- Magdalyna Jawarski (Mom) was born on June 17, 1920 in the town of Sambir, Ukraine
- The youngest in the family of five kids
- At a tender age of 18, Magdalyna made her way to Germany where she worked as an unskilled labourer
- Over time she met up with Stefan (Dad) a-fine Ukrainian gentleman who became the love of her life and they married.
- Life became very difficult for the young pair with advent of the Second World War. All through the struggle of the war and internment camps the young couple started a family daughter Stephanie and a son Bohdan, both born in Ausberg.
- Eventually Mum and Dad were able to get out of Germany and make it to Venezuela. Where they did odd jobs and being industrious. Mum would make pompoochky, home made donuts and dad would hustle them in the market square.
- Shortly thereafter, Lida was born, my younger sister. Lida brought us luck because shortly there after uncle Bill was able to sponsor us to come to Canada.
- Mum stayed at home to raise the children. Eventually mother got a job working afternoons as a Custodian at the University of Toronto.
- She worked there many years finally managing to get on days.
- Mum was a fabulous cook and we will all miss her cooking especially the holobobtsi, vareniky, pulchiky just to mention a few of my favourites.
- Mother was always there for us, either mending the knees of my pants, sewing outfits for the girls or cooking scrumptious meals. My son Daniel was a very picky eater , so we all benefited from the extra vareniky and holobtsi.
- Baba enjoyed her grandchildren Ray, Kristy, Robbie, Daniel and great grandchildren Willow, Jade, Zachary Marcus, Ethan, Michael, Aiden and Keira.
- Mum, we will miss you
December 11, 2022
Cardinal Funeral Homes, 92 Annette Street
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Panakhyda at 7:00 p.m.
December 12, 2022
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
December 12, 2022
Park Lawn Cemetery
Burial Time is an Estimate.