1934 – 2015
Georgina Kronbauer (nee Kaminski) passed away peacefully in Vernon, B.C. on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015.
Affectionately known as “Ena” by everyone who knew and loved her, she was born on July 28, 1934 the youngest of seven children born to Amil and Georgina Kaminski.
As a young woman, she was employed by Bulman’s Cannery and The Vernon News. She married Charles in 1959. Her four children were born in the next five years and she became a full time loving and caring homemaker tending to the needs of her family. Summers were spent nurturing her always flourishing garden, enjoying the cabin on Okanagan Lake or camping at and fishing in the local lakes. Her spare time was devoted to her crocheting, knitting, embroidery, and later in life, quilting. In 1988, Ena and Charles spent their first winter in Arizona. They returned to Arizona for twenty-one years. During this time they met and made many wonderful friends and Ena enjoyed creating her crafts in a much warmer climate.
In January 2011 the preliminary onset of Ena’s dementia brought those wonderful years to an end.
Ena was an ordinary person who had an ordinary life except for her extraordinary love, consideration, kindness and her ability to be the influence that made our family whole.
Ena was predeceased by her youngest son Walter and by her two brothers Alfred and Edwin.
Left to remember and mourn her are: her husband Charles; three children: Timothy (Ella), Helen (Roger), and Judy (Wilf); her 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; her four sisters: Winifred, Mildred, Jean (Norman), and Joan (Bill); and an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ena’s family sends their thanks to all those at Creekside Landing who were so loving, gentle and supportive to Ena and family during this difficult time.
Cremation preceded a Celebration of Ena’s life which will take place at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. A reception will follow in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room.
In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in Ena’s name may do so to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., #102 3402 27 Avenue Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME (250- 542-4333). Condolences may be offered at pleasantvalleyfh.com