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KOSELOWSKI, Arthur

KOSELOWSKI, Arthur

It is with heavy hearts and fond memories that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather, Arthur David Koselowski, who passed away peacefully on July 22, 2017, at the age of 86. He is survived by his three daughters; Cindy Copeland, Candy Kent (Ron) and Corinne Zacharuk (Wayne). He is further survived by his cherished grandchildren who loved and adored their Grandad; Gordon
Copeland (Maria), Steven Copeland (Kris), Sasha Shore (Len), Sheldon Shore (Renee), Caleeda Otter (Braeden), Cancee Ross, and Chaylee Ross (Jon). Art was blessed with two great grandchildren, Kingston Otter and Maya Statz, who were both able to meet their Great Grandpa prior to his passing.
Art was born in Sumph, East Prussia on Dec 15th 1930, a twin to a sister, who both spent the first few cold months of life incubating in the wood fueled kitchen oven. Sadly, during the Second World War, when Art was just a teenager, he was orphaned. His resilience to overcoming this difficult life situation secured his future when he had the opportunity to apprentice as a baker, vowing to “never be cold or hungry again”.
In the 1950’s, Art immigrated to Canada with his aunt, uncle, cousins and brother. He met his future wife Grace Kormos in 1955 at a dance in Moose Jaw, Sask. and they married the following year. While Art was baking, Grace worked as a nurse; they moved around, living in Moose Jaw, Sask; Calgary, AB; Vancouver, BC and then permanently settling into Vernon during 1964. Art managed the Bakery at the SuperValu Grocery before beginning his new venture as the owner of Roxy Bakery and Delicatessen, located behind Nolan Drugs. Many people remember his wonderful baking, from hearty rye breads, to poppy seed squares and his delicious black forest cakes. To his
family and friends, he was the best baker in the world!
Art was a loving, caring and compassionate man. He was proud of his girls and their families, always taking an interest in what everyone was doing and role modeling to his friends and family the importance of loving one another, and feeling peace and happiness. We are warmed by the knowledge through faith that Art has been welcomed into heaven by his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and to once again be with his parents, Michael and Lydia Koselowski, his brothers Nick and David, his sister Erica and his sweetheart Grace. Happy, Joyous and Free!
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Arts' care givers at Polson Extended and Heron Grove.
A private celebration of life for immediate family will be held.


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