Lillian (Lily) Kucherepa

4 November 1925 – 30 December 2020

After a swift, unexpected battle with cancer, it is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Lillian (Lily) Kucherepa.  Beloved daughter of Olga and Leon Kowal, and cherished wife of the late Dr. John William Kucherepa.  Loving mother of Elaine, Jeanette (Scott), Carolyn (Baker), Mary, Irene and Linda (Francis).  Loving grandmother of John (Baker), Jennifer (McGinn), Angela (Finlay), and Patrick (Francis).  Loving great-grandmother of Johnathan and Sophie (McGinn).

Lily’s life spanned ten decades, but she never changed.  The same determination and enthusiasm for life shone through her childhood and young married life in Toronto, her life with her mother Olga, her husband John and her family in Caledon (at Lily’s Ponds), and her twenty-six years back in the city, joined by her daughter Irene.  She pursued her interests with a passion:  entertaining on a grand scale, designing and sewing dresses for entire wedding parties, bookbinding, opera, and taking up acrylic painting in her 80’s.  She lived independently, but never alone, until the end of her life.  Anyone who knew her recognized her brilliance, talents, beauty and strength.  No-one that ever met her will ever forget her.  She was the life of the party, as well as the organizer; a force to be reckoned with.  We will always miss you, Mom.

A private family service was held on 6 January 2021, followed by internment at Park Lawn Cemetery. 

Donations in her memory can be made to: Father Terry Lozenski, St. Michaels Ukrainian Catholic Church, 182 Sixth Street, Toronto, Ontario M8V 3A5





January 06, 2020
Park Lawn Cemetery
01:00 PM