“Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 14, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 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 of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.”


Obituary of Olena (Lesia) Cherniawski


З глибоким сумом повідомляемо що, 29 листопада 2020, після тяжкої і тривалої хвороби відійшла у вічність найдорожча мати, сестра, племіниця і  тета.

Олена (Леся) Чернявська

народжена 23 грудня 1968 р. в місті Торонто, Канада


Пригнічені горем:

    • син: Христіан Ґритані
    • брат: Богдан Чернявський
    • i дальша родина в діяспорі та в Україні

Похорон буде обмежений до блищої родини завдяки карантиних протоколів COVID19.

Замість квітів на свіжу могилу, просимо складати пожертви на Оселю Спілки Української Молоді Веселки - CYM camp Veselka, In Memory of Lesia Cherniawski,


Нехай Господь прийме у Свої покої. Царство Небесне... І вічна світла пам'ять!


Olena (Lesia) Cherniawski

Born 23 December 1968 in Toronto, Canada

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Lesia Cherniawski on 29 November 2020, after a protracted illness.  She was dearly loved mother of Christian Grittani, and sister of Bohdan Cherniawski.

Services will be held in private, limited to close family due to COVID 19 protective measures.

Survived by:

    • Son – Christian Grittani and girlfriend Emily
    • Brother – Bohdan Cherniawski, fiancee Helen Turyk
    • Aunts and Uncles:
      • Marusha Krawec, Slawka Balaura, Mike and Luba Kalymon;
    • Cousins:
      • Victor and Tanya Cherniawski, Orest Cherniawski, Peter Cherniawski and Helen Peklych;
      • Christine Krawec, Nadia Krawec & Paul DaSilva, Sonia Krawec, Lidia Krawec and Jeff;
      • Andrij and Elana Balaura, Nadia and Paul Zmiyiwsky;
      • Danny and Jessica Kalymon, Tanya Kalymon and Paul Thrope, Natalka and Mike Mamoliti;
      • and business partner, Yaroslav Olenych
    • and other relatives in Canada and Ukraine.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Оселя СУМ Веселка - CYM camp Veselka, In Memory of Lesia Cherniawski,

Lesia spent many summers at Camp Veselka as a child and spent numerous weekends convalescing there.

A floral arrangement can be ordered from Flower Fantasy​.

The arrangement can be sent to:

Cardinal Funeral Homes

In memory of Lesia Cherniawski

92 Annette Street Toronto, ON M6O 1N6

Flowers must be at the chapel no later than Monday, 07 Dec 2020, 0900 am.

  May the Lord lift up His Countenance toward her and give her peace…  




St Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery


December 07, 2020
Anna & Steve Chomyn
Dear Bohdan& Family, It is with great saddness to hear the loss of your sister. Our deepest condolences to you and the family. May she rest in peace in Gods hands. Vichnya ii Pamnyat!!!
December 06, 2020
Rosanne & Patrick Strauss
Our condolences to the family. I remember Lesia as a person with a kind heart. May she rest in peace.
December 05, 2020
Marta Ostapowych
My sincerest condolences Bohdan! Вічная пам'ять 🕯
December 05, 2020
Petro Cyhynka
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Vichnaya Pamyat.
December 05, 2020
Zenia Lacko with family
Our deepest condolences to the whole family. We are so sorry for your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Прошу прийміть наші щирі співчуття. Хай Бог дасть Вам силу перенести втрату дорогої Лесі. Нехай земля буде її пухом! Вічная пам'ять!
December 04, 2020
Joan and Walter Krawec
Our deepest condolences to the family. Such a great loss. May she Rest In Peace.
December 04, 2020
Romina Eaton
My deepest condolences to you all...a great person, and so kind...she will be missed.
December 04, 2020
Dee Pickett
A beautiful person inside and out. My Sister from another Mother, will love you forever xxx
December 03, 2020
John & Rochelle Cherniawski & Family
We knew her as a free spirit, one of a kind type person. We all had so many laughs together. You will be missed sister! No more pain and a part of our hearts forever. Vichnaya Pamyat Вічная Пам’ять Memory Eternal