(To be read with heavy Ukrainian accent):
“Life is like a bowl of cherries call; you eat and eat and eat and suddenly you have Vwwoorrmmmmm.  You spit it out ... “ and continued to eat.
Mom‘s philosophy of life was that no matter how much sweet you get, there is always a sour Vwwoorrmmmmm, you have to work through. And you know, she was right, because, this too, shall pass. Life is designed to go forward and we are not meant to dwell on the negative or the past.
Like many Ukrainian immigrants her age, she grew up under communism; lived through the “Holodomr” of the early 30s; continued to thrive into World War II and then found herself in a work camp in Germany. Liberation offered her an opportunity to come to Canada, where her life has experienced many sweet Cherries with only the occasional of Vwwoorrmmmmm.
Mom was tall, broad in the shoulders; elegant in her manner and always well dressed, within her means. She had a presence that never went unnoticed, even as she aged. 
On occasions where I found myself living back at home with mom she would raid my closet and get compliments on her stunning outfits. What made this even funnier was that my clothes actually looked better on her. 
Mom was as humble as she was proud. Never forgetting where she came from; she always had a dollar or two to give to a homeless person. Depending on their story, they got five or ten dollars.  
 Mom taught me the value of “There but for the grace of God go I”.
She could be so much fun and we always had a great time together, shopping and travelling to visit family in Pennsylvania. We were car mates for 10 hour journeys taking the “B” roads to our destination.  Mom grew to love seeing the beauty and majesty of the countryside she learned to appreciate the “road less traveled”. 
She is now on her own “road less travelled”.
She will be missed.
We love you mom.
Due to the current Covid - 19 restrictions in Toronto that allow a maximum number of guests to attend a funeral, the service details will be kept private and attendance will be by invite-only.The family thanks you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.





April 01, 2021
Holly OHagen
Merosia and Family, May loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Sending Hugs
March 31, 2021
Diane Gagnon
Merosia and Stevie … I extend my heartfelt condolences to you today. Merosia - you have always spoken very highly of your Mom and always ensured that she had everything she needed. Steve – I commend you for the excellent round the clock care you provided for her. It is always difficult to say goodbye … no matter what age they reach. May your Mom rest in peace and may her next bowl of cherries be tasty and sweet with no more Vwwoorrmmmmms. Sending my love to you both and Bon Voyage to your Mom. Avec amour ...Diane
March 30, 2021
Sharon Kauk and Randy Alting
Merosia and Stevie: We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady and she will be missed. Thinking of you both in this very difficult time. Love Sharon and Randy
March 30, 2021
Merosia and Stevie, So very sorry for your loss ❤️❤️ (I did my best to read with a thick Ukrainian accent :) Big hugs Xo
March 30, 2021
Merosia and Stevie, I am so sorry for your great loss. Your Mom sounds like she was an incredible woman.