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MARIA CHLYSTA (published on April 22, 2006)

MARIA CHLYSTA It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Maria Chlysta, on Friday, April 14, 2006. Maria was predeceased by her mother Olena, father Stefan Handiak and husband Walter Chlysta on February 1, 2002. She will be greatly missed by her children, Dr. Terry Chlysta (Sharon) and children Alexander and Adrian; Dr. Walter Chlysta (Lisa) and daughter Tiana; Dr. Dana Chlysta and children Motria and Oleksa; Dr. Lisa Anna Chlysta. She will also be missed by her sisters Justyna Duplak ( Mike) and their children; Anastazja Polny (John) and their children; sister-in-law Maria Choptianyj and her children; numerous nieces and nephews in Ukraine and Poland; cousin Anna Jaulgey in France; aunt Natalia Brunda and her daughter of Winnipeg; numerous friends in Winnipeg and Europe. Maria was born in Wola Wyzna, povit Sanok in the part of Ukraine which now belongs to Poland. She completed her Bachelor of Education Degree in Swidwin in 1956. She was a teacher in Poland for two years and in 1958 she came to Winnipeg with her Mom and sister Anastazja, staying with her uncle and aunt, Petro and Natalia Brunda. On June 6, 1959 she married Walter Chlysta and together they raised their four wonderful children. Maria's family was her pride and joy. She loved her family more than everything else. Maria took pleasure in being a stay at home mom, and taking care of her family and their commercial real estate developments with her husband. She had a deep compassion and love for others and was always helping anyone who needed assistance. She enjoyed travelling across Canada, Mexico and California with her husband. She also shared a trip with her son to Rome, Venice and Switzerland. Her most treasured and recent trip to Paris, Corsica and Poland was a cherished adventure with her children. Maria loved the outdoors - long walks, gardening, fishing with her husband, blueberry and mushroom picking and spending time at their cottage in Lake of the Woods, ON. She also loved to embroider and crochet and her works of art will be treasured by her family. Maria was a member of the Sts. Vladimir and Olga and St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Churches, the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada and was a member of the Canadian Ukrainian Institute Prosvita. She was also a generous supporter of Ukrainian organizations. Maria will be deeply and sadly missed by all who were close to her. Mom - we truly love you and there are no words to express how deeply you will be missed. Panachyda (Prayers) will be sung at 7:00 pm. Monday, April 24 at Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral, 115 McGregor St. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 also at the Cathedral with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Mitrat M. Buyachok, Rev. Protodeacon M. Woroby and Rev. Deacon S. Tyrawski officiating. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Emergency staff at Seven Oaks Hospital for their care. If friends so desire, donations in Maria's memory may be made to Children of Chernobyl Fund, 2118-A Bloor St. W., Ste. 200, Toronto, ON, M6S 1M8. CHRYSTOS VOSKRES KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 956-2193

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