Victor Lionel Kuran

In Memorial

May 1, 1914 – August 23, 2012

In loving memory of Victor Lionel Kuran who passed away peacefully at the age of 98 while at home at Burquitlam Lions Care.  He is predeceased by wife Isabel Kuran (Shanks), brothers Raymond and Robert, and his sister Mary (Patterson).   This family patriarch is survived by son David (Virginia Kuran), daughter Linda (John Western), granddaughter Jessica (Matthies), and grandsons Matthew Kuran and Allen Western.

Vic was born in the rural municipality of Whitemouth, Manitoba.  Vic worked as a stationary engineer after his military service in WWII.  He met Isabel, who later became his wife, in military hospital.  He was an avid outdoorsman and curler for as long as his health allowed.

The interment service will be attended by immediate family only at the Maple Ridge cemetery followed by a celebration of life service at Burnett Fellowship, 20639 – 123 Ave., Maple Ridge on Saturday, September 29th at 2 pm.   All friends and family are invited to this celebration service.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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  1. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Victor. He was a wonderful man…someone we all admired and respected. Sophie already misses her telephone calls with him. Theresa & Barb will always remember our conversation with him during our visit to Maple Ridge a few years ago. We feel fortunate to have been connected with Victor specifically, and with the Kuran family.

    The Melnychuk family (Ollie, Sophie, Theresa [Capuska] Barb, Brad, Ron & Doug)

  2. My deepest condolences!
    I loved uncle Vic as he taught me the ways of the woods when i was a young boy! he will be fondly remembered!

    Christopher W. Kuran

  3. Michael Kuran & Family

    Linda, Dave & Family,

    Please accept our sincerest condolences and sympathy. “Uncle Vic” was a great man and family Patriarch, and we will miss him dearly.

    Mike, Hiroko, Tina and Elena Kuran (Newcastle, WA)

  4. Pat (Kuran) & Mark Hurley

    We are very sorry to learn of Uncle Vic’s passing. We relish the insights he provided us to the Kuran family history and the journey he had made through life. I laugh when I recall every time we saw or spoke with him as he encouraged us to “come back to Canada, the country that loves you. . .” He was a man of great phsyical strength as well as strength of character. May he now rest in peace.

  5. We are very sorry to learn of Uncle Vic’s passing. We relish the insights he shared with us about the Kuran family history and his journey through life. We laugh everytime we think about seeing or speaking with him and he would encourage us (strongly) to “come back to Canada, the country that loves you . . .” He was a man of great physical strength and great strength of character. May he now rest in peace.
    Pat and Mark
    Marshfield, MA

  6. I offer my deepest sympathies to Vic’s immediate family your loss.

    My earliest memories of Vic are when I was a child, being on a family vacation in Winnepeg, wathiching the most amazing electrical storm I have ever witnessed, strolling down railroad tracks to a river where we caught walley…

    Vic made a huge impression upon me then and seemed to be bigger than life. It wasn’t till the last time I saw him at a family wedding a couple of years ago, it became clear to me that he was a man who believed steadfastly in family!

    He will remain a huge influence in my life. You will be missed Vic, Thank you. However, I believe our pathes will cross once again. James F. Kuran

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