Maria Halka (nee Wintoniak)   June 6, 1923 – April 5, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maria Halka, peacefully with her daughter by her side. She leaves behind her cherished family - daughter Stephanie (Mario, Jorge), loving grandchildren, Katherine (Scott), Kristen (Michael), John (Julianna) and adored great grandson Teddy. Maria joins Joseph, her beloved husband of 64 years.

Maria was a gentle, loving and caring person to everyone she met. She dedicated herself to her family, friends and was an active member of her church community. She was proud of her Ukrainian heritage and enjoyed volunteering and making varenyky on Saturday mornings. She took pleasure in social gatherings and loved being with people.

We miss you already and we are so proud to be your children and grandchildren.

Thank you all, for sharing her life’s journey.

Give rest O Lord to the soul of your servant

Vichnaya Pamyat

For those who wish, donations to St. Nicholas Ukrainian church would be appreciated.


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. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


April 19, 2021
Mary Oko - Chair of Family Council
Stephanie and family - I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom, Maria Halka. We will miss her presence within Copernicus Lodge. Wishing you strength during this time. May God bless you all.
April 14, 2021
Hilda Farrar
I have so many fond and happy memories of the time I spent with the family while growing up . Mrs Halka always made a place for me and fed me delicious Ukrainian food and Mr Halka always brought of the cherry chocolates. Rest in piece Mrs Halka . Sending my condolences and hugs to the family. 🕊
April 14, 2021
Donna Kulyk Rudyj
Dear Stephanie, My condolences and prayers to you and your family. May the wonderful memories of her give you all strength during this very difficult time. Vichnaya Pamyat!
April 14, 2021
Linda and Jon Kanitz
Dear Stephanie and Family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. She was a wonderful and generous person. Such fond memories of her and your dad. She will be greatly missed.
April 13, 2021
Anna and Petro Woloszansky
Stefciu, our deepest condolences to you and your family. May she always remain in your hearts.
April 12, 2021
Dennis, Mary and Melissa Mark
We are sorry for your loss. It is a very sad time for you but we want you to know we are thinking of you and holding you in our hearts. God Bless.
April 09, 2021
Love Joanne, Mike, David, Marlene, Dan and Esra Hawie.
Our sincerest, heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was a very kind, gentle lady. May her beautiful soul rest in eternal peace. May God bless and strengthen your family during this very difficult time.
April 08, 2021
Natalie Myhal
Stephanie and family Taras and I send our condolences to you on the passing of your mother. May she rest in peace.