In Memory of the Parishioners of St. Mary's and St. Michael's

 "Let their memory be eternal. 
With the Saints, O Christ, grant them rest and eternal memory. "

Vichnaya Pamyat - Eternal Life






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2017

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Mary Kordiak

In Loving memory of Mary (Hunka) Kordiak, 87 years on Tuesday, October 31st 2017 at Maison McCulloch Hospice.


Beloved wife of Petro “Peter” Kordiak predeceased 1992. Loving mother of Patty and Steve Peter. Loving daughter of Alexander and Anastasia (Klymko) Hunka both predeceased. Dear cousin of Jerry Pihursky (Marion). Sadly missed by family in Winnipeg and Philadelphia. Special thanks to all the PSW’s over the years, especially to family and friends Karen Lindquist and Doris Tomasik for their care and kindness.


Born in Billings Bridge, Ontario, she married Peter in Sudbury in 1960. Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Seniors’ Center. She loved watching old movies, especially musicals. Cats and dogs always gave her much joy. She will be lovingly remembered as a kind, humble and forgiving woman who was never judgmental.


Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Friends may call 6-9 P.M. Friday with Panakhyda at 7P.M. Friday. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. Interment in the Civic Cemetery


Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Senior Centre would be appreciated


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BUCHOWSKI, Steve ("Poupore")

October 13, 1928 - October 1, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved uncle. Steve will be dearly missed by all of his family and he will forever be in our hearts.

 Beloved son of John and Justyna Buchowski (both predeceased). Dear brother of Mary, predeceased (brother-in-law Michael Shamley, predeceased), Helen predeceased, (brother-in-law Robert Howard, predeceased), and John, predeceased (sister-in-law Mary). Cherished uncle to Michael, Randy, and Susan of Sudbury and Tom (predeceased), Bob, John, David, Linda (predeceased), Mary, Carol and Susan of Hamilton. Proud great uncle to many more nieces and nephews.

Steve began his career with INCO at the Coniston Smelter in 1947 and retired from INCO's Iron Ore Recovery Plant after a distinguished 40 years of service. When he wasn't working and into his retirement years Steve enjoyed throwing rocks at the Sudbury Curling Club and playing darts at the Colonial Inn in Coniston. He was also an original member of the Twin Stacks Golf Club and when he wasn't golfing during the summer months he enjoyed a few cold ones at the family camp watching his Toronto Blue Jays. Steve was also an avid traveler and saw much of the world while travelling with the Veselka Ukrainian Dancers.

 We would like to sincerely thank the staff at Maison McCulloch Hospice for their compassionate care during Steve's final hours there. There will be a funeral mass on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:30 am at the St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 48 William Ave., Coniston. Interment in the Sudbury Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of sending flowers, donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be appreciated. Friends may gather at the church after 9:15am Saturday, October 14, 2017. No funeral home visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME . To light a memorial candle, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org


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Olga Dawydiak

In loving Memory of Olga Dawydiak (née Liba) 89 years, Monday, August 28th, 2017 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury.
Beloved wife of Walter Dawydiak and loving mother of Orysia, Roman Ihor, Zenon Eugene and Terry Dawydiak (spouse Jodie Wilson). Cherished grandmother of Kaylan Dawne, Christopher Kyle and Kira Anne Dawydiak. Dear daughter of John and Katherine Liba, sister of Katherine Hrycak, Peter Liba and 2 infant brothers John and Peter, all predeceased. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews - Jean Kozelko (spouse Peter), John Liba (spouse Elta) from Sudbury, and also in the US, Ihor (Ace), Milton, Peter, Mary Ann, Michael and two predeceased nephews, Raymond and John. Also missed by the children of Jean (Terry, Katherine and Anastasia) and John (Christopher, Stephanie and Andrew) of Sudbury. Olga was born on March 1, 1928 in Borshevich, Ukraine.
During the Second World War she left with her mother and sister Katherine to work as labourers in Germany. After the war she immigrated to Manchester, England where she met her husband Walter Dawydiak. Upon locating her brother Peter in Bissett, Manitoba, they reunited with her family in Canada. They eventually settled in Sudbury, Ontario where Walter was employed at INCO and they raised their four children.
Olga was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and also an active member of the Women’s League of Ukrainian Canadians. She kept up Ukrainian traditions with her fine cooking and was known for her insistence that her visitors were always well fed. This hospitality extended to feeding the local birds and wildlife. She was a master crafter of pysanky, the beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs, and generously shared her skills with many others over the years. She filled her home with her own embroidery as well as art collected from visits to Ukraine. Her memory was sharp to the end as she frequently recalled her childhood in Ukraine, the family and neighbours she left behind. But fate took Olga to a land of promise, and she was proud to be Canadian. Vichnaya pamyat from your loving family.
Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Friends may visit on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 from 5:30 PM - 7 PM, with Panakhyda at 7 PM. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave., Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 10 AM. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. Donations to the Ukrainian Seniors Centre, the Humane Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


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Anna Stupak (née Dobrowolsky) 

October 24, 1925 - April 29, 2017. 

Peacefully surrounded by her family at Finlandia Village, at age 91. Born in Ukraine, Anna immigrated to Sudbury in 1948 and married Harry Stupak in 1949. Anna was a pillar of strength and love to her family. A woman of profound faith, she was a faithful member of Saint Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church for almost 70 years and a long-standing member of the Catholic Women’s League.

Loving wife of Harry Stupak (predeceased 1978). Devoted mother of Steven Stupak (wife Patricia) of Ottawa and Sonia Pawluch (husband Tony) of Sudbury. Cherished Baba to Matthew Stupak and Andrea Stupak of Ottawa and Andrew Pawluch and Adam Pawluch of Sudbury. Anna is predeceased by her parents Ivan and Maria (nee Babij) Dobrowolsky, brothers Dmytro, Michajlo, Mykola, Wasyl, Petro and Ilko and sister Yavkodia, all of Ukraine. 

The Stupak and Pawluch families would like to extend sincere appreciation to those who made Anna’s life more comfortable in her final years – Helen Dudynsky, Bayshore PSW’s and nurses, Finlandia Village staff as well as to Dr Krawczuk for his exemplary care and compassion.

 Resting at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury, Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Panakhyda 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Service at St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave. Monday, May 1st, 10:00 a.m. Internment in the family plot at Parklawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Finlandia Village, or the charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated. 





In loving memory of Alice (Ciotka) Helash who passed away Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at her home at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husband Peter Helash, she leaves her children Florence, Valerie, Gail and Peter, her six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Family Funeral Mass was held in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Donations to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Bernard Funeral Home.  










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Anna Kindrachuk

In Loving Memory of Anna Kindrachuk (nee Chomyn).

It is with great sadness that the family of Anna Kindrachuk (nee Chomyn) announces her passing on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. She passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North at the age of 95.

Anna was born April 20, 1921 in Wakaw, Saskatchewan and attended school in Alvena and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Anna believed that family was the most precious gift in life. 

Loving mother of Linda Primeau (Marcel) of Killaloe, Ontario and Patricia Kindrachuk of Sudbury, Ontario. Proud grandmother “Baba” of Merisol Primeau (Scott MacPhie) of Arnprior and Joel Primeau (Ashleigh) of Ottawa. Adoring great grandmother of Kaden Primeau. Anna is survived by her sister Olga Ouellet, and sisters-in-law Elizabeth Rayner and Nettie Chomyn all of Saskatoon and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Dora (1968) and Theodorus (1976); brothers John, Bill, Peter, Alex, Fred, Nick and Mike and sisters infant Olga, Mary, Olga and Nellie.

Anna loved her job and spent 28 years working at Plaza 69 Pharmacy until her retirement at age 80. She enjoyed meeting people and interacting with the public. She was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Funeral Prayers in the R.J. Barnard Chapel Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch St., Sudbury Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 1pm (Friends may call 2-4; 7-9pm Saturday and after 12noon Sunday) Panakhyda at 7pm Saturday. Interment in the Civic Cemetery on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 10am.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s memory can be made to the Sudbury Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre.


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Monsignor Theodore Pryjma 

26th, 2017 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury.

Msgr. Pryjma was born October 9th, 1926 in Zadnyshiwka, Ukraine. He was the son of Mychajlo and Osypa Pryjma both predeceased. Brother of Roman (Anastasia) both predeceased, Wasyl predeceased (June) and Myroslaw (Irena).Will be missed by many nephews and nieces in the U.S.A. 

He attended school and university in Ukraine, Germany, Holland and Canada. He was ordained a priest in 1949 at Edmonton, Alberta. He began his parish ministry in Alberta, coming to Coniston and Sudbury in 1965 retiring in 2005 due to health issues.

 Msgr. was an outstanding community leader and faithful servant to God. His knowledge, wisdom, prayer and generosity have helped many people and organizations within the church, community and country. Msgr. Pryjma served on the City of Sudbury Commissions, was a member of Eparchy of Toronto School Board, a well-known contributor to charities in Canada, Ukraine, African countries and others, was a Foster Parent for many years all over many poor countries and Chaplain of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was an organizer of many youth groups, teacher and educator of children. He was a builder of four churches in British Columbia and Ontario and a well-known leader of Summer Camps for youth. A man of wide interests and author of many articles, he was totally dedicated to his priestly and community work. For his great and dedicated work, his charitable work, his love of people, he was greatly loved not only by his parishioners but also by all who knew him. He was President of Sudbury Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Dean of Northern Ontario, sponsor of many immigrants from Ukraine to Canada and sponsor of youth who needed medical care in Canada from Ukraine. He was a lover of sports and classical music, giver of Spiritual Retreats for university students, and an artist and painter, decorator of churches and builder of Altars; a Master of many trades. He was a world traveler and spoke many languages. 

Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 10 A.M. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery Visitation at the church 3-8:00 P.M. Wednesday with Panakhyda at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, donations to Dzherelo, Children of Chernobyl Canadian Fund, Foster Parents Plan Canada, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home


John Stefura, an architect who designed many of the city’s landmark buildings died on February 10th, 2017. He was 88 years old.

Born on February 6th, 1929 near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, John Stefura was the son of Ukrainian immigrants Alec and Emilia Stefura. The family moved to Sudbury later that year and settled in the Donovan area. A daughter, Nell, was born in 1931.

After graduating from Sudbury High School, Mr. Stefura earned a degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto. He returned to Sudbury in 1954 with his bride Mary (nee Wlasy). He began his career in the architectural office of Louis Fabbro, followed by a collaboration with Bernard Barbeau.

In 1965 he formed a partnership with S. Arthur Townend that was to last three decades. The firm evolved to include partners Orest Baleshta, Carl Pfister, Harold Saville, Blaine Nicholls, Richard Yallowega and Louis Belanger. Together, they were responsible for many of Sudbury’s notable buildings; the University of Sudbury, Cambrian College, Sudbury Teacher’s College, St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Andrew’s Place, Tom Davies Square, Laurentian Hospital, Science North, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Willet Green Miller Center.

In a career that spanned four decades, John Stefura was principal architect or involved in more than 3,000 projects. His favourite was Science North – a joint venture with Toronto architect Raymond Moriyama – for which they were awarded the Governor General’s Medal for Architecture by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1986. He and his wife traveled extensively after Mr. Stefura retired in 1993, visiting Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

John Stefura was a long-time member of the Sudbury Planning Board, the Sudbury Urban Renewal Commission, the Northern Ontario Development Corporation, the Sudbury Symphony, and the Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras. Possessing a fine tenor voice and a passion for music, he sang in St. Mary’s church choir and the Bel Canto Chorus. As a prominent member of Sudbury’s Ukrainian community and life-long member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Mr. Stefura contributed to the design of Hnatyshyn Park, the Ukrainian Seniors Apartments and the Altanka and Barvinok gardens in the heart of Sudbury.

In 2013, John Stefura and his wife Mary received the Northern Life Community Builders Hall of Fame Award for their contributions to the civic and cultural life of Sudbury.

John Stefura will be remembered for his many acts of kindness toward his neighbours and friends, his love of entertaining, as well as the colourful gardens and serene courtyard of his Sudbury home.

He is survived by his wife Mary, son Michael (wife Jan (deceased), son Matthew), daughters Vladimira “Wendy” (husband Roman) and Marcy (husband Spencer, sons Colin and Michael), his sister Nell (son Richard) and his sister in law Anne (deceased), (sons Zandy and George).

Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury.
(Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Tuesday) Panychyda at 6pm Tuesday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 10:30am.
Interment in the Civic Cemetery, Sudbury.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Sudbury Ukrainian Senior’s Center or the Sudbury Community Foundation.

2016

Anastasia Berezowsky 

In Loving Memory of Anastasia Berezowsky (nee Hawrylak)

With love and respect we honor our mother Anastasia (Anna) who passed away after a long illness on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016.

Anastasia was born in the Ukraine. She was the oldest child of Maria and Nichola Hawrylak, predeceased. She had two younger brothers, Petro (wife Gancka) and Dmetro (wife Maria) all predeceased. Her younger sisters both died as babies. During the war, Anna emigrated to Germany, then England and finally Canada where she met her husband, Henry Berezowsky, also predeceased. 

Anna was a very caring and compassionate person. She was very dedicated to her family. She was also very fond of animals and very much enjoyed her pets. 

Anna is sadly missed by her three children, Mary Reiser (husband Mike), Roman and Helen Berezowsky; three grandchildren, Robert (wife Sarah, son Dominick, daughter Annastasia), Paul and Peter Reiser; and several cousins from out west.

Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury
(Friends may call 2-4; 6-8 P.M. Friday with Panakhyda at 8:00 P.M. Friday)
Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at 10:30 A.M.

Interment in the Civic Cemetery

Donations can be made to the Health Sciences North Foundation, St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ukrainian Seniors Center or Pet Save.



Stefania Jackiw (née Marko)

In Loving Memory of Stefania Jackiw (née Marko). It is with deep sadness we announce her sudden passing, aged 73, on Wednesday October 12th, 2016 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury. Predeceased by her devoted husband of 47 years, Fedor, loving and cherished mother to son Myron and daughter Irene, loving and caring grandmother of Andrij; daughter of Petro & Kataryna Marko (both predeceased) from Poland, adoring sister to brothers Slawko and Jerzy Marko (both predeceased) and sisters Eva Cienka from Poland, Anna Krawczuk from Sudbury and Maria Skoratko (predeceased) from Sudbury. Adoring aunt to many nieces and nephews in Canada, Poland and Ukraine. Her pleasure in life came from family, friends, gardening, cooking and providing comfort to others in need. She was proud to come to Canada and pursue one of her passions in life: cooking. She is fondly remembered by her gentle yet passionate nature, her beautiful smile and fearless commitment to her family. She taught us to always be a fighter for hope. She was a beautiful soul. A special thank you to Dr. Sawkiw who cared for her over the years and her neighbours who brought much comfort and joy to her life. She will be terribly missed. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. (Friends may call 2 - 4; 6 - 8 P.M. Sunday with Panakhyda 7:00 P.M. Sunday.) Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury on Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. Interment in the family plot at the Civic Memorial Cemetery In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Bohdan Katulka

In Loving Memory of Bohdan "Bob" Katulka. Bohdan Katulka was born in Wola Senkova, Ukraine, the oldest child of Maria and Volodymyr Katulka. After attending school in his hometown, he went to a boarding school in Yavoriw to complete secondary education. At that time the 2nd World War was raging in his homeland and circumstances forced him to begin a challenging journey which ultimately brought him to Italy and the United Kingdom. Bohdan emigrated to Canada in 1953. While still in England Bohdan studied the emerging technology of radio and electronics. On his arrival in Canada he continued his studies at Ryerson obtaining a diploma in the field of electronics. This allowed him to embark on a career in the field of radio and television sales and service in his own business (Mobile Radio & Television - TV and Stereo House) which he operated for 50 years. Bohdan loved to play tennis, hunt, fish and travel. He actively participated in the Ukrainian community in Sudbury and Toronto as a member of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, as a soloist in the Luna-Lysenko and Prometheus (Orion) choirs and Bilohorscha Camp in the summer. Bohdan leaves behind his wife Lydia of 42 years. A daughter Susan (John Downey), two sons Andrew (Mary) and Stephen (Carmen). Grandchildren Sarah, and Jay Downey, Wesley (Melanie), Stephen (Dana) and Jeremy Katulka (Jessica); Great- Grandchildren MacKenzie and Everleigh Katulka and Sullivan Downey as well as former wife Edith. Also, in Ukraine Bohdan leaves a sister, Slava Drobot, nieces Lida Romaniuk, Volodya Cehelski (Petro) as well as nephew Slavik Drobot (Oksana) and their children Chrystyna, Natalia and Serhei. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 2-4 p.m.; 6 - 8 p.m. Friday with Panakhyda at 7:00 p.m. Friday) Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. The family extends our heartfelt thanks to the staff at HSN including Dr. Cano, Dr. Singh and family physician Dr. Krawczuk, as well as caring staff in Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ukrainian Seniors' Centre, St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church or Health Sciences North Foundation would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org



