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Passed away suddenly on April 30, 2014 at the age of 63. Rusti is survived by her loving family: mother Antoinette Goletski; siblings Edward (Eva) of Winnipeg, MB, Veronica Schnell of Kamloops, BC, Larry (Roberta) of Kenora, ON, and Richard (Deborah) of Comox, BC; 5 nieces and 1 nephew. She is sadly predeceased by her father, Frank Goletski. Rusti working as an insurance agent for many years, moving to Kelowna in 1974, working at Whillis Harding. An aneurysm in 1994 made her life more challenging. Rusti will be remembered for her love of people, baseball, her motorcycle and her dog, Skulli. She was hospitable and very generous, volunteering for many hours at the Food Bank. She will be in our hearts forever. A Memorial Gathering for Rusti will be combined with her mother’s Funeral Service on Friday, June 20th at 11:00 am at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Road North, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna Community Food Bank, 1265 Ellis Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z7. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:00 am

St. Theresa's Catholic Church

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The service for CLAYTON, Rusti is scheduled for Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Theresa's Catholic Church

750 Rutland Road North Kelowna, BC


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  • Roxanne lemarchant says:

    So sorry to hear about Rustis passing. She was such a great friend and person always cheerful and I remember her love for her bike and her friends I met her when she first moved to kelowna I was working at Sings cafe just a few doors down from whillis and harding she used to come in three times a day Rip Rusti.

  • Rhonda Rea says:

    Rusti; I can’t believe you’re gone. Rest in PEACE; are the words in my mind. You are without a doubt a true idol in my life. Always smiling, always happy, always giving, always sharing. I will never forget you. What a legacy you have left for all of us. You are one of a kind.

  • Jeanette Hynes says:

    Shocked to hear about Rusti- worked with her at the food bank and was a joy to be around. May the family find strength from her love and comfort in the memories

  • Irene Sanders says:

    My deepest condolences to the family…I worked with Rusti for many years at Whillis Harding and she was a driving force in the Insurance Industry,kind, generous, loving and a good friend

  • Susan Tweedie says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Rustis’ passing. I worked with Rusti for years at Whillis Harding and we had tons of fun on our Mexican holidays. She was very easy to be around, she was a kind, happy soul and she will forever be missed.

  • Dave 'n Karie Hay says:

    Rusti …..

    Wow…. this is so not where I expected to see your picture. I guess I ‘n others believed you to be invincible. Remembering you from years gone by…. the camaraderie when we worked together at Christie -Phoenix. Rusti you were such an upbeat .. loving-life person.I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of you…. I shall remember you always….

    To Rusti’s family….May you find the strength and courage each day to carry forward.

  • Sonia Wasylyshyn says:

    Our deepest sympathy. May her memory be eternal.

    Sonia & Walter Wasylyshyn (Arseny)

  • Darlene Weller says:

    Enjoyed your friendship and business association for many years. You were a special lady and can still hear your wonderful voice and laughter.

  • Sue Johannesson says:

    I am very saddened to hear of Rusti’s passing. I worked with Rusti at Whillis-Harding, played ball together and vacationed with her in Mexico. She was kind, generous, and fun to be with…..and a laugh that will always be remembered. I will miss you Rusti…

  • jeannie klose says:

    I met rusti when I moved here 10 years ago. We connected right away through mechanics. She was a wonderful woman whom helped me in many ways, too many to explain. I miss her dearly and I know she’s in heaven with scully looking over all of us. I was there when scully passed along with linda and I was there the day they found her. you’ll always be on my mind and in my heart. Everytime I look at teka I will remember her and scully as well as all the good times we shared with them and linda and lucky

  • rene epp says:

    I will miss you a great deal and dice will never be the same. us girls, louie and the dogs are really gonna miss you. I was truly sorry to hear about the passing of toni. my heart goes out to you all for your lossess

  • linda quigley says:

    I was one of rusti’s closest friends. I was glad to be able to be there when no one else was. I will miss her dearly, but I feel much better that she is in heaven now ans with skully and her parents. I was so sadden to hear that your mother passed as well. My parents became friends with toni when they lived on sasatoon together. Lucky and I will and do miss her greatly.

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