Violet (Ljubica) Bevanda

Violet (Ljubica) Bevanda, a long time resident of Penticton, passed away Monday, the 16th of November 2015 in Kelowna, BC. Born in 1937 in Zagreb, Croatia, her sense of adventure led her to immigrate to Canada in 1960. Violet married Victor Bevanda (1926-2004) and together had five children, whom they raised in Vancouver and later in Penticton. Violet is survived by her children Kathy (Robert), Nick (Sandy), Tony (Sandra), Elizabeth and John (Chelsea) and her grandchildren, Eliza, Mikaela, John, Branko, Marko, Luka, Chancellor, Carolina, Nikola and Domenic. In Croatia, Violet is survived by her sister in law, Ivanka, and her children, Branko and Gordana as well as her niece, Danica. Violet and Victor lived in Vancouver for many years, but moved to Penticton in 1976, where they were involved in running many local businesses, until their retirement. Violet was creative person who loved reading, singing and painting. She’s best remembered as a mum to everyone, kind, loving and gracious, her home was always busy with visitors or family, stopping in daily, to say hello. Violet will truly be missed by all who knew her. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Cottonwoods Care Centre, Kelowna for the exceptional care and kindness they provided for Violet. Funeral arrangements at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, in Penticton include: Prayer Service Friday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m., Funeral Mass Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the Penticton Lakeside Resort at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be

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