Stasia Zelenczuk

In Loving Memory of Stasia Zelenczuk who passed away peacefully on September 15, 2016 at Pioneer Manor. Beloved wife of Mike Zelenczuk predeceased September 27, 1984. Loving mother of William (Daria) of Sudbury, Nick (Barbara) of Toronto and Mary Radzikoski (Dave) of Port Colborne. Cherished Babtsia of Bill Zelenczuk (Jennifer) of Sudbury, Yolana Mahony (Chris) of Toronto, Andrea LaPlante (Tyler) of St. Catharines, Mike Radzikoski (Brittney) of Port Colborne, Michael Zelenczuk and Nicholas Zelenczuk of Toronto. Proud great-grandmother of Billy, Emma, Griffon, Axel and Sage. Stasia, also known as Stella, was born Stanislawa Lewchuk on April 16th 1923 in a small town of Kryvachyntsi in Ukraine. Being the youngest of 6 girls in her family, she was left an orphan at the age of 6 when her parents Bartholomew and Clarka Lewchuk passed away. She was raised by an older sister who was married to a shoemaker. She always said the best fitting shoes she ever had were made by her brother-in-law. Stasia managed to survive the Holodomor of 1932-33 and witnessed the atrocities of the Stalin regime. She could never bring herself to speak of this horror nor could she watch their documentaries. In the early days of WWII, Stasia was taken to a German labour camp where she met her future husband Mike. In 1945, after the war, they were married along with twenty five other couples on the same day, with the same wedding ring. This became one of her life-long good memories. It was while they were in Haltern Germany in 1947 that their first son Vasyl (William) was born. Mike and Stasia moved from Germany to Belgium where Mike tried to make a living in the coal mines of Belgium. After saving enough money for passage to Canada, they left Belgium and settled in Sudbury in 1951. Stasia and Mike became quite involved in the Ukrainian community in Sudbury. Mike was an excellent carpenter and in addition to working at INCO, had volunteered in the building of the Ukrainian National Federation hall on Frood Rd. While in Sudbury, their second son Mykola (Nick) was born in 1955 and a year later, their only daughter Marusia (Mary) was born. Stasia and Mike left Sudbury in 1968 to own and operate SeaGull Lodge, a tourist camp in Sturgeon Falls until 1982 during which time they worked very hard at upgrading their business. They also built a summer home along the Sturgeon River and upon retiring in 1982, spent their winters in Florida and summers by the water in Sturgeon Falls. Unexpectedly, Mike passed away in the fall of 1984, leaving Stasia on her own. With the help of her family, Stasia continued to live their retirement dream until 1988, when she decided to occupy an apartment at the newly built Ukrainian Seniors Centre in Sudbury. This move re-energized her; she was now living with Ukrainians and felt very much at home there. Beyond her commitments to the Ukrainian community was her priority to her family. She showed by example the importance of family unity, love and respect of each other for all members of her family. She was a very good person, a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a supporter of the Ukrainian Seniors Centre and St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with many years of participation in their pyrohy and holubtsi workshops. In the spring of 2016 at the age of 93, she became ill and had to leave the Ukrainian Seniors Centre for residence at the Pioneer Manor where she received the care she needed. Stasia was a person that would never say anything bad about anyone so she was liked by everyone no matter where she went. The respect and friendship she received from all and the love of her family made her life feel fulfilled. Special thanks to the staff at Pioneer Manor, Cedar wing for their compassionate and professional care. They made Stasia feel at home during her short stay at Pioneer Manor. Vichnaya Pamiat Stasia. Spochyvaj z Bohom. Resting at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME , 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON. (Friends may call, 6 - 8pm on Sunday September 18th with Panakhyda at 7pm.) Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury on Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 10:00 am with interment in the family plot at Park Lawn Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the Ukrainian Senior's Centre, 30 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ukrainian Seniors' Center or St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated.


In loving memory of Jerry Shyminsky, at the age of 56 years. Loving father of Joe and Jeff of Sudbury. Cherished son of Joe (pre-deceased) and Carol, and loving brother of Garry (Cindy) of Sudbury and Ken (Julie) of Oakville. Mischievous uncle of Nathan, Neil, Devin, Will, Aidan and Nate. Jerry was known for weaving and sharing his tall tales of adventure and hilarity. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman, sharing his love and knowledge of fishing and hunting with those close to him. There was nothing Jerry loved more that spending the day among the elements, respecting and appreciating all that nature had to offer. In his younger years, Jerry was a loyal member of the Korroba volleyball club (and brotherhood), travelling throughout Ontario with his team mates. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church or a charity of your choosing would be greatly appreciated. Friends are invited to join Jerry’s family for a celebration of Jerry’s life, on Sunday September 11th from 1:00 to 5:00 In the afternoon at the St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church hall located at 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury. Jerry’s entire family would like to give their sincere thanks to the members of the Sudbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police as well as the O.P.P Search and Rescue team, and members of the Ministry of Natural Resources, for their efforts, care, and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.


Marge "Maggie" Szwec

In Loving Memory of Marge “Maggie” Szwec (nee Lewandoski) 84 years Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Villa, Sudbury with loving family at her side. Beloved wife of Gregory “George” Szwec predeceased 2016. Loving mother of David (wife Jennifer Sloan), Kathy (husband Dan O’Connell), Anthony, and late Andrew predeceased 1979. Cherished grandmother of Gregory, Kendra, and Andrew. Dear daughter of Walter and Katherine (Wachno) Lewandoski both predeceased. Dear sister of Teresa Kekish, Lily Walker, Danny and predeceased by Annie Bzdell, Pauline Zaluski, Mike, Paul, Olga Evanski, Alice Krupa, Eugene Levand, Mary Stanley, Joe, Edward, Henry, Jimmy, Wesley, John (wife Victoria) and Steve. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. She was a devout Ukrainian Catholic who faithfully attended St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, belonged to the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League and had been a member of the church choir. Marge was an excellent cook who was known for her delicious baking. She was quick to help others and she was devoted to her loving family. Funeral Visitation in the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury Thursday, September 8th, 2016 from 2-4 & 6-8pm Panakhyda 7pm Thursday. Committal Service in the Civic Memorial Cemetery 365 Second Avenue Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 10am. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated.



 In Loving Memory of Gregory "George" Szwec, 90 years. Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at Health Sciences North, with loving family at his side. Beloved husband of Marge Szwec (nee Lewandoski). Loving father of David (wife Jennifer Sloan), Kathy (husband Dan O'Connell), Anthony, and late Andrew predeceased 1979. Cherished grandfather of Gregory, Kendra, and Andrew. Dear son of Ben and Annie Szwec both predeceased. Dear brother of Ivan, Maria, Olia, Pranka, Anna, and Teodor. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. George was an avid gardener whose green thumb produced bountiful vegetables. He was an accomplished mechanic for the City of Sudbury, retiring in 1990 with 24 years service. He was a committed Mr. Fix-It who was legendary in repairing other people's cars. George was happiest in his beloved garage. The family expresses their sincere appreciation to the 4th Floor Palliative Staff for their excellent care and compassion. Funeral Visitation in the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME , 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016. (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Tuesday only). Panakhyda 7pm Tuesday. Committal Service in the Civic Memorial Cemetery, 365 Second Avenue on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 10am. Donations to HSN 4th Floor Palliative Care would be greatly appreciated.



Christina Williams

In Loving Memory of Christina Maria Williams (nee Zielinski) 65 years of age, at Health Sciences North, Sudbury on August 8th, 2016, with her family at her side. Beloved daughter of Stefan and Maria (nee Jasiolek) Zielinski, and sister Olga Hawkins, all predeceased. Much loved sister of Walter, Donald (friend Allison Dufour) and Mary (husband Archie Cameron) of Sudbury and Mick (wife Jane) of Whitby. Dear aunt of Natasha and Nicholas and great-aunt of Zachary, all of Montreal, and Tyler, Laura and Jenna of Whitby. Special “auntie” to Kara. Thank you to Christina’s “bridge buddies” (400 Telstar on Tuesdays and St. Patrick’s Church on Fridays) for your friendship and caring. Many thanks to Dr. Addison and nurse Sarah, 5th floor, North Tower, Health Sciences North, for their compassionate care. Visitation at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, with Panakhyda following at 8:00 P.M. at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury Funeral Service at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. Donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church or the Northern Cancer Centre would be appreciated.



Lydia Lytwynec

August 14th, 1926 to July 27, 2016 - Passed quietly, with a Lawrence Welk program playing in the background, Lydia Lytwynec, just 18 days shy of her 90th birthday, from complications related to advanced Alzheimer's. Lydia (Lida) Jandsiuk was born on August 14th, 1926 in Manivsti, Ukraine to Taras and Johanna Jandsiuk, (Eillers). Taras had met Johanna, while he was a prisoner of war during WW1 in Germany. After his release, he brought Johanna back to his village in Ukraine. Lydia's brother, Wasyl was born in 1929. Life was simple and peaceful for a while, then the family found themselves surviving the Holodymor, the state sanctioned starvation of millions of Ukrainians under the Stalinist regime in the 1930s. During WW2, the family saw firsthand how the Germans were treating minorities and Taras, as mayor of his small village sought to hide and save the lives of members of Jewish families. Lydia recalled the horror of German soldiers lining up people 6 in a row and how one bullet was used to kill them. Those that survived the shooting, would be buried alive along with those killed. In 1944, when the Russian army was pushing back the German army, Lydia's father, knew that the Russians would kill his family, as his wife was German, and his two children were half German. The family packed their belongings and headed to Germany where Johanna's family lived. Life in Germany was not easy during the last year of the war, with constant bombings and air raids. The Jandsiuk family was eventually placed in Heidenau, a displaced persons camp, in the British zone. Lydia got her nurse's aide papers while there. One of the stories from this era was Lydia watching two girls sharing one slice of bread and how she wished that she could just have one little bite, but they didn't have enough to share. Her obsession with German rye bread lasted the rest of her life and the house was never without monastery rye bread. 
The Jandsiuk family was sent to Nottingham, England and that is where Lydia met incredibly handsome Wasyl Lytwynec in 1948. They married in 1949 and Michael was born in 1950. In 1952, they boarded the Georgic and set sail for Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon landing, there were few choices as to where immigrants were being sent. Sudbury, Ontario was where they were told there would be mining jobs. Lydia's first reaction upon seeing the barren Sudbury landscape was one of shock and she immediately wanted to return to England, where the constant rain somehow seemed more appealing. Had they had the money, they would have moved back. Both of Lydia's parents died in Nottingham England in the 1950s, where she would visit their graves for the first time in 1994. With the support of the Ukrainian immigrant community in Sudbury, they moved from apartment to apartment, until they settled in Little Britain on Granite Street into what was affectionately known as "the shack". Wasyl worked for Falconbridge Nickel Mines while Lydia looked after toddler, Michael and a new addition to the family, a daughter, Olga, born in 1954. By 1957, the family had expanded with another daughter, Helen, and it was time to look for more appropriate housing. Wasyl and a friend each bought double lots in the relatively unsettled New Sudbury, on Paquette Street. In 1958, Wasyl starting building his own home with the help of friends and by 1959, the family had moved in. When Helen started kindergarten in the early 1960s, Lydia started working as a day matron at Lasalle Secondary School and remained there until her retirement at 65. On Lydia's 45th birthday, in 1971, her son Michael married Sonya Chodoriwsky of Kirkland Lake and Lydia's and Wasyl's first grandchild, Justine was born in 1972. Leda was born in 1980 and Adam in 1982. Both were fiercely proud of their grandchildren. Later, when Lydia was a widow and Olga and Harry had two sons, Ben and Mike, Baba was incredibly proud of them as well and attended as many ceremonies as she could. After her husband, Wasyl died in February 1983,
 Lydia decided that in her fifties, she would learn how to drive. One certainly didn't need to have any caffeine before going with her on a Sunday morning drive. One was instantly awake and afraid. Lydia did pass her driver's license after a few tries, but eventually came to realize after a few "incidents", that driving was not her forte and eventually sold her car. Sighs of relief everywhere. One year after her husband's death, her brother, Wasyl died in February 1984. Ten years after her husband's death, her son, Michael died in February 1993. Thus began the notion of February being family curse month. In February 1994, family members kept in touch with each other, just to make sure that everyone was alright. On the last day of February in 1994, Olga called Helen to say that Lydia was alive, however, she had fainted and broken her ankle in the bathroom. Lydia's ankle healed well enough to take a trip to Ukraine, which was no longer under Soviet rule. She and Helen visited Wasyl's village and family, then went to her family's village. It had been 50 years since she had left and she was so disappointed that in the 50 years since, not much had changed. The village finally had electricity, however, still had no running water. Up till that point, Lydia had always said that she was Ukrainian, even though she had become a Canadian citizen in 1958. After seeing her village and family, she proudly announced that she was CANADIAN! Lydia was a fabulous cook and baker. No one who came for dinner, left hungry. Her varenuky were slide down your throat good. She would tell everyone that the Ukrainian term was varenuky which came from the word to boil and that peroghies was the Polish word. No one ever argued. So, Lydia did not live a fabulous life, she did not come from money, she and Wasyl did not have money when they came to Canada, but they were both hard workers, coming here with nothing but 2 wooden crates and a 2 year old toddler. They managed to create a life for themselves that was so much better that what they had left behind. 
On Lydia's 89 birthday, she was presented with what her daughter, Helen, called "strippers". Lydia was completely confused and rightly so. These were no strippers, they were the paramedics, who had come to bring her to the hospital. Life with Lydia with Alzheimer's was not fun filled. It was scary for her and for members of her immediate family. We went through her wandering outside in the middle of the night, wandering through snowstorms, through her almost burning the house down, we went through the paranoia, we went through several UTI's, which resulted in emergency room visits. Some emergency room visits were incredibly hilarious; most were not. However, such is the life of an Alzheimer's patient and their caregiver. Lydia's last wish was to die at home. Lydia is survived by her daughters; Olga (Harry Pearce) and Helen; daughter-in-law Sonya (Barrow Baldwin); grandchildren: Ustyna, Leda, Adam, Ben & Mike; and great grandsons: Myhailo & Toma. The family would like to thank and recognize: Dr. Krawczuk; the staff at CCAC, the palliative care nurses from Bayshore; the staff of the Sudbury Alzheimer's Day Program; and Penny and Frances, her two outstanding personal support workers in the last years of her life. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Sudbury Alzheimer Society. The Day Program gave her the greatest pleasure on Tuesdays. If there is a Tim Horton's heaven, Lydia will be joining her friends, Lisa Mathes and Ann Beange for coffee on Sunday afternoons. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury "(Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Thursday and after 10am Friday, with Panakyhda 7pm Thursday). Funeral Prayers in the R. J. Barnard Chapel Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 11am. Interment in the family plot at the Park Lawn Cemetery

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Dr. Michael Orest Yankowski

 In Loving Memory of Dr. Michael Orest Yankowsky M.D. (Family Medicine). It is with great sadness the family announces his passing on Monday, July 25th, 2016 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury. Born in Winnipeg and raised in Sudbury, he was the son of Mary and Alexander Yankowsky both predeceased and brother to William and Nadia both predeceased. Beloved husband of Mary and loving father to Catherine. Michael graduated from the University of Toronto in Medicine and interned at St. Michael's and East General Hospitals. He practiced medicine in Toronto then moved to Sudbury where he practiced family medicine until 1996. He did surgical assisting until he fully retired. He was a member of the Hart House and Crean Hill Gun Clubs. He attended St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. He loved the outdoors, spending as much time as he could fishing and wandering through the woods. He had many trips abroad with his wife Mary and to Deerhurst skiing in the winter with friends. Michael will be missed by many nieces and nephews and by his godchild Michael Mortimer and "little sister" Jennifer of Italy. He was a member of the Ukrainian Professional and Business Scholarship Committee Board of Directors. Michael had a great thirst for knowledge and he was a committed life long learner. He enjoyed the study of languages and presently attended the German language school. He was a well respected physician by his patients, colleagues and the community. He was always quick to help others. The light of his life will be cherished by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Cremation with interment in the family plot at the Sudbury Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, CNIB or Health Sciences North Equipment Fund would be appreciated. (Friends may call at the church after 10:45 A.M. Wednesday). Arrangements entrusted to the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME





October 27, 1923 - May 23, 2016 

Natalie passed away peacefully in London, Ontario, with her family at her side, after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by her husband Peter. She is survived by her daughter Irene (Michael Weingert) and son Roman. She was a beloved Baba to Jessica and Michael Weingert. Natalie was a member of the women's league at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. She loved cooking for her family and tending to her garden. Funeral will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10 am in the R. J. BARNARD CHAPEL, JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME (233 Larch Street, Sudbury). Visitation will be held one hour prior (9-10 am). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.












