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My mother, Genya Oleynikov, known to many as Golda, passed away today, May 4, 2022. She was 87 years old, born on January 3, 1935. She was a resilient woman who survived the Holocaust, and uprooted her life to immigrate and give her family better opportunities. She bravely fought her illness over the last two years, but succumbed to it earlier today. We are grateful that she went peacefully.

Her number one care in the world was her family. In fact, the last two years when I stayed with her at her place or came to visit her in the hospital her first questions were: “ Are the girls OK, and is everything OK at home?”  Through good and bad times she was always there to support, help, and offer care. She took excellent care of my father, especially when he needed her support after brain surgery. She charmed the lives of everyone she met, and was loved by all. I am extremely happy that she had an opportunity to travel the world and see her positive impacts on many people’s lives over the last 87 years, and the last 17 without my father by her side

I had a very strong and special bond with her. No words can describe how much she loved her family and how much we loved her back. I will continue to hear the stories she told me that shaped my life, and know that she is always with me.  We will miss her caring, her cooking (especially her sauerkraut), and her advice. I will forever cherish many good memories of our time together.

May her soul go up quickly to meet the maker and may her memory be a blessing.

Memorial donations may be made to Maon Noam Synagogue 416-398-7050