KOZAK, Jennie (Licari)
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Jennie Kozak (Licari), in her ninety-first year, surrounded by loving children and grandchildren was quietly reunited with her beloved Johnny on Saturday, May 4, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Rosemarie Bowick (Bill) of Sharbot Lake, her son Conrad (Divina) of Surrey, BC and two grandsons, Scott and David Bullen (Erika). Known to all as Nana, she was also much loved and will be greatly missed by her nine natural and adopted grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.
Jennie, third daughter of the late Francesca and Peter Licari, was predeceased by her brother Joseph (Curlie) and sisters Josephine Cashman and Carmella (Mella) Gorley. She is survived by her sister Rose Lalande and brother Tony Licari. Also surviving is her treasured friend, Mary Disipio, with whom she shared a lifetime of experiences, from early married life to child rearing and retirement. They were there for each other through it all.
Jennie spent most of her years in Ottawa where she worked for the Department of National Defense. Johnny's military career also saw them living in Kingston, Fredericton and Monterey, California. Jennie did volunteer work at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and was active in the St. Anthony's Ladies' Aid where she served for more than thirty years.
Jennie's final years were spent under the loving care of the Alzheimer staff at Lanark Lodge and her special care giver, Cheryl Findley. A gentle, caring person, herself, Jennie deserved and returned the love she received. She was a classy lady who will be missed by many.
Friends are invited to visit at
Kelly Funeral Home
3000 Woodroffe Ave.
Wednesday, May 8 between 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Anthony's Church on 427 Booth Street in Ottawa on Thursday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. A reception at the Kelly Funeral Home will follow burial at Capital Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Lanark Lodge, 115 Christie Lake Road, Perth On. K7H 3C6 for Montessori Methods of Dementia program would be appreciated.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from May 7 to May 8, 2013