It is with great sadness that the family of Katherine Marushchak announces her passing from cancer at the age of 61 years.


She will be forever remembered by her husband of 35 years, Michael, her beloved children, Olivia (Andrew) and Mark, by her mother Anna, by her sisters and brother Anna (Andre), Eugenia (Philip) and William (Helena). Katherine will also be fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family, numerous esteemed colleagues, and dear friends.


She was a dedicated, helpful Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) for 30 years in in various units. Most of her career has been working in rehabilitation at Trillium Health but also Women’s College Hospital, Humber River, and West Park. Due to cancer, she retired in 2014. Her coworkers described her as energetic, bubbly, down to earth and an amazing individual who cared and stood up for her patients and hardworking colleague/friend.


Katherine’s family and friends will always remember her generous and loving heart. She was a multitasker always bouncing between tasks and conversations. She enjoyed the great outdoors and working in her garden. She was gifted with a ‘green thumb.’ When not gardening, she was reading or listening to her favourite music. She was always the heart of the party especially when dancing with friends or her husband. She enjoyed attending plays and going to the theatre with her daughter or family. Her sense of style was described as forever classic and always with her signature lipstick shade. Decorating her home for each season and holidays was her joy. More recently, she learned to cook and bake more complicated meals with great success. Finally, she was very proud of her children and their accomplishments. Katherine was always grateful for the years she had with her family and friends.


Вічнaя Пам'ять, Eternally Remembered.


A Celebration of Katherine’s life will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the following:

Trillium Health Partners Foundation

Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation

The Dorothy Ley Hospice

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding.

Online condolences can be left by clicking on Memorial Book.



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


January 22, 2021
Lidia Krenca
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your wife and mother. She was a special and kind person. I am very fortunate to have known her. You and your family are always in my prayers.
January 21, 2021
Anna Iwachiw & Petro Woloszansky
We were very saddened to hear Katherine’s journey of life has come to end. May time her memory and the love you shared always remain with you, in your hearts.
January 21, 2021
Andrea and Marko Diaczun
Dear Olivia and Family, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your beloved Mother. We will keep her and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Вічная Пам'ять.
January 21, 2021
Czobit Family
Dear Michael, Olivia and Mark, Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We are so very sorry to hear about Katrina's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Вічная Пам'ять.
January 21, 2021
William Maruschak
My wonderful lovely sister is no longer with us. I wish we had more time. You are and will always be in my heart & thoughts. Love William, Helena, Alice & Elliot
January 21, 2021
Anna Van Vugt
My beautiful sister you will always be in our hearts and prayers . Forever young With love Anna & family
January 21, 2021
Liana and Nelson Violante
Our deepest condolences. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. She will be missed <3 Love, Liana and Nelson (Gino and Selina Guarnieri’s daughter and son in-law)
January 21, 2021
Ruzya Karpinec
So sorry for your loss. Katrina was a vibrant, caring wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.
January 20, 2021
Ivan J. Skoncej
Our deepest condolences and prayers to your family during this difficult time. Her kindness and pure heart will always stay in my memory. Please accept my deepest condolences. Ivan with family.
January 20, 2021
Tatiana and George
Olivia, our deepest sympathies during this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.
January 20, 2021
Natalie and Marcin Kowalczuk
Olivia, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Sending all of our love, thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. <3
January 20, 2021
Sydoryshyn Family - Andy, Hania, Luba & Lasha
Mike, Olivia and Mark, Our Deepest Condolences in the loss of your wife & mother. Katrina will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace. Vichna i Pamyat.
January 20, 2021
Marsha Grant
My deepest condolences to Michael and the Children. Katherine will always be in our hearts and we will miss her voice and laughter in the THP Courtyard. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
January 20, 2021
Gena and Phil Lacey
Mike, Olivia and Mark, our hearts are broken with the loss of our beautiful loving sister. She will live in our hearts and souls forever, she will never be forgotten. Love Gena and Phil
January 19, 2021
Corinne Bellon (Selina's sister)
Mike and family, Please accept my hearfelt condolences. Katherine (Katrina) was such a beautiful and vibrant person. I hope that the wonderful memories you have of her find you some comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
January 19, 2021
Lorissa Dahlia
Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to your family during this difficult time. May the days to come be filled with ongoing love and support from those around you. Please accept my deepest condolences, Selina Guarnieri's niece, Lorissa Dahlia.
January 19, 2021
Selina and Gino Guarnieri and family
Our deepest condolences. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Forever in our hearts.