It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the strong, vibrant and incomparable Anna Molenda. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, March 9, 2018, in her 95th year. Loving wife of the late William Molenda, and loyal partner to Stephan Jejna thereafter. Devoted mother to Irene (Brian), Doreen (Al), Stephanie (Cameron) and Myron (Pamela). Cherished Baba to her grandchildren Andrea, Christine, Andrew, Katherine, Kelly, Michael, Stephen, Robert, Christie, Rachel and Samantha and great Baba to her great-grandchildren, Alexa, Evan, Rylie, Matthew, Stevie, McKenzie and Violet.
Although her journey through life was difficult, she endured each challenge with a determination and rigour that came to be her trademark. She arrived in Canada after a turbulent displacement from her native Ukraine during World War II. Despite the tragic and sudden passing of her loving husband William at the age of 43, she continued to raise her children commendably and instilled in them the sense of discipline and virtue she most valued.
Anna was a hard-working domestic care worker, uncompromising landlord and occasional thief of parsley from the local grocer. Even into her early 90's you could find her strolling the sidewalks of Bloor West Village or on a ladder tending to her eavestroughs. Her personality, spirit and charm were so utterly unique. She will not soon be forgotten by anyone she touched with her presence.
Friends may visit at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Prospect Cemetery.
If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Ivan Franko Homes.