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RAZAUSKAS, Ona (Anna) - With sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ona Razauskas, our mother, mociute and great- grandmother, at Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home, on the morning of June 2, 2014. Her surviving children Saulius (wife Kathryn), Ruth Reynolds and Arvydas (wife Toby) and her grandchildren Ravenna Razauskas (deceased), Justin, Luke and Joel Razauskas, Julia Montesano and Simone Coulter and her eight great-grandchildren will miss her and mourn for her. Her life was neither easy nor simple; she and her beloved husband Juozas survived the tragedy of World War II, the ensuing sudden flight from their beloved country of Lithuania while pregnant, resettlement for three years in a refugee camp where she gave birth to two children and finally emigration and creation of a new life in Canada. Throughout her life she remained positive and optimistic and steadfast in looking out for and supporting her family. Our mother enjoyed her gift of painting and her love of singing during many decades of participation in church and senior choirs and attended services at her Lithuanian church for as long as she was able. As her health declined, she delighted in visits from her family and was greatly pleased by the arrival of each new great-grandchild. She will be remembered with love and fondness. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere, east of the Jane subway) on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Resurrection, 1 Resurrection Rd. (Bloor St. W., west of Islington) on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment St. John's Lithuanian Cemetery. If desired, remembrances may be made to Labdara Nursing Home. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

Published in the Toronto Star from June 4 to June 5, 2014