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SKROCZYNSKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-12 published
SKROCZYNSKI, Elizabeth " Betty" (née BRADLEY)
Passed away peacefully at Carpenter Hospice, Burlington on Sunday, February 10, 2008 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of Zbigniew SKROCZYNSKI. Loved aunt of Stephen BRADLEY, June BRADLEY and Elizabeth LUCE. Cherished great aunt of Cedar, Alana, Matthew, David, Sarah and Ethan. Dearest great-great-aunt of Leah. Loved by family and Friends in Poland and brothers George and Tommy in Scotland. Betty will be greatly missed by many other relatives and Friends. Betty worked at Canada Trust, Brant Street, Burlington for many years. A Service commemorating Betty's life will be held at Smith's Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), Burlington (905-632-3333) on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations in Betty's memory made to The Carpenter Hospice, 2250 Parkway Dr, Burlington, Ontario L7P 1T1 would be appreciated by the family.

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SKRYPUCH o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-02-19 published
(June 18, 1927-February 17, 2008)
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Lidia SKRYPUCH, on February 17, 2008 at the Bradford General Hospital.
Born in Zolochiw, Ukraine. Only child of Wolodymyr KRAWCHUK, a magistrate, and Michelina, a school teacher, Lidia studied ballet and pharmacy. World War 2 engulfed their homeland. In 1944, the family escaped by walking through land mine studded countryside and riding in open boxcars with nothing to eat but the few potatoes they could find in abandoned farmers' fields. They narrowly avoided being taken to a concentration camp by bribing a guard. They took refuge in a displaced person's camp in Austria. Lidia took on menial jobs to help make ends meet. While in exile in Austria, she met John and they married in 1949 and came to Canada shortly after. They lived briefly in Montreal and London, then she and John moved to Brantford in 1954 where John began his medical practice. Lidia managed his office for 41 years.
Lidia was an award-winning director and choreographer for the Ukrainian dancers for Brantford's Village Ukrainia for eighteen years. She was also a long-time president of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's Auxiliary in Brantford, raising money for the church in a variety of ways, including writing and publishing a cookbook. Pope John Paul II presented Lidia with the Medal of the Holy Cross for her outstanding service to the Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Vatican. She was also presented with a Centennial Citation for meritorious service in the City of Brantford by mayor Bowen.
Lidia was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a fabulous cook and a gracious hostess. Her tortes were legendary. She expected the best of everyone and always gave the best of herself.
Loving wife of Doctor John SKRYPUCH. Sadly missed by sons Orest and Roman and their wives Marsha and Lori. Loving baba of Neil, Daniel and Nicole. Dear daughter of the late Wolodymyr and Michelina KRAWCHUK. She will be missed by her Friends and family in Brantford, Toronto, Detroit, Ukraine and Florida.
Resting at Thorpe Brothers' Funeral Home and Chapel, 96 West Street Brantford, Ontario, where Friends and family may visit on Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Panachyda at 7 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 10: 00 a.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Saint_John The Baptist, 92 Terrace Hill Street, Brantford. Interment to follow at Saint_Joseph's Cemetery, 388 St. Paul Ave, Brantford, Ontario. Flowers are appreciated, or donations to the Help Us Help The Children, a project of Children Of Chornobyl Canadian Fund. 2118-A Bloor St. W., Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 1M8.
Thorpe Brothers 519-759-2211

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