Jozef Scap
Jozef Scap

Obituary of Jozef Rene Scap

In the early hours of May 29, 2024, Joe Scap passed away peacefully at River East Personal Care Home, ending his long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Joe will be missed by his four children: Carolina (Bill), Emilia (Rick), Joe, and Frank (Vicki); brother Mirko; grandchildren Ashleigh (Mike), Lauren (Kurtis), Mitchell, Taylor (Dustin), Bailey (Toby), Brooke & Mallory; and, great grandchildren Hayden, Oliver & Maxim, as well as extended family in Slovenia and many friends.

Joe was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Carolina (Dragica); parents Theresa and Joseph; brothers John, Luis and Franc; and sisters Emilia and Vera.

Joe (Jozef) was born December 13, 1936 in France and grew up in the village of Petanjci in Slovenia. In his early 20’s Joe left Slovenia and met Dragica (Carolina) Lenaršič in Linz, Austria. They were soon married and in 1958, with their baby girl in arms, they boarded a ship for Canada. They first landed in Montreal, then moved to Winnipeg in 1959, where they had two more children in 1959 and 1960, and completed their family of six in 1971.

Joe valued hard work and a job well done. He had several successful careers; selling cars, as a baker, making prosthetics, and, in autobody work. Joe “retired” many times over the years but, never being one to sit still, would always wind up going back to work – in the kitchen at the hospital, helping out at the Hutterite colony, or back in autobody shops.

In his free time Joe loved fishing, taking the family on many fishing trips. He loved to keep busy with chores and projects around the yard, always eager to help out where needed. He loved spending time at the lake with family where he could find plenty of projects during the day, and then enjoy the evening, relaxing in front of the fire with a Rye and 7-Up.

Joe was a proud man, always ready to show you what he was excited about whether it was his car, Gramma’s garden, the BBQ he built for the pig roasts he catered, and, especially, showing off his Grandkids and Great-grandkids, who he took great pleasure from. Joe was always the center of attention at gatherings, telling stories and making everyone laugh.

His earthly remains will stay with us in the places he loved, at the lake and in Slovenia near his childhood home.

Further arrangements are still undetermined and will be announced at a later date.

Our family expresses deep gratitude to the staff at River East Personal Care Home who cared for Joe in his final years.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dad’s (Grampa’s) memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

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