Bodenko – A long-time resident of the Lathom district, Joseph Bodenko died February 24, 1976, in the Brooks General Hospital at the age of 82 years.
He was born in Russia and came to Ontario in 1912 where he was employed on a dairy farm. In 1915 he joined the 52nd Battalion of the Canadian Army serving overseas in France until his discharge in 1919. He came to the Bassano district in 1935 farming and ranching in the Lathom district until retiring in 1971. Due to ill health he moved to the Newell Nursing Home where he has resided since.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. F. Mongeau officiating. Interment will follow in the Bassano Cemetery.
If friends desire donations may be made to the Bassano Cemetery Fund.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.