LESSER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-15 published
BAKAN, Rita (née FEIERSTEIN)
Rita died of lymphoma at age 75 on March 14, 2006. She was a woman of great passion, intellect, warmth, strength, beauty and love. Rita leaves behind Paul, her beloved husband of 55 years their children Laura, Joel, and Michael; daughters in-law Rebecca and Megan; grandchildren Myim and Sadie, Isaac and Leah; her sister Pearl and brother in-law Ed; her sister Eleanor; her sister in-law Cynthia BLYNN and brother-in-law Marvin BLYNN; her sister-in-law Millie BAKAN, and many dear Friends and relatives. Rita was predeceased by her parents Fannie and Isaac FEIERSTEIN, her in-laws Max and Rose BAKAN, brothers-in-law Morris BAKAN and David BAKAN, sister-in- law and brother-in-law Selma and Bernard LESSER, her brother-in-law Morton KRONENBERG, and her daughter-in-law Marlee KLINE. Rita was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1930. She met Paul on the New York subway, which they both rode to school. They were married in 1950. Together they lived a wonderful 55 years, an adventure that began in Brooklyn, New York and took them to Urbana, Illinois East Lansing, Michigan; Stanford, California; Cambridge, England and finally Vancouver, British Columbia. Rita was educated at Brooklyn College, the University of Illinois, and Michigan State University, where she received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. She was a superb teacher whose efforts were appreciated by her students at Michigan State University College of Urban Studies, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Department of Basic Health Sciences, where she taught courses in human development to students in the nursing program. She served as the Senior Psychologist of the Vancouver Health Department. She made significant research contributions on the etiology and treatment of anorexia nervosa together with medical staff at the Saint Paul's Hospital, and she wrote an article on some medical aspects influencing the life of Queen Elizabeth I. A high point of Rita's life was her service as a lay member of the British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her love and keen intellect provided inspiration and support for the education and careers of her children. Rita's life was full of love, which she experienced and gave with great intensity. She had infinite love for her family. She thrived in the presence of her children and grandchildren. Her other loves included her Friends, reading, libraries, music, cooking, Chinese food, walking on Jericho Beach, Paris, the city of Vancouver, and trying to understand how the world works. Throughout her illness Rita and her family were grateful for the many expressions of love and support they received, and for the exceptional care from health professionals, especially Doctor Joseph Connors who helped her in every possible way for 10 years, Doctor Susan Harris, Dr. Beverly Spring, home care nurse Pat Richardson and others associated with the British Columbia Cancer Agency and the Vancouver Home Hospice Program. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Rita can be made to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation (specify "for lymphoma research under direction of Doctor Connors"), Suite 200, 601 W. Broadway, Vancouver, V5Z 4C2; the Vancouver Home Hospice Program (Leith memorial donation account), 2450 Ontario Street, Vancouver, V5T 4T7; the Vancouver Hospice Society, P.O. Box 39094, 3695 W. 10 Ave., Vancouver, V6R 1G0; or a charity of your choice. A funeral service will be held at the Beth Israel Cemetery, 1721 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby, British Columbia on Wednesday March 15, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Shiva on Wednesday and Thursday: details to be announced at funeral service.

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-27 published
BRANDON, Alexander
At Strathroy Hospital on April 26, 2006. Alexander BRANDON of 41 Morris Street (Forest) Lambton Shores. Dearest father of Terry of Brussels, Rick of Forest, Barbara (Mike) BRANDON of Nova Scotia, Trudy (Ross) EMMONS of Forest and Stephen (Shelley) BRANDON of Calgary. Fondly remembered by daughter-in-law Jean BRANDON and special niece Vickie EMERY. Grandfather of Teresa (Roy,) Ryan, Correna (Dalton) and Shaun and great-grandfather of Paige. Predeceased by Bailey (1999.) Dear brother of Marion (Doug) JOHNSON and Margaret LESTER. Predeceased by Bill, John, Thomas, Oliver, Stewart, Jim, Alison and Amelia. Alex was a retired Insurance Agent, 42 years as Justice of the Peace, member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 176, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star and an Ardent Supporter of Saint_James Presbyterian Church and past member of Saint_James Session. Aged 84 years. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 9 James Street South at Watt (Forest) Lambton Shores. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. at Saint_James Presbyterian Church, Main Street North, Forest. Legion Parade Friday evening at 6: 45 p.m. Interment Bethel Cemetery. Donation appreciated to the Legion Poppy Fund or Victorian Order of Nurses (cheques only received at the Funeral Home). A Memorial Tree will be planted in memory of "Alex" by the Dodge Family.

