SHEWCHUK, Millie Amelia (nee Benetin) - It is with great sadness that we announce that on June 4, 2014, Millie succumbed to heart disease and her illness of lupus after a 40 year battle, peacefully in hospital with family by her side in her 71st year. Predeceased by her devoted husband the late Jerry Shewchuk. Cherished mother of Catherine (Peter) and Tina, her caregiver. Adoring baba of Maxim and Sophia. Survived by her brother John (Cher) and Ed. Millie's courage, strength and smile will be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephew, family and many friends. The family wishes to thank the staff at Trillium Health Centre- Mississauga Emergency, Cardiology, ICU, 3A Medicine and Palliative Care departments with a special note to the nursing and PCA staff who interacted with Mom, especially those of CARU 2C2 in her final days. Your compassion and care were greatly appreciated. Resting at the NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, Kipling Chapel, 2058 Kipling Ave., Toronto (North of Rexdale Blvd.), from Wednesday 6-9 p.m., Thursday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Panakhyda Thursday 7:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 at St. Demetrius Church, 135 La Rose Ave., Toronto at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Demetrius Church Reserve Fund or Father John's Scholarship Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences newediukfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on June 7, 2014