Pearl Lesosky (nee Kozyniak) passed away peacefully as she slept on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the age of 89 years.
Our mom, baba and sister will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her daughter, Pamela (Dave), son, James; grandchildren, Jonathan (Michelle), Alexandra (Judah), Ben, Rachael and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Levi, Mattias, Selah, Niall and Maisie; as well as her surviving siblings, Anne, Michael, Stephanie and Rose.
Pearl was predeceased by her husband of over 60 years, Thomas and her brother, Andy.
Pearl was the second of six children born on her family farm near Brokenhead, Manitoba on October 14, 1932. She grew up in the area, attending school and helping with herding cows, tending gardens and household chores. She lived part time in the town of Beausejour, Manitoba, attending her final years of high school with her sister Anne. Following graduation, the two of them attended Success Business College in Winnipeg and became proficient in many of the office administrative skills of the day. Pearl was employed by the Department of National Defense (Fort Osborne Barracks) and worked as a civilian in their office.
Pearl met Thomas Lesosky through a network of friends and they courted for 4 years. She walked down the aisle and married Thomas on July 6, 1957. The young couple relocated to the Lower Mainland of BC soon after their wedding and Pearl often spoke of what an adventure the next few decades were to experience. While Thomas furthered their family journey through self-employment, Pearl was the heart of the Lesosky home, using her own style of entrepreneurial skills to help make ends meet and their children never lacked for provision. The family relocated to the Okanagan Valley in 1974.
Pearl had an incredibly resilient spirit. She faced many struggles and endured many losses with exceptional grace. Her love of people and nature were places she found her joy. Her faith in God was the bedrock of her life, she sought to understand and if not agree, at least be at peace with others. Her last home was at The Heritage Senior Residence in West Kelowna. Her final few years lived there as a widow were filled with making new friends, connecting people with meaningful activities and tending the outdoor gardens for all to enjoy. Some of us believe it will take 3 people to fill the roles Pearl mastered while at The Heritage.
A Celebration of Pearl’s Life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at her place of worship, Grace Lutheran Church, 1162 Hudson Road, West Kelowna, BC. Pastor Ed Skutshek and Pastor David Wunderlich will be officiating.
Private interment will be at a later date.
Memorial tributes may be made to Hands in Service, a local nonprofit reaching out to the mobility and medically challenged in the Central Okanagan at http://handsinservice.ca. Pearl was an avid supporter and welcomed others to as well.
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