Natasha Schultz

August 31, 1942 – February 25, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Natasha Schultz. Natasha’s strength and strong will succumbed on February 25, 2016 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Natasha was born August 31, 1942 in Nelson, BC to the proud parents Nick and Vera Hadikin. At the age of 14, Natasha was taken out of school to help raise her four younger sibling as well as her grandmother who lived with them.

Natasha left home at the age of 16 and moved to Cache Creek where she worked in a motel during the day and a drive-in at night. Other jobs followed including picking fruit and working in the cannery.

In 1962, while working in Summerland, her fortunes turned and she met the love of her life, Gordon Schultz. After three months of courtship, they married and would embark on a memorable journey for 30 years.

Campbell River was their first stop where in 1966, their daughter Debra-Lynn was born. After a brief, one year stop in Burnaby, the family returned to Campbell River where Natasha worked various jobs. They then moved on to Macaulay Road where they resided for 21 years. From there, Natasha was able to lay roots and form lasting friendships. Natasha made her last move back to Campbell River where she would spend the rest of her life.

Natasha was a caring, kind hearted women who enjoyed her vegetable garden, canning and baking for her family. She had a great love of music and made many friends.

Natasha is predeceased by her loving husband Gordon and her parents Nick and Vera. Natasha is survived by her daughter Debra (Gary), her grandchildren Ashley (Craig), Tyler and Jesse, her great-grandchildren Olivia and Cooper. Her siblings Nick (Carol), Ellen, Vicky, Bill (Pat).

I would like to thank the doctors, nurses and a special heartful thanks to the Palliative Care team, for their kindness, emotional support, compassionate care and for making my mom’s end of life so peaceful.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 5th from 1-4pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall in Campbell River.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Association.

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