KREMENIK, HansPosted: January 2nd, 2021
HANS (JOHANN) KREMENIK, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Monday, December 28th, 2020 at the age of 88 years.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Rose, sons Richard (Linda), Erich (Liliana), Peter (Terri), Edward (Rebecca) and Anthony (Christina); nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, sister Katherine Freihaut and daughter-in-law Arlene.
Born in Vucevi, Croatia to Joseph and Eva (nee Magosch) Kremenik on April 23rd, 1932. After losing their farm at the end of World War II the family migrated to Canada and shortly after he married Rosina Freihaut. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year!
Hans worked as a mechanic at numerous dealerships in Lethbridge until he started his own business (the Shaughnessy Garage) in 1974 which remained open for 30 years until he retired.
He was a devoted Catholic and member of St Basil’s Parish. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Canadian German Club in Lethbridge.
Hans enjoyed collecting coins and stamps and loved to fish, camp and travel. He was an avid soccer player and coach. He was very social and enjoyed dancing and social gatherings with family and friends.
We thank all the skilled and compassionate health care nurses and doctors that helped Hans and our family through this difficult year. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Parkinson Canada (donate. parkinson.ca)
A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at 7:00 PM, with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at 10:00 AM, with Father Derek Remus celebrating. Both services will be live-streamed via Hans’ obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions the Prayer Service and Mass will be by invite only.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com