Obituary

It is with heartfelt loss that we announce the sudden passing of our dearest mama, Wolodymyra Chornopyski on May 29, 2021 at her home of 62 years. Wolodymyra was born on June 8, 1934 in the city of Jaroslaw, Halychyna, to parents of Wolodymyr Andrahewych and Stefania Leheonska. Wolodymyra was the 3rd eldest of seven children. 

 Wolodymyra graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Jaroslaw, majoring in violin, where she enjoyed performing in the symphony orchestra, and enriching her life through faith and culture.  

 In 1959, Wolodymyra took the leap of faith, after an exchange of mailed photos and love letters with Petro and immigrated to Canada on the ship “Batory” as a ‘war bride’ in search of a peaceful life. On June 6, 1959, she married her sweetheart confidant Peter Chornopyski ( born in the village of Lavrikivsti, Ternopil, Ukraine) in Toronto. 

 With devotion and love, Wolodymyra and Petro endured hardship to nurture and raise 3 loving children where they instilled in them Ukrainian faith, culture and heritage.   

 Throughout her life, Wolodymyra enjoyed supporting fundraising events at her parish Sunday Tea, attending concerts and later in life, looking forward to her weekly egg mcmuffin breakfast with her son and going for long car rides. Her love of the arts and Ukrainian customs was evident through her ‘petit point’ needlework, sewing of Ukrainian embroidery as well as beadwork in which she took great pride in wearing. She loved to sing, dance, take pictures and share stories of her hardships growing up before and after the war.  

 Wolodymyra was an active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada (UCWLC) at the Ukrainian Catholic Sobor of Holy Protection Church. She was an Associate member of Sister’s Servants of Mary Immaculate (SSMI), where she found peace in prayer. She was a supporter of the Jaroslaw Society - Ukrainian Immigrants from the region of Jaroslaw.

 Today, Wolodymyra leaves behind many cherished friends and family; her dearest children, son, Stefan with wife Marusia, daughters Myroslava (late Andrew) and Petrusia; beautiful grandchildren Natalia, Matthew, Roman (Nadine), Adrian (Chrystia) and Peter (Juliana) and great grandchildren Liliana, Sofia, Wasylko and Luka. She is survived by her sister, Halysia Gruntowych and brother, Marian Andrachiewicz.

 Wolodymyra will lay to rest alongside her beloved husband Petro of 41 years of marriage, at St. Volodymyr Cemetery in Oakville. 

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to UCWLC- Holy Protection Branch (Women’s League), to support the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Protection, or for a liturgy in memory of Wolodymyra Please mail your cheque to 30 Leeds Avenue, M6G 3R8 Toronto. (416) 531-9945. 

We would like to thank Father Ihor Panchyshyn who presided over the liturgical burial services.

Let Eternal Life be granted to her

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June 12, 2021
Andrij & Hania Sydoryshyn
Petrusia, Stefan, Myrosia & Family, Our deepest condolences to all of you in the loss of your mother and baba. May she rest in peace. Вічная Пам’ять !
June 07, 2021
The Janowsky Family
Dear Petrusia, Myrosia, Stefan and Family,We were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a vibrant ,energetic and kind lady . We always enjoyed meeting her at a variety of social functions . Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts , prayers and well wishes are with you and your family.Vichnaya Pamyat!
June 05, 2021
Lou gigi bellanza
Dear Patricia,Myra and Steve I would like to express our deepest condolences to you and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The neighbourhood won't be the same and certainly not the visits to my moms house without having your mom there anymore. We wish you lots of strength and courage may all the good memories come back soon to you all soon. Sincerely gigi bellanza and family.
June 03, 2021
Dania Potoczny
Вічная память! Щирі співчуття! Даня Поточна
June 02, 2021
Lesia Matkowski-Pimentel and Family
Dear Petrusia, Myrosia, Stefan and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mama. She was a wonderful lady and a friend of our Mama for many years. May the good memories of her provide you with comfort during this difficult time, as well as knowing she is once again reunited with your Tato. I wish we could have paid my respects. Take care. Вічная Пам’ять. Нехай з Богом спочивають.
June 02, 2021
Harleen Kaur Toor
Sending my sincere condolences to the entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.
June 02, 2021
Chad Mills
Very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May she rest in peace. We are all thinking of you in this time. Take care.
June 02, 2021
Furheen Qureshi
Sending my heartfelt condolences to the entire family. After reading about Julia, she seemed like a wonderful, and ambitious person! May her soul rest in peace.
June 01, 2021
Betty and Neil McClung
We send our deepest sympathies and prayers for your family. From conversations we shared, we know that Julia was loved and will be deeply missed. She will always be with you, in your hearts and prayers.
June 01, 2021
Adrian Broomes and Family
You and your family are in my thoughts as you grieve this loss. I’m holding you in my heart.