Katalina Vasko

Vasko, Katalina (1933-2011) passed away on March 15th surrounded by her family. She was born in Hungry, moved to Australia, and settled in Canada where she became a proud Canadian citizen. Katalina was an incredibly strong and fiercely independent woman (and that’s putting it mildly!) whom many looked up to. She grew up in Hungry during WWII, moved her family to Canada, fought and survived breast cancer at 70, conquered other cancers, and on her last day, had enough strength to wake up and tell her family that she loved them. Katalina was very cheeky and mischievous and made everyone laugh whether she was doing the chicken dance, singing, telling outrageous stories of her youth or threatening new boyfriends with her baseball bat. She was a great Hungarian cook and made sure that everyone left her house fed whether they were hungry or not! Her soft spot was her family, especially her grandchildren who she played and had fun with, fed “goodie goodies,” and spoiled rotten any chance she got. She spent many hours outside in her vegetable garden she planted and with Bear, her best friend/ pet. Her other favourite pastimes were going to the casinos, being the little birdie on everyone’s shoulder, and getting angry at the TV when her favourite wrestlers from WWE were losing. Most of all, she was your best friend, someone to laugh with, your shoulder to cry on, and your support when you needed it. We will miss you and your laughter very much and will love you forever Anya, Grandma, Hunny Bunny, and dear friend. Service will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 11:00am at the Benvoulin Heritage Church 2279 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna. Following the service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior.

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