In Celebration of

Natalia Haidasz

August 10, 1928 -  September 23, 2018

Was welcomed by the Lord on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the age of 90. Born August 10, 1928 in Tarnobrzeg, Poland, predeceased by her loving husband The Honourable Stanley Haidasz, P.C., M.D. Cherished by her dear children Marie (Joseph Cybulski), Walter Haidasz (Carolynn), the late Barbara (Bruce Smith) and Joanne (Don Walker). Loving Babcia of Stefanie, Jessica, Amanda, Jaclyn, Justin, Krystian, Lauren, Luke and Nicole.
Natalia was a dedicated family woman who worked side-by-side with Stan throughout his political career. She showed significant service to her community and country; a founding member of the Marie Curie Sklodowska Association, recipient of the Government of Ontario 60-year Volunteer Service Award, Dame, Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and long-standing volunteer at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Natalia will be fondly remembered by family and friends.
Visitations will take place at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor Street West on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2–4 & 7-9 pm. Prayer service on Thursday at 8 pm. Funeral mass to be held at St. Casimir’s Church, 156 Roncesvalles Avenue on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10 am. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff of The Westbury Long Term Care Residence for their exemplary care. If desired, donations can be made to Parkinson Canada or The Good Shepherd Ministries located at 412 Queen Street East, Toronto.


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Joanne Walker (Daughter)

Entered September 25, 2018

Her Journey’s Just Begun ~ By Author Unknown

Don’t think of her as gone away
her journey’s just begun…

Life holds so many facets,
this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears,
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years.

Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost
and she was loved so much.

Missing you always, remembering you forever.
Joanne, Don, Luke & Nicole

Bruce Smith (Son In-Law)

Entered September 26, 2018 from Toronto

Babcia was our matriarch, always there to help, could be counted on in the middle of the night when the kids were sick, or when I was away and Barbara needed a break. She respected all human beings and provided a role model for us to emulate. Nat loved to sew and imparted those skills to her children, cook (sometime a little too much), cut her own grass, trim the trees, shovel and provide all of us with a gift that keeps on giving - the infamous "ROSE OF SHARON". Its an awesome reminder of her, to pick seedlings out of the grass even in areas of the yard that were no where near those flowers. They bloomed all August, which is the month of her birth, so she always had flowers on her birthday.
The house on Sir Williams Lane was the reason why we put in a pool after we built our house. We had so many weekends in, and by the pool and Sunday brunches where we got to talk (loudly) about all manners of worldly events. It was our gathering place for family after the children left the nest. Natalia would cut up a slab of striploin and we would fire up the barbecue. Lots of food, great conversation and exercise. I miss those days, but have tried to keep that tradition alive with my crew. Our diets may have changed but the sentiment remains.
Babcia we will miss you but have so many great memories you will never be forgotten. You are never alone as you are in our hearts and on our minds.


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