Ingrid Rozsa (nee Kowalczykova) from Coldstream died unexpectedly on Nov. 16, 2016 at the age of 73 from complications related to cardiovascular disease.
Born in 1943 in Czechoslovakia, Ingrid immigrated to Canada in 1968. She and her husband Josef started their lives together in 1970 in Vancouver. She raised 2 daughters, proudly provided her family with home-grown organic foods and instilled in them her love for nature.
They eventually moved to Whistler where Ingrid worked in the original Round House creating baked delicacies. She then volunteered as a mountain host enthusiastically guiding tourists around Blackcomb. In 2000 Ingrid and Joe moved to Coldstream where she took advantage of the many outdoor pursuits the Okanagan has to offer. In the summer, she would play tennis or paddle her kayak in the early morning calm. The winters found her on the cross country or alpine trails almost daily. More recently, she played bridge and joined the local pickleball players. She had boundless energy for long, fast walks and tended to her bountiful garden. An avid adventurer, Ingrid travelled much of the world and explored our incredible country.
Ingrid’s love for her family was absolute. She is survived by her husband Josef, her daughters Gabriella (Darren) and Edith (Lee), her sister Irmgard, and her 4 grandsons. She is predeceased by her sister Helga (1990) and her brother-in-law Jirka (2016). A celebration of life will be held in the spring. Her family would like to thank everyone for their condolences and love.
“She embraced every day with youthful passion”.