OLENYCH, Ivan - After a brief illness, died peacefully with his family at his side at St. Joseph's Health Centre on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Born in Radoszyci, Lemkivshchyna, on February 19, 1925 and surviving the turmoil in Europe, Ivan met his wife Juliana in a DP camp in Germany. Dearly beloved husband of Juliana (predeceased May 20, 2012), together they embarked on a journey, over 65 years after the war, first to Rochdale, England, and in 1957 immigrating to Toronto, Canada, to build a better life for their young family. Loving father of Volodymyr (Luba), Roman, Iryna (Peter), Larysa (David) and Yaroslav. Adored grandfather to Michael, Christina, Peter, Andria, Ryan, Luke and Arthur. Dedicated family man and proud and passionate Ukrainian, Ivan was a quiet and compassionate man who had a great love for and devotion to his family and his native Ukraine. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by those who knew him. Family and friends are invited to Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette St. (east of Keele), for visitation on Sunday, March 30th from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., with Panachyda at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Bellwoods Ave., on Monday, March 31th at 11 a.m. Interment at St. Volodymyr Cemetery, Oakville. The family wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude to the staff of the Ivan Franko Home for their kindness and exemplary care of our father. In lieu of flowers, donations supporting Euromaidan (through any Ukrainian credit union) or to the Ivan Franko Ukrainian Home for the Aged, 767 Royal York Rd., Toronto, M8Y 2T3, would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com "Vichnaya Pamyat"
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Published in the Toronto Star from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2014