Nunes Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd.

← View All Tributes

Martin  Bucek Martin  Bucek

Tribute Notifications

Click below if you would like to be notified when a new tribute is posted.

Sign Up

← View All Tributes

Martin Bucek

October 14, 1926 - May 4, 2024

Tribute

Martin Bucek, age 97, passed away on May 4th, 2024.  He was born October 14th, 1926 in Liesek, Slovakia, the youngest of nine children.  He miraculously escaped the ravages of World War II and the Russian occupation of his homeland.

In 1950, he emigrated to Canada. He worked in the coal mines of the Crowsnest Pass, then as a carpenter In Banff.

He met his loving wife, Anna Polacik in Bellevue Alberta and married her in 1952.  In 1955 they moved to Winnipeg, where Leslie Bohna invited Martin to work with him as a partner at Manitoba Clothing. As a salesman, he travelled throughout the country selling suits and fabrics.

In 1957 he saw the potential of tourism in Falcon Beach Manitoba, where together with a handful of partners he built the Falcon Motor Hotel.  In Falcon Beach he became an involved community member and was a founding member of the Whiteshell Community Curling Club.

In 1968, Martin, Anna and family moved to Osoyoos British Columbia, renovated a motel which they named The Falcon Motel.

Martin was a passionate fisher and outdoorsman, spending much of his life catching, and many times giving his catch to friends.  He and Anna were fond of music, often singing and accompanying Anna with the accordion. He was faithful parishioner and member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Osoyoos.

Martin shall be very missed. He is survived by his sons Stephen and James, his daughter in-law Kim, and grandsons Marcus, Elliot and Andreas.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Friday May 10, 2024 at St. Anne Catholic Church followed by interment and committal in the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery.

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer Society of BC: https://alzheimer.ca/bc/en

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Condolences

Send a condolence, light a candle and/or share a memory, click "Send Condolence". Once your message has been approved by the moderator it will be posted to the website.

From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd.

The Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Diana Thomas

My condolences to Jim and the rest of the family. My first job was at the Falcon Motel. Mr. & Mrs Bucek were the nicest people to work for. Lots of great memories.

From: Rhonda Tweedy
Relation: Friend of his don

My deepest consideration to the family. As a friend of Jim’s , I saw Martin a few years back, when was in Osoyoos. A great person he was.

From: Sandra Smith
Relation: Classmate of Jim's, ski friend of Steve and family

Condolences to Jim, Steve and Kim, and all the family.

From: Andy & Tamara

Steve and family, we hope the sadness of your father’s passing will one day be replaced by wonderful memories of a life well lived!

From: Bob Hamilton
Relation: Grew up with his family at Falcon Lake, Manitoba

I knew Martin from his Falcon Lake (Manitoba) days. I was friends with Steve and Jimmy, attending a 1 room, then a 2 room school grades 1-8. I remember Martin as a very strong, powerful man both physically and mentally. He was a very hard worker and could do anything he set his mind to. I respected him with his can-do attitude. One of the great Falcon Lake characters!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Mass

Date & Time:
May 10, 2024
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
St. Anne Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Friday May 10, 2024 at St. Anne Catholic Church followed by interment and committal in the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery.

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer Society of BC: https://alzheimer.ca/bc/en

Thank You Notice

Live Service

Send Flowers

Flower Fantasy Flowers & Gifts Inc.
6049 Main Street, Oliver, BC
https://www.flowerfantasyoliver.com/
Local: (250) 498-0088     Toll free: (844) 498-0088

Flowers on Main & Reis Boutique
5859 Main Street, Oliver, BC
https://www.oliverflorist.com/
Local: (778) 439-2270     Toll free: (800) 665-9983

Gems and Stems at Eastside
6496 Park Drive, Oliver, BC
https://gemsandstems.com/
(250) 826-0438

Polka Dot Door Floral Design Boutique
8522 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC
https://www.polkadotdoor.net/
(250) 495-2226

Donate In Memory

Send Condolence - For Martin Bucek

Use the form below to send a Condolence, light a memorial candle and/or share a personal memory.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please upload a small jpg file (Max file size is 1MB)

← View All Tributes