Noelle Ponich

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Noelle Louise Ponich (Betty) on August 31, 2015. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 70 years, Vladimir Ponich (Laddie) and by her children, Paul (Stancia De Blasi), Madeline (Ted Simonett) and Nancy (Frank Bonner), and by her grandchildren, Katya, Natasha (Chris), Trevor (Liz), and Scott (Melina).

Always putting her family first, Betty selflessly shared her generosity, her grace, her thoughtfulness, warmth, and wisdom. Betty loved to sew, and although she never considered her talent for sewing to be special, it truly was. She was a remarkably accomplished, self-taught seamstress as well as being a wonderful cook. Always sharing her gifts with love, she kept her family close. She will rest forever in our hearts.

We extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff of Sherwood House and particularly to Betty’s caregivers for their many kindnesses, and also to the staff at Cowichan District Hospital for the compassion they extended to our family during this difficult time.

We especially offer our deepest gratitude to Dr. Kim Grymaloski for the many years of care, support and guidance that he provided.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Vasculitis Foundation of Canada would be gratefully appreciated.