HALIA O. NAGURSKI
Born In: Stuartburn, Manitoba, Canada
Born: March 13th, 1921
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: October 9th, 2012
Following a courageous battle, Halia O. Nagurski, 91, of Kamloops passed away on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. She was born March 13, 1921 in Stuartburn (Vita), Manitoba to Stephen and Dokia Smigelsky. She married Edward Roy Nagurski on August 22, 1942 who predeceased her in November 2008.
Surviving is her sister Elsie (Soltys), her children Christopher (Kit), Charlette and Timothy, their spouses Trudy, Roger and Patrick; niece Helen and her family Lynette, David and Saundra and family; three grandchildren John, Justin and Nadia and by extended family Ryan, Shannon, Andrew, Thea and Erin; great grandchildren Cody, Thyd, Cole, Sierra, Connor, Jordan and Teigen and a large extended family.
Halia's brothers William, Michael, Gene and Walter and her sisters Lynn, Ann and Mary predeceased her.
Halia (Ollie) was a long time resident of Kamloops where she lived since leaving her childhood home in Winnipeg at the age of 22 and resided in the family home on Pleasant Street for over 62 years.
Special thanks to the Staff at Berwick and to the caring staff at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice. A very special thank-you to Dr. Paul Yanko and his team of caregivers.
She loved her baseball games on TV and was always an avid fan of the Blue Jays. She loved to go to movies and enjoyed cooking and having large dinner parties with her family and friends. Travel across North America and Hawaii occupied most of her retirement years. She was employed by Woodward's, was a member of the Ladies Fireman of the Canadian National Railways and active in the Mary Martha Women's group of the United Church of Canada.
Halia will be cremated and a Celebration of her Life will be on Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Schoening Cremation Centre, #8 - 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, B.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, B.C., V2E 2S9.