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Sophia Petrashkewych

Sophia Petrashkewych

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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PETRASHKEWYCH, Sophia (nee Koziej) -
With her daughters by her side, at Trillium Health Centre on Thursday, January 3, 2019, Sophia passed away in her 91st year. Beloved wife for 58 years of the late John. Loving mother of Vera (Oles), Darka (the late Mike), Halyna (Paul) and Zoriana (John). Cherished grandmother of Tamara (Matthew), Alanna, Elysia, Olivia, Andrew, John Andrew, Muxash and Kalyna. Sister of the late Josef Koziej. Sadly missed by her family in Ontario and Poland. Sophia was born on July 28, 1928 in Oleszyce, Ukraine. She lost her father at the age of 2 and lived with her brother and mother. Despite living through the hardships of WWII, her mother raised her with a strong faith and value for family. In 1958 she met John and immigrated to Canada where they raised four daughters. Sophia was a skilled homemaker with the emphasis of healthy living, creative sewing and a respect for nature. The family spent many memorable years at the cottage. “Sonechko” (Sunshine) as she was referred to by many was a cheerful, positive young spirit to her last days. Sophia will be sadly missed. “Vichnaya Pamnayt”. Resting at NEWEDIUK FUNERAL HOME, KIPLING CHAPEL, 2058 Kipling Avenue (North of Rexdale Boulevard), on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. with Panakhyda at 7 p.m. Funeral at St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, All Saints of Ukraine Chapel, 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville, on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation 145 Evans Avenue, Suite 300 Toronto, Ontario, M8Z 5X8 would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel
    2058 Kipling Avenue
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    Panakhyda Wednesday 7pm
  • Service

    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, January 10th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, All Saints of Ukraine Chapel
    1280 Dundas Street West
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  • Interment

    St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Cemetery
    1280 Dundas Street
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Donations are being accepted for: CANADA-UKRAINE FOUNDATION.


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Lily Korzeniowski

Posted at 07:59pm
Dear Petrashkewych Family: Sending profound condolence at this very sad time. Sophia will be so missed at Chestnut Place. It was always a pleasure to see her sitting in the Lobby and I would stop and have a chat. We had so many similar experiences - our husbands were both in Siberia and served in the Polish Army. I will miss her very much and will miss her happy smile. Sincerely - Lily Korzeniowski

Oksana and Jerry Kalyn

Posted at 09:34pm
Dear Vera and family. We feel deeply sad for your loss. We remember yor mother and what a lovely woman she was, happy,always smiling and very polite. I, (Oksana) loved both your parents and enjoyed speaking with them. In my heart I knew that she was a good mom and that she loved her family very much. It will be difficult for a while but with time it will become less. After so many years I still think of my parents and miss them, but I know that I was blessed to have them in my life. I smile and so will you girls remember all the good times.

Rozalia, Helen & the Paryniuk family

Posted at 07:37pm
Our deepest condolences to Vera, Darka, Halia, Zirka and your families. Your Mother was a truly beautiful person. She was always so happy and full of life. We have so many great memories that were made together while we were up at the cottage at Wasaga Beach. I met your Mother in 1961 and we spent a lot of time together, going to parties and zabavas. I really appreciated the close friendship we had. I will always remember her with great fondness. She will be missed.

Slava Fisher and Family

Posted at 12:19am
Dear Vera,Darka,Helen,Zirka,and Families, Thinking of you at this very difficult time. May you always find comfort in knowing how much she loved all of you. Love, Slava, Fred, Alex, Mark, and Kalyna

Stefania Miller and Jack Evans

Posted at 01:36pm
Dear Alex and Vera, Our deepest condolences on the death of your beloved mothers, Tatjana (Pastoshchuk) Dashko and Sophia (Koziej) Petrashkewych. Our thoughts are with you and your families. The obituaries for your mothers were very moving. They are not only fine tributes to remarkable women, but a reminder to Canadians about the difficult lives of Ukrainian immigrants. Your mothers survived terrible times and found refuge as proud citizens in Canada. With their beloved husbands, they raised wonderful sons and daughters. You are a credit to them. May fond memories of your mothers sustain you during this difficult time. Stefania and Jack

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