Stephen Alexander Trach was born in Victoria bc. On a sunny day on July 24th 1931. He passed away on Oct 20 2018. he was 87.
He was fondly referred to as "Sonny" as it was always a sunny day on his birthday.
He was predeceased by his parents Jeanie and Stephen Trach. He was proud of his family history of his relatives that where founding members of bc. Yale bc was named after his great grandfather James Murray Yale he was a chief trader in the Hudson Bay Company. His grandfather was Henry Newsham Peers whom also worked for the Hudson Bay Company.
He grew up in Cordova bay with his sister Irene and later had another sister Bonnie.
When he was in his early twenties he met the love of his life Shirley, they soon married. Over the years they where blessed with 12 beautiful children, 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many Nieces and Nephews.
He always worried about his children being careful and to not associate with the wrong crowd and to do what was right. He never liked to say goodbye and instead would say be careful and see you later.
Stephen was a very talented artist, creating hundreds of oil paintings. His painting had a similar feel to Emily Car's works. He never sold any of his artwork... Over his life time he read books about philosophers, religion and world history. He didn't like to hear one side of a story, he also watched news from the other side of the globe to get a better perspective. He was self taught and became very knowledgeable about what was happening in the world. He was also an organic gardener and spent many hours in the garden.... that he was very proud of. He was also a great cook... making Ukrainian soups and breads to feed the big family. He would also like to sing.
He worked in logging camps on the island starting at 16 years of age, he had an array of different jobs over the years, forestry, city works, fisheries, and even delivered mail.
He was feeling alone and sad by the loss of his True love Shirley who passed away Dec 07 2017.
Rest in peace Dad. I hope you are with Mom.
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