ILNYCKYJ, Stephan Maria - loving Tato and Dido passed away early in the morning on Saturday, September 22, 2012, surrounded by family, at the age of 91 years. Devoted husband to his late wife, Iryna Mak. Loving Tato to Roksoliana with Oles’, Kassandra with Pavlo, Oleh with Alena, Motria with Guy, and Ihor with Olya. Beloved and proud Dido to Ksenia with Iain, Olenka with Andrij, Tamara, Ivanka, Milan, Katrusia, Oleksa, Mica, Marko, Sasha, Oleh and Boyan.
Stephan will be long remembered by family and friends in Canada, U.S.A. and Ukraine for his generous heart, sharp wit and lifelong commitment to his family, his motherland and his convictions. Family and friends are invited to the Lynett Funeral home, 3299 Dundas St. W. (one block east of Runnymede Rd.), for visitation on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 7 – 9 pm (Panakhyda 7:30 pm). Funeral Parastas will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Saint Volodymyr's Ukrainian Cemetery in Oakville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shevchenko Foundation or Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Centre.
Stephan was a man of great accomplishments, but his greatest legacy, which Stephan and Iryna established together, was their family to whom they gave all their love. Tato and Dido, we love you so very much! You will remain in our hearts always. Vichnaya Pamiat’!