21 April, 1924 – 27 April, 2021
Petro (Peter) was born to Petro and Paranya Lytwyn in the village of Romaniv Ukraine, a place he loved and returned to visit. Reunited with his beloved wife Anna, daughter Olana and granddaughter Oksana. He leaves behind his loving daughter Patricia Ihnatiuk (Fred) and son John (Ann). Cherished Dido to Paul Ihnatiuk (Pam), Deanna Duff (Blair). Great-dido to Paul Jr., Poppy, William and Gavin. Step-dido to Eric Larson (Angela) and Jake Larson (Jess). Step-great-dido to Harvey, Berkley and Oakley. He will be dearly missed by many extended family members, nieces, nephews and friends at home and in the United States, Ukraine and Poland.
Petro left his home in 1942 to work in the German coal mines. At the end of the war, he met his bride, Anna, in the displaced persons camp at Tubingen Germany. Petro followed Anna, his wife of 67 years, to Canada to start a new life and together they raised a family. Peter was very proud to have driven the cranes at Stelco steel mills for 38 years, all accident free. In his spare time he participated in the Ukrainian National Federation, always proud of his Ukrainian heritage. At home he loved being outdoors tending to his vegetable gardens and fruit trees.
Due to COVID-19, all events are restricted to a specified number of attendees. Please RSVP in advance for visitation by logging on to, https://signup.com/go/mGesSYJ or calling 905-547-1121. Visitors are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Visitation at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Friday April 30th from 2 until 5 p.m. A livestream of the Funeral Service will be available at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday May 1st on the services page of www.markeydermody.com Interment will take place at St. Volodymyr Cemetery in Oakville.
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1 May 2021
Dear Pat & John and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's recent passing. He was a very kind and generous man who loved his family, his heritage and community dearly. He was always very kind to me and I will always remember him fondly.
My deepest condolences,
30 April 2021
Dear Johnny and Patricia, I am saddened to hear of your fathers passing. He was one of the wonderful, had working and resilient people that helped shape and build our community. I will remember him especially from Sunday’s at St. Nicholas Parish where he sang in the church choir, along with your mother and their faithful friends. It was a pleasure to hear them all sing and I appreciated his talent and devotion. Your dad was a quiet and kind soul and shall be very much missed. May you find comfort in the many good memories that he has left you and know that he now rests peacefully in the arms of his Maker. God bless you all.
Respectfully, Christine Fedas -Wityk
30 April 2021
Dear Patricia and Fred, John and Ann and family
Please accept my sincerest condolences at the loss of your dear father and grandfather. So many fond memories through the years at YHO and the church and singing in the choir. He always had a beautiful smile for everyone. May his memory be eternal. Veechnayah Pamyat!