Obituary

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved father, John, Teofil Husakiwskyj, on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, at the age of 94. Devoted husband of Julia for 60 years. Proud father of George, Lydia and Larissa and father in law to Aimee, Kazimir and Philip. Adored Dido of Michael, Christine, Emma, Luke and Sophia. 

Our father was born in 1927 in Mostyska, Lviv, Ukraine, to Julia Dorosz and Teofil Husakiwskyj, one of eight children and the only son. He was loved dearly by his sisters Anna, Stefania, Maria, Alexandra, Evhenia, Vira and Liida. He immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1949, with Sisters Anna, Alexandra and Evhenia and their families.  He was a devoted uncle to all of his nephews and nieces in Canada and abroad.

In 1961, Tato married our beautiful mother, and they embarked on a life together built on their love for their children and devotion to one another. 

He retired from the University of Toronto in 1993 after 25 years of service working as a library technician. Tato was a proud Ukrainian. He was a member of the Ukrainian Men’s Choir, Burlaka, and a committee member of the Ukrainian Language and Culture School, where he served as treasurer.  He loved listening to Ukrainian news and keeping abreast of events and happenings in Ukraine.

Our father’s greatest gift to us was his pure love. He adored his children and grandchildren, and his capacity to love unconditionally has empowered us to live our best lives with confidence. He has left an indelible mark on our hearts, and we will feel his presence with us always.

Vichnaya Pamyat

(Eternal Memory)

 

To watch the livestream of the funeral mass, please go to:

https://youtu.be/BHPF4PHl1Bk 

 

Beginning July 16, 2021 the Bereavement Authority of Ontario is once again permitting visitations and services to take place that are open to the public. We must continue to maintain physical distancing, the wearing of masks and may not allow more than 40 guests at any one time. Once the maximum limit has been reached, we will ask any additional guests to kindly wait outside in a physically-distanced line until there is room to enter safely.

 

Visitation

Date
September 10, 2021
Location
Cardinal Funeral Home - Annette Chapel
Time
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Memo

Panakhyda at 7 pm

Service

Date
September 11, 2021
Location
St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church
Time
11:00 AM

Burial

Date
September 11, 2021
Location
St. Volodymyr Cemetery
Time
01:00 PM
Memo

Arrival time is approximate. Due to COVID - 19 precautions there will be NO tryzna (reception) following the burial.

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September 11, 2021
Peter Burgess
My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you George, to your sisters and to your mother at this most difficult time. Also thinking of the extended family along with all those who had the privilege and joy of meeting and spending time with your father. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to meet him.Your father will never be forgotten and his impact on so many people, family and friends alike, will continue to inspire deeds and actions that honour him and model a life well lived.I hope you all find comfort and inspiration in a lifetime of great memories and also in knowing that his life has and will continue to make a difference and the world a better place.
September 10, 2021
Flora
My sincere condolences to you Lydia, your mom and the whole family.
September 10, 2021
Morgan/Bately family
Please accept our condolences, love, and strength during this difficult time. We celebrate the long life of such a kind and loving father and husband.