Ollia Mysyk Rohatyn

In loving memory of Ollia Mysyk Rohatyn, 88 years, who passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Beloved daughter of John (Ivan) and Katherine Mysyk (both predeceased). Loving mother of Taras (wife Deborah), Levko, Oksana Wasylyk (husband Stefan predeceased). Cherished grandmother of Stephan, Natalia (husband Boyd), Anastasia, Adriana and great grandmother to Bennett. Dear Sister to Anne Wach (husband Peter predeceased) and Walter Mysyk (wife Mary). She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Ollia was born March 18, 1928 in the town of Alexandrivka, Volyn region of Ukraine, and came to Canada in 1933 and settled with her family in Kindersley Saskatchewan.

By age 18, Ollia was hired by the Ukrainian National Federation in the 1940's and traveled across Canada as a UNF Branch Organizer establishing Ukrainian Schools, choirs and dancing groups in Timmins, Kenora, Thunder Bay (Fort William) Vancouver and Sudbury.

Ollia married Walter (Volodymyr) Rohatyn in 1951 in Montreal, Quebec and afterwards moved to Timmins Ontario where both sons, Taras & Levko were born. The family then on to Kenora Ontario, where Oksana was born. In 1957, they moved to Sudbury where they finally settled.

Ollia was the choir conductor of the UNF Dnipro Choir for over 50 years. The Choir performed in front of prominent politicians and heads of state; traveling throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia Canada, the USA and Ukraine.

Ollia was the Sudbury UNF Ukrainian School (Ridhna Shkola) principle and teacher for over 35 years, and for many years, was also their Ukrainian Dance School instructor. She was the first female President of the Sudbury UNF Branch.

Ollia is a graduate of Laurentian University, Honours BA at aged 37, and Masters Degree in History at age 47. Ollia retired from teaching at Lively High School after a 30 year career.

She was honoured as the Sudbury Citizen of the Year in the late 1980”s and sat on many National Ukrainian Boards in different capacities. Ollia was tireless in her passion for Canada and Ukraine.

She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church where she also conducted the Church Choir for a number of years.

Ollia is resting at The Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Visitation will be on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6-8pm and Panachyda will take place at 7 pm. On Saturday there will be a celebration mass at 10 am at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury followed by internment at the Civic Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donation be made to THEUNF FOUNDATION, on line at www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-unf-foundation/ or cheques can be sent to the Foundation at 145 Evans Ave., Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 5X8

She will be remembered by the many people she mentored during her long Musical and teaching career. May the Canadian Soil be kind to her. Rest in Peace: Vichnaja Pamiat






February 26, 1926 -  March 21, 2016

Anna Kupchak, born February 26th 1926, entered eternal life on Monday, March 21st 2016. Anna fought a long hard battle with multiple chronic conditions, which resulted in an admission to Dorothy Ley Hospice in Etobicoke on Feb. 11th, after a 4 month stay at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga. She was surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren, and a caring staff who supported her in her end-of-life journey with dignity and with the respect that she deserved. 

She is predeceased by her husband Wasyl, who passed away in 1987. Her spirit and legacy will be carried on by her 4 children and spouses, Bohdan (Lesia), Nadia (Dave), Ollia (Ken), Peter (Melissa), 6 grandchildren (Daniel, Alex, Michael, Stephen, Andrew and Will), and her extended family and friends. We were blessed to learn many valuable life lessons from Anna during her 90 years, and she will always be remembered for her direct dry sense of humour, her love and devotion to her family, her pride in her Ukrainian heritage, her love of food and cooking, and her ability to be her own person with an unsurpassed determination and strength. Anna worked very hard all her life and asked for nothing in return; she made a difference in the lives of those she touched. 

Anna was very spiritual and her conversations with us (especially when we were apart) always ended with “Remember to say a prayer tonight”. She survived many difficult times in life through prayer. 

We invite you to join us to celebrate her life. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter “Neweduk-Erin Mills” Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga ON (just east of Erin Mills Pkwy) on Thursday March 24 from 6-9 p.m., with a prayer service (panachyda) at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 300 River Oaks Blvd E (at Trafalgar Road), Oakville ON, on Friday, March 25 at 11 a.m. For those who wish, a memorial donation may be made to St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Anna was a long time parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sudbury.


In Loving Memory of Nicholas "Nick" Holunga 73 years Friday morning, February 26th, 2016 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury. Beloved son of Wasyl and Olena Holunga both predeceased. Loving brother of Michael predeceased, John (Florence), Anne (Walter Zacerkowny predeceased), Mary (Phil Shiplack predeceased), Alex predeceased (Elsie predeceased) and Stella (Gerry Turcotte predeceased). Best friend of Gayle Dudar. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

Born in Coniston, he worked as an electrician with IBEW Local 1687 for over 40 years. Nick was the past President of the Coniston Curling Club. In his younger days he enjoyed sports, hockey, baseball and broomball. Nick was an avid Toronto Maple Leaf and Blue Jay Fan. 

Funeral Visitation at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home at 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 3-6 P.M. Sunday with Panakhyda at 4:30 P.M.) Funeral Mass in St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Coniston Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Donations to Wild at Heart, the Sudbury SPCA or Northern Cancer Center would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org



In Loving Memory of Petrusia "Patricia" Kowal, 55 years. Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at Health Sciences North. Beloved daughter of Eugene (predeceased 2009) and Anna (Nowicka) Kowal of Coniston. Cherished fiancée of Paul Wagner of Sudbury. Loving sister of Barbara Kocijowsky (Jerry) of Oakville and Luba Kowal of Vancouver. Dear aunt to Sonia Spence (Omari) of Brampton and Eugenia Kowal of Oakville and great-aunt to Riley and Lily. Missed by her relatives in Ukraine and her godmother Magdalena Bezzubyk. Predeceased by her godfather Michailo Shewciw. 

A graduate of the University of Western Ontario (London) with a degree in music, Patricia became a music teacher for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. She loved to sing, dance, and play the piano, and used her passion for music to participate in many cultural events and concerts celebrating her Ukrainian heritage, of which she was very proud. She was very involved in the Ukrainian National Federation Choir. Patricia was a quiet, caring, hard-working, well-educated, and very loving person. A woman of great faith, she was a dedicated member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Coniston. She will be deeply missed by her mother, Anna, her loving sisters, family, and friends. Vichnaya Pamyat Petrusia. 

Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 10am with reception to follow in the Church Hall. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium Donations to St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church or the Lung Association would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME. 


Anna Sadowyj

In Loving Memory of Anna Sadowyj (nee Matrypula) 89 years Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at the Northview Nursing Home, Englehart, Ontario.

 Beloved wife of Stephan “Steve” Sadowyj predeceased 2001. Loving mother of Maryanne Istvandi. Cherished grandmother of Cathy Aitchison (husband Les), Laszlo (wife Laurie) and Robert (wife Carol) and great grandchildren Scott and Sarah Istvandi. Dear daughter of Gregory and Katryna (nee Baraz) Matrypula predeceased. 

Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch St., Sudbury (Friends may call 2-4;6-8:00 P.M. Thursday with Panakhyda 7:00 P.M. Thursday) Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. 

Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.



In Loving Memory of Mary Jane (Rychlo) Proch
Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at Health Sciences North.

Beloved wife of Michael Proch. Loving mother of Kenneth (Deborah) and Jennifer (Wayne). Cherished daughter of Nicholas and Annie (Gurbin) Rychlo both predeceased. Dear sister of Diana (Momir Bilibajkich), Linda (Don Brazeau), and predeceased by Helen (Jack Parsons), and Stanley (Olga).

Mary served for 30 years as the estate and tax administrator with Guarantee Trust. She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Mary was a dedicated and active volunteer with Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Extendicare Falconbridge, the Alzheimer Society, the Cancer Centre, and the New Sudbury Food Bank. She enjoyed baking, knitting, and spending time travelling.

A private family funeral service will be held in the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch Street, Sudbury
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
(No Public Visitation)
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium.
Donations to the Food Bank or the NCF Cancer Centre would be appreciated

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Stella Symoczko

In Loving Memory of Stella Symoczko (nee Ziminski)
81 years
Peacefully, Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at her residence.

Beloved wife of Mykola Symoczko predeceased May 19th, 2004. Loving mother of William “Bill” Symoczko. Cherished grandmother of Jasen (wife Michelle) and Dwayne and great grandchildren Darion and Aiden. Dear daughter of Alex and Stella (Boyuk) Ziminski both predeceased. Dear sister of William Ziminski predeceased (wife Florence), Raymond Ziminski, Eddie Lebid (wife Madeline predeceased) and Anne Surface. Sadly missed by nieces, nephews and her dear friend Margaret Pelletier.

Born in Sudbury May 24th, 1934, Stella married Mykola in 1953. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury

(Friends may call 2-4; 6-8:00 P.M. Sunday with Panakhyda at 7:00 P.M. Sunday)
Funeral Mass in
St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury
Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 10:30 A.M.
Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ukrainian Senior Center or the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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Roman M. Chomickyj

In Loving Memory of Roman M. Chomickyj 92 years Friday, November 13th, 2015 at his residence. Beloved husband of Rozalia (Solokowycz) Chomickyj predeceased 2003. Loving father of Lesia (husband Marvin Fitchett), Oksana Gardiner, Luba (husband Carl Jorgensen), and Daria (husband Jeff Glass). Cherished Dido of Paul (Sara), Lanny, Darryl, Jonathan, Christa (Neil), Andrew (Melissa), and Stephanie, and great grandchildren Nolan, Marley, Leon, Lennox, Kelso, Olivia, Callie, and Emily. Predeceased by two brothers. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Sunday with Panakhyda 7pm Sunday) Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 10:30am. Interment in the family plot at the Civic Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ukrainian Seniors’ Center, St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Katherine (Kate) Fitzulak
(November 24, 1924 - October 17, 2015).

Katherine Fitzulak, a matriarchal Icon of the Ukrainian community in Sudbury, passed away a heroine with her daughter Vera, son Walter & granddaughters Natalie & Nina at her side; defying all odds at almost 91 years of age of pancreatic cancer October 17, 2015. She was diagnosed over a year ago, and at that time, the prognosis based on the norm, was that she had only 4 - 6 weeks to live. Katherine, born November 30, 1924 in Rostov-on-the-Don, the daughter of a prominent Electrical Engineer, began her long journey. Surviving the Holodomor Genocide created by Stalin in 1932 - 1933, where over 7 million starved to death, she left at 17 on her mother's recommendation concerned she would also be persecuted, like her father, for his involvement in the Ukrainian underground movement. She never saw her parents again. She left with other students to a work farm, travelled through Austria; and became a dental assistant in the Black Forest in Germany. Post WW2, she was employed in Germany as a civil servant offering aid for Refugees. Then to France, where she became a nurse through the Red Cross, and as a Displaced Person (DP), was accepted as a nurse in Lancashire, England in the "Infectious Disease" ward, dealing with highly contagious life threatening diseases such as polio, diphtheria, etc. She met her beloved husband Wasyl (Bill) at the wedding of a Ukrainian couple in Lancashire. It was love at first sight, and they married in 1949. They celebrated the birth of their son Walter, and decided to immigrate to Canada in 1952 with their 3 year old. Their ship docked in Quebec City, and they travelled by train across Canada as Kate had already secured placement as a nurse in a Winnipeg hospital. Unfortunately, her husband had difficulty getting employment, and after receiving news that there were jobs available in Sudbury at Falconbridge Nickel Mines, they packed their bags and moved to Sudbury. She worked as a nurse at the General Hospital, and after getting more established, gave birth to her daughter Vera in 1957. She eventually gave up her nursing career because at that time "Immigrant Nurses" had much lower pay scales, and she decided raising her children was more important. This of course, opened the door to the 60 years she devoted to the Ukrainian community. She was President of The Woman's League for Ukraine's Liberation, renamed the League of Ukrainian Canadians, where she played an integral part, together with the support of Mayors Joe Fabro through Marianne Matichuk, helped pave the way for the Multiculturalism Sudbury enjoys today. She fund-raised and financially contributed to the building of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and The Ukrainian Senior's Centre, where she lived for 9 years until her passing. In the early 1970's, she was asked by a dear friend to replace a woman as one of the 2 cafeteria ladies at Sudbury Secondary School for a few weeks. This turned into a 19 year stint, where she was adored by all the students who dubbed her as "Mom". Beloved wife of Wasyl "Bill" Fitzulak predeceased. Katherine is survived by her son Walter Fitzulak & wife Susan, her daughter Vera Kolos & ex-husband Steve; her grandchildren Nicholas Kolos, Nina Kolos, Maria Fitzulak (predeceased), Natalie Gardner & husband Ian, Melanie Hewitt & husband Jody; her great grandchildren Austin & Dustin Gareau, Isabella & Jenna Gardner, Jeremy, Emma & Mackenzie Hewitt; her god son Nicholas Zelenczuk; her Kumy Steve & Vera Shewchuk (both predeceased), Mike (predeceased) & Stella Zelenczuk and Dmytro Seniw (predeceased) & Hania Seniw-Hajduchok. The family would also like to sincerely thank all of her doctors, nurses, PSW's, Maison Valle Hospice, Father Peter Bodnar, and the administration and dear friends at the Ukrainian Senior's Centre for their unlimited support during a very difficult time. She was a brilliant lady, diplomatic and dignified in every sense of the word. She will be deeply missed. Vichnaya Pamiat Katrusia. Spochyvaj z Bohom. Resting at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME , 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON (Friends may call 2-4, 6- 8pm Monday with Panakhyda at 7pm Monday). Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10am with luncheon to follow at the Ukrainian Senior's Centre, 30 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury. Interment in the Civic Cemetery, 2nd Avenue, Sudbury. Donations to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, The Ukrainian Senior's Centre or Maison Vale Hospice would be appreciated. 


Lillian Weloski

In Loving Memory of Lillian Doris Weloski (nee Boychuk), 83 years, Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at Extendicare York, Sudbury. Beloved wife of John Weloski predeceased 2005. Loving mother of William (wife Marian), Patricia (husband David Hanna) and Johnny Jr. (wife Chantal). Cherished grandmother of Cari (Shawn), Derek (Jennifer), Ashley (Duane) and Brendan (Kathy) and great grandchildren Cameron, Blake and Chloe. Predeceased by her parents John and Anna (nee Hlibchuk) Boychuk. Dear sister of Mary predeceased, Michael predeceased and Judge E.C. Boychuk predeceased. Sadly missed by loving nieces and nephews. Lillian was a nurse at the Sudbury Clinic for 18 years. She was a proud member of the Ukrainian National Federation. A devout catholic, she attended St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and the church's Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting for her children and grandchildren who treasure her creations. She spent many happy winters in Florida. The family expresses their appreciation to the staff on 4th Floor at Extendicare York for their excellent care and compassion. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8 P.M. Thursday with Panakhyda at 7:00 P.M. Thursday). Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. Interment in the Sudbury Roman Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated


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Mary (Marija) Poryckyj

In loving memory of Mary Poryckyj who passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at HSN hospital, with her loving family by her side. Loving mother of Olga Renzini (husband Ronald), Veronica Zager (husband Marty predeceased) and Wasyl (Bill) (predeceased in 2005). Cherished Baba of Alicia Maschio (husband Chris), Derek Renzini (financee Jennifer), Andrei Poryckyj (wife Leah), Andrea Butler (husband Lee), Lara Poryckyj, Nadia Zack and Renee Zager. Proud great grandmother of Mia & Luca Maschio and Ava & Sienna Poryckyj. Dear Aunt of Steven Shebtschuk and his children Alana & Lauren. Special sister-in-law to Marie (Kulyk) Shebtschuk. Dear cousin of Borys Demchuk and Wally (predeceased) Predeceased by her husband Andy, her brothers George Shebtschuk of Dowling and Wasyl of Romania, her parents Dominica and Nykolai Shebtschuk.

