Passed away at Providence Healthcare Scarborough on March 12, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. Born in the Ukraine on January 2, 1925, Osyp moved to Canada shortly after WWII. Osyp was a proud member of the Ukrainian Partisan Army and Plast Ukrainian Youth Organization of Canada, as well as many church and community charitable organizations. Predeceased by his beloved wife Anna, loving father of Oryst (Mary) and Walter (Cindy), much loved grandfather of Michael (Cassandra) and Katherine and the cherished great-grandfather of Oliver. Osyp will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Providence Healthcare, Dorothy Ley Hospice and St Demetrius Residence. A private family service to be held at St. Vlolodymyr Cemetery in Oakville on Wednesday March 17, 2021.

Donations to the Pomich Ukraini Fund in memory of Osyp Zyhar, would be appreciated by the family.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Thank you for your understanding.





St Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery

Due to Covid-19 precautions the Interment Service will not be open to the public.


March 20, 2021
Orest Hrabowych
Oryst and Walter, heartfelt condolences from my brothers and I go out to you both and your families. Your father was an amazing presence that helped make the Plast Oselia so great. Vichnaya Pamyat'!
March 20, 2021
Helen Medicky
Your father was a great friend and a mentor when I built my cottage back in '71. I enjoyed dropping in to visit with him and your mom. The stories he recounted of his life were always interesting to hear. I'll miss seeing him on his mower. Vichnaya Pamyat.
March 20, 2021
Christine Zeltway and Orest Kowalsky
Dear Walter and Osyp, Out sincerest condolences to you and your families. We will always remember your father as someone who was always smiling and looking for the positive in everything. He was such an integral part of the oselia for so many years. The last few years that your father was coming up to the cottage, he shared his favourite fishing spots with Orest, which they enjoyed together many an early morning! Vichnaya Pamyat!
March 19, 2021
Daria Kowalyk
Dear Oryst and Walter, Sincere condolences to you and your whole family! Your father was a kind, good-hearted man. I remember him from my younger Plast days at our oselia, and enjoyed some lovely conversations these past few years whenever he came into the Plast office. Vichnaya Pamyat'!
March 16, 2021
Michael P. Maciuk
Dear Oryst and Walter, My heartfelt condolences go out to you both and your families. Your father will be terribly missed. I have many fond memories of your father, from my youth, when I was a member of Plast. Your father was a fine gentleman. May his soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. Vichnaya Pamjat!
March 16, 2021
Olga Cylupa
Osyp Zyhar will forever remain in our memory, as an example of courage, kindness, culture, as a hero who went through the fire of war, who was a symbol of time and with his fellow soldiers was creating a new history. Deep in his heart and soul he carried a love of Ukraine throughout his whole life. Bichnaja Pam'jat
March 15, 2021
Rostyslaw Dashko and family
Orest - Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I will remember your Tato as a man who enjoyed life, loved his family and cherished his friends. He will be missed but not forgotten.
March 15, 2021
Helena Jaczek
Oryst, Sincere condolences to the whole family on the loss of your father.
March 14, 2021
Zenia Panczenko
From our entire family to all you, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of a Great Man! We will always remember him for his constant smile and his "joie de vivre". He was always busy, giving of himself 100%+ to his family, friends and to the Ukrainian community. Vichnaya Pamjat!
March 14, 2021
Francis and Lynn Prentice
Francis and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to Oryst, Mary, Wally, Cindy, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joes was a fun friendly man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
March 13, 2021
lesia kurys , myrons slusarczyn and maria kurys
My Family is sorry for our lose of your Tato. He was a nice man and good friend to my parents.
March 13, 2021
Ruby (Furdas) Antle, Barrie
Oryst and Walter I am so saddened to hear about the loss of your dear father. He was a wonderful man and so kind and friendly. I pray that God will ease your pain and give you comfort as you grieve for him. I also pray for you and your families at this sad time. God Bless.