Nellie Helen Conroy (Ostash)

Nellie Helen Conroy (Ostash)

It is with great sorrow that the family of Nell Conroy announces her passing on Saturday, November 22, 2014 with her children by her side at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook at 89 years of age.

Nell was born in Russell, Manitoba on June 20, 1925 to John and Lena Kostesky. She was the eighth of nine children. In February 1948 Nellie married Mike Ostash and moved to Cranbrook with their two children Wayne and Linda in 1956. She was re-married in December 1988 to Herb Conroy. They enjoyed many years travelling and spending time with their family and friends. Nellie will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Nellie is survived by Wayne (Cheryl) Ostash; Tammy (Mark), Isabel and Audrey Wicheruk; Cody (Andrea), Alexis, Jaxon and Bexley Ostash; Jonathan Ostash, Linda (Larry) Shuflita; Stephen (Katherine), Byron, Blair and Olivia Shuflita; Jaimie (Tim), Callie and Laycee Senyk; Mike Ostash, and her sisters Bertha and Adele. She was predeceased by her husband Herb Conroy, great grandchild (baby) Gracin Wicheruk, her brothers Joseph, Adolph, Michael and Peter Kostesky, and sisters Carolyn and Margaret.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Chesney, Dr. Blumenauer and the nursing staff at East Kootenay Regional Hospital for the wonderful care they gave our mom.

Prayers for Nellie will be held at McPherson Funeral home in Cranbrook on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Her funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cranbrook on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 am. She will be interred in Westlawn Cemetery following the mass.


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