Of Guelph, passed away on Thursday, November 12th 2020
from complications of metastatic breast cancer, aged 59. Cherished mother
of Deanna Sophia Marostica. Predeceased by her parents, Emil and Anne
Podrozny. Sophia was passionate about her career as a dietitian and
volunteering with community food initiatives, including the Community Food
Advisors and Chalmers Community Services Centre. She loved dance in every
form, especially ballet, Ukrainian, Hawaiian, belly dance and Regency
dance. She also loved to sing and was part of choirs wherever she went.
She combined these talents to perform in musicals with Royal City Musical
Productions, her final show being Mamma Mia!. She was a treasured part of
Folk Camp Canada, Sacred Dance Guild and Encounter World Religions events
for many years and a member of the Ukrainian community throughout her
life. She was a talented poet and songwriter and she was always happiest
by the water or travelling on the train. She will be remembered for her
boundless creativity and her wise soul.
Friends will be received at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home,
1099 Gordon St., Guelph, on Wednesday, November 18th from 7-9 p.m. Please
wear masks and follow social distance guidelines. Please RSVP for a
visitation time on the funeral home website. A private Funeral Mass will
be held at Holy Protection of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church
followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph.
Memorial contributions to HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre, The National
Canada, or the organization of your choice through which you may have met
her would be appreciated. Donation cards are available at the funeral home