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Josephine Olak

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Friday March 17th
2:00pm - 9:00pm

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Josephine Olak

July 10, 1924 - March 10, 2023

Peacefully at her home in Cobourg with family by her side, Josephine Olak at 98 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Chester Olak. Cherished mother of Zbigniew, Richard, and George. Loving grandmother of Rolla, Richard, Kim, Kirstin and great grandmother of Kenzie, Alexandra, Kate. A public visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Friday, March 17th, from 2 to 9 pm. A private family graveside will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to a charity of choice.

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Christine Thompson - April 4, 2023

for the Family, I was saddened to read about your mom. We lived across the road on University Avenue (LaBrash) from your mom for years. She was always very pleasant; a good neighbour.

Mark Davis - March 24, 2023

Hi George, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Her and my mother were good friends when working at the Ontario Hospital. My sensere condolences. Hope you are doing well and are in good health. Mark

Susan & Dalt Spicer - March 22, 2023

George - we are sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Violet West-Roffey - March 18, 2023

Keep all your memories close to your heart to get you through. She certainly lived a wonderful life. Hugs Violet

Rod and Judy - March 17, 2023

Our sincere condolences to the Olak family. We will be thinking of you at this sad time as you remember Josephine, mom grandmother and great grandmother.

Deb Kimmett - March 17, 2023

Our condolences George to you and your family at the loss of your mom. She was incredibly lucky to have your devotion and support offering her such dignity and respect in her final years George. Deb, Sara, Josh and Adam

ann ,dave , parlette family - March 17, 2023

We are so very sorry for your loss of your Mom , Grandmother , Great Grandmother , I know how hard this has to be for you all. I remember her as such a lovely lady ,I really enjoyed getting to know her a bit when I was so much younger. I know words don't mean much , but your pain is from all the love you all have shared , and that is truly a great blessing . May time make this easier to bear . With deepest sympathy Ann, David and family

Trevor and Debbie DeVoe - March 17, 2023

We offer our thoughts,prayers and well wishes during this time of loss. May the love which comes from the memories of the dearly departed comfort you now and in the days ahead. As you grieve know we are remembering you and honouring the memory of Josephine. Over the past 23 years we’ve had the pleasure to be greeted by a smile from Josephine every time we visited, Josephine always made you feel welcomed. Truly one of the happiest people we’ve ever met.

Guy & Jan & Family - March 17, 2023

Our heartfelt thoughts are with the family as you say goodbye in this world to your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandmother...

Geoffrey Lawson - March 17, 2023

Olak Boys, I was just informed about the loss of your mom, so sad and sorry to receive news as such, she was a great lady and will always be remembered as such…….all the best for all of you during this difficult time. Lawson

Marg Graham - March 17, 2023

Sorry to hear of your loss. I met your Mom over 30 years ago. We had the cottage at Harwood directly across the road from your Dad & Mom. Sorry for your loss.

Bobby-Jo & Jeff Preston - March 17, 2023

George, our condolence to you and your family at this time. Hold the wonderful memoroes and times you shared.

Goshia Faryna with family - March 16, 2023

Sparkle of light keep shining bright… Love never fails or wonders why - my beautiful mom would say - we all have to go back home at one time… I’ve heard these words when I was in a state of confusion and overwhelm, those brought comfort to me, perhaps those could help… stay always on the light…your mom is in a good place and will always look out for all of you… Stay blessed and a blessing always… Btw… I found these words inspiring… Romans 8:38-39 ESV For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Alex Bickle - March 16, 2023

George , I am sorry to hear of your moms passing . Your family is in my thoughts . You took such good care of her Alex (SLP)

Olivia Moorey - March 16, 2023

My deepest condolences to the bereaved families, I’ve missed you already. Seeing Mama from day to day before I go to my next job is my daily routines. For almost 9 years that I looked after you is an honour and privilege, I’ve learned a lot like I’ve learned from my previous Mama in Hong Kong. I loved hearing your stories at your young age, during the war, families etc, etc. You’re one of the tough and strong woman I’ve known. I will cherish all the memories that we have our outings, taking you to your hair appointments, lunch in the Victoria beach too many to mention, it’s gonna be hard but will move on, you maybe gone but you’re always be here in my heart, we are very sad of you’re passing but thinking that you’re reunited with everyone up above will keep us peace of mind. I love you before, now and forevermore. Always, Olivia

Lisa Bailey - March 16, 2023

Dear George & Family, I'm so very sorry to learn of Joesephine's passing. She was a wonderfully kind and caring mother and woman. I'll always remember her quick and witty comments as well as her warm smile and the many laughs that we shared. She was the heart of your family and so very much loved. I feel honoured and privileged to have gotten to know her and her family. Please know you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Lisa Gilmore - March 16, 2023

Dear George and family So sorry to hear about Josephine. She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed our visits and spending time outside enjoying the garden with her. You were a wonderful advocate for her. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Lisa (VON)

Mike & Sherry Gibson - March 15, 2023

George, Your mother was so fortunate to have your care, attention and love. Sending our sympathy for your loss.

Joan Kemp - March 15, 2023

George, sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Always enjoyed our visits before she did her banking. You looked after her well.

Ela & Darek Rabiniak - March 15, 2023

We are deeply sorry for Your loss. We will always cherish the memories of Your Mother's gentle and wonderful soul. Sending You George and your family love, prayers and strength during this difficult time.

Peter Baxter - March 15, 2023

My condolences to your family. Josephine was a very kind person and always had a smile on her face!

Deborah (Wass) & Allan Elder - March 15, 2023

To George and Family. Our sincere condolences in the loss of your Mother. Remembering Her as a kind and caring neighbour on Division Street. My Mother and your Mother had many visits sharing family stories and discussing what was happening on the street. Thinking of you May she rest in Peace x

Helen Baxter - March 15, 2023

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Many beautiful memories with Josephine.

Anne Leonard Dominick - March 15, 2023

Sincerest condolences to all the family on the passing of your mom.

Terry Stanley - March 15, 2023

To George and family members. Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Thinking about you especially over the next few days.

wendy bowman - March 15, 2023

Thinking of your family at this difficult. Your Mother was a very kind lovely lady. Cherish all the good memories and hold them close to your hearts. Wendy and Richard

Linda Marr - March 15, 2023 sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. It was always a pleasure when you would bring her to the café. May she rest in peace. With sympathy, Linda Cable Marr

Linda Marr - March 15, 2023 sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. It was always a pleasure when you would bring her to the café. May she rest in peace. With sympathy, Linda Cable Marr

Steve Wilson - March 14, 2023

George and Family. My Condolences. Josephine was a wonderful Lady and you will for sure have a lot of great memories to reflect upon.

Coralee Dunk (Wass) - March 14, 2023

My sincere condolences of the loss of your mother. She was a neighbour on Division St. She was a lovely lady.

Jane Penney - March 14, 2023

George and family My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I hope knowing your Mom is in heaven with our Lord will bring you some peace. I will remember you all in my prayers Jane

Cathy Stevenson Hoard - March 14, 2023

My sincere condolences to the Olak family. I worked with your mother at the children’s unit years ago. Mrs. Olak was such a nice kind lady. I enjoyed working with her. My prayers are with you all.

Joan & Stan Kirkpatrick - March 14, 2023

Joan(Core) & Stan Kirkpatrick Sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. She was a very nice lady and always had time for a little chat. Remember the good times that you had with her. Our deepest sympathy.