Passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia. Born in Slovakia, KATARINA GABORKO, 93 years, immigrated to Canada in 1947 settling near Petrolia where she resided the rest of her life. She was predeceased by her husband Stefan (1990) and her daughter Julie Verberne (2005). She will be missed by her daughter Emily and her husband Charles St. Pierre, her grandchildren Jessica St. Pierre Street and Dan Street, Eric and Carla St. Pierre, Shelley and Rob Hamilton, Steve Verberne, and Susan Verberne, and her great grandchildren Katrina Street, Madeline and Caden St. Pierre, and Ian and Amelia Hamilton. She will also be missed by her sister’s Anna and Susanna both of Slovakia and was predeceased by her brothers Jan and Milan. Visitors will be received on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. A graveside service will be held at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. AS expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca). Memories and condolences may shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.