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-05-08 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, Buster Alex
Peacefully at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Buster Alex THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, surrounded by his loving family was called home to be with his Lord, on Friday, May 05, 2006 at the age of 80 years. Devoted husband and best friend of Ida THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON (LESTER) for over 59 years. Loving father of Robert (Marilyn) of Tillsonburg, Thomas (Mary Lyn) of Woodstock, Rev. Dan (Terry Lou) of Haileybury, Ben (Charlene) of New Brunswick, Rebecca (Jim CLARKSON) of Kingston and Dwight (Linda) of Tillsonburg. Cherished and much loved Grandpa of 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Survived by his brother Harvey "Olin" THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of London. Survived by his in-laws Mary THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON of Tillsonburg, Muriel COWELL of London, Marjorie DARLEY of Courtland, Arthur and Lillian LESTER of Tillsonburg, Stan and Nora HEVENOR of Tillsonburg and Laura MANSFIELD of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by his parents Knuton and Rosa THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, brothers Emmitt and Elmer THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON, grand_son Ryan THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Buster was a Veteran of the Second World War. He was an electrician and electrical contractor for over forty years. Buster is resting at Ostrander's Funeral Home, 43 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (842-5221) on Sunday May 07, 2006 from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, May 08 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service for Buster will be held in the Ostrander's Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday May 09, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Pastor Johnathon TINLIN officiating. Interment at the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made (payable by cheque) to Bethel Temple Church, Tillsonburg or the Gideons. Personal condolences may be sent to www.ostrandersfuneralhome.com

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LESTER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-15 published
COWELL, Muriel (née LESTER)
On Wednesday, December 13, 2006, Muriel COWELL went to be with the Lord in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Ellwood (1973). Loving mother of Gwen MOORE (Floyd), Veldorah CARRIGAN (Len), Carol THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and Wendy JOHNSTON (John) and mother-in-law of Gail. Predeceaed by her son Don COWELL (2001.) Dear grandmother of 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Muriel will be sadly missed by her sisters and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), for visitation on Friday, December 15, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-24 published
FULLERTON, Carol Willene (née HORSBURGH) B.Sc., M.A., PhD
Carol Willene FULLERTON of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully on June 22, 2006 at the age of 78 years. Born on May 27, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Carol was raised and educated in Montreal and upon marrying Dick FULLERTON of Cobourg, Ontario, they moved to settle in Alberta. Carol was a consummate teacher who will be dearly missed by her family and Friends. Carol is survived by her children, Janet LESTER (née FULLERTON), Edward (Pam) FULLERTON, H.A. Dick (Zoe) FULLERTON all of Calgary; grandchildren, Kristen and Ryan LESTER, Spencer BROWN, Cody, Alec and Grace Willene FULLERTON. She is also survived by her brother Keith (Mitzie) HORSBURGH of Montreal and her good friend and canine companion, Bella. Carol was predeceased by her husband, Henry Dick FULLERTON. Funeral Services will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 - 8th Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta) on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 2: 00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of the donors choice. In living memory of Carol FULLERTON a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2S 2L5. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-09 published
HALL, Donald Fredrick (1931-2006)
Don passed peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital on December 8th leaving his beloved wife Edythe (Edie) and adored special children Michael, Dianne BASTEDO (Cam,) Carrie LESTER (Joe) and Rosemary LISTER (Bob) and grandchildren Beth, Joel, Sam and Jill BASTEDO, Mark and Jessica LISTER, Jennifer and Bill LESTER. Don was a quiet man with a razor sharp wit that kept us all on our toes. He will be missed beyond all description. Many thanks to the caring staff of nurses and doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital and a very special thanks to Doctor Russell GOLDMAN of the Temmy Latner Palliative Care Unit. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Tuesday, December 12 from 12: 30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2: 30 p.m. A reception will follow to celebrate Don's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-11 published
HALL, Donald Fredrick (1931-2006)
Don passed peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital on December 8th leaving his beloved wife Edythe (Edie) and adored special children Michael, Dianne BASTEDO (Cam,) Carrie LESTER (Joe) and Rosemary LISTER (Bob) and grandchildren Beth, Joel, Sam and Jill BASTEDO, Mark and Jessica LISTER, Jennifer and Bill LESTER. Don was a quiet man with a razor sharp wit that kept us all on our toes. He will be missed beyond all description. Many thanks to the caring staff of nurses and doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital and a very special thanks to Doctor Russell GOLDMAN of the Temmy Latner Palliative Care Unit. Friends may call at the Trull "North Toronto" Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2704 Yonge Street (5 blocks south of Lawrence), on Tuesday, December 12 from 12: 30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2: 30 p.m. A reception will follow to celebrate Don's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-21 published
NORTH, Margaret Elizabeth (née KEARNEY)
(August 4, 1930) It is with deep sadness the family of Margaret announce her passing, peacefully at home, on January 19, 2006 in her 76th year, with her husband Al and loving family, along with sister-in-law Marilyn and Jim LESTER, by her side. Beloved wife of Al of 54 years. Cherished mother of Brenda (Don VARLEY,) Sandra (Paul WILKES), Brian (Lori), and Larry (Melanie). Proud and devoted grandmother of 13. Great-grandmother of 1. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South (north east corner of Yonge and Industrial Parkway South), Aurora, 905-727-5421, on Tuesday, January 24th from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with visitation 1 hour prior. Private family interment at Aurora Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Southlake Regional Health Centre, Cancer Care Unit, would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to everyone for their loving care and support.

