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Myroslaw Kosoris



Mr. Myroslaw “Maurice” Kosoris, age 88 years, a resident of Thunder Bay, passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, on Thursday, January 7, 2016, after a lengthy illness.

Maurice was born in Kalush, Ukraine, and when the war broke out he joined the Ukrainian Volunteer Division to help fight the Soviets. He ended up as a displaced person in Germany and emigrated to Canada in October of 1947.

In a short time he quickly assimilated to Canadian life. Retiring in 1992 from the Ministry of Education, he quickly switched roles to enjoy his hobbies, garden, grandchildren and coffee club.

Maurice is survived by his wife of 67 years Irene (nee Lipowy), sons Gerry (Beth), Bill (Joanne), daughters Mary-Ann Kourko (Kostantin), Natalia Bilynskyy (Stepan), grandchildren Josh Cannon (Sheena), Ben Cannon (Jueles), Katherine Cannon, Shauna Kosoris, Alexander Kosoris (Tabitha), Olena Kourko, Irena Bilynskyy, great grandchildren Cayden and Quinn Cannon. Niece and nephews survive in Thunder Bay and Ukraine. Maurice was predeceased by his parents William and Olga and sister Jaroslava in Ukraine. 

Panachyda for Myroslaw will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 when family and friends will gather in Blake Funeral Chapel at 10:00am with Rev. Lubomyr Hluchaniuk officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 pm with Panachyda to be offered at 7:00pm in Blake Funeral Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimers Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Myroslaw Kosoris will be remembered in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove.  Annual dedication service Sunday, June 11, 2017.


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