ObituaryPALIJENKO, Anne - Suddenly but peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto on Friday evening Nov 18, 2005.
Beloved wife of the late Basil Palijenko, loving mother of the late Nicholas Palijenko, the late Marianne Palijenko and of Peter Palijenko. Dear mother-in-law of Andrea Mozarowski. She will be sadly missed by her sister Lesya and her husband Victor Pavlenko, her brother-in-law Paul Paliyenko, her sister-in-law Leslie Paliyenko, her cousin Halya Bilyk and their families.
Born in Novostavcy Ukraine Jan 14, 1929, she survived horrific wartime events of the Nazi and Soviet armies and a series of losses of immediate family members starting with her mother when Anne was a child of 11. In facing these hardships she found a courage -- both awesome and resourceful -- which forged in her a peerless character and stamina.
Together with her younger sister, she immigrated to Canada to build a life and family here. Her love of learning and innate curiosity became the foundation for an accomplished career as a medical librarian at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. She discovered a love of opera and attended performances with the COC's inception. The tragic events of her early years pained and haunted her so deeply, but her suffering became the source for a deep compassion and a strong desire to be loving and tender to others. Her relatives and friends were the benefactors of her generosity and will fondly remember Anne as a warm, exuberant, giving individual.
The family expresses its gratitude to the staff at Fellowship Towers for the kindness and care which gave Anne support and strength in her later years.
"Here we will moor our lonely ship
And wander ever with woven hands,
Murmuring softly lip to lip,
Along the grass, along the sands,
Murmuring how far away are the unquiet lands. . .
The heavy boughs, the burnished dove
That moans and sighs a hundred days:
How when we die our shades will rove,
When eve has hushed the feathered ways,
With vapoury footsole by the water's drowsy blaze." (W.B. Yeats)
Visitations Monday evening 7 -9 p.m.
Panachida Monday evening at 7:30 at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (east of Keele), Toronto
Funeral service at St. Volodymyr Cathedral, 400 Bathurst Street on Tuesday at 10am
Interment at Prospect Cemetery
November 21, 2005
7:00 - 9:00 PM
November 22, 2005