bernie touched many people’s hearts along his life’s journey. He always had a smile and a joke ready to entertain you. He was always available and eager to lend a hand to both family and friends. Bernie and his family were very musical. In his early years he had his own band the “Calgary Rythm Kings”. He also sang in Barbershop Chorus with the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A, the St. Peter’s Church Choir and any every opportunity he had, to reveal his lovely voice. Bernie was ever resourceful and had a zest for life. He loved golf and was a member of many clubs and organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Royal Canadian Legion #264, the Kerby Centre, Confederation Park Seniors Center and the Go Getters Square Dance Club. For many years he travelled the world with the Friendship Force and endeared himself to everyone he met.
He is loved and remembered by children, Wendy (Barry) Cosens, Dale Lukacs, Shannon (Russ) Urbain, and Keith (Karen) Lukacs; grandchildren, Alex and Laura Urbain, Justin and Kendra Lukacs; sister Irene Clark of Lethbridge; sister-in-law Mary Lukacs; wife Elsie Lukacs (Bittorf), her sons, Warren (Jane) Bittorf and Robin (Sharon) Bittorf; and many dear relatives, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lucille Lukacs.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Bernard’s name to the Calgary Health Trust – Vets’ Angels Program, Suite 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca.
In living memory of Bernard Lukacs, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences