ONYSCHUK, Ann Mary - November 1, 1935 - December 4, 2022
It is with profound sadness that we announce that our dear mom, Ann Mary Onyschuk, passed away peacefully, at home, in her 88th year, after a short battle with breast cancer.
Daughter of the late Steve and Helen Lapchinski; and devoted wife of Roy (deceased 2020) for 62 years.
She leaves to mourn her cherished family, daughters, Caryl (Glenn) and Bonnie (Andrew); son, Gregory (Michelle); seven grandchildren, Ryan (Amanda), Courtney (Matthew), and Connor, Meghan and Cameron, Emma and Grace; and her great-grandchildren, Jack, Holly and Rory.
She was the beloved sister to Ernest and Ron (Monica); sister-in-law to Ted (Donna) and Olga (Don, predeceased); and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Born in Sudbury, she was a mischievous, inquisitive child and excellent student, graduating at the top of her nursing class from St. Joseph's in Port Arthur and enjoyed a career as an OR nurse at Barrie Royal Victoria Hospital until 1980.
She was a lifelong volunteer including RVH Women's Auxillary, Catholic Women's League, choir member to many parishes and great contributor to the Christian Women's Club.
Until a year ago, she would cook meals for Caring and Sharing, teaching us all how to contribute to our community and there weren't many people in her life who were not the benefactor of one of her crafty gifts.
But paramount to all of these accomplishments, she was an unwavering example to us of her faith in action, a steadfast supporter of all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a devoted friend and a true force of nature, who made a difference in this world every day.
Special thanks for the loving care given by Petrona in mom's last weeks.
Visitation is in the care of Ward Funeral Home, Brampton, on Wednesday, December 7th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass is at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Brampton, Thursday, December 8th, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Parkinson Canada.