8 October, 1928 – 28 April, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Emily Kapusiak announce her passing on April 28, 2021, at the age of 92. Emily will always be remembered for her wonderful smile that would “light up the room”, for everyone, every day, to make them feel special. Emily was born on October 8, 1928 in Ituna, Saskatchewan. She grew up on the family farm near Ituna and attended St. Josephs School. Emily moved from Saskatchewan to Windsor, Ontario in the mid 1940’s. There she met, and later married, Joseph Kapusiak in 1953. They settled in Toronto, Ontario, and she lived there until 2019, when she moved to a Senior home in Windsor, Ontario. Emily was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph(1997); her parents, Paul and Mary Nayko, her stepfather, William Mychalko; her 4 sisters and 6 brothers - Tillie Schebel(Mike), Grace Karkut(Metro), Jenny Zarzecki(Emil), Josie Bernakevitch(Walter), Anton Nayko(Ann), Walter Nayko, Michael Nayko, Frank Nayko(Jeanette), Adolph Nayko(Doss), Paul Nayko, and many nieces and nephews. Emily will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews: Emily Yakimoski, Ken (Marion)Karkut, Kevin(Bernadette) Karkut, Steve(Sophie) Schebel, Joe(Doris) Schebel, Josie (Ted) Jeton, Ivalee Bryson, Walter Zarzecki, Rosaline Zarzecki, Marian(Bob) Chesnik, Cathy(Paul) Myers, Marty(Irene) Dubowski, Ed Dubowski, Joanne(Mike) McCloskey, Carol Brydges, Pete(Pauline) Dubowski, Wayne(Marjorie) Bernakevitch; her many great-nieces and nephews, and her multitude of friends. Emily was a faithful volunteer at the Centenary Hospital in the Rouge Health District of Scarborough for over 60 years. She loved people, and was the best sister, aunt, friend and neighbor that you could ever wish for, even loving their dogs when they were so big they bulldozed her over. She was the den mother to all the kids on the street and always welcomed them at her door. What were the things Emily loved? She loved her family and friends; she loved getting together with her sisters and brothers; she loved visits with her nieces and nephews; she loved the time in her Golden Years when she could visit her sister-in-law, Ellen, and talk of the ‘Good Old Days’; she loved serving and helping others; she loved laughter, she had a great sense of humor, and loved to joke, and play jokes. She loved her backyard birds, the foxes, the deer, the racoons that came to visit every night, and even the naughty squirrels that were always getting into the bird feeder. She loved her garden and her flowers that attracted butterflies and hummingbirds. She loved games, especially bingo, bowling, and playing cards. She loved walks in the park, the sound of the rain falling, the view of the autumn trees from her 6th story window on Ling Road. She loved music and dancing, even doing the limbo at Anna’s birthday party. She loved country music, and Ukrainian Christmas music. One of her favorite hymns was “Amazing Grace” which she said was so beautiful it always made her cry. Above all, Emily loved God. She was faithful to her faith and active in her church, and in doing charitable work. Her life was an example of joy, kindness, love, patience, gentleness and peace.
Auntie Emily, you are so precious to us. We love you, and you will always be in our hearts.
Memorials may be given to the “Scarborough Health Network Foundation (Centenary Site), 314-3030 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, ONT. M1P2T7, or to the charity of your choice.
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