Due to the extreme weather conditions in Toronto on Monday, January 17, 2022, the Mass for Mrs. Susie Michalkoff has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. A new link to sign up to attend the service is located below.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions and direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective January 5, 2022 all guests attending funerals and visitations must pre schedule their attendance in order to prevent line ups or exceed current capacity limits. 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 or by sending flowers to the funeral home.'
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With profound sadness we announce the very sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved wife and most loving mother Susie Michalkoff. She left us too soon in the late afternoon of January 13, 2022 at the age of 59.
Susie was born in Toronto, on March 29th 1962, to Peter and Anna Pich (nee Denega). She was the youngest of 3 daughters and grew up in a big loving family and the close knit Ukrainian community.
Susie was an active member of the Ukrainian Youth Association, attended Ukrainian School at Christie and sang in in the ladies choir Dibrova.
I met Susie in late 1991 at a party at some mutual friends. It didn’t take long to realize that I would never find anyone more loving and caring than Susie, and that she would be the best mother a family could have.
We were married in 1994 and a year later in 1995 our first son Danylo was born. Not long after Susie gave birth to our younger son Michael in 1997.
Susie, above all else made it her prime mission to take care of and nurture our family. And it continued this way up to her untimely passing.
Susie was the best cook, no, master chef. She never needed a recipe book and although her friends often asked her for the recipe, she would never have any written down; it was all in her head and would always translate into something delicious. Rarely a day went by that we wouldn’t have dinner together as a family, with the tastiest home cooked meal.
Susie always had a great knack for finding the best deal on whatever our household required. She took pride in ensuring our shelves were always stocked and no-one would go hungry or have tattered clothes.
Susie really enjoyed volunteer work in the community. She took a very active role volunteering in Josyf Cardinal Slypij Catholic School, and the Ukrainian Youth Association Etobicoke Branch. She was very generous and supportive in the organizations, gave a lot of time and effort, and never backed down from any challenges and work that needed to be done.
Over the last 10 years, Susie was plagued with an injured ankle that refused to heal, and endured five unsuccessful surgeries. She struggled with infections and pain. But she persevered and looked forward to “getting this over with” so she could walk again. But even this did not interfere with her drive to care for the family and keep us all on track.
Susie was very loved and will be sorely missed by her husband Mark, sons Danylo and Michael, sisters Lesia (Roman) and Nadia (Wasyl (d)). Her nephews and nieces Anastasia (Frank), Olyana (Tyler), Markian (Domenica) and Adrian (Bonnie), great nephews and nieces, great nephew Liam who she was especially fond of.
Susie touched all of us, we will never forget her warmth and caring, her bountiful hugs, her delicious cooking, her drive and perseverance and above all, her love for all of us.
May she rest in peace till we meet again.
The family would appreciate your donations in Susie’s memory to:
Ukrainian Youth Association, Etobicoke branch and to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Donations in Susie’s memory to Saint Nicholas Church can be made by cheque, credit card at the church website or by Interac email money transfer to [email protected] . Please be sure to provide all contact information for correct addressing of donation receipts.
Donations to the Ukrainian Youth Association can be made by cheque or email money transfer to [email protected] . Please be sure to provide all contact information for correct addressing of donation receipts.
January 16, 2022
Cardinal Funeral Home - Annette Chapel
02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Panakhyda at 7:00 p.m.
January 20, 2022
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church