It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Kay Graves on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.
Katie was born March 14, 1917 in Gardenton, Man. to William and Anastasia Rogoza.
She was united in marriage to Harry Graves on Oct. 31, 1937.
Known to all the family as “Baba,” she was a gentle, loving woman who had incredible faith and a joyful disposition. Katie was stricken with polio as a young child but never let her paralysis in her left leg inhibit her in any way.
She always could be found busy at something; tending to the children or grandchildren, weeding the large garden, keeping the house tidy, or cooking for family and friends.
Her strength of character was a blessing to everyone who knew her just as she felt blessed by those close to her.
Baba truly loved her time in the kitchen making perogies, cabbage rolls, and decorative breads for special occasions. She was relentlessly telling family to “Eat, eat, eat! You too skinny!”
Katie was predeceased by her husband, Harry on Oct. 5, 1983; infant daughter, Irene in 1942; son-in-law, George Patrick on March 26, 1995; brothers, Nick, Matt, and John Rogoza; and sister, Mary Badiuk.
Baba will be greatly missed by her daughters, Olga Patrick and Doreen Kabel (Neil); son, Ed Graves (Karen) of Duncan, B.C.; brother, Alex Rogoza (Rose); sisters, Anne Kacherowski and Verna Pierpoint (Harry); grandchildren, Ron Patrick, Don Patrick (Laurie), Jason Kabel (Barb), Tara Hamilton (Scott), Christina Davis (Larry), Dana Gamble (Al), and Leanna Graves; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
Pastor Ken Johnson will officiate, with interment in the Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
The pallbearers will be Katie’s grandchildren.
Friends may visit prior to the service.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to St. George’s Ukrainian Church or the Fort Frances Community Chest c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
Online condolences may offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com