July 7, 1908 ~ March 22, 2009
Tonia passed away on March 22, 2009 at the age of 100. She was predeceased by her husband Mike Welyczko.
In 1952, Tonia left Europe for Canada. She found employment as a nurse’s aide and as a cook in Alberta. It was there that she met Mike Welyczko. In 1957, they moved to Widewater, Alberta where they started a mink farm. In 1967, they sold the farm and moved to sunny BC, arriving in Abbotsford. Tonia was partners with Mike in operation a raspberry farm until his retirement. In 1996, Tonia moved to Chilliwack and resided here until her passing.
She will be lovingly remembered by her many friends for her kindness and sweet disposition. She was a friend to all who knew her. Her love and devotion to her church and God will be always remembered. Tonia will be missed but she is now safe in the arms of Jesus.
Evening Prayer Service will be held on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 7:00 pm from the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church, 45940 Alexander Ave., Chilliwack, BC.
Funeral service for Tonia will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 2:00 pm. Interment in Hazelwood Cemetery, Abbotsford, BC.
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