Jean Bodnisky

JEAN BODNISKY

January 18th, 1913 – October 30th, 2007

It is with great sadness that we announce

the passing of Jean Bodnisky at the age

of 94 years . She fell into eternal sleep

peacefully in the early morning of Tuesday,

October 30th, 2007, at Polson North Extended

Care Unit. She is now with her husband and

soul-mate of 70 years, Mike, who passed away

eight years ago, almost to the day. Jean is survived

by two daughters, Isabelle Bodnisky and Lorraine (Steve) Uzick; three grandchildren, Jim, Michael and Lisa; two great-grandchildren, Justin and Haylee, all of Vernon, B.C. Our loss is Heaven’sgain and we shall miss her so very much. Jean also leaves one sister, Rose of St. Albert, Alberta and one brother, Delmar of Fort Nelson, B.C. People may remember Jean from The Bay Ladies Wear where she worked for 20 years, both in the old store

on 30th Avenue, downtown, and the new store in it’s present location in the Village Green Mall. Customers loved her for her expertise and honesty. If it didn’t look good on you, she told you so. Her grandson Michael remembers her this way: “When Grandma smiled, she fi lled the room with love and warmth. No matter what was going on in your life, you couldn’t resist smiling back at her. She had an incredible life. My mouth still drops

when I think of some of the stories she told me. The younger ones may not understand but I can tell you to hang on to your grandparents and spend as much time as you can with them because it is the most important thing we can do! I miss you…”

In respecting Jean’s wishes she was cremated and a private family gathering will take place at a later date when she is laid to rest beside her beloved husband in the family plot at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Jean to Hospice House, 3506-

27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4 or to the charity of their choice. Funeral arrangements have been made with

BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon,

B.C. V1T 8Z5 (542-1187)