Anne Buyar

Anne Buyar

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.

Anne Buyar

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