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LESTER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-25 published
DAVIS, Donald Mercer
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at his home in Guelph on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Donald Mercer DAVIS, in his 89th year, was the beloved husband of Gertrude (Trudy) (LESTER) DAVIS of Guelph. He was the loving father of Anne GORMAN of Sault Ste. Marie, Jessie Dale MORRISON of Scarborough, Connie GAWLEY and her husband Jim of Bowmanville, Johnathan BLYTHE and his wife Annie and Christopher and Diane BLYTHE, all of Hamilton. Survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre and son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph, where the family will receive Friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment Marymount Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Sleeping Children Around The World or to the War Amps would be appreciated by the family (cards are available at the Funeral Home 519-822-4731 or e-mail condolences info@gilbertmacintyreandson.com).

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LESUEUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-29 published
CLARK, Nancy Elizabeth (née LESUEUR)
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in Thunder Bay on March 24, 2006 after her 2nd stroke. Nancy was 78 and was pre-deceased by her wonderful husband Ian in 1999, her brothers Dick and Robin and her infant son Sean. She is survived by her 6 children and their spouses: Greig and Carolyn - Toronto, Robin and Deb - Thunder Bay, Tim and Heather - London, Jennifer and Albert GALPIN - Ottawa, Paul and Elizabeth - Vancouver, Andy and Sandy - Nanoose Bay. She also embraced 20 grandchildren: Tarah, Cameron, Brennan, Darron, Ashley, Nicole, Rebecca, Jeremy, Emma, Kristianne, Elliott, Virginia, Timea, Katherine, Sarah, Ian, Gibson and Jules, Jonathan and Ashley. A big family, a big legacy, a lot of love. Nancy was born in Sarnia where she graduated from Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School before going to U of T, graduating with an Hon. B.A. in Psychology in 1949. She then worked as an Industrial Psychologist in England before returning to marry Ian in 1951. They moved to Brockville in 1953 and Thunder Bay in 1969. Despite having a huge family, (or perhaps because of?) Nancy was always fully involved in any community she lived in. In Thunder Bay she was involved with the Women's Institute. She was an early Board Member of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and was on the Board and President of the Lakehead Social Planning Council. She was a great fundraiser for both. She was on both the Provincial and local Boards of the March of Dimes and a strong supporter of the March of Dimes Shop for second hand clothing making many donations and purchases. The children and grandchildren all looked forward to getting their annual "gift package" from "Nana" from the March of Dimes Shop. She was an employee and volunteer with Community Recreation assisting in the development of the Integration Programs. She helped found and volunteered at the Thereapeutic Riding Association-which fit well with her lifelong love of horses. She was also involved with the Pet Program, which connected pets with people living in homes for the aged. Her particular home was Pinewood Court where she brought her dog Sally on a regular basis to get spoiled. Nancy was also on the Board of Options Northwest and the steering committee for the Choices Project. She was involved with People Advocating for Change Empowerment. She was awarded an Outstanding Ontario Citizen Award in 1992. She was also a leading member of the local Society of Friends (Quakers) and hosted the monthly meeting regularly She did a lot for a lot of people. It was impossible to take her out to dinner without at least someone, whose life she had touched, coming over to say hello. She loved animals and they knew it. With people, she was both interesting and interested and they knew it too. She was able to "see that of God in everyone and everything". She was a joy to be around- right to the end. She lived a wonderful life. A Celebration of that Life will be held on Monday May 15 at the Hilldale Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Donations, if desired, can be made to the Lakehead Social Planning Council (125 Syndicate Ave S, Thunder Bay, P7E 6H8) or to your local Trans Canada Hiking Trail.

