Loving mother of Linda (Juan) Labbe, Mark (Karolina), Cindy (Nelson Fung) and the late Jon and dear mother in law of Saffiyah.
Cherished Baba of Joshua, Sofia, Ethan, Saarah and Noah.
Dear sister of Halina (Wladek) Ustupski and Stanislaw (Donna) Majerczyk.
Sofia will be affectionately remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends here and in Poland.
She was born to the late Jan & Helena Majerczyk, November 3, 1946, in Poronin, Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1965.
She was a strong and courageous woman and sacrificed selflessly to care and provide for her beautiful family. To her, her children were second to none and the love she had for her children and grandchildren knew no limits or boundaries.
In addition to her family life, Sofia worked for Chrysler, Ajax Trim Plant for over 25 years sewing interior seating.
There she was a force as well, often urged by others on the line to slow down because they could not catch up with her.
Her hard work and determination became an example for her children and grandchildren pursuing and achieving educational, career and business successes.
Sofia will forever be remembered for her devotion to her pets Baby and Foxy.
She was equally passionate about her garden and won the Oshawa Bloom Award multiple times.
She enjoyed old black and white movies, cooking, bingo, dancing and making folklorecostumes and other special projects for her then young children and their friends.
Visitation will be held at the DESTEFANO FUNERAL HOME, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Road, east of Thornton Road by the Oshawa Airport) 905-440-3595.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Hedwig Parish, 411 Olive Avenue, Oshawa.
For service details, please contact the funeral home at 905-440-3595.
In memory of Sofia, donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Memories may be shared at destefanofuneralhomes.ca.