February 2, 1939 - October 1, 2022
In loving memory ~
Vince was born in Labienschach, Austria to Johann and Maria Unz. In 1959, he arrived in Vancouver, Canada where, a few years later, he met his wife, Grace.
He returned to Austria in 1983 with his daughters to visit his family for the summer and was amidst planning to permanently return prior to his stroke.
He was a bricklayer by trade and worked in the Forestry Industry until his retirement at 55yrs old. Not one to stay still for long, he then went to the Oil Fields in Alberta until his stroke at 72 yrs of age.
Vince is survived by his daughter Marlene Kato of Logan Lake, B.C., his granddaughters, Taylor Kato (Jordan Day) and Kimiko Kato (Tanner Warring), his Grandson Adam Kato and his great-granddaughter, Isla Moriko Day, all of Kamloops, B.C.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Monica; his wife, Grace; his brothers Hans, Martin, Ignaz; his sisters, Theresa, Agnes as well as his parents.
A Memorial service will be announced to close family and friends at a later date.
The family would like to give special thanks to the amazing staff at Ridgeview Lodge (Pacific- 2nd floor) for making him feel at home with their attentive care for 11 years and for their unwavering compassion in his final days. We sincerely thank each and every one of you.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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