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LESUEUR o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-23 published
FLEMING/FLEMMING, Arthur Lyman " Meredith," Q.C.
With family and dear friend, Georgina McCANCE, beside him in the Veteran's Wing at Sunnybrook Hospital, on June 19, 2006. Meredith is survived by his sons Richard (Elspeth) and Robert (Anita), both of Sault Ste. Marie, and Ian (Lori) of Saint_John's, and his grandchildren Ted, Eric, Laura, Suzanne, Allister, Noah, and Holly. Predeceased by his wife, Marie Louise (LESUEUR) in 1989. He served his country (Mentioned in Dispatches) as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Artillery, initially with the 23rd Field Regiment. He also served Saint_John's Rehabilitation Hospital as Chairman of the Board, St. Clement's church as coach of its hockey team for many years, and his clients as senior partner and litigation barrister with the law firm, Fleming, White and Burgess. Meredith was a keen fisherman, skier (Osler Bluff Ski Club), and tennis player (Badminton and Racquet Club). He will long be remembered for his quick and inventive wit, his concern with attire and disdain for pretention, his loyalty to family and Friends, his devotion to his aggressive bull terrier, Rex, his baseball, hockey, and railroading interests, and his red caboose. We thank Doctor Evelyn WILLIAMS and Meredith's other care-givers in K-wing, Alice, Bedelyn, Christobelle, and Gelina, for their exceptional kindness during his last year. We will celebrate Meredith's life on his 89th birthday, Tuesday, June 27th at 11: 00 a.m. at St. Clement's Church, 59 Briar Hill Avenue. Donations may be made to the Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4 or the Nature Conservancy of Canada, 110 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite #400, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1A3. The family can be contacted at rfleming@nrcan.gc.ca

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LESVEQUE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
NOTT, Earl
Peacefully at Wingham and District Hospital, on Friday October 13, 2006, Mr. Earl NOTT of Wingham and formerly of Seaforth in his 96th years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy NOTT (September 3, 2006.) Loving mother of Kay and Louis SOROKOS, Judy and the late Alex BRANAN all of London, Linda and Greg PINDER of St. Catharines, and Nancy HENDERSON of Seaforth. Cherished grandfather of Peter and Annette SOROKOS, Robert and Lisa SOROKOS, Don and Kim LESVEQUE, Brandon PINDER and friend Antoinette DIKS, Christa PINDER, Michael HENDERSON, and Jason and Kathy HENDERSON. Great-grandfather of Dennis, Chris, Colyn, Chase and Theo. Dear brother of Elgin NOTT of Seaforth, Winnie KNOX of Clinton, and Harvey and Betty NOTT of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Predeceased by sister Bernice RICHARDSON, and brother Mervin NOTT. At Earl's request there will be no visitation. A private family service will be held at Box and Smith Funeral Chapel, Seaforth, on Wednesday October 18, 2006. Interment Egmondville Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to Egmondville United Church or World Vision would be greatly appreciated.

