Tony Novak passed away on Feb 7, 2019, at age 80. He was born on September 22, 1938, in Stepanovka, Poland. He was predeceased by his parents Jerry and Anna (Valasek) Novak, brother George, and two nephews, David Terekoff and Dr. James Terekoff of Swan River, Manitoba.
In 1949 the family moved to Canada and settled in Minitonas, Manitoba. He began his insurance career in Winnipeg and in 1970 he transferred to Vancouver.
Tony joined Cory Agencies Ltd. (Westland Insurance) in Ladner and moved on to work with Envision Insurance in 1995. Tony was grateful for his many customers whom he had the privilege of serving, remembering them often. He reluctantly retired on December 31, 2005. During retirement he worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
One of his passions was ushering in numerous churches where he attended. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Delta Association for the Mentally Handicapped, and the Evergreen Baptist Home in White Rock. He was a member of the Ladner Business Association, and the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association. In retirement he joined the Langley Camp of the Gideons, serving God by distributing Bibles.
Tony is survived by Ruth, his loving wife of 50 years, daughter Charleen MacCulloch, son Jeremy Novak, and sister Doreen (Peter) Terekoff.
Tony Novak’s Celebration of Life will be on Friday, February 15, at 1pm.
Cloverdale Baptist Church
18685 – 64th Ave
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
The Gideons International in Canada
The Community Foundation of Swan Valley
Re: Terekoff Memorial Education Funds