ObituaryFilipina Jarmola Mareczko passed peacefully and unexpectedly on June 01, 2015 in her home on her 93rd year of life. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Mareczko, loving mother of Bohdan Jarmola with wife Danka, Irene Soroka with husband Michael and Marusia Kulyk with husband Roman. Caring Grandmother to Jarka Jarmola, Malgosia Koschnick, Larysa Soroka, Timothy Soroka and Orysia Soroka. Great Grandmother to Christopher, Victor and John. All will sorely miss her. Filipina was born August 17, 1923 in the village Werbica, Rava Ruska in Halychina. She was the oldest daughter of the late Wasyl Jarmola and the late Paraskevia Soloducha – Jarmola. Her two sisters are Tekla Zinko and the late Anastasia Koziarz. Filipina’s father immigrated to Canada in 1927 to forge a new life for his family. Sadly, his plan did not come to fruition and he was unable to bring his wife and young daughters over to Canada. Paraskevia and her daughters suffered many hardships. Filipina bore her first child Bohdan very early in life, her husband Mykola was killed in World War Two. She was a single mother at a time when such a thing was unheard of. But with the help of her mother and sisters they survived the war and Act Visla. When older, Filipina managed a bar in Poland and to put her son through University. In 1964 Filipina immigrated to Canada where she married Andrew Mareczko. Andrew was a widower with a small little girl named Irene. A few years later their daughter Marusia was born. Filipina and Andrew worked hard, skimped and saved. Soon they bought a house and brought Filipina’s mother, Paraskevia to Canada. Aunt Anastasia and her family were brought over next, followed later by Tekla and her family. Her mother and sisters meant the world to her. Together they were unstoppable. Filipina loved horses, she loved to embroider and she loved to garden. She embroidered blouses, shirts, pillows and rushnyke with fervor. Her knowledge of Ukrainian art and design was unsurpassed. She was also a gardener extraordinaire. There was always something in bloom and always something new growing on the windowsill. She treated plants as if they were her children; if anyone had a green thumb it was she. At the end of her life, Filipina was legally deaf and legally blind, but she could see and hear what others did not. She will be greatly missed.
June 04, 2015
June 05, 2015
Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection of the Mother of God, 30 Leeds Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 3R8
Burial / Entombment / Cremation
St Volodymyr Cemetery, 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville, Ontario L6M 4H9