It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother Laura Helen Mackiewich of Vernon BC, on April 18, 2016. Laura was born to Edmond and Helen Holtz on July 5, 1950 and grew up in Vernon and area before meeting her husband Paul Mackiewich whom she married in May of 1969. She was predeceased by Paul in 2008, and also her brothers Robert and Leonard.

She leaves behind her two children Carey Mackiewich, and Stacey Falconer. Also left to celebrate her life are her grandchildren Tia, Thomas and Chelbie Mackiewich as well as Taylor and Ashton Falconer, and sister Irene (Mel) Reade and many nieces and nephews and extended family members. She always had a smile and would always lend an ear to anyone who needed some supportive advice. She was

loved by many and will be missed for a long time to come. At her request cremation will precede the memorial service on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. Reception to follow in the Tea Room.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the KGH Cardiology Department will be appreciated.

The family would like to thank and acknowledge the hard work of her cardiology team at KGH, specifically Dr. Wan, Dr. Koozman and the loving caring nurses of the CSICU unit who worked tirelessly to provide the best care for Laura in her last stages of her fight.

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