It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Oleg Axiuk on February 3, 2022 at the age of 85. He passed away peacefully at Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire after many years of complications due to heart disease. Oleg was born in Eastern Ukraine near Horlivka. During the difficulties of World War II Oleg, as an only child, with his father Nicolas and mother Alexandra, were deported to Germany as labourers. After the war, they moved to Belgium and lived in Morlanwelz, Hainaut. In 1951 the family immigrated to Montreal, Quebec. In 1962 he married Tanya Kislenko/Axiuk from Lachine and they had 3 children: Andrew (Sharon), Katherine (Sergei) and Paul (Elizabeth). Oleg was also a cherished grandfather to Daniel, Julia and Olivia.
Throughout his life Oleg loved his Ukrainian church and community. He enjoyed a wonderful social life including dances, concerts as well as all the parties and celebrations held at home with many different friends and relatives. Life was good in Quebec. Oleg was the “life of the party” and had a great sense of humour and always had cute and witty jokes for everyone. Oleg adored his family, his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted family man, kind to everyone, hardworking and had a zest for life. Oleg enjoyed his successful 32-year career at Northern Telecom in the R&D department.
We are truly grateful to all the doctors and medical staff for the wonderful care Oleg received throughout the years. A special thank-you to his cardiologist Dr. Franco Sandrin, GP Dr. Shirley Gavlas, Nancy Aubert, head of the excellent local CLSC nursing team as well as Josée Morier, CLSC nurse.
Thursday Feb. 10th: VISITATION from 6:30- 8:30 pm (“Panachyda” prayer from 7:00-7:30 pm) at J.J. Cardinal Funeral Home, 2125 Notre-Dame, Lachine, QC, 514-639-1511.
Friday Feb. 11th: FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30 am at Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St-George, 880 Saint-Antoine, Lachine, QC H8S 1T1, followed by burial at Mount Royal Cemetery (section: Oak Ridge), 1297 chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, Montreal, QC H2V 2P9, 514-279-7358. Due to current restrictions, there will not be a reception at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Oleg’s memory would be greatly appreciated to either of the following churches: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St-George (see above address) OR St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 2246 Rosemount blvd., Montreal, QC H2G 1T5.
Love you forever / Vichnaya Pamyat
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