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Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel

5176 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON

OBITUARY

Esther Elizabeth (Foss) Kostiuk

March 30, 1934October 7, 2019

Born March 30, 1934 in Kingcroft, Queen’s County, New Brunswick and peacefully passed away, surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, Niagara Falls, Ontario, in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Alek (2004). She will be lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren; son Alec (Tammy) and their daughter Andraea; daughter Beverly (Jack) and their children and grandchildren: Shayla (Jason) Emery [Christa, Fiona and Elijah], Natalie (Carlo) Raponi [Valerie and Jack] and Nolan (Jordanna); daughter Cynthia Kostiuk; daughter Debbie Kostiuk (Scott) and her children Cody (Tiara) and Brandi (Bryan) Burke; and daughter Karen Hunter and her sons Logan and Caleb. Predeceased by her son Michael Kostiuk (1984). Predeceased by 8 brothers and 2 sisters and survived by one brother, Roger Foss, of Chipman, NB. Fondly remembered by many extended family members and dear friends.

In keeping with Esther’s wishes, cremation and a private family service will take place. Interment in Fairview Cemetery with her husband Alek. If desired, memorial donations made to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.hetheringtonanddeans.com.

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23, Verse 6

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Keith & Melanie HILBORN

October 12, 2019

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.
We have many happy memories of our time at Hope Baptist with your family. Esther was a joyful Sunday School teacher.

Calvin & Janet Drost

October 10, 2019

So glad we got to see Esther at the "Foss Reunion" two years ago.
Our sincere sympathy to you all.

Calvin & Janet Drost

Miriam Hutchins

October 9, 2019

We are so saddened to hear of Esther’s passing. She was my mom Susan’s favourite aunt. She always enjoyed her visits and telephone conversations. As a young girl, Esther would help take care and play with my mom when she was a baby. I always loved when she told me stories of my grand father (Raymond Foss) I will always remember her sweet personality . She will be missed but more will importantly she will be Remembered! Love and hugs to all and so sorry for your loss❤️❤️
Miriam Hutchins
Susan Hutchins

Bob and Marg Gauthier

October 9, 2019

Dear Family, We remember Esther fondly from the many years we lived in Niagara Falls. She and Alec were one of the first couples we got to know along with their family. We have many happy memories and pictures from those years. We always enjoyed times with Esther and Alec and the Christian Fellowship we shared together over the years. Praying that God's peace and strength will be with you at this time.
God's Blessings,
Bob and Marg Gauthier

Martin Goode

October 9, 2019

Esther...smiling in the face of difficulty and personal health challenges; confident in her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; caring and interested in the well-being of her children; delighted at the growth and personalities expressed through her grandchildren. Esther was a long time member of Grace Gospel Church, and though not able to attend in the past number of years, we included her in our prayers as still very much one of us. I always appreciated Esther's common-sense approach to life and her joyful chuckles ...and will be blessed in remembering her.
Pastor Martin

Ivy McInnis

October 9, 2019

So sorry to hear of Aunt Esther's passing - always enjoyed her visits when she came back home to Salmon Creek, NB

Anthony Lepage

October 8, 2019

I want to send my heart felt condolences to the whole family. When i got the Call that grandma past i was heart broken. Even though Esther was not my blood family she was more my grandma than my own. I will miss sitting next to her and talking about all things in life. She made me feel loved and proud to have know her all these years . love you grandma kostiuk . you will always be in my heart and thoughts . May you rest in peace .

Lorna Knox

October 8, 2019

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing, we did not see each other much but we certainly enjoyed our conversations when we did get together. She was a great lady and I will never forget her....

Susan Hutchins

October 8, 2019

Extending our deepest sympathies to everyone who was fortunate enough to have known Aunt Esther. Her laugh and her stories will always be remembered in this house , on Dorn Ridge N.B.

Rest now, be at peace.

Loving thoughts always,
Susan, Miriam and Hutchins kids.

Jessica Bradshaw

October 8, 2019

She was such a lovely lady. I have very fond memories of her as I grew up with Brandi. May it comfort you all to know she will love on in each and every one of you. You are in my thoughts.

FROM THE FAMILY