Sonia Ostash (Nee Wishinski)

Sonia Ostash (Nee Wishinski)


October 19, 1917 – June 9, 2013

Sonia died peacefully at Richmond

Lions Manor. Survived by her

husband Mike Ostash and his

loving family, daughter Sylvia

Surette (Don Robinson), grand

children Allan Surette (Monica)

and Michelle Surette. Great grand children Eric and Veronica Surette, and her sister Doreen Rutka.

Sonia was born in Prud’homme

Saskatchewan to Ukrainian

immigrants, learning English and French as well as participating in her Ukrainian heritage. She was active in the choir and was very proud when her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter carried on in the Ukrainian Culture. Sonia married David Rutka (1914-1977) 1940 in Calder Saskatchewan and moved

to BC in 1944. Sonia was a warm and loving person

known for her cheerful outlook. She loved to travel and

ran East-West travel in Edmonton for several years. Sonia married Mike Ostash 1990 in Kelowna B.C. She will be

remembered fondly by their many friends in the Okanagan. A memorial will be held on June 22, 2013 at 1 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 805 East Pender St. Vancouver B.C. (V6A 1V9) In lieu of flowers, donations to the

Association of United Ukrainian Canadians at the

above address would be greatly appreciated.

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