Bartnik, Josephine July 8, 1931 – March 4, 2012
It is with a very sad heart that we announce the passing of Josephine Bartnik, loving mother of Teresa Fijal of Tsawwassen, Irene (Wayne) Krewski of Rossland and Andrew (Dianne) Bartnik of Mississauga. She was sister to Frank and Joe (Jasia) Malinowski of Toronto, grandmother to Cassandra, Katrina, Dale and Kerys as well as a great grandmother to Victoria and Lincoln. Mum was Ciocia to Ed, Ursula, Zeniu, Tom, Chris, Ricky, Stan, Zeph, Mary, Ludwig, and Eddie. Her heart and home were always open and filled with love. Mum was born in Poland in 1931 and during the war was relocated to Siberia, India, England and then Singapore where mum and dad were married and Teresa was born. England was the next stop where dad’s side of the family had settled before coming to Canada and settling in Toronto where Irene and Andy were born. Before mum’s physical struggle after a motor vehicle accident in 1980, she was the bell of the ball, the life of the party and the strong rope that kept the family together. Rossland welcomed her with open arms when she moved here to be closer to Irene and Wayne. She enjoyed living in the middle of a Post Card and her new friendships that she treasured.
We would like to thank all of our friends, the Golden City Manor group, the Bridges Program buddies, the Handy Dart crew, the Home support gals, the Sacred Heart Parish visitors and Eucharistic Ministers, Cathy, Mel and the girls at Peoples Drug Mart, the many helpful hands at Columbia View Lodge and last but not least Dr. Purssell. Thanks again for all your hugs, help, patience and support.
Mum, your smile and many hugs and kisses will be missed by all you shared your life with. You are now pain free and at peace. Enjoy!
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 2396 Columbia Avenue, Rossland with Father J. Joseph Kizhakethottathil M.S.T. celebrating the Mass. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Mum’s memory may be made to the Trail, BC SPCA at 7700 Highway 3b Trail, BC V1R 2L9 where our much loved four legged furry little boy Shadow, who gave mum true pleasure and joy, lived before he joined our family.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca