KOSTYAL, Kathleen Mary

Posted: July 16th, 2022

Kathleen Mary Kostyal

1929 – 2022

Kathleen Kostyal (née Demeter) of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mike Kostyal and much-loved mother of Patricia and Larry, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on July 14, 2022 at the age of 93 years.

Kathleen was born in Mezokovesd Borsod, Hungary on March 29, 1929 to parents Matyas and Kathleen Demeter. Kathleen emigrated to Canada with her mother at age 4, following Matyas who arrived earlier. The family initially lived in Raymond, later settling in Picture Butte.

Kathleen met her future husband Mike in Picture Butte, and they married in November 1947. They farmed in the Picture Butte area until 1965 when the family moved to Lethbridge.

Kathleen worked as a cook at Southland Nursing Home, retiring after 17 years in 1989. She enjoyed cooking, baking, travelling, gardening and craftwork. She won first prize in 1983 for a hand-made yo-yo quilt, and made many crocheted quilts and knit curling sweaters as gifts for family and friends.

Kathleen is survived by her daughter Patricia (Bev Bayer) and son Larry (Donna). She had two granddaughters, Jaymie and Darcy (Shaun Dalgliesh), and was proud great-grandmother to Rylyn, Rowan and Brynn Dalgliesh.

She also leaves behind her brother Mike (Ivy), and nieces Tracy and Shelley Demeter, Glenda (Tom Lee), Debbie (Pat Spenrath), and nephew Rudy Racz (Maureen)

Kathleen was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend who will be missed by all of us.

A private family Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Diabetes Canada, 1400-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2R5.

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