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Maria ZUK
Père : ZUK
Décès le : 2008-12-16
Parution : 2008-12-19
Paru dans : The Sudbury Star, ON

ZUK, Maria - It is with the saddest of hearts that we share the passing of our Mama, Maria Zuk in her 83rd year on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008. Known for her gentle manner, kind heart and silent determination, she will be deeply missed by her daughter Irene Zuk and husband John Strachan of Owen Sound, daughter Lesia Maria Zuk and husband Niels Kirketerp Nielsen of Copenhagen, Denmark, son Andrij (Andy) Zuk and wife Christine of Oakville and son Taras (Terry) and wife Pierrette of Sudbury. Her grandchildren Emma, Evan and Lauren will remember Baba's tender touch, loving manner and fantastic cooking. Her constant companion was Thomas, her tuxedo cat. She will be deeply missed by the Bazinet and Lefroy families that welcomed her with open arms and hearts. Maria was born on October 23, 1926 in a tiny village in Western Ukraine. She spent the war as forced farm labour in Germany when she was taken from her home at the age of 13. After the war, she set about making a life for herself by coming to Sudbury with her daughter Irene in 1951. She met her future husband Basyl Zuk in 1953 and went about the difficult task of building a new life. She worked as a janitor for Local Lines Bus Lines for 11 years working from midnight to seven in the morning, seven days a week, all the while raising an ever growing family. She then began a 25 year career as a member of the custodial staff at Churchill Public School for the Rainbow District School Board retiring in 1991. For the last 17 years she was a regular volunteer at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Senior Citizens Center where she helped out “the old folks“. Her perohy, holopchi, babkas and honey cake were the stuff culinary legends were made of. She had a tremendous sense of humour, many times at her own expense and limitless compassion for those in sickness and need. She loved unconditionally. She never felt sorry for herself because she never had the time for self pity. Mama, you will forever be in our hearts, thank you for all you have given us. You were the cement that kept our foundation as a family solid. You inspired us to be independent as you reminded us, time and time again, that you “were an independent woman“ so ahead of your time. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch St., Sudbury Funeral Mass In St.Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 40 Notre Dame Ave., Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Panakhyda 7 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers or gifts the family requests donations be made to the Sudbury Regional Hospital Foundation. (Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Monday). Donations or messages of condolence available online at 11361056


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