Obituary Notice — Sophie Ozero

Sophie Ozero 1915 - 2013
Sophie Ozero
1915 – 2013

Sophie Ozero passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at the age of 98 years.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Wednesday afternoon, May 15th at 2:00 p.m. with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Community Foundation, Box 2398, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Sophie.

Sophie was born in Wayne, Alberta on April 28, 1915 and had been a resident of Revelstoke for over 60 years.  She was a member of the Senior’s Choir for many years.  She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing.  Locals will remember Sophie for riding her bicycle well into her late 80’s.  Sophie loved to cook and was well-known for her perogies, foot-long cabbage rolls and her gingerbread cookies.  She and her husband Jim loved to travel and took a world cruise in 1967.

Sophie was predeceased by her husband Jim, brother Max Dowhaniuk, son John Wasylnka, daughter-in-law Toni Wasylnka, grandson Cory Wasylnka, step-daughter Mary Ottenbreit, step-son Fred Ozero and step-grandson Jim Ottenbreit.  She is survived by her children: Larry (Diane) Wasylnka of Kelowna, Steven (Mariette) Wasylnka of Kelowna, Evelyn (Gary) Mitchell of Langley, Michael (Rowena) Wasylnka of Vernon and Susan Ozero (Gert Knudsen) of White Rock; step-son Peter (Anne) Ozero of Revelstoke; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sister Pauline Dowhaniuk of Bend, Oregon; one niece and two nephews.

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Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.