Wolodymyr (Walter) Okipniuk, 97, of Toronto, Canada passed away peacefully on May 11, 2020 after falling ill with COVID-19. He was born August 27, 1922 in Zolotyj Potik, Ukraine.
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, uncle and brother, he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Zenobia, by his children Irina and Myron (Tanya, Shelley), by his grandchildren Andrea and Avery, and by his brother Borys and his family in Ukraine.
He will be deeply mourned by his family and by many in the Ukrainian community - which he served tirelessly and devotedly throughout his life.
Due to conditions under COVID-19 the immediate family will participate in funeral services (which will be available on video). No further plans have been made for commemorations at this time. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre in Walter’s name would be greatly appreciated.