Mary was born April 7 1929 in Horodji Bukovena Ukraine. Circumstances during the war would find her family enroute to Germany. She then immigrated to Canada with son Wasyl when her husband secured employment in the mining industry in Sudbury.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church and in her younger days an active member in fundraising and cooking at the church’s Villa Maria camp. She was also an active member of The Ladies organization League of Ukrainian Canadians. Proud of her Ukrainian Heritage she passed on the Ukrainian traditions to her children and grandchildren.

Resting at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch St. Sudbury. Visitation Friday, July 3rd, 2015 from 6 -8pm and Panakhyda (Prayers) 7 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 10:30 am with interment at the Civic Cemetery. A luncheon reception will follow at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church Hall. In lieu of flowers donations to the Charity of Your Choice or St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.


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William Dyczka

In Loving Memory of William "Bill" "Sam" Dyczka, 90 years. Peacefully, Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at Extendicare Falconbridge, Sudbury, with his loving wife of 60 years at his side. Beloved husband of Gerda (Lamepel) Dyczka. Loving father of Danny (wife Dianne) and Marianne (husband Ihor Krawczyk). Cherished grandfather of Jason (wife Michelle), Twain, and Adam and great grandchildren Darion and Aaden. Dear stepgrandfather of Jacques Loiselle (Ivana), Annie Demers (Rick), and step-great-grandchildren Dyllan, Nicholas, Vincent, Mia, and great-great-step-granddaughter Payton. Dear son of Danny and Mary Dyczka predeceased. Dear brother of four brothers and two sisters all predeceased. Special uncle to Bruni Willroider (husband Klaus). 

A retired INCO foreman having 35 years of service, retiring in 1984. Born and raised in the Ukraine, Bill came to Sudbury in 1947. He married Gerda (Lamepel) in 1955 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was a longtime Wahnapitae resident, having been a dedicated volunteer in the community. A devout member and supporter of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Coniston for many years. He was a faithful worker and supporter of the Youth Association, especially the camp at Hagar. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Bill was devoted to his loving family. 

Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 6-8pm Tuesday with Panakhyda at 7pm Tuesday). Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 10am. Interment in the St. John Cemetery, Garson. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.


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Dmytro Romanyszyn

In loving memory of Dmytro Romanyszyn 91 years. Passed away on Friday, June 5th, 2015 in Toronto.


Beloved husband of Anna Romanyszyn of Sudbury. Loving father of Helen Yewchyn (husband Walter). Cherished grandfather of Robert of Toronto, Natalie Kelloway (husband Dave Kelloway) of Guelph and great grandfather of Serianna. Dear brother of John, Mike, Nick and Jaroslaw all predeceased. Sadly missed by nephews Jerry (Pauline), Stanley (Paulette), Mike (Karey) and their mother Louise. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Sophia Romanyszyn.

Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury
. Visitation Sunday from 6 to 8 PM. Panakhyda at 7 PM. Funeral mass at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre-Dame Ave., Sudbury on Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 10 AM. Interment in the Civic Cemetery.



Mykola Wargaty

In Loving Memory of Mykola Wargaty 92 years Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband of Anna (Frena) Wargaty predeceased 2010. Loving son of Stefan and Maria (Shubala) Wargaty both predeceased. Dear brother of Maria Dmytriw of Ukraine, and predeceased by Anastasia, Anna, and Wasyl. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews. Born in Chorostkiw, Ukraine, Mykola came to Canada after the Second World War and worked in the INCO Copper Refinery for 30 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Ukrainian Senior Citizen Club and was an avid conservationist, having planted many trees. Mykola was a kind and generous man, donating to many worthy causes. Funeral Visitation in the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Friends may call 6-8pm Tuesday with Panakhyda 7pm Tuesday. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, at 10am. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. Donations to the Ukrainian Seniors Centre would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line atwww.lougheed.org



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Anna Hryb (Bogden)

In Loving Memory of Anna (Bogden) Hryb. 90 years. Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at the Extendicare Falconbridge, Sudbury. Beloved wife of John Hryb predeceased 1997. Loving mother of Robert (Jeannine), Michael (Lee), Terry and David (Tracey). Cherished grandmother of Jennifer, Julie, Eric, Taylor and Merryl. Predeceased by brothers Bill and Matt. Born in the Ukraine, she worked in hard labour in Germany from 1941 - 1946, marrying John in Sudbury in 1950. Anna worked in the kitchen at Extendicare York for 17 years. She loved to travel the world, and enjoyed bowling and cross stitching. Funeral Visitation in the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. (Friends may call 6-8 P.M. Thursday with Panakhyda at 7:00 P.M.) Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line atwww.lougheed.org


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Peter Stos

 In Loving Memory of Peter Stos December 1, 1917 - April 5, 2015. Who died peacefully at his own home as he wished. Dear father of Robert (Darlene), Bill (Carol) and Ron (Karen), loving Gdido of Paul (Jessica), Will (Nuno), Adrienne (Liam) and Robin (Max) and very proud Great-Gdido of Mila, Leni, and Vale. Son of the late Frank Stos and the late Annie Kornaga, predeceased by his brother John Stos and sister Rose Banasiuk, and his beloved wife Kay (Catherine Mateyko). Born in Worthington, Ontario, Peter attended Worthington Public School and graduated from Sudbury Mining and Technical School. He worked for many years as a linesman at INCO. Peter's love of music and his creative talents led him to be, in his younger days, a member of the Ukrainian National Federation's Mandolin Orchestra, a teacher of Ukrainian dancing, and in later years, to crafting two tzimbala and a violin as well as miniature musical instruments. The UNF and UNF Hall were always an important part of Peter's life and he enjoyed helping make perogies and cabbage rolls as long as he was able, particularly in the company of his good friends Nick, Mike and Roy. The family is very grateful for the consistent, professional, and affectionate care and assistance Peter received from so many people: Bayshore (PSWs Christina, Bill, Eric, Linda and especially Ryan), our RNs (Julie, Kelly, Fatima, Betty Anne, and especially Melody), our NP Claire and Jean and the Shared-Care Team, Steve from the Red Cross, Stephanie from Warm Hearts, and most especially, Diane, Susan, and Carey of For Seniors Only who kept Peter safe and comfortable and made him laugh. Resting at theJACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch St., Sudbury (Friends may call 2-4; 6-9 p.m. Tuesday with Panakhyda at 7p.m. Tuesday). Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the family plot at the Civic Cemetery. If you wish, donations may be made to the UNF Hall, the Ukrainian Seniors or a charity of choice. 


Ilene (Hrycewich) Rehaluk

In Loving Memory of Ilene Rehaluk (Hrycewich), 99 years Monday, February 16th, 2015 at the Elizabeth Centre. Beloved wife of Paul Rehaluk predeceased. Loving sister of Stephanie Danisewich. Daughter of Peter and Anna Hrycewich both predeceased. Dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews. A devoted catholic she attended St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church regularly. Resting at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Friends may call from 6-8pm Wednesday Funeral Service in the R. J. Barnard Chapel Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 11 AM. Panakhyda will be at 7pm Wednesday. Entombment in the Civic Memorial Mausoleum. Donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org



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Nick Harasymko

In Loving Memory of Nick Harasymko 82 years Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury. Beloved husband of Elsie (Chmara) Harasymko of Sudbury. Loving father of Stephanie Di Bernardo (husband Raymond) of Wisconsin, Christine Laurich (husband Allan) of Azilda and Katherine Kolppanen (husband Kelly) of Guelph. He was the proud grandfather of Samantha, Christopher Di Bernardo, David Laurich (Sarah), Stephen Laurich (Hayley), Jennifer (predeceased), Kurtis and Vanessa Cadorette (Kolppanen). Loving great grandfather of Connor and Aiden Laurich. Dear son of Dmytro and Nellie Harasymko both predeceased. Dear brother of Pearl Tymofichuk of Winnipeg, MB, John predeceased (wife Marion) Harasymko of Kormarno, MB and Jean Nykorack of Steinbach, MB. Nick was born in Komarno, Manitoba on April 27th, 1932. He worked for INCO for 14 years and owned and operated his own business in Coniston. Nick was an active member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Sudbury Ukrainian Seniors Center as well as a 15 year member of the Laurentian Square Dancers and past member of the Minnow Lake Lions Club. He was a very active fundraiser. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch St., Sudbury (Friends may call from 2-4; 6-8 p.m. Sunday, with Panakhyda at 7p.m. Sunday.) Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sudbury Ukrainian Seniors Center or St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church.



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Ivanna Pankiw (Senycia) 

In Loving Memory of Ivanna (Senycia) Pankiw, 93 years. Peacefully, Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Health Sciences North with loving family at her side. Beloved wife of Eugene Senycia and Peter Pankiw both predeceased. Loving mother of Maria predeceased, Slava Mazur (husband Andrew) both predeceased, Bohdanna Senycia and Bohdan Senycia predeceased. Cherished Baba of Luba (husband Igor Bozhyk), Andrew (wife Natalie), Roman and Serhiy (wife Luda) and great-grandchildren Roman, Vitalyk, Denis, Paul, Roman, Dmytro, Yiriy and Sophia. Dear daughter of Peter and Tekla Kachuba predeceased. Dear sister of two brothers and three sisters all predeceased. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 6-8 P.M. Friday with Panakhyda and 7:00 P.M.) Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury. Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 10 A.M. Interment in the Civic Cemetery, Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, donations or messages of condolences available online at www.lougheed.org.



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Anna Pyzik 

Thursday, January 15th, 2015, we bid farewell to Anna Pyzik (nee Kushnir), 87, loving wife of the late Bronislaw Pyzik and caring mother of Kazik Pyzik (wife Teresa) of Slupsk, Poland, the late Irena Dziunycz (husband the late Bogdan) of Koszalin, Poland and Andri Pyzik (wife the late Olena) partner Xuan Eileen Zhao of Sudbury. Predeceased by her parents Julia and Petro Kusznir and brother Andrij Kusznir of Lviv, Ukraine. Cherished grandmother of Ania Dziunycz, (husband Patrick Campeau) of Sudbury, Ola Dziunycz, (husband Alex Chen) of Ottawa, Dorota Pyzik (husband Wojtek) of Slupsk, and Daria Pyzik (partner Mariusz) of Poznan, Oksana and Nadiyka Pyzik of Sudbury. Loving great-grandmother of Natalia, Isabella, Julianna, Hayden, Ivanka, Zosia and Szymon. Anna was born in Pozdziacz, a small village in South Eastern Poland, very close to Ukrainian border. After World War II, Anna was forced to leave her home with her parents and other villagers and resettle in North Western Poland as part of Akcja Wisla initiative. She unwillingly left her beloved village with only few belongings and was traumatized by this experience throughout her life. Anna met her husband Bronislaw, in Chotkowo, the village in Poland where she was resettled. Together they worked on the farm where they raised their three children. After losing her daughter Irena in 1991, Anna devoted her life to raising her granddaughters Ania and Ola, and together with her husband they moved to Sudbury, to live with her son and his family. Despite enduring many hardships in life, Anna always had a strong spirit and was never afraid to speak her mind. Her patriotism and dedication to her Ukrainian roots were reflected in her love for singing, reciting poetry, and sharing stories with her beloved children and grandchildren. Her greatest joy was her family. She proudly displayed her family photos and would share the happiness and warmth that her children and grandchildren brought to her heart with all those around her. We will greatly miss her laughter, her remarkable strength, and her songs. May her unfaltering love for her Ukrainian heritage continue to live on in our hearts and in our family for generations to come. The family would like to thank the staff in Extendicare York, especially the staff on 5th floor, for their compassion and exceptional care that Anna received while she lived there. Rest in peace Baba. VICHNAYA PAMYAT! Resting at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME , 233 Larch Street, Sudbury; (Friends may call from 2-4 pm Sunday only with Panakhyda at 4 pm Sunday. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury on Monday January 19th, 2015 at 11:00 am; Interment in the family plot at the Civic Cemetery Sudbury. If you so desire, donations to Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund: DZHERELO would be greatly appreciated; Donations by cheque or online at www.canadahelps.org. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations, or messages of condolences available online at www.lougheed.org.

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Stefan Szewczyk (SHEWCHUK), 

 In memory of Stefan … a loving husband, Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Stefan passed away peacefully on Ukrainian Christmas Eve, Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at Health Sciences North at the age of 92 years. He was married to Vera (predeceased 2011) nearly 66 years and had three children, Walter (wife Helen), George (wife Darlene), and Anna Maria Peca (husband Ben). He is remembered by his six grandchildren, Steven (wife Cara), Angela (husband Paul), Keri, Robert (wife Josée), Kristine, Adriano and eight great grandchildren, Ares, Alex, Michael, Daniel, Samantha, Alexis, Olivia and Andrew. Stefan was born in Pyanovych, Sambir, Ukraine in 1922. He met Vera in Germany and they married and lived in Belgium where their two sons were born. In 1951, he came alone to Canada to find work - he had no money or English language skills. Miraculously, he ended up in Sudbury, securing a job with INCO’s Copper Refinery. His wife and children were reunited with him shortly afterwards. From that point on, he provided for his family by working at INCO full-time and at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and Villa part-time. He loved his church and it’s community. He was always there whenever something had to be done or be repaired. He could fix anything (and that was no lie.) For many years, you could find him playing chess or horseshoes at Villa, singing and dancing (he had a mean twist) with Vera at Ukrainian functions and playing weekly card games at home with the family and Father Pryjma. He built and helped build four homes for himself and his family. After retiring, Stefan traveled back to his home in Ukraine, tended a large garden in his back yard and enjoyed spending time with his wife and growing family. He loved animals, rescuing birds that fell out of their nests, feeding the raccoons and making sure his ravens and mourning doves had plenty to eat. Stefan was one tough man with a heart of gold! We will miss him dearly. The family expresses its heartfelt appreciation to the staff in the Cardiology floor at Health Science North, Dr. Andrew Kuchtaruk, and the Red Cross and other careworkers who have helped us. The family will receive relatives and friends at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME , 233 Larch St., from 6-9pm on Thursday, January 8th, 2015. Panakhyda 7pm, Thursday. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, followed by interment in the Civic Cemetery. If you so desire, donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church would be greatly appreciated. Tenderly may time heal your sorrow Gently may friends ease your pain Softly may peace replace your heartache May the warmest of your memories remain God’s peace be with you always! Vichnaya Pamyat! To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations, or messages of condolences available online at www.lougheed.org

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Sophie Lucky

In Loving Memory of Sophie Lucky, 91 died peacefully on October 16th, 2014 while at the West End Villa Nursing Home in Ottawa. Beloved wife of the late William (Bill) Lucky, loving mother of Wayne (Liane) & Ted (Elizabeth), very proud grandmother/Baba of Natasha, Jessica, Brittany, Amanda & William. Dearest sister of the late Nellie Kozak (John), Lena Shack (Bill), Katie McMahon (Ralph), Steve Tataryn (Lena), Annie Marcinshyn (Andrew) all predeceased. Sophie will be fondly remembered by all her nieces, nephews and friends. 

Sophie was a strong, kind and independent woman. She loved dancing and we are convinced she is already dancing up a storm in heaven. She had a deep love for dogs especially her little Sandy. We know she will continue cheering on her Toronto Blue Jays and Ottawa Senators. Her famous perogies will be missed by all. 

