Rodenbush, Vicky (nee Matus)
February 1937 – June 2021
Vicky was born in Coaldale, Alberta to Josef and Eva Matus. She grew up on a homestead in Mission, BC and worked in Vancouver as a secretary at Gestetner and Vital Statistics.
She first met Don Rodenbush when she was swimming on her family farm on Hatzic Lake when she was 13. They married in 1958 in Vancouver and had two girls, Donna and Michele just over a year apart. In 1963 they moved to Lake Cowichan with three other families and welcomed their third daughter, Denise. Vicky was committed to being a great mother and embraced her husband’s first daughter, Yvonne. They lived in Lake Cowichan for many years making friends and spending time with family. She and Don introduced their daughters to the Seventh-day Adventist Church where Vicky was a member for years.
Vicky went back to school to become a Resident Care Aide at the beautiful age of 50. Eventually, Vicky and Don made their way to another chapter in their lives residing in Kelowna, BC. Vicky worked at Cottonwoods and retired while many asked her to stay on working. Vicky and Don took in both her mother and Don’s during their final years blessing them with their care. Lots of time was spent with their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Vicky took a great interest in each of them and loved them so much.
Vicky was predeceased by her husband, Don, in 2008. Vicky died peacefully saying her bedtime prayers in Victoria, BC. She leaves behind her daughters, Donna (Dan), Michele (Bill) and Denise (Gary), her step-daughter, Yvonne, grandchildren, Fred, Spencer (Silvia), Marcie (Matt), Stephanie (Evan), Natasha (Matt), Mikaela (Patrick), step-grandchildren Michael and Jeremy and many greatgrandchildren.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father, which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16