Brenda Margie Rosteski
1951 – 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, aunt, cousin, neighbour, and friend.
Brenda Margie Rosteski, age 67, of Kamloops, BC, passed away peacefully the afternoon of Monday, September 24, 2018 at Royal Inland Hospital.
Born February 10, 1951 in Swan River, MB, she was the daughter of the late Carman Rosteski and Annie Rosteski (née Atamanchuk).
Left to cherish her memory are her child Brigette (Markus) Mayer of New Westminster, BC; three sisters, Linda (Lewis) Russell, Betty (Gerry) McKimmon, and Glennis Denham; five brothers, John (Dolly) Rosticki, Lawrence Rostecki, Victor (Kelly), Barry (Tammy), and Wayne (Emilie). Many other family members and friends will also miss her loving presence.
She was predeceased by her father Carman, mother Annie, brother Edward, sister Elizabeth Blomquist, and two very dear friends, Lina Krutop and Heather Coltman.
Brenda moved to Kamloops in 1973 and began her hairdressing career. After suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome from many years in the profession, she changed her line of work to housekeeping. She never shied away from hard work and treasured the relationships she built through serving others.
Brenda was known for her infectious laughter and giving heart, abundant vegetable gardens and picturesque flower gardens, and her love of sunshine and tropical beaches. She made the most amazing apple dumplings and strawberry freezer jam. She loved to play games, read, and dance. Brenda created beautiful art – she loved to draw and paint, as well as work with fabric and yarn through needlepoint and crochet. And she loved the flatness of the prairies – it made her feel free.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Brenda touched are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life being held at St. Andrews on the Square, 159 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC, on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 3pm to 6pm. She would want those who knew her to remember the happy times and to celebrate a life well lived. In honour of Brenda, please feel free to wear something colourful to the service.
The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the nurses and doctors, especially Dr. Kevin Laupland, in the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Inland Hospital, as well as Drake Cremation & Funeral Services for their arrangements and kindness. Condolences may be sent to the family at drakecremation.wpengine.com.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation to the British Columbia Lung Association at www.bc.lung.ca.Print This Obituary & Condolences