Lewis Philip Minkler

April 3, 2018 6 Condolences Print Obituary

Our hero,  our rock, our example to live by, our source of laughter, comfort, advice and direction has passed on Apr. 1, 2018, and will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Lew was born in Agassiz, B.C. on Oct. 27, 1923 to Mayta and Lewis Minkler. At 21 years of age he joined the RCAF and was proud to serve his country as a Flight Lt. in the 415 squadron, piloting a Halifax bomber (Torchy Tess) on 30 missions.

Lew worked his whole career in the oil patch, in the early years as a roughneck (including the historic Leduc #2 discovery) and later for BJ Hughes.

In retirement, Lew and Marilyn travelled, golfed and loved to vacation in Osoyoos and Carmel.

Lew will be loved and missed forever by Marilyn, his wife of 68 years, daughters Debbie (Len), Pat (Gord), Marilyn (Wayne), Sue (Robert), grandchildren Aaron, Jill, Heather, Emily, Nick, John, Rebecca, Molly, and great grandchildren Lily, Charlotte, Ayden and Olivia.

There will be a private family celebration of Lew's life at a later date.

  1. We are so very sorry to no longer have Lew in our lives. We are thinking of you all during this sad time. With love from Tom and Susan.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to all.
    Lew was a treasured brother in law and we are sorry to no longer have him in our lives.
    Love,
    Dennis and Pat xxoo

  3. So so very sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  4. My deepest heart felt sympathy to you all, I know Lewis will be loved and cared for with the family up above. He had a wonderful and very long life and loved to the fullest. I will miss him.

    Love April Greening-Romeo

  5. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. Our sincere sympathies to your family xoxo

  6. Deepest sympathy to all of you on your enormous loss. Love to you and your family.

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