A mask is required for all those attending the service at Steeles Memorial Chapel on Friday, April 1, 2022

Byk, Maria (March 9, 1921 – March 30, 2022).

It is with great sadness that we announce that on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, we lost Maria Byk (born Estera). Loving wife to the late Jakub, extraordinary mother to Irena (Richard), Ewa (the late Jerry), and adoring grandmother to Joanna (Lior), Michal (Anne), Julia (Adrian), David (Dana). She was also an extremely proud great-grandmother to Ariel, Benny, Maddie, Gabriel and Leo. Born in Warsaw, Poland to the late Izaak and Regina Kupferfus. She was full of life, wise, poised and the most elegant woman who will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Maria’s quick wit and sense of humour effortlessly connected her to others. Her presence lit up any room as she laughed freely and loved easily. Despite many difficult life obstacles, she remained optimistic and had a zest for life. Maria was a worldly and cultured woman, with a love for the arts (music, literature, theater) who lived in and traveled to many places. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and she looked forward to all that life had to offer. We will miss her warmth and positive outlook. Her memory will be forever imprinted in our hearts.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1-888-939-3333.

Following the cemetery, everyone is invited to Julia & Adrian’s home: 26 Underhill Cres. Aurora, ON L4G 5S2