In Celebration of

Maria Zenobia (Zenia) Okipniuk

August 15, 1926 -  February 3, 2022

Zenia Okipniuk, 95, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2022. She was born in Brody, Ukraine, to Olha and Evhen Kapij. Her postwar journey brought her to Canada in January, 1949, after which she was joined by her family and eventually married her husband of 68 years, Wolodymyr Okipniuk.

Zenia was kind and patient, brave and curious, funny and intelligent, and gifted in many ways. She will be missed deeply and remembered lovingly by her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her, especially by the generation of children she taught in Ukrainian school for many years.
Survived by her children Iryna and Myron (Tanya), grandchildren Andrea and Avery, brother Lubomyr Kapij, nieces, nephews and cousins, she was preceded in death by her husband, sister Neonila Tkach and parents.

Funeral services will be private for the immediate family. Expressions of sympathy may be made as donations to the Ukrainian Canadian Care Center, to whom her family is extremely grateful.

Вічна її пам’ять.


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Andriy i Marusia Lomaga (First cousin)

Entered February 6, 2022 from Florida

Vichnaya Pamyat’ Zeniu.
Andriy Lomaga

Myroslava Pidhirna (friend)

Entered February 10, 2022 from Winnipeg

Приємними споминами згадую дорогу пані Зеню. Ніжна вона, інтелігентна, завжди усміхнена, родинна, товариська, права рука свойого покійного мужа. Такою буду іі пам‘ятати. Вічна іі пам‘ять! Хай канадійська земля буде іі легкою! Родині засилаю правдиві вислови співчуття.

Zen Iwachiw (Godson of her husband Volodymyr)

Entered February 11, 2022 from Mississauga

Deepest sympathies to the family. Vichnaya Pamyat!

Drohobycky Family (Close Acquaintance)

Entered February 12, 2022 from Toronto, Ontario

With sadness, we learn the passing of Mrs. Okipniuk!
The Drohobycky Family sends their deepest and sincere condolences to Maria’s family.
A beautiful and wonderful woman. She will be missed.
May Maria Rest In Peace! Tsarstvo Nesbesne! Vichnaya Pamyatt!


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