Sophie Kronbauer

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Sophie, on February 12, 2011, at the age of 88 years, at Hospice House.

Sophie was born in Hamlin, Alberta in 1922. She moved to Vernon with her mother, stepfather, and younger brothers in 1942. Mom was employed at Bulman’s Cannery for 20 years.

In 1947, Mom married Dad (Chris Kronbauer). They were married for 63 years. Mom was an active member of the Legion Ladies Auxilliary, an avid crib-player, and a regular at the Casino. Her snappy dill pickles, her home-canned peaches, and her strawberry jam will be missed almost as much as her love and care.

Sophie was predeceased by her husband, Chris, her daughter Christine, her brother Andrew Malysh, and her sister Mary Ewanchuk. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters; Carol Kronbauer of Victoria and Kathie (Dwayne) Arychuk of Edmonton; and grandchildren Greg and Jordan. She is also survived by brothers; Walter (Rose) Ostafichuk of Edmonton, John Malysh of Smokey Lake and Alec Trufanenko of Merritt, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Mom’s family was the most important thing in her life. We will forever miss you. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Sophie to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #320 – 1660 W. 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R3 or North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.

Cremation is in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. A Celebration of Sophie’s life will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be offered at

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