The most wonderful mother in the world.
The children of Katherine Dulaba are saddened to announce the passing of their mother on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 13, 2003. But after a courageous 15 year battle with cancer, she is finally free of pain. Katherine’s unique ability to sacrifice her own interests for the sake of others was a truly rare character trait which endeared her to all who knew her well. A longtime resident of Vernon, Kay was born on January 3, 1928 on the family homestead near Two Hills, Alberta. After operating her own beauty salon in Edmonton, Kay moved to Vernon in 1951 to be with her family. In 1953 she married Edward Dulaba who predeceased her in 1994. Kay will be forever remembered by her loving family: daughter Cheryl (Fred Semeniuk) of Vernon; four sons: Larry of Burnaby; Dale (Larisa) of Vernon; Arthur Ray & Todd of Vernon. “Granny” will be missed by her five grandsons: Braden, Bryce, Liam, Landon & Tyler. As well, Kay is survived by three brothers: Ray (Helen) Pawluk of Prince George; Stan (Beth) Pawluk of Prince George; Ed “Blackie” (Darlene) Pawluk of Renton, Washington; sister-in-law Elsie Pawluk of Quesnel. She is predeceased by her brothers George & Nick Pawluk. Kay is also survived by two aunts in their nineties: Rose Miller of Portland, Oregon & Helen Hunka of Bonnyville, Alberta. An uncle, Dick Pawliuk lives in Two Hills, Alberta. “Aunty Kay” was special to all her nieces & nephews and will be sadly missed by all other family members. Prayers will be said in the chapel of Vernon Funeral Home on Monday, October 20, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be held at St. Josaphats Ukrainian Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. The address of the church is: 2210 – 40th Avenue. Go east on 39th Avenue & north on 23rd Street. Interment to follow at the family plot in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home: 542-0155.