OSTASH, Sonia (nee Wishinski)
October 19, 1917 - June 9, 2013
Sonia died peacefully at Richmond Lions Manor. Survived by her husband Mike Ostash and his loving family, daughter Sylvia Surette (Don Robinson), grandchildren Allan Surette (Monica) and Michelle Surette. Great- grandchildren Eric and Veronica Surette, and her sister Doreen Rutka. Sonia was born in Prud'homme Saskatchewan to Ukrainian immigrants, learning English and French as well as participating in her Ukrainian heritage. She was active in the choir and was very proud when her daughter, granddaughter and great- granddaughter carried on in the Ukrainian Culture. Sonia married David Rutka (1914-1977) 1940 in Calder Saskatchewan and moved to BC in 1944. Sonia was a warm and loving person known for her cheerful outlook. She loved to travel and ran East- West travel in Edmonton for several years. Sonia married Mike Ostash in 1990 in Kelowna B.C. She will be remembered fondly by their many friends in the Okanagan. A memorial will be held on June 22, 2013 at 1 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 805 East Pender St. Vancouver B.C. (V6A 1V9) In lieu of flowers, donations to the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians at the above address would be greatly appreciated.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from June 15 to June 16, 2013