ObituaryCYBULSKY, Michael Born September 8, 1922 Died January 30, 2017 Michael passed away peacefully after a brief illness, at the age of 94. He was the husband of the late Daria Brygider. He will be missed dearly by his children Andrey (Daria), Myron (Marika) and Irene (Jim), and grandchildren Marta, Anna, Alexander, Kateryna and Maxim. Visitation at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette St, Toronto, Friday, February 3, 6:00-8:00 PM (Panakhyda 7:30 PM). Funeral at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Toronto, Saturday, February 4, 12:30 PM. Michael was born in Stara Yahilnycia, near Chortkiv – now Ukraine. He was the elder son of Ivan and Ivanna Zakharchuk, both teachers in the village school. Michael’s younger brother Eugene was a member of the Ukrainian forces and died during the Second World War. Michael studied engineering at Lviv University – Polytechnika. After the second advance of the Soviet army in 1944, Michael and his family fled to Austria. From 1945 to 1948, he studied engineering in Graz. Michael came to Canada in 1948. After working in a foundry in Oshawa, he brought his parents to Canada. In 1950, Michael started to work at Massey-Harris, as a tool and manufacturing equipment designer. He returned to school in 1954 to complete a final year of studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto, and he graduated with honors. Subsequently, Michael worked as a professional engineer at Massey, and from 1970 at Ontario Hydro, until his retirement in 1987. Michael married Daria Brygider in 1954. Daria completed a graduate degree in pharmacy and worked as a researcher in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. She passed away in 2014. Michael and Daria had three children and five grandchildren. Aside from his professional work, Michael was very active in the community. He worked tirelessly in a number of roles at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, since its inception in the 1950s until his death. He participated actively in the construction of the St. Nicholas School and in its operations. Between the 1960s and 1990s, Michael was also active in the Ukrainian Engineering Association in Canada. He played a major role in the publication of books and DVD on the iconography of the St. Nicholas Church, a documentary book on the Ukrainian Engineering Association around the world, as well as publications on Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky. Above all, Michael was highly dedicated to his family. Instilling educational and moral values was of utmost importance. He greatly valued time spent with his close and extended family members. Michael spent countless hours taking care of his wife Daria during her illness in her final years of life, and prior to that, caring for his mother and mother-in-law. He was unfailingly a dynamic individual and an optimist, and he believed that if one works hard, there will always be opportunities to advance and succeed. Micheal will be missed greatly by his family and community. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Bellwoods Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2P4 (416-504-4774) or via CanadaHelps.org.
February 03, 2017
6 - 8 p.m. Panakhyda 7:30 p.m.
February 04, 2017
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Bellwoods Ave. Toronto
Burial / Entombment / Cremation
Mount Hope Cemetery