Obituary

In Memory of Maria Kos (nee Pelenska) 1922-2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Maria Kos, our Mother and Grandmother, in her 99th year.

Beloved wife of the late Andrij Kos (1997). Loved Mother of Orest Kos (Zirka) and Andrew Kos (Natalie). Cherished Grandmother of Andrew and Christine. Predeceased by her brother Oleksa Pelensky .

Maria was born on October 1, 1922 in Komarno, western Ukraine. Fiercely proud of her Komarno lineage, she was the last survivor of the original Komarno immigrants. Orphaned at the age of 11, she went to live with relatives in Lviv. She married her childhood sweetheart Andrij Kos in 1943 in Komarno. Together they arrived at a refugee camp in 1945 in Landeck, Austria. In 1948 they made the decision to flee war- torn Europe and immigrated to Canada via Genoa ,Italy.

Upon arrival to Canada she worked at the Head Office of the Toronto Dominion Bank. Maria was also involved with the Plast Youth Organization and was an active member of Plast-Pryat. As the matriarch of the family, she lived independently in her own home until the last moments. She was blessed to have had such a rich life with extended family (Kurys, Rozanec, Martyniuk and Stebelsky families), wonderful neighbours (Patricia Smyth and Bob Kozutsky) and friends all over Canada, The United States and Ukraine.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, a private family service will be held . Attendees will be contacted by the family. A Celebration of an Incredible Life will be held in the future when conditions allow.

In Memorium donations may be made to the Canadian Ukrainian Foundation Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Centre or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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February 25, 2021
Oleh Pruchnicky
Our most heartfelt condolences to Orest and Andrij and the entire Kos family. Teta Kos is in our hearts and thoughts, she will be dearly missed. Love to you all. Oleh & Levko
February 24, 2021
Roman Hrabowych
Hrabowych family sends our condolences to Orest and Andrew and family. Pani Marika was my mother's first cousin, and we spend many happy family occasions together over the past 65 years. Vichnaya Pamyat
February 24, 2021
Jurij Bilyk
Maxine and I would like to send our condolences to the family. I had the honour of knowing Marika for over 75 years, a close friend of my family, especially my mother Sophia. We came to Canada at the same time and as others of that generation made our life here. A full life well lived on her own terms. Vichnaya Pamiat!
February 24, 2021
Oksana Martyniuk
Dear Family , Babcha Kos was a very special lady and will sadly be missed by all of us . She will always be remember with kind words. Vechnaya Pamyat .
February 23, 2021
Irene Sztefan
so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. the world lost a good lady. my sincere sympathy to the family.💕
February 23, 2021
The Levac Family
We wish you all our condolences for the loss of the monarch of your family. What a celebration Mrs. Kos has had here on earth with all of the years that she got to spend on it! We hope that you can recall all of your memories with her and cherish them together.