In Loving Memory of Alice Gazdik


ALICE VIRGINIA GAZDIK (NÉE SEATTER). (b. Apr 22, 1928 – d. Apr 25, 2024)

Alice Gazdik passed away peacefully at Providence Manor in Kingston, Ontario, and met her Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face on April 25, 2024.

She was born, the 2nd of 3 children, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, by her parents, Charles and Helen (Rouskulp) Seatter. As a young adult she put her faith in Jesus Christ and that oriented the direction her life. At Bible School Alice met a young man, Jan Gazdik, who had left his native Slovakia and was training to become a missionary. They were married in 1950 and were together for 64 years until Jan’s death in 2014.

Alice leaves behind her six children and their spouses: Esther d. 2022 (Gary Bryan), Sharon (Timothy Barker), Susan (John Walborn), Helen (Scott Pyne), John Gazdik (Ann) , and Paul Gazdik (Loralyn). She also was the beloved Grandma of 15 grandchildren and Great-Grandma of 17 great-grandchildren.

After marrying, Alice and Jan moved to Dijon, France, as missionary church planters for Baptist Mid-Missions. In 1961 they felt called to the province of Quebec. Canada became their home.

Alice was family oriented. She really loved her kids and grandkids and spent a lot of time with them. She was known as a great cook on a limited budget. Miracles happened frequently through her culinary skills – which she passed on to her daughters.

She was adept at card and word games (Scrabble, anyone?) and jigsaw puzzles. In post- retirement Alice and Jan became avid golfers. Then travel became a passion for them. South to Florida or Arizona in the winter. Trips to Europe: Slovakia several times, Scotland, Norway.

A few words that describe Alice: faithfulness, loving (especially for her family), generosity (especially in supporting her kids’ and grandkids’ education), hospitality. She will be greatly missed.

The Celebration of Life for Alice Gazdik will take place at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd. , Kingston on Saturday, May 4. Visitation with the family will be at 10 am, followed by a service at 11. A reception will follow. Private family internment at the Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which can be placed through the James Reid Funeral Home.  1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston, ON, K7M 7H3.

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