RUSTINA (RUSTI) VATAMAN

RUSTINA (RUSTI) VATAMAN

VATAMAN – RUSTINA (RUSTI) Passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Cottonwoods Care Facility, Kelowna, BC where she had resided for over 19 years. She was born July 16, 1915 on the family farm near La Fleche, Saskatchewan and was the eldest of 12 children. Her 40+ year teaching career began in Saskatchewan. In BC she taught in Okanagan and Kootenay communities. She proudly achieved her BA from UBC prior to retirement! She is survived by siblings: Bill Vatamaniuck, Ginny Roll, Lauraine (Pat) Caruana along with 12 nieces and nephews. Aunt Rusti will be dearly missed by niece Jean & Ray Shirritt, her closest family and advocates. Special thanks to: Marg Rivard, Mary Hamann, Home Instead and Cottonwoods staff. A celebration of life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Home, 1211 Sutherland AveĀ at 1 pm on Thursday, July 16, 2015, which would have been her 100th birthday. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the VATAMAN FUND at the Central Okanagan Foundation, #225-1889 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5 Tel: 250-861-6160. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299


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