elevated JHs1o November 6, 1950 ~ November 15, 2020

elevated JHs1o It is with deep sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Daria Buijs (nee Cypaluk). She died at home on November 13, 2020, at the age of 70. She was predeceased by her parents, Anna and Mychajlo, and her brother, Zenon. She leaves behind her former husband William, daughters Larissa (Daniel) and Christine (Nick), and her beloved grandchildren Lucas and Owen. Daria was born in Bradford, England, and moved with her family to Canada in 1952. They settled in Toronto and became active members of the local Ukrainian-Canadian community. Daria completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto, followed by training at Lakeshore Teachers’ College. After graduation, she travelled to Europe with her best friend, Anne, to take in the sights and culture. She then married William in 1974 and started her career as a grade-school teacher in Mississauga. Years later, Daria was diagnosed with a mental illness that required her to adapt her life and activities, but she handled the challenges with grace. She was a kind, generous and courageous person, and she always looked after the wellbeing of others. Daria volunteered at Recovery West, a mental health recovery program in Brampton, enjoyed the company of friends and neighbors, and never missed a birthday or celebration of her loved ones.

elevated JHs1o A memorial luncheon will be held in Daria’s honour when possible in 2021

elevated JHs1o Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be limited visitations, funeral mass and burial for family and friends only who have been specifically contacted.

elevated JHs1o Donations
In memory of Daria, donations may be made to the Schizophrenia Society of Canada

elevated JHs1o Visitation by Invitation
Catholic Cremation Services
6933 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T1N4

elevated JHs1o Funeral Mass by Invitation
St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 
3625 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5A 2Y4