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Born: Mar 10, 1927

Date of Passing: Sep 17, 2019

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March 10, 1927 - September 17, 2019

Peacefully, surrounded by family, Olha Zhmur (Dmytriw), passed away at Holy Family Home in Winnipeg.
Olha was predeceased by her mother Evdokia, husband Kostiantyn, father Wasyl, and son-in-law Orest. She is survived by daughter Halyna Kravtchouk (Orest), grandchildren, Oksana Dudych (Tom), Rouslan (Kseniya), and great-grandchildren, Mark, Alyssa, Sofia, Constantin and Roman.
Olha was born on March 10, 1927 in Chishky, Lviv Region, Western Ukraine. With political instability in Ukraine, Olha joined the Ukrainian Insurgent Army as an underground courier. Victim of Stalinist regime, she was arrested in February 1946 and spent the next five years in Soviet prisons and Siberian labour camp.
Returning to Ukraine, she settled into living "quietly". She married handsome Kost' from one of the neighbouring villages, who could battle her in any kolomyjka sing off at all of the village celebrations. Together they worked the fields, tended to farm animals and raised their daughter Halyna.
Olha had a great talent for embroidering. Her perfect cross-stitch work will be treasured by all of us. She loved to sing and attended church on regular basis.
Thank you to Dr. Taras and Dr. Andrea Babick for the wonderful care, both medical and spiritual. Special gratitude to the dedicated and compassionate staff of St. Francis Unit at Holy Family Home.
Funeral service will be held at Korban Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. John Sianchuk, CSsR officiating.
Interment to follow in Ukraine at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made to Holy Family Home.

Vichnaya Pamyat

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 20, 2019

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