Rachele Marina KRATKY (nee Conzon)

With great sadness we announce the passing of Rachele Marina Kratky (nee Conzon) in the early hours of September 9, 2015 after a brief illness at the age of 82 years.

Predeceased by her parents Erminia and Mario and survived by her husband and constant companion of 42 years John, as well as brother in law Lou, sister Inka Sandulak, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rachele was a charismatic and highly energetic person who found her passion in teaching and was well known in the community as an elementary school teacher at Warfield School. Not a day went by without her mentioning one or two of her many memories of the students she taught in Trail as well as Hazleton.

Her love of animals was legendary, demonstrated by her work placing rescued Greyhounds into adoptive homes. She loved watching the wildlife near her beautiful log home, built by herself and John. The day before her passing, the wild turkeys and a Stellar’s jay returned as if to say goodbye.

She appreciated the help from many in recent years as cancer impacted her life. Thank you to her excellent medical support staff especially the hospital nursing staff and physicians (including but not inclusive) Dr. Purcell, Dr. Scotland and Dr. Houde.

In Rachele’s words…

“Friends and relatives, more than I can remember, all played a part in shaping my life, and now, more than ever my doctors and care people. To them and others, no words of praise are adequate, suffice it to say, Thank You and May God Bless You All.”

A funeral mass will take place at Holy Trinity Church in Trail on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. A reception will be held in the church hall immediately following the mass. Private interment will be carried out at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to your charity of choice would be appreciated.