It is with gentle solitude and sadness that we announce the passing after a brief illness of Anna Spilak, of Kelowna BC, formerly of Calgary and Vauxhall, AB, on Saturday, November 4, 2006, at the age of 100 years, Anna went to be with God.
Left to cherish Anna’s memories is her loving family; two sons, Larry Spilak (Danielle), Vince Spilak (Brenda); four daughters, Mary Sander, Margaret Ingalls (Murray), Cecile Bulva (Joseph) and Jean Lorenson (Rick); eleven grandchildren, Benjamin Spilak, Gregory (Lauren) Ingalls, Kevin (Kathy) Ingalls, Dean (Julie) Ingalls, Terri (Dave) Webster, Dona (Bill) Trask, Ashley Spilak, Michael (Kasia) Bulva, Jennifer (John) MacDonald, Darren (Mona) Lorenson and Heather (Scott) Annett; and fifteen great-grandchildren, Annika Trask, Jacob Webster, Melanie Webster, Madeline Ingalls, Eric Ingalls, Grace Ingalls, Daniel Ingalls, Wilson Ingalls, Gillian Ingalls, Emma Ingalls Mateo Bulva, Jessica MacDonald, Justin MacDonald, Joel Lorenson and Mya Lorenson. Anna was predeceased by her beloved husband of fifty-eight years John Spilak, on July 20, 1990; by her parents; two sisters and a brother who all resided in Lipa, Slovenia. Anna was also predeceased by two infant children, Katherine and Joey.
God saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine.”
“Mom we know you are in God’s hands – He didn’t forget you and neither will we!”
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Bogdan Sianozecki SDS, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Holding Hands for Hospice, 202-1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6 Telephone: (250) 763-5511; the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #100, 2421 – 37 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Y7 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca/en/give or to the charity of the donor’s choice. We would like to thank all the staff at the Douglas Fir Hospice and an extra special thank you to Vivian and Darlene who so specially cared for mom and allowed for her to remain in her home until very near the end. We are so grateful for your loving, caring and compassionate services.
In living memory of Anna Spilak a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences