In Celebration of

Onerva Semenic (née Vaittinen)

May 7, 1937 -  June 7, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Onerva Semenic (née Vaittinen) on June 7, 2019 at the age of 82. Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Ivo Semenic and devoted mother to Lena Cynthia (Luigi), Sonia (Joel), and Boyan Semenic. Doting grandmother to Ally and Julia Fraquelli, and Cleo and Rigel Zifkin.

Born in Karelia, Finland, and predeceased by her brother Jorma, she will be sadly missed by her sisters Anja, Anita and Tarja and well as her brother Osmo. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews, all of whom remember her graceful and kind spirit.

The family would like to thank Salvi, Lina, Peggy and Wendy for their attentive care during Onerva's last few years. A private family service will take place in August. In memory of Onerva, donations to Parkinson Canada would be greatly appreciated.


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Peggy Power (Friend- Caregiver)

Entered June 15, 2019 from Montreal

My sincerest condolences go out to the whole family. A large piece of your family was taken, take comfort in knowing your beautiful sister, mother and grandmother is at peace and reunited with her love Ivo. Onerva was a beautiful, strong , kind classy lady with sharp wit, she will remain in my heart. The love and pride she had for her family was beyond words. I am not surprised because she had the very best of families that was there beside her . Rest In Peace Onerva.