Sonia (Baba) Raga

October 21 1933-December 18, 2015

Our mother Sonia passed away peacefully after outliving her life expectancy following a cancer diagnosis. Mom was predeceased by her parents, her brother Eugene Kozeletski and her newborn Antonina Mary. She is survived by her beloved brother Michael Pozin (Marlene). Her four children that she cherished; Denise (Bill), Chris (Marie), Laurie (Pat) and Wayne. She also leaves behind her four wonderful grandchildren Dalyce (Daniel), Cory, Grady, and Bailey.

Mom was full of life and humour and anyone who knew her could attest to her feisty, outspoken and stubborn as can be, attitudes. She was a generous soul to any child and to those less fortunate. She was known to have an extra place setting at Christmas as well as housing abused women in need of a safe house.

Sonia’s volunteering will be a hallmark of her time with us. She sat on the Court of Revision, Red Cross Loans Cupboard, was on the Regional District Advisory Planning Commission, the CO-OP Board of Trustees and assisted in choosing students for scholarships and bursaries.

Her lifetime of volunteering for the NDP party was one of her greatest joys. She was a long time reliable and very energetic party member who could always be counted on to help organize events on an election day. Between elections, she was active in the constituency serving on both the Comox and North Island Executives and worked on successful campaigns for: Karen Sanford, Colin Gabelmann, Ray Skelly, Tom Barnett and Claire Trevena.

Mom will be remembered as a good mother, a great cook of ethnic foods and avid canner. A lady who tried and never gave up despite some difficult times in her life. She persevered and set many examples on how to overcome hardships. When her children went through some tough times, we knew she could be counted on for her unwavering support.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dr. Sullivan and to all in Home Care Nursing staff and a special thanks to the nurses on the 3rd floor North. You all went above and beyond what any of us expected. We are eternally grateful.

As an expression of sympathy, donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

A celebration of Sonia’s life will be held on Saturday, January 16th, 2016 at the Eagles Hall, 1999 – 14th Avenue, Campbell River, BC, from 1 to 4pm.

Mom asked that everyone wear bright colors.

Rest peacefully Baba.

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