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OSTROWSKI, Josephine

March 22, 1926 – Vitebsk, Belarus
October 17, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Josephine passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Bow-Crest Care Centre in Calgary at the age of 87 years.

Josephine was born in a small village near Vitebsk, Belarus. Life was very difficult as she endured war and poverty. She met Karl during the war and they wed on July 14, 1945, in Belgium, Germany. Josephine and Karl immigrated to Canada in 1952 and settled in Coleman, AB to make a better life. There they raised their two daughters.

Her greatest pleasures were working in her flower gardens, watching soap operas, and spending time with her feline friends. She will be greatly missed.

Josephine is survived by her two daughters, Sue Ostrowski (Mary Fadi) and Jane Snider (Linda Torunski). She was predeceased by her husband Karl in 2004.

Condolences may be forwarded through The family wish to thank Dr. McKenna and the amazing staff at Bow-Crest Care Centre for their compassion and for helping Josephine’s last days be as comfortable as possible. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice in memory of Josephine.

In living memory of Josephine Ostrowski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Lori Camilucci :

    I’m so very sorry, Jane, for your loss. I know it’s been a tough year (putting it mildly) for you and for Linda, but also hope that your mom and you find some peace now that she is no longer suffering.

    Sending all of our love.

    Eric, Lori, Bella and Lukas

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  2. Teresa & Eric Black :

    Jane & Linda,

    We are truly saddended to hear of the loss of Josephine. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

    Love Teresa & Eric

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