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STEFANIA SEMANYCH (published on September 24, 2011)



STEFANIA SEMANYCH (nee ZAHYNACZ) Peacefully, on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Riverview Health Centre, Stefania Semanych, aged 88, beloved wife of the late Michael Semanych (2006) and her first husband, Wasyl Zahynacz (1964). Stefania was born January 9, 1923 in the village of Ditkivtsi, Brody district, Western Ukraine. She immigrated to Canada in 1948. Stefania is cherished and remembered by her sons, William Zahynacz (Margaret) of Calgary, Igor Zahynacz (Joan) of Vancouver; daughter-in-law Nadia of Winnipeg; grandchildren Sonya, Katherine, Billy, Daniel, Kristin, Alison, Matthew, Ryan and Kelly-Anne; great-grandchildren Calvin and Logan; in Ukraine, brother Konstantyn; sister Maria; numerous cousins and nieces. She was predeceased by her son Jerry in 2008. Stefania was a member of Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral. She enjoyed gardening, reading and especially swimming and singing at Camp Rusalka. A special thanks to the extraordinary and caring staff at Riverview Health Centre. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 26 at Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral, 115 McGregor St. with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Mitrat M. Buyachok officiating. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stefania's name may be made to Oseredok or the Taras Shevchenko Foundation. VICHNAYA PAMYAT KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 956-2193


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