OBITUARY

Harry Mandziuk

May 3, 1927February 11, 2018

MANDZIUK, Harry (Hryhorij) – Harry was doing what he loved to do best, enjoying the beautiful Canadian outdoors and that is where he spent his last precious moments. We are very sad to announce the passing of our dear Tato and Gigi on Sunday February 11, 2018. Predeceased by his wife Zenovia (Zenia) Diachenko and his mother-in-law Sophia Diachenko. Loving father of Greg (Carol), Stephanie (David) and Andrew (Shawn). Adored Gigi of Anastasia. Viko Harry will be missed by many of his nieces, nephews, godchildren family and friends. Harry was born on May 3, 1927 in Holoskowyczi, Ukraine, the son of Maria Yamuke and Ivan Mandziuk. He is also predeceased by his sisters Zoska, Fedorka and Stephania. At age 15, Harry was taken away from his family to work on a German farm during the Second World War. When the war ended he joined the American Military Police to guard Prisoners of War. In 1947 Harry boarded the General Stewart U.S. warship and journeyed to Canada. He worked for six months in a lumber mill near Abitibi before making his way to Oshawa and General Motors. Harry retired at age 65 and was a proud employee for more than 42 years. On October 20, 1956 he married Zenia and together, with tremendous support from Grandma Sophia, they raised three children with strong Christian values and a passion for their Ukrainian heritage. Harry served for more than a decade as president of St. George the Martyr Ukrainian Catholic Church, where he was later distinguished as a lifetime member of the parish council. He was also a founding member of St. GUMA, St. George’s Ukrainian Men’s Association, and was named an honourary member of that organization as well. Over the years he has always been very active in the Ukrainian community: UNO Hall, soccer at Dnipro Hall, acting in locally produced Ukrainian films, Fiesta Week and singing with the Trembita choir. His recent passions included his homing pigeons and making his very popular and quickly devoured dill pickles! Most of all our Tato was proud of the life he lived, the experiences he had and the people he loved so dearly. He never, ever, forgot his Ukrainian roots, but was so very proud to be Canadian! Relatives and friends may call at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. W. Oshawa (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, February 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Panahyda at 7:30 PM. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM at ST. GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 597 Albert St., Oshawa on Wednesday, February 14. Interment to follow at St. Wolodymyr and St. Olha Ukrainian Cemetery, Courtice. Donations in memory of Harry can be made to St. George the Great Martyr Ukrainian Catholic Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.oshawafuneralhome.com

Vichnaya Pamyat Tato.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Peter & Heather Abramczuk

February 16, 2018

Unfortunately we are out of the country but we wish to extend our sympathy to the Mandziuk family in their loss. Harry was a wonderful man with a big heart and a great personality. He will be missed.

Jacqueline Henseleit(Mellon)

February 15, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

February 14, 2018

Dear Andy and family
Sorry to hear of your father passing away.
Our thoughts are with you.
Jim and Jayne Challoner

February 13, 2018

In our thoughts and prayers., may his memory be eternal.
Wayne and Elsie Swerdfeger

Ellen Holmes

February 13, 2018

Harry was best man at my wedding. We spent many happy hours with Harry and Zenia. Sending the family my condolences at this sad time. Ellen Holmes and family.

February 13, 2018

Wishing you comfort in this difficult time to your entire family. You are all in our thoughts. - The We Care Team

Steve Abramczuk

February 13, 2018

not only was he my godfather but a long time Family Friend has always been there for our family he will be greatly missed my condolences go out to his Family which he Cherished

Jeannette Bandl

February 13, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

February 12, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you. As you know, Jerry and I were extremely fond of Harry, especially Jerry who has known him most of his life. Wish I could give each of you a hug in person, but I'm away tending our California grandkids.
.VICHNAYA PAMYAT.....Harry will always remain in our hearts.

Donna Levy

February 12, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.