Memorial visitation at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home , 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. Friday, November 14th, 2014 with Panakhyda at 7:00 P.M. A church service will be held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, should you wish to make a donation in memory of Sophie, please consider the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or the Ukrainian Seniors Centre in Sudbury. To light a memorial candle, donations or messages available online at www.lougheed.org


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Mary McParland (nee Gawalko)

In Loving Memory of Mary McParland (nee Gawalko), 80 years. 
Friday morning October 10th, 2014 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury.
Beloved wife of Raymond McParland predeceased 1993. Loving mother of Catherine McParland (Travis Craine). Cherished grandmother of Lachlan McParland (Sarah Bell), Quinn Urban Craine, Katrina Craine, Jasmine Craine and Rosalie McParland Bell and the great grandchildren. Dear daughter of Iwan and Olga (Bashuk) Gawalko both predeceased. Dear sister of “Sonny” Robert Gawalko, Bernice Gawalko (Paul Field predeceased), Paul Gawalko (Joan), Theresa Diver (Robert), Michael Gawalko, Sylvia Bass (“Sandy” Alexander), Morris Gawalko (EK), Peter Gawalko, and sister-in-law to Helene McParland (predeceased) and Marilyn McKay (Beefy).
Resting at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home,233 Larch St. Sudbury
(Friends may call from 2-5; 7-9 P.M. Monday, Prayers at 3:00 P.M.)
Funeral Mass in St. Andrew the Apostle Church,
1250 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury
at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014.
Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery
Donations to Maison Vale Hospice, St. Mary’s Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated


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Martha Frances Eschuk (Punstel)

In loving memory of Martha Eschuk (nee Punstel) who passed away Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at the Finlandia Nursing home in Sudbury. Martha was born in Biscotasing, Ontario in 1921 to Antton and Ida Puustel (both predeceased).
Martha grew up on the family farm on the shores of Biscotasi Lake and despite the depression years had a very happy childhood. Affectionately called “The Kid” by her older siblings, her fondest childhood memories included long summer days on the farm, swimming in and skating on the lake, missing school during ice break up and becoming a very fast runner pursuing her siblings. 
Martha was proud of her contribution to the war effort, working as a sampler at the Copper Cliff Mill, replacing men who went off to war. In 1943 she married Gerald Eschuk (predeceased 2008). They were long-time residents of Garson where Martha worked at Kraft Cleaners and Dolcini’s Food Store for a time, but most of her adult life was devoted to caring and making a home for her husband and four children. 
She had a love of reading as well as telling stories. Perhaps most of all she enjoyed spending time at the camp in Biscotasing, cooking on the wood stove, burning brush, fishing and visiting with family and friends.

Loving mother of Diana Hayes of Nepean (husband Jack, children Michael, Timothy partner Jennifer Ballantyne and Ben), Garry Eschuk of Squamish B.C. (children Craig and Heather), Lillian Hrytsak of Sudbury (husband Irvin, children Rodney and Patricia husband David McDaniel) and Dawn McCutcheon of Nepean (husband Glenn and his children Sean and Corey). Great Grandmother to Alexander, Andrew, Emma, Kiera, Liam, Adeline and Charlotte.  Dear sister of Walter Punstel, Olavi Punstel, Lillian Beaudoin and Esther Hood all predeceased. 
Resting at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Liturgy at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury on Saturday October 11th  2014 at 10:30 am. Interment in the St. John's Cemetery, Garson. Panahyda (Prayers) at 7 pm Friday. Donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. Friends may call 4-8 pm Friday. 


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Erika Makarec

In Loving Memory of  Erika H. (nee Caspar) Makarec 82 years Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at her residence.  

Beloved wife of Wasyl “Bill” Makarec predeceased 2006. Loving mother of Sylvia Makarec and Roman Makarec (wife Carol). Cherished grandmother of Zorina (husband Clint Jordan). Dear daughter of Arthur and Anna (Czayka) Caspar both predeceased. Dear sister of Guenter Caspar (wife Elke). Special aunt to Achim.   Born in Berlin, Germany, Erika married Wasyl Makarec in 1952 in Sudbury. 

She had been a long time resident of Val Caron. She was a retired nurse’s aid from Pioneer Manor having 30 years service. A devout parishioner of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. She had been an active member of the Ukrainian Senior’s Club and a proud member of the local German Club.  Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8 Thursday with Panakhyda at 7:00 P.M. Thursday) Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. Interment in the family plot at Civic Cemetery Donations to the Ukrainian Senior Citizens Center would be appreciated


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Olga Mary Shelegey (nee Struk)

In Loving Memory of Olga Mary Shelegey (nee Struk)

Peacefully on June 26, 2014 at the age of 78.

Olga will be dearly missed by her husband of 53 years, Walter, her pride and joy in life; her four sons, Bill (Nicole), Michael (Janice) of Toronto, Stephen (Ann) of Ottawa, and John (Leanne). Olga was a proud and loving grandmother to Lauren, AJ, Stephanie, Scott and step grandmother to Courtney. She is survived by her brother William (Gloria) of Sault Ste Marie and sister in law Anne Dolby (Ted) of Coniston. She is also survived by her niece and nephews Dan (Sandra), Roxanne (Jeff), Rob, Paul, and Andrew (Lisa) as well as many relatives in Ukraine. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Anna.

Olga was born in Sudbury and lived a full and blessed life. She followed her childhood passion and became a teacher and taught at St. Hubert’s in Sudbury and St. Paul the Apostle in Coniston. After raising her family of four boys, Olga followed her second passion, reading, and became a librarian at the Coniston Public Library for many years.

Olga was very proud of her Ukrainian heritage. A parishioner of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Coniston, an active member of the Women’s Auxiliary and a member of the Dnipro Choir, with which she travelled the world singing in various countries.

She enjoyed gardening, summer at the family camp on the Wahnapitae River, picking blueberries, and spending time with her grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and PSWs for their wonderful care and compassion at Health Sciences North, Maison Vale Hospice and at her home.

As our mother loved flowers, they will be welcomed, or memorial gifts in her name to the Ukrainian Senior Citizens’ Centre, the Northern Cancer Foundation, or the Maison Vale Hospice would also be appreciated.

Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch St., Sudbury
(Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Monday with Panakhyda at 7pm Monday).
Funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Coniston
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 10am.
Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery, Sudbury.



Alexander Holunga 

In loving memory of Alexander Holunga, -77 years, who passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Predeceased by his loving wife Elsie Merium (Nolan); Loving father of Joan (Danny) Pacione of Fall River, Nova Scotia, Janice (Tedy) Poloni of London, Ontario, and Judy (Tom) Knott of Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia; Cherished "Gigi" to his two granddaughters, Daniella (Punkitnees) and Brianne (Bugsy Malone). Dear son of the late Helen (Wolochuk) and Bill Wasyl Holunga; dear brother of John (Florence), Coniston, Anne (Walter-deceased) Zacerkowny, Sudbury, Mike (deceased), Mary (Phil, deceased) Shiplack, Loreburn, Saskatchewan, Stella (Gerry, deceased) Turcotte, Coniston, and Nick, Coniston. Dear brother in law of Ted (Shirley) Nolan, Sault Ste. Marie, Ken (Helen) Nolan, Margaret Nolan, Marina Golden, Mabel Copeland, David Nolan, Alphonse Nolan, Robert Nolan, and Vivian Lafontaine, all predeceased. Alex was a long-time resident of Coniston, and a member of St Michaels' Ukrainian Church. He was an avid sports enthusiast, who enjoyed playing softball, curling, and bowling. Everyone knew him as a loyal fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Toronto Blue Jays. Alex was a Quarter Century Club member of INCO, where he worked as a maintenance mechanic. He retired with 35 years of service. Following retirement, he volunteered for many years at the Salvation Army, where he received an award for his dedication. Alex was a passionate gardener, producing an abundance of fresh vegetables, ideal for canning. Not only did his family reap the rewards of his hard work in the garden, but so did many members of the community. Alex encouraged and supported his daughters' many activities throughout their lives. He was also on the sidelines cheering them on, and he could always be counted on for carpooling. This support continued into his daughters' married lives. He continued his supportive nature later in life by being present at his granddaughters' birthdays, dance recitals, and many sports activities. He will be missed by many dear nieces and nephews, friends and former co-workers. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Homes, Dartmouth, NS. Visitation will be held inJACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME , 233, Larch Street, Sudbury, Ont., on Thursday June 26 from 2-4pm and 7-9 pm and again on Friday from 10:30-11:30. The funeral service will take place on Friday June 27 at 11:30 am in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Fr. Marion officiating, with a reception to follow. Interment to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be made by visiting:www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com, Dartmouth Chapel. 



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PRINOSKI, Henry, Jr. -

peacefully passed away at the age of 84 at Pioneer Manor, Monday, May 26th, 2014. Beloved husband of 56 years and best friend to Tillie Prinoski (Muzyka). Loving father of Kevin of Halifax and Michael at home and three grandchildren, Kyle, Scott, and Trevor all of Halifax. Beloved half brother to Michael, Peter and Walter Daypuk and Mary Cook all predeceased. Dear uncle of Karen St. Louis of Toronto. Henry was a man of all trades; he fixed whatever broke down. He even put a new floor in one of our cars. He was a hard-working man. He spent 46 1/2 years with INCO. He was very proud of his job, knowing all trades of work at INCO. He loved to read, and to do his weight-lifting (three times a week), which he never missed. Even when he wasn't well, he still tried to do his best. Checkers was a game he loved to play at work and then at home with Michael. He loved to go for bike rides and enjoy the sun. Henry was always ready to help others and always took time to visit a neighbor at a nursing home. Henry will be missed by us all. Resting at the 
LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME , 252 Regent St. at Hazel St., Sudbury. (Friends may call 6-8pm Wednesday with Panakhyda at 7pm Wednesday). Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury, Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 11am. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. Donations to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated.


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eacefully passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of 63 years and best friend of Annie Muzyka (Katcher). Loving father of Peter Jr (Sue) of Windsor, and Todd (Whitney) of Garson. Special father-in-law to Claire Leclerc. Peter cherished his three grandchildren, Ashley, Melissa and Michael (Andrea Depolis) who all brought warmth, humour and pride to his life every day. Peter will be missed by his canine companion Bo who he shared with his grandchildren. Beloved brother of Tilly (Henry) Prinoski, Andrew Muzyka (Louise), Nicholas Muzyka (predeceased)(Stella), Lena Janowski (Paul), (both predeceased), Annie (Sliworsky) Walter (both predeceased) and Nelli Muzyka. Special uncle to Victor (Pat) Janowski and Marcel (Liz) Janowski. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Peter was a miner at Inco for 33 years. He spent his retirement watching his grandchildren grow into beautiful adults and taking long walks with his companion Bo. Special thanks to the nurses and volunteers of the Chemotherapy department of the Cancer Centre who provided Peter with warmth and special treats at every visit, Oncologist Dr. Noble and Karen Green-Dwyer who provided guidance and support through Peter's treatments, and in his final days, Dr. Knight, Dr. Kuchtaruk and the extraordinary nursing and PSW staff of 4-North. Their care of Peter, and warm welcome each time we arrived made each visit a little easier. "Each one of them is Jesus in disguise." - Mother Teresa Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME , 233 Larch St., Sudbury, 6pm-8pm Tuesday with Panakhyda 7pm. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury on Wednesday, April 16 at 10am. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. Donations to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line atwww.lougheed.org12745940


Mike Kurczak

In Loving Memory of Michael “Mike” Kurczak 93 years Passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North on Saturday, Feb 15th with his son John by his side. Pre deceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary, and many brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Father of John, Walter (Brenda), and Olga Parsons. Much loved grandfather to Kerry Siegel (Jack), Lisa Carricato, Rob Kurczak (Cathy), Shawn Mathe and Mike Parsons, and Jason Kurczak. Adored great grandfather to Kyle and Abby Carricato, Ben Siegel, Reid, Wes and Zoey Kurczak, Starlene Depatie and Elliot Mathe-Pirs. Michael’s life began in Ukraine in 1920. He was a hard worker from a very young age and this continued throughout his life. He came to Canada after working in factories during World War Two and settled in Espanola at a farm with his wife and father-in-law. He had a long and successful career at Inco where he was know as “Little Mike” to his peers and excelled at his job as a transportation supervisor. After his retirement, Michael enjoyed singing with the St Mary’s church choir which he considered a second family. Michael also very much enjoyed his time out at his camp on Fairbanks Lake with family members. But in all honesty, the thing that he enjoyed most was his gardening with his dog Sash by his side. Not a year went by from his late 60′s until he was 91, that his two gardens weren’t producing or in perfect shape and he harvested many a fruit and vegetable. He was the hardest working man and had the hands to show it. His work ethic and strong family values will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Special thanks to all the registered staff, PSWs and especially Dr. Koch for their kindness and for treating Mike with respect and dignity. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street, Sudbury (Friends may call after 10am Monday) Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame, Sudbury Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12 noon. Interment in the family plot at the Sudbury Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated.

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Michael Belowos

In Loving Memory
of
Michael Belowos
89 yrs
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at Health Sciences North, Sudbury.

Beloved son of Stephen and Anne (Baily) Belowos predeceased. Loving brother of Fred Belowos predeceased, Walter Belowos (wife Helen) both predeceased. Mary Kariam (husband Harry) both predeceased, William Belowas predeceased (wife Stella), Sophie Mysewycz (husband Bill) both predeceased. Sadly missed by many loving nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass at
St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
48 William St., Coniston
Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at 9am
(Friends may gather at the church after 8:45 am Saturday)
Cremation
Arrangements entrusted to Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home


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Elizabeth Kosiw (nee Hrycay)

In loving memory of Nadine Elizabeth Kosiw (nee Hrycay), Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at Health Sciences North. Beloved wife of Sydney Kosiw (predeceased). Loving mother of Ted (Roberta), Peter (Deborah), Andy (Bev) and Cathy Vaillancourt (Al Van Druenen). Special Baba of grandchildren; Kelly Mallet (Eric), Kathleen Myre (Rick), Tracy Chabot (Ryan), Rheanna Hook (Kevin), Stacy, Vanessa Rehel (Nathan), Jennifer (Pat Legris), Ashley, Bryan, Jim and John (Kylah) and great-grandchildren; Leila, Zachary, Christian, Nicolas, Hendrix, Lillyanna, Isabella, and two on the way. Daughter of Peter and Doris (nee Boychuk) Hrycay both predeceased. Sister of Walter Hrycay and Olga Bazylykut both predeceased. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Nadine was a very devoted member of St. Michael’s parish in Coniston for many years; she was a past president of the CWL and was a member of the Coniston Legion Branch 427. She was an excellent Ukrainian cook and would love to teach her family and friends her recipes to ensure the Ukrainian traditions would be carried on. Nadine was best known for being very hospitable for whoever dropped by, she would always have food and drinks prepared and refused to take no for an answer. She loved being outdoors; sitting in the sun, picking blueberries, watching the birds and feeding her chipmunks. Over the years she had many pets who brought her joy and kept her company. She enjoyed watching golf, Judge Judy and game shows, but more importantly she cherished watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and play. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Villa, the PSW's and the staff in the ICU and 6th Floor South Tower at Health Sciences North for their care and compassion over the past 7 months. Funeral visitation JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St. (Friends may call 2-5 and 7-9 pm Tuesday Panakhyda 7pm). Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 10am. Interment at St. John's Cemetery in Garson Donations to the Health Sciences North Foundation would be appreciated by the family. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org


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Anne Blizchuk 

In Loving Memory of Anne Blizchuk (nee Myronick) 90 years Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at St. Gabriel’s Villa. Beloved wife of John Blizchuk predeceased 1982. Loving mother of Ronald (Maureen) of Montreal. Dear daughter of Nicholas and Katherine (nee Verona) Myronick predeceased. Dear sister of Roy Myronick and Alex Myronick both predeceased. Anne was born in Espanola and married John Blizchuk in Massey in 1941. A devout Roman Catholic and a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, she was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League. Anne was an avid shopper and also enjoyed gardening. Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch St., Sudbury (Friends may call 2-4pm; 6-9pm Wednesday with Panakhyda 7pm Wednesday). Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 10:30am. Cremation with interment in the family plot at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Massey. Donations to St. Gabriel’s Villa would be appreciated.


2013


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Jaroslaw “Jerry” Romanyszyn
92 years
Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at Health Sciences North.

Beloved husband of Louise (Koren) Romanyszyn. Loving father of Jerry (Paulina), Stan (Paulette) and Mike (Karey). Cherished grandfather of Chris, Melissa (Jamie), Jennifer (Andre), Victoria, Lisa, Trevor and Kristene. Dear brother of Dmytro (Anna). Loving son of Peter and Sophia Romanyszyn both predeceased. Sadly missed by family in Ukraine.

Born in the Ukraine, he married Louise in Sudbury in 1960. Jerry worked at the INCO Smelter as an operator for 34 ½ years, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed having people come to his home, especially his grandchildren. Jerry had a great sense of humour and was the king of one-liners. Even after 90 years, he would wake up in the morning and tell his family, “Still life.” Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the 5th Floor South, HSN for their care and kindness.

Funeral Visitation at the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent St. at Hazel St.
(Friends may call 2-5; 7-9pm Tuesday, with Panakhyda at 7pm Tuesday.)
Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 10:30am.
Interment in the Civic Cemetery.
Donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church or the NCF Cancer Center would be appreciated.


