A kind man, good son, very caring husband, attentive brother, died of cancer on January 17, 2024.
Born in Ukraine in 1941 and immigrated to Saskatchewan after WWII. The family later moved to Winnipeg where he began his university studies, which he completed at U of T.
He began his career as an industrial engineer who worked as a systems analyst, and later, when computers took over the world, he was instrumental in computerizing the payroll system at American Standard. He then worked at Cargill Foods, where, under his direction, bar codes appeared on all the packaged meats the company shipped to grocery stores. Shortly afterwards, his career took a different path and he became the Executive Director of the Toronto branch of Ukrainian Canadian Social Services.
His spiritual life was important to him, at one time serving on the church council of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Left to mourn him are his wife Vera, sister Marta with husband Don, dear cousins Ulana and Taras Pidzamecky, and their children, Tania and Marko Stech, and Fr. Bohdan Mironovich, and extended family in Ukraine. His numerous friends, neighbours, and colleagues will certainly miss this friendly, generous, outgoing man.
His family greatly appreciates the compassionate support he received in the palliative care unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canada Ukraine Foundation will be gratefully accepted.
Вічная пам’ять !!! May his memory be eternal !!!
January 21, 2024
Cardinal Funeral Home-Bathurst Chapel
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Panachyda to take place at 7:00 p.m.
January 22, 2024
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
January 22, 2024