It is with sadness that the family of Karolina Maleckyj announces her death on February 19th at the Ivan Franko Home in Mississauga. Her long and full life was a testament to resilience and adaptability in the face of upheaval from her native Ukraine during the Second World War and the subsequent relocation to Austria, Argentina and finally Canada in 1957.
Notwithstanding all the displacement and challenges of new countries, cultures and languages, she and her late husband, Dr. Myroslaw Maleckyj, who predeceased her in 2005, raised a family and remained consistently active in the local and international Ukrainian community. Her legacy of teaching at the St. Nicholas Ukrainian School will long be remembered by generations of students who studied under her strong tutelage.
She leaves her children, Darka Griffin (Tim), Christina Fedorowycz (Roman), Lida and Andrij (Motria Kuzycz); seven grandchildren, Marko (Tania), Adrian (Taya), Nicholas, Kyra, Tanya, Andreika and Danylo as well as five great grandchildren, Amelia, Anton, Mabel, Petra and Tomas.
They, and all the extended family, recognize how well she carried herself with grace and refinement no matter what the circumstance. She truly set a standard, especially when it came to the quality and style of family gatherings.
The Maleckyj family would be pleased to receive visitors at the Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street, Toronto, on Wednesday, February 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 24th at 11:15 a.m. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Bellwoods Avenue, Toronto. Interment will follow at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, 1280 Dundas St. W., Oakville.
In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation to the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation.
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We must continue to maintain physical distancing, the wearing of masks and may not allow more than 40 guests at any one time. Once the maximum limit has been reached, we will ask any additional guests to kindly wait outside in a physically-distanced line until there is room to enter safely.
February 23, 2022
Cardinal Funeral Home - Annette Chapel
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
February 24, 2022
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
February 24, 2022
St. Volodymyr Cemetery
Arrival time is approximate