Caroline Leontowich, nee Vajda, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2005 at Chilliwack General Hospital.

Caroline was born in Rybnik, Slovakia. She immigrated to Canada with her parents and sister when she was nine years old. The family settled in Columbia Valley where Caroline grew up and attended school.

Caroline will be sadly missed by her husband of 60 years, Michael. She leaves behind her two sons: Ron of Sardis; Gord (Elsie) of Fort Langley; a daughter, Bev (Bob) Simbalist of Calgary; granddaughter, Jennifer (Dale) Skulsky of Calgary; her dear sister Anne Langdon of Sardis and her faithful dog, Freckles. She will also be fondly remembered by extended family.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the many health care professionals that provided comfort and care for Caroline during her lengthy illness.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2005 at 2 p.m. Major Angus Haggarty officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.

Should family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon in Caroline’s name.

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