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Katherine Elizabeth Timchuk (nee Harach)
98 years
Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at Pioneer Manor.
Beloved wife of Michael Timchuk predeceased 1977. Loving mother of Don (Lee), Margaret (Romeo St. Onge), Michael and Barbara (Richard Paul) all of Sudbury and Ernie (Tina) of Thunder Bay. Cherished grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dear daughter of Harry and Eva Harach both predeceased. Dear sister of Stella Luciuk, Tania Wagnor, Sonia Dale, Peter, Slava Pastyr, Paul, and predeceased by Nadia, Agatha, Anna, Mary and Michael. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Katherine worked for many years as a cook at the Steelworkers Hall. She was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and CWL. She belonged to the Sudbury Horticultural Society and Ukrainian Seniors. She enjoyed modelling, travelling the world and she was a gifted and skilled artist. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch St., Sudbury
(Friends may call 2-4; 6-9pm Tuesday with Panakhyda at 7pm.)
Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 10:30am.
Interment in the family plot at the Sudbury Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Donations to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated.


Rose (nee Lunek) Schitka
82 years
Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at her residence.

Beloved wife of Konstantin Schitka predeceased 1993. Loving mother of John (wife Jill), Mark (wife Trudy), and Thomas (wife Tammy). Cherished Baba of Kyra (Philip), Luke, Noah, Meaghan, Casey, Bailey, Baron, Parish and great grandchildren Rylie and Emmett. Dear daughter of Lena (Bagaski) Lunek and stepdaughter to Kazimir Wlosek. Dear sister of William, Peter, John and Mary all predeceased.

Resting at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home,
233 Larch Street, Sudbury
(Friends may call 2-4, 6-8 p.m. Friday
with Panakhyda at 7:00 p.m. Friday)


Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church,
40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury
Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Interment in the family plot at the Civic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Ukrainian Sr. Citizen’s Centre or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.



Fedor Jackiw

Our beloved Fedor Jackiw, aged 83, passed away Friday October 4th, 2013. Son of Petro & Anastasia (Ukraine) and brother to Vasyl, Michael & Josef (Ukraine) all predeceased. Dedicated & loving husband of 47 years to Stefania, loving father to his daughter Irene, his son Myron & his grandson Andrij. Uncle to many loved nieces & nephews, loyal and cherished friend to those both near & far. Born in Ukraine, he lived a passionate life in Europe and then in Canada, where he was an Inco employee for 38 years in Sudbury. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, strength, gentle nature and his blue eyes. A special thank you to Dr. Sawkiw. Our gratitude to the doctors and staff at Health Science North, as well as the staff and family of supportive friends at Pioneer Manor. Our deepest thanks and love to all who gave unselfishly for so long and lightened our days. Resting at the JACKSON and BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch St., Sudbury. (Friends may call 2-9pm Tuesday with Panakhyda at 7pm Tuesday). Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 10am. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. 


“Bob” Bohdan Walter Semenuk, 

In loving memory of Bob (Bohdan) Walter Semeniuk, Born June 7, 1952, who passed away June 5, 2013 at his residence.

Bob was born in Dundee, Scotland and came to Canada when he was 1 ½. Survived by his sister Maria (Semeniuk) Poryckyj, children Andrea Poryckyj (husband Lee Butler), Andrew Poryckyj (wife Leah) and Lara Poryckyj and by his brother John Semeniuk and his children Zackery Semeniuk (partner Anna), Damian Semeniuk and Willow Semeniuk. Predeceased by his father Walter Semeniuk (2003) and his mother Eva Gibson (2008, Toronto). He was raised Ukrainian in Sudbury by his father, Walter Semeniuk. Bob lived his whole life in Sudbury and went to Lansdowne Public School and Sheridan Technical School. Bob also went to Laurentian University. He was a prospector by trade. Bob was very active in the Mental Health Survivors Association. He was there when they started NISA.

Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury
(Friends may call 6-8pm Monday with Panakhyda 7pm Monday)

Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 10am



Sus, Osyp “Joe”
Peacefully Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at Health Sciences North with loving family at his side.

Beloved husband of Anna (nee Lemisczak) Sus predeceased 1973. Loving father of Irene (Roger Blake) of Ottawa, Lesia (Michael Oshell) of Sudbury and Marcey (Danny Lee) of Sudbury. Cherished Dido of Patrick Blake (Jennifer) of Navan, Julie (Gregory Shook) of Washington, D.C., Jesse Oshell (Lorna) of Sudbury and Katie (Brad Smith) of Sudbury and great grandchildren William and Keean Blake, Abigail and Wyatt Oshell and Miles and Carson Smith. Dear son of Ivan and Anna (Krupa) Sus both predeceased. Dear brother of Michael, Katherine, Sophie, Anna and Ivan, all of the Ukraine, all predeceased.

Osyp “Joe” Sus was a “machine doctor” at INCO’s Frood Stobie Mine for over 30 years. He was a jack of all trades and amazingly a master of all. His greatest joy was his garage workshop where he spent many hours fixing and rebuilding everything and anything. He loved his car, his Ukrainian music, his friends, and most of all his family.

We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Krawczuk who kept him well for so many years.
We love you and will miss you every day.
“Vichnaya Pamyat Tato”.


Gertrud Makarec

In loving memory of Gertrud Makarec (nee Czayka) 91 years who passed away March 6th, 2013 at Health Sciences North with her loving family at her side. 

Beloved wife of the late Antin Makarec and dear and beloved mother of Maria (Christian) Heindl of North Bay, Katherine (Stephan) Taylor of New Jersey, and Darka (Bruce) Makarec of Fort Erie. Dear and loving grandmother of Nicholas, Jonathan, Hannah and Ethan. Gertrud is predeceased by her parents Otto and Elizabeth (nee Schultz) and by her brothers Otto and Bruno Czayka and also survived by her sister Adelheid Kruck of Germany. 

Resting at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home 233 Larch Street (friends may call 6-9 pm Friday with Panakhyda (prayers) at 7.p.m 

Funeral service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel Saturday March 9th, 2013 at 10 a.m . 

Interment at the Civic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Barvinok Residence, Ukrainian Seniors Centre or St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated. 



Lillian O'Connell (Shenkaruk)

Peacefully, Friday evening, February 22, 2013 at St. Joseph's Continuing Care Centre, Lillian O'Connell (nee Shenkaruk) in her 77th year: dear wife of the late Jack O'Connell, dear daughter of Dmytro and Jessie Shenkaruk both predeceased; loving mother of David (wife Rosemary) of Espanola and Karen Rocca of Azilda; lovingly remembered by her three grandchildren, Davis, Emily and Carly; cherished sister of Patricia Stupak (Steve) of Ottawa, predeceased by her sister Mildred.

 In keeping with Lillian's wishes there will be no visitation. Friends may gather at the church after 10:00 a.m. Funeral mass will be held in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Wednesday February, 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Father Petro Bodnar officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation will be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Sudbury. 


Sophie Prus


In Loving Memory of  Sofia “Sophie” Prus  (nee Makariv)  86 years

On her birthday, Friday, February 15th, 2013 at Health Sciences North with loving family at her side.
 
Beloved wife of Mychailo “Michael” Prus predeceased 1995. Loving mother of Anne Holub (husband Bryan), Walter Prus, Mary Hamilton, and Sandra Williams. Cherished grandmother of Brett (wife Silvia), Glenn, Andrew, Stephen, Laurie and special great grandmother to Naiomi. Dear daughter of Mykola and Anastasia Makariv predeceased.
 
Sofia was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and she was an active member of the ladies’ auxiliary.
 
Resting at the
 Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
 233 Larch St., Sudbury
 Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Tuesday
 with Panakhyda 7pm Tuesday.
 
Funeral Mass in
 St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury
 Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
 at 9:30am.
 
Interment in the family plot at the Civic Memorial Cemetery, Sudbury.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Ukrainian Senior Citizens’ Center would be appreciated. 


Nick Stefanyk

Stefanyk, Mykala “Nick” (December 12th, 1926 – February 14th, 2013)

Passed away peacefully in his 87th year at Pioneer Manor, Sudbury. Mykala is survived by his loving wife Hilda Stefanyk, his step-son Peter Knoblauch, daughter in law Diane, grandchildren Steven and Michael-John, cousins in London and nieces and nephews in Ukraine. Mykala was born on December 12th, 1926 in Yawarak, Ukraine to Maraysha (Spurtza) and Bartholomy Stefanyk. He was the third eldest son of the family; predeceased by his three brothers and three sisters. As a young boy, Mykala was forced to leave his family to serve in the war, never to return home. In the years following, Mykala endured the unfavorable working conditions as a laborer in the Belgium coal mines. In 1951 Mykala immigrated to Canada in pursuit of a better life and was employed by INCO up until his retirement. Mykala was a prominent seasonal resident of the Killarney Marina where he enjoyed his passion for boating, fishing and socializing with the locals. “Nick” will always be remembered of his generosity, commitment to his family and his willingness to provide a helping hand.

Visitation at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury (2-5 p.m. Sunday only with Panakhyda at 3 p.m. Sunday). Mykala was a man of faith. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury on Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Donations to the Pioneer Manor Resident’s Council or charity or your choice would be appreciated. 


Jennie Samborski 

It is with broken hearts that we announce the beautiful passing of Jennie Samborski who was surrounded by her family as she departed this life to go home to God. Though we will miss her dearly, Jennie left a legacy of love for her family and her friends and we will hold close so many happy memories.
 
Jennie was born in Cudworth, Saskatchewan on March 7, 1914, the daughter of Katarina and Peter Tyshynski. She married Nicholas Samborski (predeceased in 1971) in 1933, moved to Sudbury in 1942 and raised four children. She is much loved and cherished by her children Peter, Morris (Claire), Ann (Phil Dalle Vedove) and Gloria (Vladimir Berens).
 
Forever adored Baba of Derek (Lise) and Jason (Kelly) Samborski and Karen (Mike Riopel) and Kevin Eaton; Debbie (Richard Preyde), Laura, Danny and Phil (Rachelle) Dalle Vedove and Monika (Colin Firth), Katherine, Carla (Scott Mills), Rainer (Noreen McChesney), David (Nathalie Dubois) Berens.
 
Dear Prebabka of Nathan and Jorgia Samborski and Leeanne (Nick Gratton) and their children Tyler and Alyssa, Kevin Riopel (Mel) and their child Dylan and Tyler and Robyn Dzuirban of Morris' family; Paige, Deanna, Marissa and Sara, Philip and Emme of Ann's family and Alexandra, Kallie and Zachary, Elliot, Carter and Carson, Hannah, Alexi, Sophie and Lindsay of Gloria's family.
 
Jennie was the older sister to brothers Mike (Helen), John (Ann), Bill (Lena predeceased 2001) and sister Olga Bayda. She was predeceased by her brothers John, Michael, Matt, Tony and Steve and by her sister Elsie Wetick. She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Jennie was proud of her Ukrainian heritage and was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Women's League and Ukrainian Seniors' Centre and she made tens of thousands of holubtsi and perohy to raise funds for both organizations and to keep her family well fed and happy. Jennie loved gardening, picking berries, cooking, reading, bowling and doing her puzzles. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile.
 
Jennie is resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury
 (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8 p.m. Tuesday only). Panakhyda at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
 Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Peter Bodnar officiating.
 Burial to follow at the Lasalle Cemetery.
 The family would appreciate donations to Ukrainian Seniors' Centre or St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in lieu of flowers.
 
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Thank you Jennie.

2012

John Yawney

The family announces with great sorrow his passing in Sudbury on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 60 years.
Son of Pauline (nee Puhach) and Michael Yawney (predeceased).
Beloved husband of Fay Hobin and proud father of John Jr (wife Eli).
Dear brother of Steve (Theresa), Marie Dobson (Richard), Helen Lacko (George), Michael (Roma), David (Pat), Sam (Karen), Nolina Gauthier, Cathy Scott (Frank), Maggie, Sharon Somers (Basil), Polly (Brian Kameka), Rachel Morris (Joe), Ruta Semeniuk (Bob) and Tim (MC). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews as well as his four legged friends, Coco and Harmony. 
John was a caring gentle giant with a heart of gold who spent many years caring for family and friends, as well as Baba’s chauffeur, picking blueberries, cutting grass, shoveling snow, and was the one called upon to fix or set up the electronics. Known for his appreciation of nature and love of gardening John spent many hours in his tomato patch in summer and keeping the ducks in Junction Creek fed in winter.

The family will receive friends at Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St Sudbury, Friday October 26 from 2 till 5 pm. Funeral Service will be at 7pm in the R.J. Barnard Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Humane Society in John’s memory.




John "Jack" O'Connell

Peacefully, Wednesday morning at Health Sciences North, October 17, 2012, John “Jack” O’Connell in his 78th year: dear son of Harry and Toini (nee Cresty) O’Connell, both predeceased; beloved husband of Lillian (nee Skenkaruk) O’Connell: loving father of David (wife Rosemary) of Espanola and Karen of Sudbury; lovingly remembered by his three grandchildren, Davis, Emily and Carly; also survived by his sister Nancy (husband Gordon) of Arizona, and sister Linda (husband Gord Dailey) of Sudbury: predeceased by his sister Mary and her husband Bud Howard. Dearly missed by his sister-in-law Patricia Stupak (husband Steve and family) of Ottawa. Jack retired as a salesman in the Mining Equipment Industry. He was an avid sportsman and a very devoted Sudbury Wolves and Toronto Maple Leafs supporter. Jack enjoyed his summers at the golf course. At the family’s request there will be no visitation. Cremation. Funeral mass will be held in Ste Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Saturday morning October 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Father Petro Bodnar officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations (by cheque only) to the Northern Cancer Foundation will be greatly appreciated. Friends may gather at the church after 10:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.



In Loving Memory of Michael Gregory Smal, 54 years

Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Maison Vale Hospice.

Beloved husband of Josie Smal (DeLuca). Loving father
of Justin and Natasha Smal. Cherished son of Harry (predeceased) and Stella (Storozuk) Smal of Sudbury. Dear brother of Donna Wuksinic (Douglas) of Little Current. Dear uncle of Steven Wuksinic of Sudbury and Andrea Wuksinic (Clinton Barry) of Sudbury and great uncle of Elizabeth Barry. Dear son-in-law of Renzo and Albertina (DelLepre) DeLuca and brother-in-law of Vivian DeLuca (Rob Belcourt). Michael was born and raised in Sudbury. He worked in the IT department for the City of Greater Sudbury for the last 26 years. He had a good heart, a gentle spirit and a wonderful sense of humour that will be greatly missed. Michael liked golf and basketball but he loved his family most of all.

Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch St., Sudbury
Funeral Service in St. Patrick’s Church, 39 Walford Rd., Sudbury
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10 a.m.
Interment in the Civic Cemetery.
Prayers at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Donations to the Maison Vale Hospice, Sam Bruno Pet Scanner Fund or the NCF- Cancer Center would be appreciated.

(Friends may call 2-5; 7-9 p.m. Wednesday)



HUCULAK, Jean Hawryliuk - Peacefully with ease and grace, Jean Hawryliuk Huculak, on September 6th, 2012 at Extendicare Falconbridge Nursing Home in Sudbury, Ontario, passed away. 

Jean was a winter solstice baby, born on December 21st, 1920, in Kulish, Manitoba.
Jean Huculak was affectionately known as Baba. She was named Yoanna Hawryliuk. She was named after her maternal grandmother, Yoanna Commandat who was born in the Ukraine. Baba was the sixth child of nine surviving children born to her parents, Evdonia Merko Hawryliuk and Trofym Hawryliuk on a farming homestead near Dauphin, Manitoba, called Kulish.

Baba grew up in a two-storey wooden farmhouse that had 2 bedrooms for nine children and her two parents. Jean did many things with her siblings on the farm: picking berries, milking cows, driving the wagon and horses together to go Saturday night dances and Sunday church. She played many card games with her brothers including crib and HOLA. Jean went to school at the Kulish schoolhouse in Manitoba. She earned a grade 5 education and then, had to stay home on the farm to help her mother clean and cook for her older brothers who worked the farm fields.

At the age of nineteen, in 1940, Jean moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to work in a nursing home. By 1941, she was secretly courting her future husband, John Huculak, who was eleven years older than her and grew up on farm near her family, in the township of Venlaw, Manitoba. They would exchange many love letters, of which the family still has. By the summer of 1942, John saved enough money working at the INCO smelter in Sudbury, Ontario. Jean arrived in Sudbury in 1942, and resided with her future sister-in-law while working at Golden Grain Bakery located on Brady Street.

John and Jean were married on, October 11th, 1942, at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. They lived in an apartment on Riverside Drive and then rented a house on Ontario Street. In 1956, they moved their family to Lively, Ontario. John and Jean were married for 54 years. Jean’s skills of Ukrainian cooking, baking, preserving, canning, sewing, crochet, needlepoint and quilting were exemplary. Friends, neighbours and family called her Baba as she was motherly in nature to all and always concerned if you had enough to eat and dressed warmly.


