Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Olga Bijan on July 14, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Hryhorij (Harry) Bijan (2003). Loving mother of Irene Worthington (Arthur) and Roman. Dear grandmother (baba) of Diana Worthington (James Mast) and Evelyn Worthington (Ryan McGrath). Cherished great grandmother of Mason Mast. She also leaves behind nieces and a nephew in Ukraine. Olga was born in Boratyn, Ukraine. At age 17 she was taken to work in Germany during WW2. She arrived in Canada in 1948 and worked in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan before arriving in Toronto, where she met and married Hryhorij in 1951. She was a gentle and kind woman, who was very devoted to her family. We would like to thank her caregiver Olena for her loving care over the past few years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (Toronto) or Canada-Ukraine Foundation. Visitation Sunday July 18, 2-5 pm at Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street, Toronto. Funeral service Monday July 19, 11 am at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4 Bellwoods Avenue, Toronto. Internment at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery, Oakville. May her memory be eternal! Vichnaya Pamyat!

Beginning July 16, 2021 the Bereavement Authority of Ontario is once again permitting visitations and services to take place that are open to the public. We must continue to maintain physical distancing, the wearing of masks and may not allow more than 40 guests at any one time. Once the maximum limit has been reached, we will ask any additional guests to kindly wait outside in a physically-distanced line until there is room to enter safely.

Visitation

Date
July 18, 2021
Location
Cardinal Funeral Home, Annette Chapel
Time
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Memo

Panakhyda at 2:00 pm. Provincial Covid-19 precautions limit a maximum of 40 people in the funeral home at a time. This may require visitors to wait in line for access to the building.

Service

Date
July 19, 2021
Location
Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
Time
11:00 AM
Memo

Provincial Covid-19 precautions limit a maximum number of people.

Burial

Date
July 19, 2021
Location
St Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery
Time
01:00 PM

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July 20, 2021
Judy and Tony McGrath
To Irene and her brother Roman, So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. Tony and I send our sympathies to you both. Irene you spoke of your mother often and we send our most sincere condolences at this very difficult time.
July 16, 2021
Sally white
Dear Irene…while we never met your mother, we heard you talk of her so many times, that I feel we knew her. So sorry to read your news this morning you will miss her . What a life she had! Wonderful that she lived long enough to be a great grandmother…hope you have pictures. May she now Rest In Peace. Our thoughts are with you all. Peter and Sally
July 16, 2021
Halena & Andrew Fedor
Вічна ї память.