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Amelia (Amy) Capulak



The family of Amelia (Amy) Capulak sadly announce with heavy hearts, her passing after a short illness in TBRHSC on Friday February 23, 2024. She passed away with her daughter and son in law at her side. 

Amy was born to Lucy and Michael Yozipovic and raised in Thunder Bay (Port Arthur) alongside her two sisters Mary, Ann and brother Tony. She attended St. Andrews Catholic School and after, Hillcrest High School. Amy was employed at the Metropolitan store as head of sales.  Through her life, Amy practiced a strong faith and was a member of St. Dominic's Church. When weekly mass became too difficult for her to attend, Amy continued to watch daily mass on TV and attended on special occasions..

Amy enjoyed spending many nights dancing at various halls. One special night of dancing led to love at first sight when she locked eyes with Joe Capulak. A short period of six months led to their engagement. On May 19, 1958, Amy married the love of her life at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Together, for 59 years, they were inseparable. She cherished every single moment they spent with one another. Hand in hand, they went on numerous trips, enjoyed Caribbean cruises and tested their luck at various casinos. Many happy days were spent by the pool in their backyard. Amy and Joe were devoted parents to their two wonderful children, Robert and Barbara. She loved her children dearly and was heartbroken at the untimely and early passing of her son, Robert in 2008. Her radiant personality got her through the toughest days of her life including the day she lost her beloved husband Joe in 2017.

Amy had five grandchildren; Brent, Nicole, Blake, Adam and Kaitlyn who brought great joy to her life. She happily attended all their educational accomplishments, sporting events, dance recitals’ and religious occasions. She was always so proud to share with others, their accomplishments with utmost gratitude and joy. Amy was very proud to have become a great grandmother to Carter and most recently, Connor. It is telling that Amy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Amy was an astounding homemaker, with a meticulous routine. Her home was spotless and meals were handcrafted for everyone to enjoy.

Amy is predeceased by parents Michael and Lucy Yozipovic, her brother Tony Yozipovic, sisters Ann Fowler and Mary Martyn. Her dear husband Joe Capulak and beloved son Robert Capulak. Amy leaves behind her family whom she deeply cherished; daughter Barbara (Brian) Hogan, daughter-in-law Margaret Capulak, grandchildren Adam (Courtney) Capulak, Kaitlyn Capulak (Joe), Brent Hogan (Caitlund), Nicole Hogan (Tommy) and Blake Hogan and two great grandchildren Carter Capulak and Connor Capulak. Also Sisters in law Olga Yozipovic and Alice Capulak. Many nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive. Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to pay tribute in Amy’s memory please consider the lung association or charity of your choice. 

The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff that cared for Amy at Sister Leila Greco and during her short stay at Birch Grove in Hogarth and at TBRHSC.

For my Mom:

God made a wonderful mother who never grew old. He made her smile of sunshine and molded her heart of pure gold. I’ll cherish forever my memory of you, live like you taught me peacefully and true.

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