Mary (Elizabeth) Kakoske

“If you don’t believe in angels you

never met our grandma”

It is with deepest sadness and heavy hearts that we, the loving family of Elizabeth Kakoske, announce her passing. Mom was born in Belfast Ireland on April 22, 1924 and passed away September 11, 2009 in her 85th year in Vernon, B.C. at the Gateby.

Mom was predeceased by her son Gerald in June 1965.

Survived and cherished by her loving husband and best friend of 64 years Otto Kakoske; son Brian (Linda) Kakoske; grandchildren Crystal, Candace, Adam; daughter Cheryl (Ken) Pow; daughter Lynda Rahn; grandchildren Maria, Elizabeth (Liz); daughter Patti (Ross) MacDonald; grandchildren Vicki, Gord, Brodie; son Micheal (Heather) Kakoske; grandchildren Ryan, Bryce; plus many other family members, nieces & nephews. In recent years Mom also was blessed and welcomed four great grandchildren into her growing family circle Kaden, Ethan, Hailey, and Brynlee


We love you for so many reasons. For words you spoke so tenderly, for every thought you had of us. For every happy time we shared, for every glance that said you cared. For all the things that meant so much, your warmth, your laugh, your gentle touch, your smile that gave our hearts a thrill, we love you mom and we always will.

Brian, Cheryl, Lynda, Patti, Micheal

At mom’s request there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gateby Intermediate Care Residence – 3000 Gateby Place, Vernon, BC V1T 8V8

A special thank you from Otto and his family to the staff at the Gateby. It takes special people to provide such a high standard of personal care as they did for mom. We are extremely grateful for each and every one of you for all you did to ensure mom’s comfort, dignity, respect was always first and foremost. She was really happy. She felt the Gateby was her home. Again with sincere gratitude thank you.

Otto Kakoske and family

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