Lily Mikoliew

Lily Mikoliew

Friday, December 2nd, 1932 Thursday, February 27th, 2020

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Obituary for Lily Mikoliew (Tomashewsky)

Mikoliew, Lily (nee Tomashewsky)
Passed away quietly and peacefully on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Dufferin Oaks Long Term Care Home in Shelburne, Ontario. Born in Toronto, Ontario she was a woman who devoted her life to her family and especially her beloved husband Stan, who predeceased her in 2018.
Always the life of the party, she enjoyed socializing, especially in her younger days, and always welcomed you with a big warm smile that lit up the room. She loved food and was an excellent cook. Ukrainian food was her specialty, she hands down made the best pedaheh (perogies) and borscht.
As a juvenile diabetic, insulin was discovered just fourteen years before she was born. Her doctors often joked that she was the only living diabetic who had diabetes when Banting & Best were still alive. She remarkably lived to her 88th year with the disease and passed on simply from old age.
She is survived by her son Ken (Caroline Mach) and her daughters, Karen (Chuck Miller) and Korine (Jim Warren). Her pride and joy were her two grandchildren, Dylan and Tessa Warren, whom she loved dearly.
Private Family Services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Diabetes Canada or Dufferin Oaks Long Term Care Home.
A tree will be planted in memory of Lily in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Charles Richardson

Sorry to hear of your loss. Your mum and dad were neighbours of ours in Little Long and Ken used to play with my young brother Tom. Your dad, Stan, worked with my dad, Ted Richardson - both being engineers. My wife Sandy and I met Stan on a couple of occasions since we both shared a mutual interest in mushrooms and were members of the MST. Our mum Moira died last year at 97 but Dad is still going strong and is coming up for 100.
Comment | Posted at 10:47pm via Condolence

Doreen Riggin

Peter and I are thinking of you Caroline and Ken. I know Lily was a big part of yor lives in recent years. She will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 01:56pm via Condolence

Lecia Fontes

Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Mrs. Mary Gregorish and family
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