Angela KUS

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KUS, Angela - May 29, 1921 - July 3, 2014 Passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014 after a brief hospital stay. She is reunited with Rudy, her husband of 66 years, and sons-in-law Wayne and Slavko. Eldest of 12 children, Angela was born May 29, 1921 in Jance, Slovenia, to Urh and Cecilija Groznik. Angela is survived by her children Rudy Jr. (Lydia Stecky), Gail (Seljak), Mary (Milan Jaklic), Helen (Danilo Volk), John (Liz Wine), Mili, Ann (Doug Murdoch), Kathy (Jim Gracie), Martina (Terry Sweeney) and Michael (Carolyn Crockett), 21 grandchildren, 1 great- grandson, 1 step-grandson and 2 step-great-grandchildren. Along with her siblings Mici (Kravanja) and Filip (Groznik), brother-in-law Frank (Kus) and sister-in-law Pepca (Josephine Kus), she is survived by a widely extended family in Toronto and Slovenia. While working in domestic service in Ljubljana, Angela met, then married, her husband Rudy in 1944. They fled from the war to Austria with their new son and after several years in a refugee camp Rudy and Angela immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1948 as a family of five. In their struggle to establish a new life in Canada, Angela looked after boarders and tenants while nurturing her growing family, which eventually included 10 children. She strongly encouraged each of her children to pursue higher education and create a better life. Active in her Slovenian community, Angela worked with the parish Catholic Women's League and Toronto International Caravan, where she gladly shared her organizational and cooking skills. The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Enik for her dedicated love and care of our dear Mama. Visitations are on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas Street East, Mississauga. Mass of Resurrection is 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 739 Brown's Line. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to a charity of your choice. Angela, Mama, Staramama - you are at peace now; watch over us and pray for us.

Published in the Toronto Star on July 7, 2014