Mom was a true warrior in every sense of the word. The Matriarch of our family knew her time was coming, and she wasted not a single moment. The last 5 months was filled with conversation, preparation, laughter and many tears. She fought hard in life to live and passed with dignity and grace, and most importantly on her terms. As she asked, her kids, grandkids and siblings stood by her until her final moment. She reminded us one last time of her love for us, she closed her eyes, took her last breath and left to a place free of suffering joining her husband once again.
Her legacy left behind is daughter, Vaughn Cappis; sons: Brad Cappis (Marnie) and Mark Cappis (Amber) and chosen son, Tony Duarte (Cathy). She was Grandma to Dain, Kurstyn, Joeleana, Brenna, Grayson, Danica, Vanessa, Sophee, Casey & Marley. The favorite child was Maggie, her furry sidekick for the last 12 years. Over the years she befriended a plethora of rehabilitated birds & rabbits and not to mention her newest bestie, Ms Geraldine Squirrel who we believe was using Mom strictly for her peanuts.
Her brothers, Garry & Dianne Rakowski, George & Carol Rakowski, Dennis Rakowski along with so many family members and friends that share in our loss.
She was predeceased by her true love, Big Daddy Len in 2001; her parents, Ted & Mildred Rakowski; In-laws, Art & Florence Cappis as well as a number of brothers & sisters-in-law.
We are so grateful for the wonderful care and support Mom received from the many doctors, medical staff and Palliative Care throughout this journey. Respect to Dr Murielle Pratt who was Mom’s doctor for a number of years. Her loyalty and compassion in her care was above and beyond.
Cremation has taken place.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 27, 2019 at Holy Family Parish, 75 Poirier Avenue, St Albert, AB with a reception to follow.
An interment will take place at a later date at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Round Hill, AB.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made in Rosa’s name to the Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 163 St NW, Edmonton, AB, T5V 0B2.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rosa Mary Cappis..
Death notice for the town of: Edmonton, Province: Alberta