• "Happy Mother's Day Mom, we all miss you dearly."
    - Darrell Podowski
  • "My deepest condolences, Sherry."
    - Dave O
  • "So sad to have to write this... my Great Aunt will be very..."
    - Nadine Murray
  • "Mom, you are an amazing woman and mother. Thank-you for all..."
    - Your Children
  • "I will miss my mom dearly. She was a wonderful lady, full..."
    - Darrell Podowski

April 25, 1934 – April 21, 2014
Isabel PODOWSKI, born in Wishart, Sask., on April 25, 1934, passed peacefully in hospital with loved ones near, on April 21, 2014 four days from her 80th birthday. Isabel has joined her devoted husband of 53 years, Bill, and their beloved daughter, Cindy, and she leaves behind her son Darrell; and daughters Sherry (Taylor) and Debra (Keith). Isabel is also survived by her sisters Theresa and Lena, and many nieces and nephews. In the summer of 1971 Bill and Isabel left Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with their four young children to relocate in Vancouver, BC where they made their home. Family and friends were Isabel's passion and delight. She had a gift for making everyone feel at home. She enjoyed baking for St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, and was happiest making perogies and gathering her family together for homemade Sunday dinners. Whether teaching Darrell mathematics as a young boy, or sewing, ice-skating, Easter and confirmation dresses and taking her three young daughters to Killarney rink for skating competitions, and sharing in her family's triumphs, Isabel was always a proud supporter and guide to her husband and children. Isabel was a devout Catholic and regularly attended mass at St.Mary's Roman and Ukrainian Catholic Churches. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Isabel during her illness, with special gratitude to Carnacion, Cora, Lina, Jenith, Arlene, Anita, Tess, Noemy, and Lakeview Care Centre for their extraordinary concern and loving care over the past several years. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, April 29th at 1:00 p.m. at the Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, with tea to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Society of BC. (in memory of Isabel Podowski).

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014
Arrangements under the direction of:
Ocean View Funeral Home
4000 Imperial Street | Burnaby, BC V5J1A4 | (604) 435-6688
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