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1935 – 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother Kata (Kaja) Rendulic on February 27, 2022.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 65 years Zvonko; her children Mate (Gerri), Slavko (Debbie), Jelena (Herb), and Vera (John); grandchildren Steven (Anushua), Amanda, Cali (Patrick), Bradley, Katelyn, Dylan, Nicole, Lucas and Brooklyn; and great-grandson Beckham.  Kaja will also be missed by numerous family members throughout Canada, Croatia, and Australia. Kaja was predeceased by her parents Josip and Justina Paulic and her brothers Nikola, Slavko, and Mate.

Kaja was born on November 20, 1935, in Croatia.  She spent her early years in the village of Batnoga where she was born. In 1957 she married Zvonko Rendulic.  Ten years later they fled from their beloved homeland of Croatia with their two sons and newborn daughter in search of freedom and a better life.  They immigrated to Canada and settled in Winnipeg where they had their second daughter, who completed their family. They remained in Winnipeg until they retired to Kelowna in 1995.  The mountains and landscape reminded them so much of their homeland.  Kaja was very passionate about her Croatian heritage.  She enjoyed many trips to Croatia and Australia to reconnect with family and friends.

Kaja was a kind, loving, and hard-working person whose world revolved around her family.  Kaja’s life was dedicated to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandson.  She was a wonderful Mama and Baka who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family especially if it involved cooking for them.

She welcomed visitors and was not content until you were well fed with her fantastic home-cooked meals.  Kaja loved gardening and put her heart and soul into it. She grew the most beautiful flowers which surrounded her home and brought the biggest smiles to all who passed by.  We are all blessed to have called her our Wife, Mama, and Baka.

The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses, and support staff at Kelowna General Hospital for the excellent care and kindness she received.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. The viewing will be at 9:00 AM, and Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM.  Reception to follow at Springfield Funeral Home.  Interment will take place after the reception at Westbank Cemetery, 3200 Elliot Rd West Kelowna, BC.

If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kaja’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca

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Monday, March 7, 2022, 9:00 am
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, )

Monday, March 7, 2022, 9:30 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for RENDULIC, Kata is scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2022, 9:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Ruth Hamza says:

    Our thoughts and sympathy are with you and your family.

  • Jelena Paulic says:

    Mom’s are special people and your mother was truly a special person. She will be missed greatly. My heart felt condolences for your loss.
    With Love, Jelena and Ron.

  • Zvonko & Milka Paulic says:

    Our sincere condolences for your family at this time of sorrow. You have our deepest sympathy and support. Wishing you peace, comfort and all our love. May your wife, Mama, Baka and our dear friend rest in peace. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. We will continue to cherish the fond memories of laughter and singing we all shared together.
    All our love, from the entire Paulic family.

  • Lisa Glays says:

    Sending love and hugs to all of you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories and know that she is at peace.

  • Joseph & Ruby Popov says:

    We will miss a ine lay]

    We will miss a fine lady.

  • Jenny Valentic says:

    It is with great sadness we hear of the passing of Teta Kaja. She was truly a beautiful gentle soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Marica & Joza Valentic, Jenny Valentic, Kata (Kathy) Peardon & family from Australia

  • Mladen & Ana Bosnjak (Vesna Milkovic) says:

    To the RENDULIC family,
    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of you wife, mother and grandmother….a wonderful woman that was full of love. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord Jesus, in God’s heavenly kingdom. No more pain or suffering. Pocivaj u Bozjem Miru!! In our prayers and thoughts….God Bless!
    Love….Mladen and Ana Bosnjak

  • Louise Krekic says:

    Please accept sincere condolences from Mike and Slavica (Louise) from Penticton. We have been to numerous dinner-dances, picnics and BBQs with Mrs and Mr Rendulic and I had many good chats with Kaja who I remember as a very wise lady. We are saddened that she is gone, moms are the best people, especially the Croatian ones. RIP Kaja.

  • Tony Jukic says:

    We are very saddened that Kata passed away, she was a great lady. Please accept our sincere condolences from Tony Jukic and his children, Manda, Annie and Tony junior. RIP Kata.

  • Vivian / Wayne Sato says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss … our hearts go out to you during this difficult time.

  • Marica i Ivan Žalac says:

    We are sadened to have learned of kuma Kaja’s passing. May she rest in eternal peace. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. We think back to such found memories of her, from our wedding to the baptism of our children, our parties and family gatherings together were the best. From Christmases to summer picnics, weddings and social events together there are so, so, many sweet memories. One can reminisce for a long while. Kuma was so dear and special to us, as our families go way back to the homeland and our families connection. Also, remembering her caring for her beautiful flowers surrounding her house. Dear Kuma, May Angels surround you in the beautiful heavenly gardens!💐🥀🌷🌺🌸🌻🌼🍀🪴🙏🕊️❤️

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