Kathleen Kazmerik

23-Mar-1924 - 27-Apr-2020

Obituary Overview

Forever In Our Hearts

Born March 23, 1924 in Neepawa, Manitoba
Passed away April 27, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta
Late Husband: William Kazmerik
Daughter: Lynda Stanglmaier
Son: Russell Kazmerik
Grandsons: Gary Stanglmaier, Scott and Ryan Kazmerik
Parents: John and Anne Grasky
Siblings: Stanley, Frances and Victor

Kathleen was the eldest of four siblings who grew up and lived most of her life in the beautiful Town of Neepawa, Manitoba.  She was the eldest of four children.  As a family, they attended St. John’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.

In 1943 Kathleen married Bill Kazmerik who passed away in 2001; they had 58 precious years together.  They raised a daughter and a son who live in Alberta.

Kathleen worked at the local Robinson's store for 20 years, where she enjoyed helping and chatting with the many people that came into the store.

Kathleen loved her family, helping them as much as she could throughout the years, in so many ways.  She was a hard worker and loved tending to the many vegetables and flowers she grew in the garden.  Kathleen also enjoyed the Ukrainian traditions she grew up with.  She made beautiful afghans and quilts which she was always eager to bless her family with.  Kathleen was also a "collector".....of many things.  She definitely loved her knick knacks!  But most of all, Kathleen loved her Lord and Saviour.  Jesus truly was her very best friend.  Her favourite Bible verse hung prominently on her bedroom wall:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever
believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Kathleen was fiercely independent and continued to make the Ukrainian food we have all grown to love, well into her later years.  With assistance from Home Care, she lived by herself until the age of 95.  

In the fall of 2019, Kathleen's family made the decision to move their mom from Manitoba to Alberta so she would be closer to them, and because she needed more care.  On March 10, 2020, Kathleen received a placement at Bethany Calgary where she slipped away peacefully several weeks later at the age of 96.    

Kathleen will be affectionately remembered and greatly missed by her family.

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Jill Argue | 03-May-2020

Lynda and Russell, we are wishing you some small comfort in this time of sorrow, love Auntie Fran & Uncle Gordon, cousins Susan (Harry) Scherz, Mary-Jayne Argue

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