Mr. Victor Mar
May 24, 1933- August 1, 2010
Victor was surrounded by his loving family when he passed peacefully in his sleep.
He was courageous and valiant in his long battle with COPD right to the
very end continuing to inspire and encourage everyone around him.
Victor was the recipient of the Centennial Medal July 1, 1967 for his
meritorious service to the nation as a Canadian customs officer. He
will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Pansy, daughters
Joni (Clint), Connie (Frank), Stacie, grandchildren Kira, Alex,
Brittany, Mikayla, mother, brothers Allan (Patricia), Andy (Sue),
sisters Verna (Laddie), Betty (Bill) and Sylvia (Ian). We are grateful
for the excellent care of Dr. Saberi and the compassionate nurses at the
Burnaby General Hospital Unit 2C. A celebration of his life will take
place on Thursday, August 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Chapel, 3789
Royal Oak Avenue in Burnaby, followed by light refreshments. In lieu of
flowers the family would appreciate donations to BGH Restorative Care
Unit or the Canadian Lung Association.
Uncle Vic was well-loved by his family, and he was generous of heart and
spirit. My mother’s brother… I remember regular Friday Night visits
to play with my cousins when we were small, as our parents played
bridge. There were many family dinners at the Mar house. I can remember him showing me his body building pictures, the pinball machine, and when he worked at Canada Customs, he gave us a tour of the brand new luggage carousels.
My mother’s brother, Uncle Vic, is really the first passing in our Mar family since their father around 1954. I remember that he was sharing cool things with us like furniture and records, as he worked in retail. There were lots of family dinners at their house, and I remember the pictures of him as a body builder. He had strong convictions and said what he thought. He told me he liked my website after he discovered it on the internet, when I bumped into him at his local public library. I thought that was cool… 70-something uncle finding my website on the internet.