Daria Maluta

January 24, 1961January 22, 2011

MALUTA, Daria January 24, 1961 – January 22, 2011

Daria Maluta passed away peacefully in the arms of her loving husband Donald Dykstra, in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 22, 2011 following a courageous long fought battle with cancer.

Besides her husband Donald, Daria will be lovingly remembered by her mother Jennie Maluta, brother Steven (Brenda), sisters Maria, Anne (Peter), Olga and Dianne (Constantine), as well as numerous relatives and her dear friends. Daria was predeceased by her father Roman Maluta in 2001.

A memorial service celebrating Daria’s Life will be held at Memories Funeral Home, 13403-St. Albert Trail, on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM.

Memorial donations can be made on her behalf directly to the Cross Cancer Institute c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 11560-University Avenue, Edmonton, AB; T6G-1Z2.


  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, January 27, 2011


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Sandra Elvins

January 24, 2020

Your photo came up on my Timeline today, and I had to stop and think, how can nine years have passed? I never met you but I knew your struggles as you knew mine, we were online friends, brought together by our mutual diagnosis of breast cancer. We joined hands and hearts across the internet and across the world. Fond memories of a time when so many of us "Pink Sistahs" supported one another through times good and bad. Good night God bless x

Deb Boelstler

January 18, 2012

Dear Daria: Miss you so much friend. Always thinking of you. Love Deb

Elaine Hardy

May 29, 2011

Daria has been a follower of my blog from about the beginning. I started my blog when I had primary breast cancer in 2008 and now like Daria I have secondary breast cancer so she was close to my heart. I was very sad wehen I read she had died but she gave me great hope knowing she'd lived with it for 10 years as I thought I'd only last 6 months and I was very depressed about it. She lifted my heart and I'm very sorry her blog has ended and she has gone. My condolences go to her family and friends. God bless Daria and may she rest in peace.

Brenda Kissel

February 22, 2011

Sincere condolences Don, and to all who knew and loved Daria - she was a friend from high school whom I've always admired and continued to stay in touch with over the years as often as we could.
We will all have fond memories of her.
*Gordon & Brenda Kissel
*Ron & Irene Wengzynowski & family

Marilyn Starling

February 13, 2011

Don & family,
As many have already affirmed, Daria was an inspiration to all who knew her through her wonderful caring spirit. I shall miss her presence in "the girls coffee get- togethers" with Joan, Linda, Renee & I. She had a quick wit and a great sense of humor even throughout her battle with cancer.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We shall miss her.
Marilyn Starling

Melissa Milks

February 8, 2011

I had the great pleasure of working with Daria on metastatic breast cancer awareness. It feels like yesterday that I had coffee with her in Ottawa. She fought a brave battle and inspired so many with her beautiful blog. I feel blessed to have gotten to know her. She will never be forgotten. She is an angel and she will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace.

Melissa Milks

February 8, 2011

I had the great pleasure of working with Daria on metastatic breast cancer awareness. She is an angel and she will never be forgotten. She inspired others with her beautiful blog and her open spirit. She fought a brave battle. May she rest in peace.

Jackie Manthorne, CEO of CBCN

February 7, 2011

The Board, staff and volunteers of the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) offer our heartfelt sympathy to Daria's family and friends. Daria was such a kind, generous, thoughtful and curious woman who gave willingly of her time to attend a metastatic breast cancer focus group that we held last year and to come to Ottawa to help commemorate Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day in October. She was a strong presence at our Breakfast on Parliament Hill, where she spoke with many MPs and Senators of her experiences, and at the City of Ottawa Proclamation of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. We will remember her life and courage in living with breast cancer.

Linda Feland-Swityk

February 3, 2011

To the Maluta Family
So sorry for your loss. I only vaguely remember Daria since I moved away from Glendon.
I offer my sincere condolences.

Bonny & Kari

February 2, 2011

February 1, 2011
We sincerely extend our condolences to you and your family. Daria started volunteering with our CancerConnection program in April 2010 and dedicated her time to provide emotional support to other women through their cancer journeys. She was such a caring and thoughtful person. Her loving spirit touched so many and she was such an inspiration to all who knew her. She was dedicated to helping others fight back against cancer and will be dearly missed. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. Our deepest sympathy. Bonny & Kari, CancerConnection, Canadian Cancer Society