In Memory Of
04/30/1916 - 04/29/2012
Katharina Boyko passed away peacefully at Meadowood Health Pavilion on April 29, 2012. She was born Katharina (Kateryna) Huminilovych in Kalush, Ukraine on April 30, 1916, and had been a resident of Bloomington since 1966.
Katharina studied business and worked as a bank bookkeeper until displaced by the Second World War. She was also musically gifted and an accomplished singer, having studied voice at the Munich Conservatory in Germany after the war. Her beautiful singing voice resulted in many invitations to perform after she first immigrated to Canada.
Katharina's husband Maksym (Max) preceded her in death in 1998 and she is survived by her son Ihor and daughter-in-law Nancy of Indianapolis IN and son Orest and daughter-in-law Luba and granddaughters Anissa and Laryssa of San Francisco CA, niece Irene Slysh of Hershey, PA, and nephews in Canada and Ukraine. Katharina enriched the life of each person she met and will be very much missed by all of us. The family especially wishes to thank her very close friend Carol English who regularly visited with her.
After Ukraine gained independence in 1991, Katharina was grateful for the opportunity to make several trips there to visit relatives and the city of her birth. She was also a loving and generous person who opened her home to students from Ukraine who came to study at Indiana University. One of her favorite charities was the Monastery of the Holy Family in Hoshiv, Ukraine since the Sisters there take care of orphans.
Interment will be next to her husband Max at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in South Bound Brook, NJ in accordance with the Eastern Byzantine Rite. Katharina's family is planning a celebration of her life at Meadowood Retirement Community in Bloomington, Indiana in the near future.
The family expresses its sincere appreciation to the staff of Meadowood Health Pavilion for the care provided and to Fr. Cassian and other members of St. Paul Catholic Center who attended to her spiritual needs.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Family Monastery, c/o Ukrainian Federal Credit Union, 282 Providence Highway, Lambert's Plaza, Westwood, MA 02029.
The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling local arrangements in Bloomington.
Katharina, our loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and aunt, devoted to her extended family and friends, brought so many gifts to our lives, we will never forget them. VICHNAYA PAMYAT