Obituary

Bohdan Prus was born March 12, 1953 to parents Maria and the late Wasyl Prus in Manchester, England. The Prus family arrived by boat at Pier 21 in Halifax aboard the ship Scythia in mid-January of 1954 when he was only nine months old. He lived a very active life within the Ukrainian community, participating in many activities, most notably with the Prometheus Men’s Choir and CYM (Ukrainian Youth Association), where he developed many lasting friendships. After living a life filled with joy and happiness within a loving family and dear circle of friends, he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in November 2018. After a difficult year of treatment and setbacks, he gently and peacefully passed away November 6, 2019, with his beloved wife of 40 years Iryna by his side. His precious and much beloved daughters Kassandra and Roxoliana (Jordan) along with his granddaughter Hazel Maria were a constant source of strength, smiles, and encouragement throughout his illness. In deep sorrow he is survived by his mother Maria; older brother Wasyl (the late Nadia) and his children Ihor and Irka (Peter and children Adriana and Chrystyna); older sister Ljuba (Yurij) and her children  Taïsa and Oleksander (Alla and children Solomia and Maksym); and his younger brother Oleh (Marusia). The family would like to acknowledge the ongoing and wonderfully amazing care of the doctors and nursing staff in the Thoracic Surgery department at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial page has been created for him at Click To Donate as part of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation and the funds will be specifically gifted to the Thoracic Surgery Department where he spent three months after his major surgery. He will be greatly missed. Vichnaia iomu pamiat

Visitation

Date
November 11, 2019
Location
Cardinal Funeral Home-Annette Chapel
Time
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Date
November 11, 2019
Location
Cardinal Funeral Homes-Annette Chapel
Time
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Memo

Panachyda at 7:30 p.m.

Service

Date
November 12, 2019
Location
All Saints of Ukraine Chapel
Time
10:00 AM

Burial

Date
November 12, 2019
Location
St. Volodymyr's Ukrainian Cemetery
Time
11:00 AM

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November 11, 2019
Robert Pidruczny
Vichna yomu pam’yat
November 11, 2019
Anna Luczka
Irka and family, It was with much sadness to hear this news. I will always remember the laughter, poolside chats with the Pyzyks and fun with all the kids when they were younger, they were good times. My deep condolences. Вічная Память.
November 11, 2019
Katrusia Kohut
Irka and family, my deepest condolences.
November 08, 2019
Petro and Hania Woloszansky
He has left us way to soon! We still laugh when we remember back in 75, in Lviv walking back from Shevchenko U. when those guys thought Chrystia, you and I were “working girls” for Bohdan and Petro from Czechoslovakia. That was a fun trip together. Irka and family, our deepest condolences + Vichna yomu pam’yat