Lana Thomas Monday, March 14, 1960 - Monday, July 24, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Lana Thomas on Monday July 24, 2017 at the age of 57.
Beloved mother, sister, aunt, friend, and colleague, Lane leaves a huge hole in all of our hearts.
Lana was preceded in death by her beloved husband James, her father and mother, John and Sophie Kotelko, her brother Eugene and his wife Cheryl.
The 3 most important aspects of Lana’s life were: family, faith and work.
After the passing of her beloved husband, Lana devoted her life to raising her 3 children, Everett, Jonathan and Victoria, whom she loved unconditionally.
It was her deep, unshakeable faith that carried her through the many difficult challenges that life dealt her.
She was a driving force in the Orthodox Church of Annunciation where she spent countless hours as a board member, choir member, fundraiser, teacher, and support to all.
For 31 years Lana devoted her life to education. She started her career as a resource teacher, spending the last 20 years as the Director of Special Education for the Orcutt Union School District.
Lana is survived by her three children, her brother Mike and his wife Sheryl, her brother Orest and his wife Patty, many nieces and nephews along with her dear friends Jean and Mary and their families.
Services will be held on Saturday July 29 at 11:00 am at the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Santa Maria. She will be buried beside her husband in Cudworth, Saskatchewan, Canada.