Kostka Irena Maria. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Irena Maria Kostka at the age of 56. Born on March 8, 1955 in Poland, she was the daughter of Marcin and Stefania Kostka and one of three children. She passed away peacefully in the presence of her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 14th 2012 at 9:23 am. She will be forever loved and remembered by her partner, Jerry Bateman, her daughter Marta Ratzlaff, her son-in-law Fred Ratzlaff, her grandchildren Sebastian and Jeremiah Ratzlaff, her son Marcin Mituta, his girlfriend Cassandra Hiebert, older brother Antoni Kostka and his wife Honorata, nephew Peter Kostka, niece Julia Kostka, brother Tadeusz Kostka (deceased), and step-daughter Andrea Wetteland. She will be greatly missed by her loving friends of the Polish Community and from Menno Home, where she worked as a Care Aid for many years. She loved and cherished these friends deeply.

The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission for their tender care and her peaceful passing.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3:00 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2012 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be given at

Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643

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