Posted: April 16th, 2015


1925 – 2015

Mrs. Lidia (Tokarski) Selwaniuk of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Jerry Selwaniuk, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the age of 90 years.

Lidia was born in Brygowszczyna, Poland on February 13, 1925 and then after World War II she immigrated to Canada with her brothers and sisters. In 1949, she went on to marry Joseph Tokarski and together they had two children. After being in Taber for 2 years, she moved to Lethbridge where she remained until her passing.

The highlights of her life were her dedication to her family, her faith, and her service and generosity to others. She also loved to garden, cook and socialize with her many friends. Lidia was a member of the Polish Association, helping with many of their functions for many years. Lidia will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Lidia is survived by her loving daughter Mary (Gil) Ostrom; daughter-in-law Mary (Dan Christie) Tokarski; grandchildren Tracey (Greg) Johnson, Jason Ostrom, Amanda Tokarski; great- granddaughter Blaire Coates; as well as numerous friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Sophie Orszanski; her husband Joseph Tokarski; her son Leon Tokarski; her brothers Mike Orszanski and Waslyw Orszanski; and sister Helen Wojtowicz.

Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 15 at ST. BASIL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604-13 St. N., Lethbridge, AB, with Father Nathan Siray, celebrant.


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