KISELICH, Mary Isabella
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(FORMERLY MARY ISABELLA VITALE)
February 3, 1932 ~ February 7, 2013
Mary Isabella Kiselich passed away peacefully, with her family members present, at Brandt's Creek Mews Care Home in Kelowna BC at the age of 81 years. Mary/Mom/Nana will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Linda (Jim) McVeigh; sons Kelly Vitale, Davis Vitale, and Corey (Flora) Vitale; brother Nick Frkovich; The Kiselich families: Betty, Mike, Hazel, Ludwig, Laurie and Socorro; immediate grandchildren: Kali, Lanny, Michael, Chas, Nathan, Dylan, Christina; and many great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by: father Ludwig; mother Josephine; and brothers John and Lawrence. Mary enjoyed laughter, dancing, child care, gardening, camping, walking in nature and good conversation. Mary was most often seen pushing a "baby stroller" with newspapers and groceries in the Rutland neighbourhood of Kelowna. Her favourite social/ coffee locations were Rutland's McDonalds and Starbucks. Mary was a legal secretary, interpreter and homemaker. A private family service was held on February 12, 2013, at Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC. A Celebration of Life will be held honouring Mary in the spring. Mary's final resting place will be Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family through the guest book at
The wisdom, caring and love that Mom showed on a daily basis was unprecedented and unsurpassed. She always had a way of finding the best out of the worst situations and making everyone she came in contact with feel special and loved. Love was second nature for Mom, an icon of what a Mother should be. We all miss you Mom. You will be remembered and loved forever.
Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC 250-765-3147.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 24, 2013