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Silke Zalewski-Pouliot

July 6, 1966 - March 28, 2017


On Tuesday March 28, 2017, Mrs. Silke Zalewski-Pouliot of Oliver passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness at the South Okanagan General Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 50 years.

She was predeceased by her mother and father.

Silke will be fondly remembered by her husband Richard; daughter Nina; sister Kerstin (Michi) of Berlin, Germany.

Silke worked as a dietician at the Berlin Hospital and came to Canada in 1999. She met Richard, got married and raised their daughter Nina who was her pride and joy. For the past eleven years, Silke worked at the Oliver Veterinary Hospital and loved her job.

Over the years, she enjoyed trips to Mexico and Europe. She also enjoyed spending time by the river, loved the outdoors, loved her two cats and dog, was an excellent cook, a baker extraordinaire, an excellent gardener, loved to grow herbs and garlic, loved heavy metal music and quad rides along the river with family.

Donations are gratefully accepted for the BCSPCA.

A special thank you to Papu.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Martina Doll
Relation: Friend/Co worker

Danke for sharing 11 years of your giggles, recipes, German lessons, gardening & most of all your friendship. I will miss you my friend. Fly high in the sky. Auf Wiedersehen.

From: Nina Pouliot Zalewski
Relation: Daughter

I love you mom, i hope you’re okay up there

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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Donations are gratefully accepted for the BCSPCA.

Thank You Notice

A special thank you to Papu.

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