Victoria Halagaza

It is with great sadness that the family of Victoria Halagaza announces her passing on December 11, 2013 at the Trail Regional Hospital.

Victoria, daughter of Harry and Doris Eremko, was born on January 1, 1927 in Grand Forks, British Columbia. There she worked hard on the family farm until the age of 21. In 1948, Vickie, moved to Trail where she worked at the CMNS (now Tech) staff house in Tadanac as a housekeeper, caring for various duties. The young engineers were apparently very fond of her cabbage rolls and perogies.

In time, Vickie met John Halagaza and they were married in 1951. They moved to Montrose, BC in 1952. In 1957 John and Vickie welcomed into their lives their son, Edward. Years later, her two grandsons, Jordan and Jensen became a source of great joy and comfort to her.

Throughout her life, Vickie’s pride and joy was her yard and beautiful gardens. Many people were amazed that there were never any weeds to be found and they often wondered how her corn managed to grow so high. Her home was always surrounded by generous amounts colorful flowers, her favorite of which was dahlias.

Victoria was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses the summer of 1969. Throughout the remainder of her life she always was faithful in attending the meetings for worship at the Beaver Falls Kingdom Hall and had a regular share in the door to door ministry. (Matthew 28: 19, 20) Even in her later years, when her health was not good and everything hurt, she was never missing from the Kingdom Hall and always took time to share the good news about Christ’s coming Kingdom with her health care workers.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at TRH for the care they gave during Vickie’s final days. They would also like to thank all the family and friends who gave their support during this difficult time.

There will be a memorial service for Victoria on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Beaver Falls, BC, 2 o’clock pm.


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