Obituary of Carl Lorne Tomkulak
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Carl Lorne Tomkulak Sr. on June 16, 2022, with his loving wife Judy by his side. Carl was born December 31, 1944 to parents Louis Tomkulak (Tomqulak) and Annie Tomkulak (Buchanan) in New Westminster, B.C. Carl was pre-deceased by his mother (Annie) and father (Louis); three sisters Violet Hines, Paula Pike and Daisy Smiley; and two brothers, Clifford Tomkulak and Barry Tomkulak. He is survived by his wife, Judy Tomkulak (Igelstad); two sons Corey Tomkulak (Mandy) and Carl Tomkulak Jr. (Alicia); six grandchildren, Lee, Ava, Jayde, Scarlett, Jaxson and Callie; two brothers Phil Tomkulak (Rhonda – deceased), and Al Tomkulak (Judy); five brothers-in-law, Gary Igelstad (Edna), Brian Igelstad, Wayne Igelstad, Farrell Igelstad (Judy), and Darrin Igelstad (Tammy); three sisters-in-law, Cheryl O’Day (Rick – deceased), Darlene Driediger (Brian) and Wendy (deceased) Anderson (Roy); and many nieces and nephews.
Carl remembered spending quality time with his father, whom he lost at a young age. He always took notice of his mothers strength and determination and described her as the strongest woman he had ever known. Carl was a man with hard working hands and he developed a passion for cars at a very young age which he passed down onto his sons.
Carl and Judy have a love story that sent them on life adventures from province to province, all the while meeting many beautiful people and life long friends. In the winter of 1980, their family of three relocated to the Yukon where they resided until 1985 when the decided to move back to B.C. with their family of four Carl became employed with B.C. Rail. The family re-located again to Quesnel, B.C. and Carl continued his job with B.C. Rail. During the late 90’s the family decided to move once again, only this time their journey took them to Saskatchewan where they have resided ever since.
Carls life got so much fuller when his grandbabies were born. They gave him a new reason to smile, which kept him feeling younger. He spent most of his best days with his family. We all hold a special part of Carl in our hearts. Time wasn’t in our favor, but we get to hold onto the memory of this great man forever! Our world won’t be the same without him, but heaven needed him more than we did. We will be forever thankful for the many beautiful memories he gave us.
A celebration of Carl’s life where friends and family can reflect on the influence he has had on each of our lives, will be held at 502 Coteau Avenue, Pangman, SK on Thursday, July 14, 2022 starting at 2:00 PM.