Obituary11.03.1917 - 23.08.007
Peacefully passed away at home in his sleep, Thursday, August 23, 2007. Loving husband of Alexandra, his devoted wife of 63 years. A person of gentle disposition, generous of spirit, beautiful mind, humble and deeply religious. A man who cherished and loved his family, Ukrainian heritage and Church. Predeceased by his loving brother Rt. Rev. Yaroslaw Benesh. A devout longtime member and one of the founders of Sobor Sw. Pokrowy Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada. Born in Ukraine, he graduated from Architecture in Zagreb, Croatia and immigrated to Canada in 1952 with his young family. A creative architect and longtime employee of Cadillac-Fairview who worked on many Toronto projects including his beloved Church. Forever remembered in the hearts and prayers of his dear daughters Halyna and fiancé Daniel Pawlick; Switlana and husband Dr. Wolodymyr Medwidsky with grandchildren: Yaroslaw and wife Maritza, with great-granddaughter Alexandra; Tetiana and husband Jamie Paris, with great-grandsons Marco and Matey, Tamara, Yurij and fiancée Chrystia Wynnyckyj; nephew Dr. Roman Serbyn and wife Marika with family in the USA. Also, fondly remembered by family and friends in the US, Europe and Ukraine. Friends may call at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26 from 6-9 pm, with Panakhyda both evenings at 8 pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 27 at the funeral home at 9:30 am, then to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection (Leeds Street) for Funeral Mass at 10 am. Interment to follow at Prospect Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests prayers, Masses and donations to favourite charities. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.cardinalfuneralhomes.com.
January 01, 1970
6-9 PM both days, Panakhyda 8 PM.
August 27, 2007