Ovidia Gadea Kelemen passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Bradley Centre in Chilliwack at the age of 63 years. She was born on April 5, 1949 in Nicaragua. She is survived by her husband Karl Kelemen; children: Guillermo Arriola, Rosa and Azahea Arriola, and Yessenia Moreno; grandchildren: Tyler, Jocelyn, Brittney, Chance, Jada, Jasmine, Julyssa and Jeannette; sister, Lillian Ochoa; as well as extended family members Steve, James, Heather, Sherry, Tim and Buddy. She was predeceased by her parents and some of her siblings.
Ovidia worked with autistic children, various charitable work with several churches, and she helped the Mexican seasonal workers. A viewing was held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 8871 School Street, Chilliwack, BC. Memorial donations may be made to the Nicaraguan Orphans Fund.