Katherine, Durkalo

Published: 
Monday, July 8, 2002

May 1st 1913 - July 6th, 2002Katherine Durkalo, aged 89 formerly of McMillan Street, passed away peacefully at the Versa Care Centre, S. Vickers Street. Loved mother of Millie (Frank) Cormier of Azilda, Ontario, Walter (Glenna) Porobic of Ottawa, Ontario, and Dolly (Art) McFaddin of Oakbank, Manitoba. Beloved Baba to eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. At the deceased's request a private family funeral was held in the Jenkens Chapel, Rev. Vladimir Chvets officiated. She was laid to rest beside her late husband, Nick, in Mountain View Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in her memory would be appreciated.WORDS OF THANKSTo Mom's former neighbours, Mike & Elsie Toderash, Errol Stewart and Debbie Beacham, it is difficult to express our appreciation for being a friend as well as a neighbour to our Mother. There are no words to convey our feelings for all the help you have given her. We will forever be grateful in knowing that Mom only had to phone and someone would willingly come to her aid. We couldn't always be with her but we were thankful that friendly neighbours such as yourselves were close by and always there to help. To dear friends Kay & Walter Winstl, thank you so much for your frequent visits in the hospital and the Versa Care Centre. Mom so looked forward to seeing you both, even though she knew there were times you didn't feel so well yourselves. To Dr. C. Dodick, a very sincere thank you for the many years of personal and professional attention you willingly gave to our Mother. You have done much more than expected of you. You are truly a credit to your profession. To the marvelous and caring staff at Versa Care Centre, 2nd Floor, you will never know how much your professionalism and dedication comforted us in knowing that the last few months of Mom's life were spent in such loving and caring hands. We will always remember with kindness the heartfelt concern you showed not only to her but to us as well. Mom was so fortunate to be entrusted to your care. Your unselfish and untiring devotion make you a very special group of people. ~ Gratefully Milly, Walter & Dolly