11 January, 1928 – 20 March, 2020
Peacefully at Macassa Lodge, surrounded by the the love of her family, Zena passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the age of 92. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years, Ivan.
Loving mother of Oksana, Bohdan and his wife Susie of Calgary and Christine. Cherished Baba of Roxanne, and Suzanne and her husband Mark Shields. Great-grandmother of Liam. Survived by her sister Maria and her family in the Ukraine. Predeceased by her brother Harry. Zena was a loving mother and Baba. She was very involved in her Church as well as donating countless hours making traditional Ukrainian food for her community. She had a green thumb and took great pride in her rose garden. Zena will be dearly missed by all of those who knew and loved her. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Macassa Lodge. A special thank you to the A-2 team.
Visitation at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Panachyda at 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection, 821 Upper Wentworth Street on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Volodymyr Cemetery, Oakville. If desired, in lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
- Visitation Tuesday, 24 March , 2020
- Panachyda Tuesday, 24 March , 2020
- Funeral Service Wednesday, 25 March , 2020
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24 March 2020
Thinking of you all as you celebrate Zena’s remarkable life. I remember the first time I met Zena. I formally introduced myself and shook her hand. She replied with her name Zena, but to call her Baba. That was a heartfelt welcome that I will never forget.
Baba is an amazing lady, and I feel privileged to have met her. I know you will miss her deeply. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
23 March 2020
My sincerest condolences to the Baraniak family. Pani Baraniak was in my house daily, when I was a child. She was my mother's best friend. I remember her kindness and sharp wit. I am so glad her family was with her in her final moments. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
23 March 2020
I send my sincere condolences to all of the family. I have so many fond memories of our old neighbours the Baraniaks. Pani Baraniak ( as I have called her my whole life) was a wonderful friend to my late mother. Coffee and conversation was an everyday occurrence at our house! I am happy that she could live to this wonderful age in peace and comfort. God rest her soul.