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MYCYK, Irene (nee Iwasykiw)

May 28, 1921 – Synevidsko, Ukraine
October 16, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Irene Mycyk , beloved mother and memory keeper , (nee Iwasykiw) born in Synevidsko, Ukraine on May 28, 1921, passed away peacefully in Calgary, Alberta on October 16 ,2013 at the age of 92.

Irene will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family: her children , Oleh (Felicity) Mycyk and Mary (Ron) Tebo; her granddaughters Jennifer(Geoff) Oestreicher and Katya Mycyk (Steve Forbes); her great grandchildren Sky, Alexander and Katie Oestreicher and Trinity and Emily Forbes; her brother, John (Vera) Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Irene was predeceased by husband, Dmytro, her parents Stefan and Rosalia Iwasykiw, her brothers Yarolsav and Myroslav (Morris) Iwasykiw and her sister Daria Kordiuk.

Throughout her life, through joys and sorrows, through hardships and losses, Irene endured and persevered. In spite of the wrenching hardships of leaving her homeland, of the dangers of traveling through war-torn Europe to finally arrive as a stranger in a strange land, she lived with dignity, grace and love. Throughout her life, Irene worked hard gave freely and generously of herself to improve the lot of family. Her love and devotion will be will be much missed, and not forgotten. We will remember.

Good night, sweet mother
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

A Requiem Mass (preceded by Prayers at the Cardinal Funeral Home Annette Chapel 92 Annette Street, Toronto, ON) will be celebrated in St. Josephatʼs Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (143 Franklin Ave, Toronto ON). Irene’s cremated remains will be interred next to her husband, Dmytro, in Park Lawn Cemetery, in Toronto on that date. The date of the service in Toronto will be announced when arranged. Condolences may be forwarded through or In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to make memorial contributions in Irene’s name to a charity of their choice. Our family wishes to thank Irene’s companions and caregivers for their compassionate care and kindness, especially during her final days.

In living memory of Irene Mycyk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Doris Fishman & Bob Van Wart :

    What a lovely tribute to your Mother, Mary. She sounds very special, as we know she was to you. May many wonderful memories be yours for years to come. With our sincere sympathy and condolences on your loss.
    Doris & Bob

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  2. Susan and Gord McLure :

    Dear Mary,
    We send you our sympathy on the death of your mother. It is always hard to lose a parent, regardless of age. You and your sister will miss her.

    Thinking of you fondly,
    Sue and Gord

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  3. Marusia Iwasykiw Znaczko :

    Dear Family,
    I was sorry to hear of Teta’s passing. Myron and I truly have many great memories of our Teta Irka. Watching Carol Burnett, Benny Hill and other comedies with her during Friday night sleep overs at her home in High Park. She was an amazing individual – full of love and laughter. Vichnaya Pamyat.

    Marusia and Myron

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