Shukry passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Kosice, Slovakia and came to Canada in 1953 where he attended “S.C.I.T.S.” Secondary School.  He owned and operated Imperial Restaurant in Sarnia and “Too Full Tummy Restaurant” with his wife, Connie.  In 1972, Shukry and Connie and his mother Helen moved to Victoria.  He eventually purchased the New England Hotel on Government Street and operated “Ivanhoe’s Restaurant” and later, “Sweet Memories Ice Cream Parlour” until his retirement.  As a young man, he had a strong love and passion for Astronomy and built his own telescope.

Shukry was predeceased by his loving mother, Helen and brother-in-law, Billy Guy.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Connie, of 50 years and his sisters, Helka Tokey (Len) and family and Besima Lemke (Harry) and family; sister-in-law, Linda (Gary) and family and many nieces and nephews; three brothers, Halil, Seit and Alliedin Haktanir and their families in Istanbul, Turkey.

Visitation will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 1:00pm – 1:40pm with a Funeral Service to follow at 2:00pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive in Victoria, BC.  Burial will be held at Royal Oak Burial Park.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Bruce Finger
    April 9, 2019

    Connie, sorry to hear your loss.
    Many happy thoughts dining at Ivanhoe’s back in the 80’s with you both.

    Bruce Finger, Pacific Brewers Branch Manager, Victoria BC.

  • Mike & Deb Mezger
    April 7, 2019

    So sorry to hear of Shukry’s passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with you along with those ever so important “sweet memories” of years gone by.

    Mike & Deb Mezger

  • Rosemary Pulez
    April 7, 2019

    Dear Connie and family,
    My sincere condolences for your loss. Shukry was a kind, talented man and such a good friend to Zlatko. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
    Rosemary and boys.

  • Linda smith
    April 7, 2019

    Seems like we all grew up together. You have been a great brother-in-law; we had some fun times. You will be sadly missed. You were truly one of a kind. I won’t forget you. It’s been over fifty years you have been entertwined in our lives. You know I loved you, of that I’m sure. We love all your family and your dear sweet mother. I’m glad you’re with all our loved ones on both sides of our family and I hope you’re all having the best party ever. Love always Lilly

  • Joyce Klause
    April 6, 2019

    Dear Connie,
    We will be with you in spirit on Wed. Thoughts and prayers are with you always.
    Teddy and Joyce

  • millie brendza
    April 6, 2019

    Words cannot express our sorrow but we send our love and prayers. Shukry will be in our hearts forever.
    Love Millie and Joe.

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