Jean is predeceased by her loving husband, John Huculak (1996). Jean is also predeceased by her parents, Trofym (1967) and Evdonia (1982). She is predeceased by her Hawryliuk brothers Bill, Nick, Mattie, Mike, John, and sister Ann (Belinsky). She is predeceased by her sister-in-laws Maxine, Kay, Mary, and Ann, and brother-in-law Nick (Belinsky).

Her daughter Mary-Jean and husband Clayton Peterson of Sudbury, son David of Lively and daughter Margret Courtney of Kincardine, Ontario, survive Jean. Jean is also survived by her devoted granddaughter Laurie Peterson and husband Keith Clement of Lively and beloved grandchildren Jennifer Huculak and Christopher Huculak, and Eliza Courtney. Jean also adored her two great-grandchildren Marlee Jean Clement and Kurtis John Clement of Lively. Her sister Mary and husband Nick Kukurudza of Winnipeg, Manitoba, brother Steve Hawryliuk of Elliot Lake, Ontario, and sister-in-law Tynne Hawryliuk of Levack, Ontario, also survive Jean.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the R. J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 at 2pm with a reception to follow.

Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 10:30am.

Interment in the Maplecrest Cemetery, Dowling.

Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

(Friends may call after 1:30pm Sunday in the chapel) 

REHALUK, Paul - In Loving Memory of Paul Rehaluk, 101 years, Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at Pioneer Manor. Beloved husband of Ilene (Hrycewich) Rehaluk of Sudbury. Loving brother of Peter of Manitoba, Mary Kolosinski (husband Matt) of Toronto and Annie Bodnar of Saskatchewan. Dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews. A devoted catholic, attended St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church regularly. Paul was born in Saskatchewan and comes from a family of 11. He came to Sudbury at the age of 25 and went on to work with both Inco and MacIsaac for many years. Resting at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch Street where friends may call from 6-8pm Sunday. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 10:30am. Panakyda will be at 7pm Sunday. Entombment in the Civic Memorial Mausoleum. Donations to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org 

SYRNYK, Myroslaw (Morris) - In Loving Memory of Myroslaw “Morris“ Syrnyk, 75 years, Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at his residence, Sudbury. Beloved husband of Matilda “Tillie“ (nee Hrynkiw) Syrnyk predeceased October 13th, 1992. Loving father of Brenda (husband Mohamed Zohdy) of Sudbury and Karen (husband Chris Princivero) of Georgetown. Cherished grandfather of Tarik Zohdy. Predeceased by his parents Hielko and Mary (nee Magis) Syrnyk. Dear brother of Sophie Bogoslowski of Dauphin, Manitoba, Walter of Vancouver B.C. and predeceased by Peter, Mike and his wife Rosetta, Julian, Lena and Ann and her husband Matteo. Morris was born in Mink Creek, Manitoba. He married Tillie in Dauphin in 1963. In Sudbury since 1970, he worked for Inco Ltd., retiring in 1992. A member of St Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, he also enjoyed fishing, golfing and carpentry. He will always be remembered for his kindness and for his devotion towards his wife and daughters. Morris enjoyed Tarik's company and always played the role of proud grandfather. He leaves a rich legacy of love, faith and devotion and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Mass in St Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave. Sudbury, Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 am. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations in memory of Morris to the Heart and Stoke Foundation or to the Arthritis Association would be appreciated. (Friends may gather at the church after 10:45 am Friday). Funeral arrangements entrusted to the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St. Sudbury. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org

SKORATKO, ANNA - It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Anna Skoratko (maiden name Guzylak) at the St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto on July 6th, 2012. Beloved wife to the late Mychaelo Skoratko for 58 years. Loving mother of Bob of Calgary and Alice Ferron (Claude) of Oakville. Cherished grandmother of Katherine, Mark, Stephen and Laura. Anna was born on April 7th, 1926 in Wyslik, Poland to parents Pantaleon and Anna. She is survived by her sisters Fenna, Paraska, and Maria. Her brothers Simco, Mychaelo and Ivan are predeceased. Anna left her home village for Germany where she worked as a housekeeper. She then moved to England in 1948 where she worked in a textile factory. While there, she met her future husband who later asked her to come to Canada in 1952. They were married in Sudbury, Ontario in 1953 in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Life-long family friends Stefan and Kataryna Bilyj helped them establish their lives in Sudbury. Their son, Walter Bilyj, and Anna’s son-in-law Claude Ferron were always there to help. Active in the Ukrainian-Canadian community, she was involved in many organizations including the Women’s League, her church, and CYM. She had a passion for cooking and her talents were evident in her job as head cook at the President Hotel for many years. In the summer months she enjoyed her garden. She loved large family gatherings with many relatives around her. Anna sponsored many family members and helped them come to Canada. In 1972, her niece, Marika Petryszyn (Dziadosz) became part of the family and Anna was like a mother to her. Her faith in God and the power of prayer sustained her during the final years of declining health. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.
 Resting at the  Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home  233 Larch St., Sudbury
 Funeral Mass in  St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church,  40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury on  Wednesday, July 11th, 2102 at 10:30am. Panakhyda 7pm Tuesday.
 Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. 
 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


SZWEC, Jenny - Peacefully at Health Sciences North, Sudbury on Tuesday May 22, 2012 in her 83rd year. Wife of the late Ted Szwec. Dear sister of John Christoff of Gatineau, QC, Carol Waselovich of St. Catharines, and Helen Zidichouski of Clearwater, Florida. Predeceased by her sisters Doris Sapkos, Tillie Cooke, Millie Chernoski, Mary Pooke and brother Fred Christoff. Daughter of the late Anne Christoff (Kutyn) of Ukraine and Ben Christoff, Bulgaria. Jenny will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews and dear friends in Sudbury. Family will receive friends on Thursday May 24, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME, 252 Regent Street, Sudbury. Panakhyda at 7:30 p.m. and at McEvoy Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa on Friday May 25, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine 952 Green Valley Cres., Ottawa on Saturday May 26, 2012 at 9 a.m. Interment in the Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. Donations to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sudbury, or Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine, Ottawa, would be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Chris, Maria and the Red Cross for their constant care, compassion and companionship over the years that helped to make Jenny's life happy and comfortable.





In Loving Memory
of
Mary Margaret Stesco, 98 years

Who passed away Thursday April 26th, 2012 at the Maison Vale Hospice. Mary is joining her beloved husband Frederick “Fred” Benard, her loving parents Dmytro and Antonia Stesco and brothers and sisters. She leaves her dear sister Lea of Ottawa. Lovingly remembered by nieces and nephews. Memorial Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home Monday April 30th at 10 a.m. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to the Maison Vale Hospice would be appreciated. (Friends may gather after 9:30 a.m. Monday.)


In loving memory of Amy Harmaty (nee Holowanky) who passed away on May 1st, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Complex at the age of 94 with her family at her side. Predeceased by parents George and Anna Holowanky. Youngest sibling and predeceased by three brothers and five sisters; Mike, Mary Velechko (George), Helen Augustine (Bill), Katie Jonasson (John), Jessie Balloway (Alex), Sophie Jakus (Alex), Steve (Yvonne) and John – survived by spouse Sanay currently residing in Victoria, B.C. Amy married nick in Saskatchewan and they moved to the Sudbury area in 1950. After Nick’s death in 1997, Amy moved to the Ukrainian Senior Citizens’ Complex in 1999. At the Complex, she spent many happy years helping with the cooking workshops and where she had much fun with her fellow residents playing cards on Thursday evenings and faithfully attending rosary prayers every Friday evening. Amy religiously attended mass at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church every weekend. Dear mother of Eugene (Carol) and grandmother to Jamie (partner Katrina) and Craig and great grandmother to Kendall all of Fort Myers, Florida. Will be greatly missed by her daughter Linda Purvis (Jack predeceased) and grandson John of Sudbury. For many years and until she was 89 years of age, she travelled to Florida annually with Linda and John to visit Eugene and his family; and the three of them took many fun filled trip over the years to various locations in southern Ontario. Aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews especially close and sadly missed by Edna Kolisnyk (Bill predeceased) and Alex Balloway (Marion) of Sudbury, Carrie Collins (Ted predeceased) of Calgary and Paulette Pilon (Sylvio) of Ottawa and friend and former neighbor Doris Jennings of Sudbury. Amy worked for many years at Chuck’s Fish House on Lorne Street and at Woolworth’s lunch counter retiring in 1979. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Cremation with burial of ashes in the family plot at Lasalle Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held later in May. Donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Complex. Amy resided at St. Joseph’s CCC from mid March till her death which was made very peaceful by the kind, compassionate and caring staff who all were genuinely concerned that she was comfortable and pain free. (Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home)

Graveside committal, Friday, May 4th at 3pm at Lasalle Cemetery in Sudbury.



Hrobelsky was a doer of good deeds

Ukrainian community loses one of its cultural leader

By MARY STEFURA, FOR THE SUDBURY STAR

Julianna Hnatejko was born in Piddubne, Western Ukraine, Oct. 3, 1918, the youngest of 12 children. Her father died when she was a year old. Even as a child she enjoyed singing folk songs, drawing happy pictures but mostly acting in school skits and plays.

As a young woman, she was interested in belonging to the local choir. However a prerequisite to performing was having an embroidered shirt. Young men in full costume wore white shirts with embroidery on front, neckline and wrists, while girls wore the prescribed full costume with elaborately embroidered shirts. So at age 15, she began this monumental task, and in the process probably developed focus and patience -- two qualities that remained with her throughout her long life. Unhappily, her mother died that same year. She was left an orphan.

Her engaging personality attracted the attention of Roman Hrobelsky, the priest's son who was to be the love of her life.

These were critical times for romance -- war was declared in 1939 and the lovers, both being politically astute took affairs into their own hands. In 1940, they escaped to Vorochta, a Carpathian resort village, to be married. They taught at the village school there and Marusia was born the following year.

The war increased in intensity and they decided to leave Vorochta and Ukraine like thousands of other Ukrainian people.

Marusia recalls, "In the midst of fear, bombardment, much suffering, lack of food and shelter, sleeping on rain-drenched forest ground," they mostly walked hundreds of miles from 1943-45 through several countries. Peace was declared in 1945 and the family finally arrived in Austria.

Here Roman found temporary work that brought some semblance of order into their lives.

Meanwhile, Anthony Hlynka, the member from Vegreville led the battle in the Canadian Parliament to permit these war-weary people to emigrate to Canada.

The family was sponsored by Volodymyr and Kay Hnatejko, Julianna's brother and on Jan. 1, 1949, Roman, Julianna, Marusia and one-year-old Lubko arrived in Halifax, N.S., and, finally, in Sudbury.

They immediately became members of Our Lady of Pokrow St. Mary's Church on Beech Street and Julianna joined the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League. She participated fully in all its activities, holding, during those 23 years, positions of president, vice-president, cultural-education rep, spiritual advisor, financial, recording and corresponding secretary.

As mother she led and participated in youth activities.

Because she loved music, she was aware that Marusia had musical talent, so enrolled her in violin lessons with Emil First.

In 1965, she had the good fortune to meet a kindred spirit -- Father Yaroslav Eleyiw was posted to Coniston when Father Theodore Pryjma was moved to Sudbury.

Eleyiw, a connoisseur of the arts, introduced Julianna to the Ukrainian pysanka. Eleyiw taught Julianna about the symbolism of the egg, the design, the colour, individual motifs, styles and methods.

A newspaper article in the April issue of Sudbury Life in 1971 by Maureen Smith quoted Julianna as having made 180 pysanky since Christmas and hoping to reach her last year's record of 320.

Julianna was pictured with a bevy of Ukrainology students watching every stroke of her kystka.

She taught courses in ritual food preparation, embroidery and pysanka.

During their time in Sudbury, Roman continued his studies for the priesthood while working for Inco.

Upon ordination, he was posted to Kenora in 1972. There, Julianna continued her mentorship of Ukrainian Arts and her League activities. She baked the prosfora, washed and ironed the church linen, cared for the altar and the residence.She continued to give workshops in pysanka decoration and exhibited her collection upon request.

During his 15-year posting at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kenora, he also serviced the parishes of Red Lake and Rainy River.

In 1987, Father Roman was posted to St. Mary's Church in Niagara Falls. He died of a heart attack in 1990.

Julianna continued to reside in Niagara Falls until her son, Lubko, was able to convince her that she wasn't leaving her deceased husband, but carrying him in her heart. She returned to Sudbury to live out her days at the Ukrainian Seniors Centre.

In spite of limitations of age and ill health she never missed a food workshop. Her impeccable taste enabled her to convert her apartment into a veritable museum -- a home to display her artwork and that of her talented brother. The title by which the wife of a Ukrainian priest is called Dobrodijka -- a doer of good deeds -- is a fitting one for Julianna.

Julianna (Hnatejko) Hrobelsky died March 25 at Finlandia Care Home at the age of 93.



Nick Popiwczak 

POPIWCZAK, Nick - In Loving Memory of Nick Popiwczak, 89 years Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at the Pioneer Manor. Beloved husband of Anna (Kundratyk) Popiwczak predeceased March 14th, 1997. Loving father of Steve of Sudbury. Dear son of Michael and Anastasia Popiwczak both predeceased. Dear brother of Ted of Alberta, predeceased by John, Steve and Maria. Born in the Ukraine, he came to Canada in 1947. Nick worked at the INCO Iron Ore Plant for 36 years, retiring in 1984. He was a longtime member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Seniors' Club. Funeral Visitation in the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch St., Sudbury Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. Panakhyda 7 pm Wednesday In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Mary's Church would be appreciated.  



Nellie Kozak

KOZAK, Nellie T. - In Loving Memory of Nellie T. Kozak (nee Tataryn), 89 years, Wednesday, January 25th 2012 at the Kemptville District Hospital. Beloved wife of John Kozak predeceased 1990. Loving mother of Evelyn predeceased 1997 and William “Bill“ Kozak (wife Deborah). Cherished grandmother of Aron (wife Ann Sofie), Sarah and Lauren and great grandchildren Oskar and Max. Dear daughter of Micheal and Mary (Kopach) Tataryn predeceased. Dear sister of Sophie Lucky and predeceased by Lena Shack, Katie McMahon, Annie Marcishyn and Steve Tataryn. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Nellie was a life-long resident of Sudbury. She and John were founding members of the Ukrainian Seniors Centre. Her quick wit and laughter will be sorely missed.Resting at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave., Sudbury, Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Interment in the family plot at the Park Lawn Cemetery, Sudbury. Panakhyda at 7 p.m. Sunday. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ukraine Seniors Center would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8 p.m. Sunday). To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on- line at www.lougheed.org.



Roman Szewczyk

SZEWCZYK, Roman Dmytro - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Roman Dmytro Szewczyk on January 22, 2012 at the age of 55 after a brief but intense battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Lise Szewczyk (nee Deschamps) of Hanmer. Loving father of Christina (partner Jeff Pyoli) of Gatineau, Catherine (partner Jimmy Leblanc) of Ottawa, and Lily of Pet Save. Dear son of Dmytro and Yaroslawa Szewczyk, both predeceased. Roman is survived by his siblings Luba (Doug), John (Betty) and Natalie (Mooshka). He will be sadly missed by many brothers- and sisters- in-law as well as nieces and nephews. Roman was born and raised in the Sudbury area, but spent several years living and working in places such as Foleyet, Montreal and Toronto before settling in Hanmer. He worked hard to provide for his family, including as a Signal Mechanic for CN Rail and Production Employee at Brake Parts Canada. Roman had a knack for working with his hands and was often called upon for odd jobs. He enjoyed bowling, movies and being outside. His favourite pastimes were golfing and watching hockey, especially the Montreal Canadiens. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury. Friends may call 2-4; 6-9pm Wednesday, January 25th, 2012, Panakhyda 7pm Wednesday. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury, on Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 10:30am. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. Donations to Toronto General Hospital Head and Neck Unit and Northern Cancer Foundation. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org



Nick Lukey

LUKEY, Nicholas John “Nick“ - In Loving Memory of Nicholas John “Nick“ Lukey, 83 years, Friday January 20th, 2012 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband of Doris (Mansikka) Lukey. Loving father of Sandra Beers (Allan), Dave Lukey, Lorie McKillop and Sheila Matijevich (Mark). Cherished grandfather of Wesley, Aaron, Adam, Andrew, Kevin, Heather, Mara, Hillary and Eden. Dear son of the late John and Lena Lukey. Survived by one sister May Kindrat, predeceased by brothers Ray, Mike, Bill, Matt and Walter, sister Mary Dykun. Survived by many nieces and nephews in Manitoba. Nick lived for his family and loved gardening. Funeral Prayers in the R.J. BARNARD CHAPEL JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St. Sudbury Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 11 a.m. Cremation with interment in the family plot at Park Lawn Cemetery. Panakhyda 7 p.m. Sunday. Donations to the Kidney Foundation or Charity of your Choice would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday) To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org

2011

Slawko Hucal

In loving memory of Slawko Hucal, who passed away Monday afternoon, December 19th, 2011 at the age of 73 years.

