Emilia Pazur passed away at her home in White Lake, after a short illness, on January 18, 2014. She is survived by her sons Art and Ed, her daughter Mary, sister Wjadja, nephew Stan, grandchildren (Dani, Aaron, Michael, Emma Lee, Candace Peter and Victor) and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by daughters Christine and Elizabeth, son Andy, and husband John.
Emilia was born in Poland in 1919. During WWII, Emilia’s family was displaced when their home town became part of Russia. For the next ten years they were refugees in Siberia, Kazakhstan, Persia (now Iran), India, Uganda and Italy. Eventually, the family were resettled in Canada where she married John Pazur and raised a family in Beaton on the Arrow Lakes. After the damming of the Arrow Lakes flooded their land, Emilia moved to Kelowna, then Victoria, and Malakwa before settling at White Lake with her son Art.
Despite the upheavals and tragedies Emilia witnessed and endured, she never harboured any bitterness or prejudice. She loved to talk to people, and it wouldn’t matter if the person was royalty or a stranger on the street. She loved to have a good crowd around her. Emilia will be remembered for her special nature and exceedingly sharp-mind.
If Emilia could write this, she would like to thank all the caregivers, staff at the Shuswap General Hospital, medical professionals, friends, and neighbours who cared for her in her last few years especially the last week of her life. In the past few years, Emilia would especially be appreciative of her family and in particular her son Art who supported her and made it possible for her to live at home.
A memorial service will be held for Emilia at Bower’s Funeral Home on Saturday January 25, 2014 at 11:00 am.
Emily has gone home to be with the Lord.
Online condolences can be sent through Emelia’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service Salmon Arm, BC.