Passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Credit Valley Hospital in his 95th year. Beloved husband to Mary Kozlowsky, father to Ihor Holubizkyj, step father to Lida and Myron Pyskir, Vira Kozlowsky, Nestor and Deborah Kozlowsky, grandfather to Alexei Boris, Mykola, Shayan and Ruslan. Jakiw was born in Pechirna, Ukraine. Orphaned at an early age, raised by his brothers. Life was difficult but Jakiw was able to overcome many life altering events with a contagiously positive, constructive and jovial attitude. As a teenager Jakiw was taken as a forced labourer to Germany during WW2. Following the war he made his way to England where he worked, studied and started a family. After several years the family moved to Canada. Jakiw had an amazing memory and penchant for learning. A strident supporter of democratic and religious freedoms for all countries, but especially Ukraine. A member and supporter of many Ukrainian organizations and resident at the Ivan Franko Home. He will be dearly missed by all. In lieu of flowers charitable donations can be made to "Ivan Franko Homes" in memory of Jakiw Holubizkyj.
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