It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Melania (also known as Melanie, Melka, Melya), 90 years old, on July 10th. Predeceased by her parents, +Konstantyn, and +Magdalena (Dankowska), and sister +Maria, Melania was born June 13, 1930, in Kwiaton, near Krynica, Poland, and leaves behind 2 brothers (Ihor and Roman) and a sister (Parania) all in Poland, along with many cousins and extended relatives. Beloved wife of the late +Mychajlo (Mike) and dearest mother of Orest (Ola).
Melania loved and was extremely proud of her four grandchildren Alexandra, Julian, Zoriana, and Nykola. A proud, harmonica-playing Lemko, Melania immigrated to Canada, in 1964, to meet her future husband, and settled in Hamilton. The last few years of Melania’s life were a struggle with Alzheimer’s, however, with the diligent and compassionate care provided by nursing and administrative staff at Ivan Franko Home, Royal York, she was comfortable and felt at home.
In light of the current COVID-19 guidelines, a private funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Oakville at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 13. The service will be live-streamed on YouTube channel ((https://www.tserkva.ca - then click on special services/live streams for YouTube link). Interment to follow at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, 1280 Dundas St. W., Oakville.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to either St. Joseph’s Mortgage Fund (https://www.sjucc.ca/index.html) or Ivan Franko’s “Our Future Together” (http://ourfuturetogether.ca/about_the_campaign), in Melania’s honour.