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LESZCZYSZYN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-11-21 published
Anastasia WAWRYSHYN, 99: Hard worker lived for family
By Leslie FERENC, Staff Reporter
Every Friday, Anastasia WAWRYSHYN's grandchildren would race out of their classrooms at Saint_Josaphat Catholic School, across Franklin Ave. and straight to Baba's kitchen.
There, they'd be greeted with a big smile and an even bigger bowl of her light-as-a-cloud potato-filled perohy.
Of course, they couldn't eat just one. And no matter how many of those mouthwatering delicacies the four of them gobbled up, they knew there would be plenty more to take home for dinner.
"Baba always made enough for everybody," Michael WAWRYSHYN said of his mother who was much loved for her made-from-scratch traditional Ukrainian cooking and her open-hearted hospitality.
WAWRYSHYN died November 3, two months before her 100th birthday. She'd suffered a stroke 10 days earlier, the same day a sister passed away in Ukraine.
Family was everything for WAWRYSHYN who was born in the tiny Ukrainian village of Teplyts, January 3, 1907, in what was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The eldest of nine children only six survived to adulthood -- she understood full well what it meant to struggle. Her parents were poor farmers who eked out a living on the the land, exchanging eggs and milk or freshly picked forest mushrooms for the things they couldn't produce themselves, said WAWRYSHYN of his mother's early years.
WAWRYSHYN decided to leave her beloved Ukraine after the death of her intended. He'd immigrated to Argentina to log the forests but died of malaria.
Riding by horse and buggy along dirt roads to the nearest train station, the feisty and tenacious 19-year-old travelled to Germany and then to England where she boarded a ship for Halifax. A stranger in a strange land who didn't know a living soul in Canada and didn't speak the language, the young woman forged ahead travelling west to Saskatoon in search of work. En route, WAWRYSHYN befriended a young Ukrainian woman and the two kindred spirits became fast Friends. Those were difficult but happy days, said her son. Both worked as domestics, with WAWRYSHYN taking a job in a boarding house for farm children attending high school in the city. She always looked forward to Sunday. It was spent at church, which was the centre of life for young Ukrainian immigrants who had settled in Saskatoon. After services, they attended teas and concerts and enjoyed the company of new Friends.
WAWRYSHYN and her friend later moved to Toronto, where she met and married her husband Prokip.
The couple moved to Franklin Ave. in 1939 and lived there all their lives. At the time, the majority of their neighbours were Ukrainian, settling in the close-knit west-end community near large factories where they could find work. Their three children, Michael, Mary and Anne, were born and raised in the old neighbourhood.
Having completed only Grade 3, WAWRYSHYN was passionate when it came to learning, determined her children would be well-educated and have the opportunities she didn't, said her son, a retired Toronto high school teacher.
A deeply pious woman, WAWRYSHYN's religious and social life revolved around the church. She was a long-time and active parishioner at Saint_Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral down the street from the family's home. She sang in the choir and was a founding member of the cathedral's chapter of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada. "She just wanted a chance to make a better life and was happy to have it," said her son.
Deeply proud of her Ukrainian roots, WAWRYSHYN passed on her love of her homeland and its rich culture to her children who attended Ukrainian schools and were involved in various community organizations.
A serious individual devoted to her family, she was fiercely independent. WAWRYSHYN continued to work part-time until the age of 71 even though there was no need, her son said.
"And she refused to cash in her first pension cheque because she said she didn't need it," he added.
"The Depression and World War 2 shattered the dreams of bringing her family to Canada. Over the years, she helped support her family, sending parcels of food and clothing and a few dollars hidden in the lining of a coat, where she prayed they wouldn't be discovered and confiscated by Soviet officials. The packages included dozens of kerchiefs -- the colourful woollen scarves typically worn by women in villages across Ukraine. They were as valuable as gold back home. "Those kerchiefs paid for two houses there," said WAWRYSHYN. His mother never returned to her homeland.
Predeceased by her husband, WAWRYSHYN leaves her son and his wife Helen, daughter Mary BERKETA and husband Ron and daughter Anne; grandchildren Olena WAWRYSHYN and husband Oleh LESZCZYSZYN, Oksana WAWRYSHYN, Stephanie DAWE and husband Greg and Christine YUZWIN and husband Nick as well as great-grand_sons Matthew and Michael DAWE. She also leaves behind her sister Kateryna, 94, in Ukraine, as well as many nephews and nieces.

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