It is with sadness and great love that we announce Ona's passing. She was a dedicated wife to Jonas,
mother to Laima and Rima, grandmother to Vaiva and Linas (Blythe) and great-grandmother to Tomas and Erika.
Ona was born in Marijampole, Lithuania, and in time, chose to study medicine at the U of Vilnius. Forced to flee during the war, she continued her studies and received her degree in Insbruck, Austria. She emigrated to Canada in 1948 and eventually attended U. of Toronto, again receiving her medical degree, which was followed by a specialty in anesthesia. She was a member of the anesthesiology staff (for a long time, the only woman) at Scarborough General Hospital where she worked until retirement.
Ona was an active member of her parish and Lithuanian community. She was a member of the Lithuanian Catholic Women's League and served as president. She enjoyed skiing, and with Jonas and friends traversed the hills of many a resort in Canada and the U.S. Ona was clear in her principles and a model of discipline and dedication to live by them.
Visitation will be at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St West, at Windermere, east of Jane subway, on Friday November 23 from 5-9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at Resurrection Parish (Lithuanian), 1 Resurrection Road, on Saturday November 24, 2018 at 10 am. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery.