ObituaryWith great sadness the family of Frances Lasiuk (nee Chrusch) announces her passing on November 2, 2016 in Toronto at the age of 95 years. Frances was predeceased by her husband John in 1951, her second husband Eugene in 1979, and her sons Richard in 1991 and Ron in 2012. Frances will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Darlene (Tony) Masliwec, daughters-in-law Teresa (Mike Carruthers) and Gloria, grandchildren Nick, Lisa, Jeff, Katherine, Michael, Alexandra (Rob) Foster and Andrew Masliwec. Also left to cherish her memory are her brothers Nick (Rose), Michael (Beryl) Cruise, John (Angeline), Julian; sisters Mary Repin and Vicki (Brian) Curtis; in-laws Ann, Jean Ham, Olga (Wes) Stevenson, Joan, Adeline, and Morris (Carol); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbours. Frances was born and raised near Vonda, SK the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants. She attended La Martine School then later lived in Saskatoon and Battleford before moving to Toronto. Frances was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She kept in close contact with her siblings and extended family in western Canada and had loving relationships with relatives, friends and neighbours nearby. She was deeply religious and generously volunteered her time to helping others and to the church. She baked Communion bread in her home for many years. She made hand puppets for a funeral home to assist young children with the grieving process. She was a long standing member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, serving as Treasurer and on the kitchen committee for many years. In 2001, she was presented with an award by the Province of Ontario recognizing her 30 years of volunteer service. Although Frances experienced much sorrow and hardship in her life, she accepted her heavy cross and was loving, forgiving, cheerful, kind and giving. She always put others before herself. She loved to play games and particularly liked Scrabble, Skipbo and word search puzzles. She was a strong, hard working, independent woman and, at 95, she was truly young at heart. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. Those who so desire may make donations in her memory to the St. Josaphat's Cathedral Frances Lasiuk Memorial Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
November 03, 2016
4-6 & 7-9 p.m. Panakhyda at 7:30 p.m.
November 04, 2016
St. Josaphat's Cathedral. 110 Franklin Avenue, Toronto
Burial / Entombment / Cremation
Park Lawn Cemetery, 2845 Bloor Street West, Toronto