Son of the late George and Katherine Hucal (predeceased), sisters Anne Hucal (Metro)(both predeceased), Olga Chetyrbok (Michael)(both predeceased), brothers William Hucal (predeceased) wife Ann, and Michael Hucal (Jean). Beloved husband of Sonia for 53 years. Loving father of Peter Hucal (Laurie), Morris Hucal (Lesia), John Hucal (Kasia), and Katherine Poitras (Norm). Loving Gigi to Myra, Adrian, Kalynna, Alexander, Julianna, and Zirka. Slawko was uncle and godfather to many nieces and nephews and will be greatly missed.

Slawko was born on January 16th, 1938 in Chorostkiv, Ukraine and came with his parents to Canada in September 1938. His family settled in Mink Creek, Manitoba. After realizing that farming was not in the future for him, Slawko headed to Sudbury, Ontario to seek employment with INCO. Slawko was hired in 1956 and retired in January of 1992, completing 36 years with the company. "Huc's Palace" in the Smelter was where Slawko spent many of his 36 years as a Maintenance General Foreman. Besides work, Slawko enjoyed raising his children with his best friend and love of his life Sonia. He was so proud of their many accomplishments, their careers, the spouses they choose, the children they were raising, and especially their band "Zirka". Slawko and Sonia would travel all over the country in order to hear the "kids" play!

Slawko enjoyed gardening and loved his run as one of the operators of a Garlic Farm. He also enjoyed spending time at the family cottage with family and friends. Slawko loved spending time with the many friends that he and Sonia made over the years. Slawko and Sonia looked forward traveling with their eldest son Peter and his wife Laurie on countless cruises. Slawko and Sonia also spent a lot of time as "snowbirds" in Florida. When not on the road traveling, Slawko and Sonia were found at home making perogies and cabbage rolls for their many customers all over Ontario.
Slawko was proud of his Ukrainian Heritage and belonged to the UNF for many years where he served as President. He enjoyed performing with the Dnipro Choir traveling around the world, helping organize many trips, helping at Bingo, and serving as Chairman of the Summer Ukrainian Festivals at Richard Lake and the annual fall Yarmarok. Slawko was a long serving member and parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Link to Lougheed's for service times and details.

In loving memory of Irene Boyuk (nee Romanuik) (March 5, 1919 - Dec. 17, 2011)

Behold I send an angel before thee, to keep thee in the way and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Exodus 22:30

Living with Christ and the Holy Mother
Sandra and Darlene (Halia) announce the passing of their beloved and cherished mother Irene at Health Sciences North. Mom moved from her family home of Krydor, Sask. in 1938 to Sudbury where she found employment as a domestic. She married John Boyuk in 1940 and raised three daughters. For many years she worked as a cook - Chuck’s Fish House, Memorial Hospital and U & I Restaurant. She also catered many wedding and funeral dinners. On her arrival to Sudbury, she joined St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and remained a staunch and dedicated member all her life. Mom was extremely devoted to and involved with her parish church. For several summers, she prepared hearty meals at the children’s camp - Villa Maria. A lifelong member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League, she served on the executive as secretary and as president for several terms. In her younger years, she loved to perform with the amateur drama club in the Church auditorium. She sang in the Church choir executing solo parts as well as duets with her sister Theodosia. Mom was a founding member of the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre, serving as secretary on the Centre’s first Board of Directors. To the age of 85, Mom continued to volunteer at St. Mary’s Church and the Ukrainian Seniors’, unquestionably, feeding the Ukrainian community. She was the recipient of two awards for her volunteer work. Mom is predeceased by her husband John (1970), eldest daughter Zoryanna (Zorina) (2008), her parents Stephen and Anna (Saganski) Romanuik and her siblings Peter, Irene (infant), Harry, William, Catherine (Soroka), Mary (Choma), Jean (Hawyryluk/Klutchka), Michael and Theodosia (Pidzamecky). She is survived by her son-in-law Denis Peres, cherished grandmother of Michael Boyuk, Christopher Peres, Gregory Peres, David Peres (Carlin), adopted grandson Mark German, Great Baba to Jonathan and Steven Peres, her 2 special angels Angela and Olivia Titon, and aunt to numerous nephews and nieces. Mom was renowned for baking skills and culinary art. She enjoyed tending her garden, nature and had a great love of books. Our deepest appreciation is extended to Dr. Tenhunen, nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit and Warmhearts Volunteers for their compassionate concern and care of our mother.

“I ask from life no more than this That when I die I be Beloved by those I leave behind
And that their thoughts of me Be not that I was rich or poor With gold or goods in store
But, that they loved me as a friend And love my memory more.” Anonymous
Vichnaya Pamyat - Eternal Memory

Link to Lougheeds for visitation and funeral details


Verna (nee Slobodian) Serhienko

SERHIENKO, Verna (nee Slobodian) - In loving memory of Verna (nee Slobodian) Serhienko 84 years Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at the Timmins District Hospital. Beloved wife of Victor Serhienko. Loving mother of Linda (husband Doug Johnson), Diana and Susan (husband Marc Latourelle). Cherished grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Dear daughter of Michael and Anne (Kostanchuk) Slobodian predeceased. Dear sister of Tommy Slobodian and Mary Skatch and predeceased by Fred, Nick, John, George, Peter, Metro, Eddie, Steve and David Slobodian. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Prayers in the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME 252 Regent St., at Hazel St., Sudbury Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at 10 AM. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Panakhyda 7 PM Friday. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. (Friends may call from 6 to 9 PM Friday and after 9 AM Saturday.)


Kataryna Plotycia

 In Loving Memory of Kataryna “Katherine” Plotycia (nee Iwanczuk), 88 years. 

Friday morning, September 30th, 2011 at Sudbury Regional Hospital.

Beloved wife of John Plotycia of Sudbury. Loving mother of Michael of Sudbury, Myron (wife Eva) of Oakville and Bob (wife Jill) of Sault- Ste- Marie. Special Baba of Lesia (husband Darrin Hansen) of Calgary, Christopher (wife Ashley) of Sault- Ste-Marie, Danylko and Markian both of Oakville and proud great baba of Ayla. Predeceased by her parents Jakub and Ewa Iwanczuk , her brothers John and Steve and by her sister Mary. Will be sadly missed by her family in the Ukraine.
Kataryna left her home in the Ukraine in 1942 for Austria where she worked on a farm for six years. She came to Canada in 1950 and worked as a cafeteria hostess at Sudbury High School for five years. A longtime member of St Mary’s Church, she involved herself in various women’s organization including the Ukrainian Culture Center. Her family was her priority, she was a devoted wife and mother and extremely proud of her grandchildren. Katherine leaves a rich legacy of faith, love and devotion and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral Mass at
St Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave. Sudbury
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 10am
Interment at Civic Memorial Cemetery
Panakhyda will be held at 7pm Sunday
Donations in memory of Katherine to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated,


SKORATKO, Mychaelo (Mike)

 It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Mychaelo (Mike) Skoratko at the Sudbury Regional Hospital on August 26th, 2011. Beloved husband to Anna for 58 years. Loving father of Robert of Calgary and Alice Ferron (Claude) of Oakville. Cherished grandfather of Stephen, Laura, Mark and Katherine. Mike was born on September 19th, 1923 in the village of Cetula, Poland to parents Oleksa and Kateryna. His brothers Andriy, George, John, Alex and his sisters Olga and Mariyka are all predeceased. Mike left his home village for Germany where he worked on a farm near Ulsenheim. He then immigrated to England and worked in the coal mines near Staffordshire and in a foundry near Lancashire. In 1951, Mike came to Sudbury, Canada and soon began working at the INCO Creighton Mine where he worked for 34 years. His beloved cousin, Stefan Bilyj, helped Mike to get established. Mr. Bilyj, his wife Kateryna and son Walter were lifelong best friends. In 1953, Mike married Anna Guzylak whom he had met in England. He was a member of the CYM, Sudbury Ukrainian Seniors Center, INCO Quarter Century Club and St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. From Mike's early childhood growing up on a farm, he was always inspired by nature. He would spend countless hours in his garden, cultivating it to perfection. As a passionate fisherman, he spent many days on lakes in Northern Ontario, landing the big ones. Mike was very devoted to his family, sponsoring many family members and helping them to come to Canada and start a new life. We will miss his infectious sense of humour and great story-telling. Through his struggle with illness during the last few years, he was an inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Resting at the JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury, Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 10:30am. Interment in the Civic Cemetery. Panakhyda 7pm Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Society or the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated. (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Tuesday). To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org


 
SZEWCZYK (SHEWCHUK), VERA – An angel received her wings to fly to heaven and be cradled in the arms of her Creator.

In memory of Vera…a devoted wife, loving Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, friend and a beautiful person.

Vera passed away peacefully, Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at the Pioneer Manor at the age of 86 years. She was married to Stefan nearly 66 years and had four children, Walter (wife Helen), George (wife Darlene), Anna Maria Peca (husband Ben) and Joseph (predeceased at birth). She is remembered by her six grandchildren, Steven, Angela (husband Paul), Keri, Robert (wife Josée), Kristine, Adriano and six great grandchildren, Michael, Alex, Daniel, Samantha, Alexis and Olivia.

Vera came to Sudbury with Stefan in 1951. She was very active in the Ukrainian community, singing in women’s and mixed choirs, sitting on the executive of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League for many years, and a devout member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. She cooked at Villa Maria’s summer camp and worked part-time managing the cafeteria at College Notre Dame. She was a great cook and baker, well known for her tortes, pies and cheesecakes. She enjoyed reading, traveling, planting flowers, embroidering and sewing beautiful dresses in the wee hours of the morning prior to occasions, where she and Stefan loved to dance. She had a wonderful sense of humour and a contagious laugh. Her love of animals led her to feed and care for not only her pets but any resident strays, raccoons or birds. Vera was one classy lady. She dressed her best at all times, never allowing anyone to see her without lipstick. Our many treasured memories of Vera are stored as presents, waiting to be unwrapped and shared when needed.

The family expresses its heartfelt appreciation to the amazing staff in the Cedar Wing of Pioneer Manor, Father Marian, Chaplain Allison Dean, Dr. Kuchtaruk, Dr. St-Martin, the staff at the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Red Cross and Bayshore Nursing careworkers who have helped us manage in the last years.


TKACH, John - In loving memory of John Tkach, 94 years, Monday, June 27th, 2011 at the Sudbury Regional Hospital. Beloved husband of Maria Tkach of Sudbury and the late Jennie “Jean“ Tkach predeceased 1994. Loving son of Josephat and Mollie (Demetriw) Tkach predeceased. Dear brother of Fred (wife Stella) of Winnipeg and predeceased by Mike (wife Anne of Manitoba), Katie Didychuk, Anne Andruniak, Bill (wife Mary of Winnipeg) and Peter. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by Maria's family in Russia. John was a good-natured man with a wonderful sense of humour. He enjoyed gardening and was a volunteer with the Ukrainian Seniors Club where he was a Past President. He was a devout and active member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, having helped with Parish projects, having served on the church council and regularly helped with ushering. John lived the lessons taught by Jesus as he was a good Samaritan and good shepherd to all he met. Resting at the JACKSON and BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St., Sudbury. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 10:30am. Interment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery. Panakhyda 7pm Tuesday. Donations to the Ukrainian Seniors Club or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. (Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Tuesday).




In Loving Memory of Paul (Pawlo) Behun 1927-2011.

It is with immeasurable sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend. Paul, surrounded by his loving family, passed away peacefully on June 13th, 2011 at the Finlandia Nursing Home.

Born in Coniston, June 7th, 1927 to parents, Anne and Iwan Behun, (both predeceased) and later stepson to Nicola Zarychanski (predeceased). Paul was married to his beloved wife Angela (Bilowus) Behun for 60 years. He was a loving father to Mary Evanochko (husband Bill), Sonia Meyer (husband Pete) and John Behun (wife Jody) . Gigi to Derrick (Shannon), Krystine, Steven (Stephanie) Katie and Amber.
Brother to Bill Behun (wife Jennie) Barrie, and his family Dan (Peggy and family) and David (Jenny and family ) all of Barrie, ON. Brother-in-law to the late Al and Anne Dolchewski of Powell River, B.C., Olga Krawec (late Roman) of Toronto, Sonia Hucal (Slawko) of Sudbury, John Bilowus (Olga) of Hamilton. Godfather to Morris Hucal, David Behun and Weecho to many others.

Paul also had a long and special relationship with his two neighbours Carmen and Gerry Geoffrey.
On August 27th, 1943 at the age of 16, Paul was hired at INCO at the Coniston Smelter. He was only 116 lbs of workman, and his first job was carrying 100 lbs bags of cement. After that he worked his way through many departments from maintenance to carpentry, and was the one who closed the doors at the Coniston Smelter when it was shut down. He retired in 1985 from the South Mine after 42 years on the job. Not being one to sit idle, Paul became an instructor at Cambrian College to help teach the Millwright course which he enjoyed for 8 years.

Paul was a founding member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. He served for many years as both President and Maintenance man. He was also the Cantor, singing each Sunday at Mass and at many weddings and funerals. He was also a member and Cantor at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Every spring Paul could be found trekking through the bush searching for pussy willows for Ukrainian Palm Sunday. He took great pride in going to every parishioner’s home on Ukrainian Christmas to carol for the residents. We estimate that he did this for at least 65 years.

Paul was a generous and “jack of all trades” handyman, whose motto was “Man Make, Man Break, Man Fix” and could be seen driving his truck throughout Coniston with either a lawn mower, rotor tiller and tools in the back ready to help out in someone’s backyard. Paul and Angela along with their children, were very active in the Ukrainian Community. Gifted with a beautiful tenor voice, Paul was a soloist for the Sudbury’s Dnipro Choir. He travelled throughout the world; Canada, USA, Argentina, France, Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, and the Ukraine. In his retirement years Paul liked to cross country ski around Baby Lake and other local hot spots. He was proud that he could do a three mile trek back and forth without breaking a sweat. He was a member of the Coniston Credit Union Board of Directors for over 10 years.
Paul loved his children and grandchildren, and always wanted to know and be involved in all that they did.
Special thanks to Emily, Joanne, Paula, Tina, Dan, Janet, Beverley, Hannala and all the staff of Finlandia Nursing Home whose names are too many to mention for their compassionate care and support.
Vichnaya Pamyat-Eternal Memory



In loving memory of Anne Matschke (nee Kuchmey),
88 years, who passed away Saturday, June 11th, 2011.

Beloved wife of Michael Matschke, predeceased. Loving mother of Brenda Enberg (husband Walter) both predeceased. Cherished grandmother of Mark Enberg (wife Wendy) and Heather Mah (husband Garry) of Edmonton. Loving great-grandmother of Teagan, Evan and Kaitlyn of Edmonton. Dear daughter of Andrew and Malanka Kuchmey predeceased. Loving sister of Helen Sudac (husband Frank) of Sudbury. Predeceased by her sisters and brothers-in-law Nazia Cope (Nick), Mary Twardy (John), and Carol Taylor (George) and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael Kuchmey (Mary) and George Kuchmey (Joan). Special aunt to Sandra Hammond and godson Frank Twardy of Lively and Natalia Miller of Henderson, Nevada, as well as many other nieces and nephews.

Anne had a unique gift for making and keeping friends. After living in Toronto and Scarborough for over 50 years, Anne returned to her hometown of Sudbury, residing for the past 8 years at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre where she renewed old friendships and found many new ones. Special thanks to Anne’s devoted nurse and longtime caregiver, Sophia Wetlinska, her special friend and next-door neighbour, Stella Smal, her 4th-floor neighbours, Nellie Yaroschak and Katie Fitzulak, her spiritual friend Father Marian Struc, her “adopted niece” Linda Russell and all of her friends at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Anne will be missed by her friends Betty Pawson of Scarborough and Mary Zahra of Toronto. Heartfelt thanks to the ladies of the Palliative Care Unit, 4th Floor of the Sudbury Regional Hospital