POMAHAC, GuyPosted: August 25th, 2017
GUY ANTHONY POMAHAC, of Lethbridge, passed away at the St. Michael’s Health Centre, Palliative Care Unit, on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the age of 61 years, after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
Guy was a life-long educator, serving for 32 years in the Lethbridge School District, where he taught Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics), Physical Education, Career and Technology Studies, At-Risk Alternative Education and a variety of Option Programs. He also served as a Faculty Associate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge for 3 years from 2006 to 2009. He received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from the University of Lethbridge, and was working towards his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Calgary. His students will remember him as a teacher who genuinely cared for them, and who recognized their potential and expected their very best efforts. Guy was an internationally recognized athlete. He was a member of Canada’s national judo team, and continued to be an active coach with the Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club right up to the time of his passing. He was inducted to both the University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Hall of Fame and the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame. In addition to judo, Guy was passionate about hockey, lacrosse and golf. Guy had deep love of music, from classical to blues, and loved to dance. He was outgoing and had a knack for striking up friendships wherever he went. He touched so many lives as a teacher, an athlete, a coach and a friend, and he will be sorely missed throughout Alberta and beyond. Guy was predeceased by his parents, his brother Greg, and his sister Monica.
His loss will be most deeply felt by his son Joshua and his daughter Taylor.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant.
A Reception and Celebration of Guy’s Life will follow at 1:00 P.M. in the Assumption Church Hall.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com