In Celebration of

Gloria Ihnatowycz

June 14, 1941 -  May 8, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Gloria Ihnatowycz on May 8, 2022. She was 80 years old. Beloved wife of the late Nick Ihnatowycz, Gloria leaves behind her cherished daughters Larysa and Roma, as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces – she was ‘Teta Slavka’ to so many. She is predeceased by her parents Mykhailo and Maria Iwanischak, sister Anna Lucy (Jaworsky), and brother Ivan.

An extraordinary beauty both inside and out, Gloria will be remembered for her warmth, kindness and engaging wit and humour. With her charming smile and playful, impish laugh, she had an innate ability to put everyone at ease. Adored and admired by so many people – young and old – Gloria will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

The family will receive friends at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West on Thursday, May 12 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, May 13 at 9:00 a.m., followed by interment at Park Lawn Cemetery.

As a refugee and child of war, Gloria was deeply affected by recent events in her homeland of Ukraine. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to UNICEF’s Ukraine Emergency Fund in her memory.


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Dr.Oksana Sawiak (CHildhood Friend)

Entered May 11, 2022 from Mississauga

I am so glad we had our Bdzilka reunion before we all had passed. Special memories of our years together in PLAST.

Hrystia Maksymowsky (Friend)

Entered May 11, 2022 from Etobicoke

From when I was little I used to love it when Pani Slawka would come over. Sometimes she’d bring a piece of cake but she’d explain it was her sister in law Teta Orysia, that baked it. I remember hiding behind the long couch and listening to her and my mama chat and gossip about people and events . It seemed like hours. Her laughter was so infectious that it got me giggling in hiding then I’d get caught and told “don’t tell anyone! It’s a secret!” Who would I tell? Roma that’s who! But by the time we’d get together we would start playing right away either Barbie’s, or school, or in the sandbox….that whatever the funny gossip was, I would have forgotten all about it.
The trick was always to hide before Pani Slawka came so I wouldn’t be found out. Although I’d catch her winking her eye a couple times at me, she knew I was there. Those times I knew she was my friend too.
But I lived at her house as much as Roma lived at my house. So she was more than my friend. She was a second mom to me like my mom was to Roma. We were both lucky that way, Roma and I.
Now I picture both our moms enjoying coffee and delicious cakes without worrying about gaining an ounce….and the gossip must be incredible. I’ll always remember your laughter and smile Pani Slawka. Your classic beauty and warmth lingers on through both Lialia and Roma. You will be missed and forever remembered. ❤️ 🕯

Karen MacPherson (friend)

Entered May 11, 2022 from Calgary

Larysa, I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your mom. May the thoughts and prayers of your friends and acquaintances help you through this tough time. Karen

Meg Dalziel (Friend)

Entered May 11, 2022 from Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

I was with Larysa in Belize when Gloria experienced her cardiac arrest and feel I shared this very sad and sudden journey with her until we flew to our separate countries. I am so sad for both Larysa and Roma and will miss The beautiful Gloria. I have never been so sure that heaven exists and Gloria is there surrounded by love and light, all physical pain forgotten. Thank you Gloria Ihnatowycz💞💞

Marta Pawych (Goddaughter)

Entered May 11, 2022 from Toronto

It’s surreal she’s gone from us! However Layla Roma she’s with them all up there looking after all of us!
RIP We shall miss her immensely!
Marta Danio Lolya xox


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