Kathy Naskrecki

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Kathy Naskrecki of Penticton, beloved wife of Ted Naskrecki. Kathy was born Kataryzna Sliwinska in Bachorzec (Ba-Hor-Zets) Poland, a village near Przemysl in Eastern Poland (near the Ukranian border). Kathy’s first marriage to Jospeh Kuflowski took place in April of 1948 in Germany. Joseph & Kathy had two sons, John & Jim E. They came to Canada in 1955 and Kathy was granted Canadian Citizenship in 1961. Her marriage to Joseph ended in 1969, so she raised her two boys in Toronto. In 1984, Olga Kanis introduced her to studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Toronto Polish congregation, and she made her dedication to Jehovah on February 23, 1985. In 1987, she was introduced to Ted Naskrecki in Toronto and eventually married Ted on December 17, 1988 and moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Soon after they moved to Penticton and purchased 164 Phoenix Avenue, where they have lived until recently. At the time of her death, Kathy was a resident of the Hamlets. The family sends its thanks to the nurses and staff of the Hamlets, also to Dr. Leona Harries, who saw Kathy through her many health challenges. Thanks also to Lesley Luff of Credible Cremations for her services. Besides her husband Ted Naskrecki, Kathy Naskrecki is survived by Sister Sophie Walton of Toronto, Ontario, Son John Kane (name change from Kuflowski) of Mississauga, Ontario, Grandson Cory Kane, and 2 great-grandchildren, Mississauga, Ontario, Son Jim E. Kuflowski and his wife Margaret of Mississauga, Ontario, Grand-daughter Diane Kuflowski & 2 great grandchildren of Abbotsford, BC. There will be a Memorial at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 24 for those who wish to join in remembering Kathy. It will be held in the West Side auditorium of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 30 Roy Avenue (across Warren Ave. from Cherry Lane Shopping Centre). The Memorial discourse will be delivered by Edwin (Bud) Ramey, a long-time minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will follow.