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Halina van de Lagemaat


Halina van de Lagemaat

van de Lagemaat, Halina, 94, of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home and formerly of Country Harbour passed away on January 3, 2014, in the nursing home.

Born in Bar, Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Stepan and Nina (Lubinetsky) Hospodarchuk.

Halina met her husband, Arie, in the labour camps in the Ukraine during WWII.  They managed to return to Holland in 1944 and arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax in 1950.  They moved to Navan, Ontario, in the Ottawa Valley where they had a farm for over 50 years.  Halina taught Slavic Languages at Carleton University for many years.  She was kind, loving, and generous.

She is survived by her children, Marianna (Aaron) Padolsky, Country Harbour, Ellie van de Lagemaat (Ronnie Bishop), Vancouver, Mark, Ottawa, and Irene, Ottawa; grandchildren, Sarah and Rurik, Simon and Logan, Zachary and MacKenzie, and Chester and Bohdan.

Predeceased by her husband Arie; son, John; and daughter, Nina, in infancy.

Cremation has taken place.  A service will be held in Navan at a later date.

In Memoriam, donations to a charity of choice appreciated.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish.  Online condolences:

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