Steve Humar, formerly of Thunder Bay, Ontario, age 75 years, passed away peacefully on December 15th, at his home in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He was born on July 29, 1932 in Banjscice, Slovenia and came to Canada in February 1951. He worked as a welder until his retirement in 1994; he was a proud union member of Local 628, Plumbers and Pipefitters, in Thunder Bay. While residing in Thunder Bay, Steve was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish and a long time member of the Slovenian Cultural Society. Steve derived much pleasure from making his home made wine, playing a good hand of crib, and having good times at the family cottage at Hawkeye Lake. He was most happy being surrounded by family and friends. Steve will be fondly remembered as carrying himself with a quiet dignity, as well as always offering a kind word to all that he met. In January 1995, Steve and Millie moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia, but he always enjoyed talking about his many years in Thunder Bay. Family was of the utmost importance to Steve. He married Millie (Matija) on October 10, 1959 and had just celebrated 48 years of marriage. He is survived by his loving wife, Matija, and children Brian, in B.C., Gizel (Joe) in Thunder Bay, and Steven (Angie) in B.C. His grandchildren Stephanie, Ryan, Max, Trent, Travis, Steven and Nicole brought much joy to his life. Steve is also survived by his sisters Elvira, in France and Slavica, in Slovenia, brother-in-law Vinko (Tonka) Boban, brother-in-law Andria (Angie) sister-in-law Paula all of Thunder Bay as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Leopold and Gizel, brothers Stanko and Alois, beloved nephew Stanley and brother-in-law Lubo. Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair, Abbotsford, B.C. on Friday, December 21st at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Wiebe & Jeske