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
Predeceased by her husband Arie; son,
John; and daughter, Nina, in infancy.
has taken place. A service will be held in Navan at a later
In Memoriam, donations to a charity of
Funeral arrangements are
under the direction of the C.L. Curry Funeral Home,
Antigonish. Online condolences: