Andreas Johannes Kowaliw was born on June 8, 1945 in Klosterneuburg, a suburb of Vienna, Austria – the third son of Ivan Kowaliw and Oksana Yulia (Domanyk) Kowaliw.  Andreas emigrated from Austria to Canada in 1948 with his parents and brothers Ihor and Orest.

Andriy explored life through music, mathematics, sports and a dash of joie-de-vivre.  His 34 ft sailboat was his passion, he raced in tournaments and sailed the East Coast to the Bahamas.  He was also an accomplished cellist.

Andriy had a Master of Mathematics degree which led him to his professional career in information technology.  He was at the vanguard of computer programming in Kitchener-Waterloo in the 1960s.  His successful career was highlighted by many solutions including the Y2K resolution for Canada’s major banks.

To say he burned the candle from both ends would be an understatement.  His candle of life was immolated by him in its entirety.  He was talented, focused and successful in many projects that tickled his inspiration.

His dedication to family was vast. He was godfather to his brothers’ and friends’ children who all loved him.  He leaves in sorrow his brother Ihor (Marijka), Orest (Katharyne) and nieces and nephews Myron (Mary Jane), Larissa, Taras (Stefanie), Stefan, Oksana, Bohdan and their families. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and all those whose lives he touched.


Due to the current Covid - 19 restrictions in Toronto that allow a maximum number of guests to attend a funeral, the service details will be kept private and attendance will be by invite-only.

The family thanks you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.




Burial / Entombment / Cremation


June 08, 2021
Stephania Pankiw
Dear Orest and Ihor, May love surround you during this difficult time Sincere Condolences to the Kowaliw family Vichnaya Pamyat, Andreas
June 07, 2021
Ariadna Ochrymovych
Dear Ihor and Orest , My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I remember Andreas fondly for his humour, his infectious laugh, his intelligence and his adventurous spirit. He will be missed by his many friends. Vichnaya Pamyat!
June 02, 2021
Flavia Defreitas and Family
In times of loss and sorrow, let the wonderful memories bring you comfort. As you say goodbye to your beloved brother/uncle, please note that we share your sorrow. May the love of family and strength from friends comfort you. God Rest his Soul.
June 01, 2021
Daria Evtushenko
Dear Orest, Ihor and Kowaliw family, I was saddened to hear of Andrijko’s passing. It took me back to the days when we all gathered upstairs on Bellwoods to learn from Professor Kowaliw and share musical talents. Your parents were proud of their 3 sons. Хай спочиває у Бозі. Дарка (Лада) Євтушенко
May 31, 2021
Taras and Anna Mycyk
Our condolences to all the family of Andreas. He is remembered fondly. Вічная Пам’ять, Христос Воскрес!
May 31, 2021
Maria Melnyk
My sincerest condolences to all of Andreas’ family. He will be missed by many. Vichnaya Pamyat.