It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Janka Machoń-Bartula. On November 27th, 2023 at St.Micheals Hospital, she peacefully left this world surrounded by love. Janka is survived by her husband Andrzej, children Ania (Sean Moriarty), Mikolaj, and grandchildren Oliver, Stella and Brixton.
Janina was born in Zakopane, Poland in 1948 to Jan Machoń and Zofia (Pawlikowska). In 1981, she made the courageous decision to immigrate to Toronto, Canada, alongside with her two young children and then followed by her husband.
Janina was not just a woman of many talents, but a proud Polish Highlander (Goralka). She possessed an adventurous spirit, climbing mountains and exploring caves with a zest for life that inspired many. Her creativity shone through in her work as a fashion designer and tailor, tending to her gardens, cooking and always finding ways to teach herself trades so she could fix everything on her own. She generously shared her talents with those around her, always eager to impart her wisdom and skills.
Beyond her entrepreneurial pursuits, Janina was a dedicated special education teacher, a dear friend, a cherished aunt and a mother whom always encouraged her children. Her greatest joy came from her role as a Babcia to her three grandchildren.
The unforeseen loss of Janina will be deeply felt by a vast Polish Canadian community of Gorale, artists, adventurers, colleagues, and the countless individuals who regarded her as a nurturing figure, a cherished relative, and an invaluable confidant. Her memory will forever live on, as she leaves behind a lasting legacy of love, strength, selflessness and resilience.
November 29, 2023
Cardinal Funeral Home, Annette Chapel
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Rosary at 7:00pm
November 30, 2023
St. Teresa's Parish
November 30, 2023
Park Lawn Cemetery
Burial Time is an estimate