August 8, 1933 – August 28, 2019
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Joe Lokanc. Joe died on August 28, 2019 at the age of 86, after a valiant battle with asbestosis.
Joe was born in Sela pri Raki, Slovenia. In 1957, he immigrated to Montreal where he met Sabina, the love of his life. In 1969, Joe and his growing family moved to Calgary where he and Sabina created a beautiful life for their family. Joe was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Additionally, he was a talented hard-working cabinet maker and carpenter. He loved animals and the outdoors and took great pride in caring for his house and land. Joe enjoyed wine making, socializing and singing with his Slovenian friends. Joe loved Calgary but also regularly traveled “home” to Slovenia to visit his friends and relatives.
Joe is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sabina; his four children Joe Lokanc (Joyce), Sabina Lokanc (Kevin), John Lokanc (Lola), and Wendi Lokanc-Diluzio (David); his six grandchildren Benjamin, Samuel, Isabella, Lucas, Cecilia, and Matteo; his siblings Ana, Martin, and Zofka; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Joe’s Life will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
Thank you to our family and friends for their love and support throughout Joe’s illness. A special thank you to the amazing nurses, doctors, and staff with the Northland Nephrology Clinic, the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic, and palliative home care who ensured Joe received the best care possible.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, we request that a donation be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (https://www.kidney.ca/) or a charity of your choice.
In living memory of Joe Lokanc, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences