Caroline (Dragica Kathleen) Matonovich
October 15, 1936- August 17, 2019
We are the children of Caroline. We have been given an incredible mother who
showed great love, wisdom, care and compassion. Her gift to us is the special part of her that
will live in each of us. She was loving,
giving and the most unselfish person we have known. A mother’s love is the strongest bond and she
showed this to us daily. The love that
she has taught us will continue to grow and will only strengthen over time in
our lives and in our memories. We know
that she is in heaven and they have received a beautiful angel. Thank
you Mom and we will always love you.
We are the grandchildren of Caroline
(Bubbie). We have been given a grandmother full of kindness, joy and love. The wonderful gift that you have instilled in
our parents will live in each of us as well.
She encouraged our dreams and praised our every success (small or big).
Bubbie, you will always have a cherished place in our memories and our hearts.
Caroline was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba on
October 15, 1936 to John and Manda Katalinic, who immigrated from Croatia to
create a better life for their family. In 1937, her family moved to Richmond, B.C.
where she was raised and went to school.
She had many friends growing up and had remained lifelong friends with
many of them. After graduating from High
School, she worked in Richmond until she married and moved to Kamloops in
1958. Here is where she raised her 4
Mom worked very hard on the family orchard
and made the best apple pies in the world.
This was well received by her family and friends. She was an avid reader and loved her
books. She was regularly exchanging
books with friends that could be compared to the book club phenomena we have today.
She had a real passion for helping others in need and was a strong advocate for
supporting those from vulnerable populations.
The most enjoyable part of her life was never missing the opportunity to
watch her children and grandchildren grow and play and involve in their
activities. She so loved watching all of
us perform in more ways than one.
She is survived by her children, Lani
(Doug) Malanchuk, Debbie Matonovich, Nicky (Kathy) Matonovich, Johnny (Sukh)
Matonovich; her grandchildren, Julia, Nicholas, Jayse, Raiya and John
Matonovich (father of her children).
She is also survived by her sister Mary Ann
(Barrie) Hunt, brothers Joseph Katalinic and John Katalinic and many nieces and
Predeceased by her parents, John and Manda
Katalinic, infant brothers Marco and Louis Katalinic.
We would like to thank Dr. Hollman for her
care and love to our mother and our family.
Also, the loving care provided at the Ponderosa Lodge and Trinity
A private family service was held.
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Death notice for the town of: Kamloops, Province: Colombie britanique