It is with great sadness that the family of Frella Lynn Koski announce her passing after a courageous battle with cancer. On February 2nd, 2013 she passed away peacefully with her family by her side.
Frella was predeceased by her parents, Omer and Kathryn Porter, her father-in-law, Jim Koski, her sons, Ronnie Mould and Dean Mould, and her brother Norman Porter.
Left to cherish her memories are her loving husband, Tom Koski, her daughter, Wanda Mould, step-daughter Tammy Koski, step-son Kevyn Koski, mother-in-law, Gwen Koski, sisters Verna, Lorna, Thurza, Donna, Velma (Stan), Linda, brother Wesley, sister-in-law Arlene, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
Frella was born on September 18, 1944 in Biggar, Saskatchewan. When Frella was a small child her family moved to the Vancouver, BC area for a few years and then on to Quesnel, BC where she grew up and where her three children were born. In the early 1990’s Frella moved to Salmon Arm where she met Tom. They were married in July 1995 and enjoyed twenty wonderful years together. Frella especially loved their trips together to Alaska, the Yukon and hunting, mushroom picking and camping in the wilderness.
She loved to dance, listen to music and in her younger years she played the accordion. She took great pride in her home and spent hours each spring and summer tending to her beautiful yard and flower gardens which were admired by all. She enjoyed watching the birds visit her gardens and had a great love for animals, especially her kitty. She loved the outdoors and most of her working years seen her outside planting trees and flagging. Frella endured much adversity in her life but always faced it with great courage. She always cared about her appearance and was a very feisty, fun-loving little gal who will be greatly missed by many.
A Celebration of life service was held on Thursday afternoon, February 7th, 2013, at 1:00 pm at Bowers Funeral Chapel with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. Interment followed in Mt. Ida Cemetery, with pallbearers Brian Andriashyk, Michelle Dehnke, Kevyn Koski, Tom Liddle, Steve Pakka and Bonnie Ward.
A reception followed back in the Mountainside room at Bowers, allowing time for family and friends to continue memories.
If desired, donations would be appreciated in her memory to the Salmon Arm SPCA, 5850 Auto Road SE, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 2X2
On line condolences may be sent to Frella’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.