Anne passed away peacefully on Friday, August 8, 2008. She is survived by
her loving family, son David and grandsons Michael, Daniel and Nicholas.
Anne was born on December 15, 1919 in Fort Frances, Ontario. She was
the only child of Maxim and Tatiana Olinyk. She obtained a diploma in
Business Administration and worked as a bookkeeper and administrative
assistant for the Hamilton Coal Department and Hamilton City Hall.
Upon her return to Fort Frances she met her husband, Anton (Tony) and was
married on October 1, 1947. They operated a grocery store in Fort Frances
for over 20 years. In December 1973 they moved to Vernon, BC where they
Anne was predeceased by her parents, father Maxim in 1962 and her
mother Tatiana in 1979. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 60
years, Anton (Tony) on July 20, 2008.
Anne had a gift for music and was an accomplished singer. She won
numerous awards and sang in various choirs. She had a special love for her
church and Ukrainian heritage. She taught Ukrainian and Sunday school.
She was a member of the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYMK), Ukrainian
Women’s Association for 61 years and was the President of the Ukrainian
Orthodox Church in Vernon during the past 4 years.
Anne will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her love for her
Ukrainian culture and heritage, and her deep spiritual faith. She was very
resourceful and compassionate and set a wonderful example for those who
were close to her.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff on 3E at
Vernon Jubilee Hospital for the excellent care given her.
The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. at
the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Assumption (Dormition) of St. Mary
in Vernon, BC with the Very Reverend Archpriest Fr. Isadore Woronchak
offifi ciating. Interment will be in Fort Frances, Ontario. Arrangements were in
the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.