Nellie (Anastasia) (nee Tkatch) Dmytryshyn

28 August, 192924 April, 2021

It is with profound sadness we announce Nellie’s peaceful passing at Albright Manor on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the age of 91. Beloved and devoted wife of the late John (1998). Loving mother of Annie (James) Mundt, the late Anthony, the late Nicholas (Karen), Andrew (Monica) and Paul (Christine). Cherished and proud Baba of Bradley, Amanda (Robert), Mark (Michael), Andrew Jr., Olivia, Maksym, and Stefan. Dear sister of Mary (the late Nick) Griss, Steven (Gwen) Tkatch, the late Bill (Violet) Tkatch, the late Lena (the late Bill) Bateman. Loving Chocha to many families. She will be truly missed by her loving friend for over 60 years, Anne Williams as well as Nellie’s many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Nellie was a devoted and lifelong member of the Ukrainian Women’s Organization (OYK), serving for many years on the Executive, and a cornerstone member of the Ukrainian National Federation. She was a longstanding member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Vladimir in Hamilton.

Nellie lived to make others happy. She was always looking after others, even at her own sacrifice. She will be remembered for many years for her incredible talents; especially her pyrohy and cabbage rolls.

In keeping within Covid 19 restrictions, a private Funeral Service will be held at Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel St. Catharines (905-684-6346); with burial at St. Volodymyr Cemetery in Oakville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. George or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Please take a moment, if you will, and leave a tribute or a memory for the family. These always provide comfort especially during these strange and distant times.

Vichnaya Pamyat

May Her Memory Be Eternal


  • Private Funeral Service, Private Visitation


Nellie (Anastasia) (nee Tkatch) Dmytryshyn

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Lily Hewak

27 April 2021

Dear Paul, Annie and Andy
I have great memories of the time spent with Nellie working together in Chaika and enjoying her friendship at OYK meetings. May she rest in peace.
Deepest condolences from the Hewak family - Lily, Dan, Tina and Bill.

Robert Romano

27 April 2021

Andy and Monica, My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

john and paula moffat

27 April 2021

Sincere condolences Andy, Monica and family on the passing
of Nellie. She was a beloved mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Bob Griss

27 April 2021

Aunty Nellie thank you for your kindness and wonderfull personality throughout my life.

Arlene Nishino

27 April 2021

Our sincere sympathies are with you all at this sad time. We always enjoyed seeing Nellie at holiday events at Nick and Karen's house. She was a happy person and always so kind to our daughter, including her with her grandchildren. May she rest in peace, reunited with her loved ones who have gone before her.

Martin, Arlene & Lara

stephanie martyniuk

27 April 2021

When you lose someone you love, you start to realize all of the small things that are embedded in you because of them. There are so many parts of my Chacha Nellie that are now a part of me. I think of her so often.
Every time I put a pillow case on my pillow (inside out and pull!)
Every time I step on a pop can or juice carton before I put it in the recycling (makes more space!)
Every time I give someone a gift with recycled newspaper (don’t waste it!)

When my parents would travel when I was little I remember being so sad when they would leave. Always holding onto Chacha Nellie’s leg as she would calm me down and and tell me I could call her mom until I felt better, but then I always said “but then who would be Chacha Nellie?”

I loved sitting with Jim and jarred while we watched Chacha Nellie’s “programs”with her. We became very dedicated fans of wheel of fortune and on the odd time I would get to stay up late with them to watch the hockey game with her. (While she called all the lousy players silly baboons.)

I think of her in so many ways. Any time someone says the word slacks instead of pants, when I see children dressed up for halloween I think of that green garage door that we would pose for pictures with her in front of. When I’m swimming in the lake I think of when she told us she ‘just felt like going for a swim!’ When she actually just fell in with all her clothes on. When I see someone wearing the now very popular Reebok classic sneakers I always think “Chacha Nellie wore them first.” Jarred Jim and I wouldn’t be at all who we are today with out the kindness of our Chacha Nellie.
We will miss her so much but she is with us every day in all the things we do.

Karine Griss

26 April 2021

My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
I have wonderful memoties of the times auntie Nellie visited Montréal.

Terri Martyniuk

26 April 2021

The other day we all lost a very special that we can only hope to have known in our lifetime.
Recalling one of my favourite poems "Reasons, Seasons or Lifetime", special people will come into our lives a make a difference; teach us life lessons, and bring us love and support. Nellie was such a person for me and my family. And looking back it was all too obvious that not only did we need Nellie, but she needed us as well.
Nellie was not just a caregiver to my three children. She became my friend and mentor, and my children's surrogate aunt.
My children loved Cha Cha Nellie fiercely and were reminded often of her love for them. They also respected her, and she took no malarky from them either. Making their beds and completing homework were high priorities she instilled in them.
She was a master at multi-tasking and she could make magical meals with a can of cream of mushroom soup. Her real talent was fixing things around the house with no less than a butter knife, some tape and an elastic band.
My children will remember her fondly for her positive attitude, her beautiful singing voice, and her penchant for shaking her fist at some Blue Jay or hockey player on the TV for not scoring a run or a goal. The kids remember always going to visit Cha Cha Nellie on Halloween to show off their costumes. She always made a great fuss about not knowing who was at the door.
They will remember seeing her in the audience supporting them at preschool concerts, in church for first holy communions, at graduation ceremonies or sporting events. And in later years at Jarreds wedding and my first grandchild's baptism.
Yes, Nellie will be fondly missed but will always bring a smile to our faces when we think of our time with her.

Stephan Schudlo

26 April 2021

Dear Paul and Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. I always remember your mother having a smile on her face and being kind and welcoming. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With love,
Stephan and Svitlana Schudlo

Victoria Tkatch

26 April 2021

Our most sincere condolences. Thinking of you at this time of sorrow.
Sending all our love.
Victoria Tkatch and family.