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Kelly Zelko

July 11, 1963 - December 10, 2011

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Surrounded by her family at home, Kelly departed peacefully early on
Saturday Dec 10.
Kelly was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba and her family moved to
Burnaby in 1974.
She leaves to mourn her husband of 22 years, Gordon and her daughters
Katrina and Hannah. She is pre-deceased by her father John Ellerman
(2010). She is survived by her mother Olga Ellerman, her sisters
Daria (Peter), Darcie (Coral), Elizabeth (Stanley) and Katsuko
(Adam), her in-laws Tony and Mary Zelko, sister-in-law Cathy (John)
and nieces and nephews John, Matthew, Andrew, Christopher, Graeme,
Sophie, Brenden, Jessica, Brandon, Jennifer and Gillian, and many
aunts, uncles and cousins. She will be dearly missed by her many
close friends and co-workers especially neighbours Cindy and Sam and
her “spare Gord”, Gordon Harvey.

Kelly and Gord met in 1987 and returned to Osoyoos in 1998 to Gord’s
family home on Lakeshore Drive where they entertained their
abundance of summer guests. Kelly lived each and every day to the
fullest.

A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dave De Souza at 11am Tuesday December 13, 2011 at St Anne’s Catholic Church. A private urn committal will be held at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Kelly Zelko Memorial Scholarship which will be given to students at the Osoyoos Secondary School. Donations can be made at the Osoyoos Interior Savings Credit Union
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Dana B. Terry
Relation: Known since 1988

Dearest Gord, Katrina and Hannah,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve the loss of your wife and mother. May you lean on the Lord for strength and comfort during these trying times.
May he give you peace and courage to endure Kelly’s passing and may you hold the good memories of her in your hearts and minds..
God Bless You.
Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.”
Psalm 23:4: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (
Sincerely,

Dana B. Terry

From: Dee Newman
Relation: the credit union

I only knew Kelly through Interior Savings, however she was always so bright and cheerful with a great sunny disposition……we often laughed at how she would start wearing her summer sandals sometimes in early March; as soon as spring was ini the air…..I’d still be in socks/boots! What a sad time for her family – my heartfelt sympathy to all of them — always remember the good times with her and how fortunate you were to have her in your life.

From: Brenda D.
Relation: thru PAC at school

My heart felt sympathies to the entire circle of family and friends that share in the good times with Kelly.
I met Kelly when my son was in Kindergarden, Katrina in Grade 1. I was given KElly’s name as a contact for the PArent Advisory Council..and our friendship began !! I will always remember the sun shine in the room when Kelly was present, her strength and determination to help others will be a constant memory to me.
Gord, Katrina and Hannah may the strength and love shown to you by your wife/mom be the guide to help you thru this hard time. Every time I see bright colors I will remember Kelly with a SMILE 🙂

From: Lori Hernandez and Nicole
Relation: co worker

My thoughts and prayers are with Gord, Katrina and Hannah, and the entire Zelko family. I had the joy of working with Kelly at Interior Savings for the past year and a half. We had so much fun, each and every day, and there was so much laughter, mainly due to Kelly’s amazingly quick wit and tremendous sense of humor. She was truly a one of a kind spirit, full of life, joy, and love, and she came to my rescue countless times throughout our work day, always willing to help. Her love of her family shone through the stories she would tell of their days on the lake, their Glee parties and the many trips they took together. Kelly, you will be missed more than you could know. You are such a bright light, and I am very grateful to have known you.

From: arlene a
Relation: friend acquaintence

My heart goes out to her family. She was a beautiful lady with a heart of gold and touched many of our lives. She will be sadly missed. Hugs to you all.

From: Shilo Lyver
Relation: Friend

My thoughts are with the family at this time,.Kelly will be missed greatly,.To Hannah and katrina you have your moms spirit in you and with you..Your mom was the most amazing fun loving women I have ever meet in my life and I will always remember her smile and that laugh every time I see bright coulors I will smile,It was a honour to know you Kelly….To you God get ready for the most exiting time you have ever seen Kelly is full of Love and Fun we here will all miss her so PLEASE take good care of her.

From: Lisa Geddes (Harvey)
Relation: Former colleagues

Years ago I had the great pleasure of working with Kelly at Mustang Survival. Her grace and wit remain with me – and that infectious smile! How many times we laughed until we cried and our bellies ached. It was a special time and she was a special lady. I was shocked and terribly saddened to hear news of her passing. Sincere condolences to Gord and the girls.

From: Sandra Kidder
Relation: Co-worker

I worked with Kelly at Mustang Survival in Richmond BC during the late 90’s. She was cheerful, hilariously witty and definitely a fun person to be around. She always said that black and navy should never be put together – so for her birthday one year we all wore black and navy outfits. She love it! We lost touch after she moved to the interior but I have thought of her often through the years – whenever I hang the pickle ornament she gave me on our tree, and especially whenever I see someone wearing black and navy together. Rest in peace Kelly. My deepest sympathy to Gord, your girls and your family.
Sandra Kidder

From: Carolynn and Irvin Kelly
Relation: Friend

May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. Kelly was always smiling, we shall never forget. I was so sorry not having said good-bye. My heart goes out to Gord and Katrina and Hannah and all who loved Kelly. I know no words can bring real comfort, so sorry is not enough…..We pray.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 13, 2011
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
St. Anne''s Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dave De Souza at 11am Tuesday December 13, 2011 at St Anne’s Catholic Church. A private urn committal will be held at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery.

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

 

Date & Time:
December 12, 2011
Beginning at 7:00pm

Location:
St. Anne''s Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Prayers will be held at 7:00 P.M. Monday December 12, 2011 at St. Anne”s Catholic Church.

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

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In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Kelly Zelko Memorial Scholarship which will be given to students at the Osoyoos Secondary School. Donations can be made at the Osoyoos Interior Savings Credit Union

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