October 20, 1916 – April 10, 2012
Galina Koddo of Calgary passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the age of 95 years.
Galina was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She married Rostislav Koddo on April 10, 1947 in Blomberg, Germany and immigrated to Edson, AB in December 1947. Galina graduated from art school in Tallinn, Estonia in 1940 and continued on in Tartu, Estonia until 1941 specializing in portraiture. She loved painting still life scenery, mountains and flowers. Galina was a member of the Alberta Society of Artists from 1949 – 1963. She exhibited her artwork in Europe, Canada and the United States. Galina instructed painting classes in Alberta for a number of years. She loved to cook, garden, paint, draw, and make handicrafts throughout her life. She was a lively woman up until her late eighties, sawing trees in the backyard and working around the house.
Galina is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Galina and Reinhard Oberberger; son Alex Koddo; two granddaughters, Jonquil Koddo and Jacinthe Koddo and extended family in the United States and Europe. She was predeceased by her husband Ross Koddo.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at the Russian Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints (905 – 8th Avenue N.E.) on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Divine Liturgy will be held at the Russian Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints (905 – 8th Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 p.m. Graveside Services will be held at Queen’s Park. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Galina Koddo, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences