Aniela Bucko quietly and peacefully passed on the morning of March 9th after a long battle with congestive heart failure complications at the age of 69 yrs. Family and friends are invited to a quiet ceremony at Pine Hills Cemetery March 14th at 12 PM for viewing, 1 PM for a ceremony and 2 PM for reception with refreshments.
Aniela was born September 12th, 1949 in Poland and came to Canada as a teen with her mother Adele, father Bolek and younger sister Teresa. After attending Birchmount Collegiate, she quickly found solace in the food and beverage industry and carried on several jobs supervising teams of delicatessen counters and caterers for many years. Her most notable recent employer was managing the delicatessen for the Metro Grocery Chain where she thrived for over 15 yrs of service. She loved to cook, had a passion for planting and loved to get lost in romance and mystery novels.
She married Ferdinand Bucko and gave birth to their son Daniel Bucko in 1974. She truly cherished the role as mother to her son and equally loved and cherished her nieces Michelle, Joanne, and her nephew Michael and all of their wonderful children; Sherydan, Gabrielle, Isabelle, Meagan, Michael and William.
Aniela was a devout Catholic and devoted her faith during the latter part of her life with the St. John’s Parish.
She truly had the warmest of personalities and has always made those around her feel a sense of comfort, belonging, and love. She was extremely social, made friends at the rarest of places, and loved all of her friends and family dearly. Her sense of humour was one of her most notable traits. She was very well known for making the light of any situation and always seeing the brighter side. Even in her most difficult and vulnerable states, this strong and sharp wit always remained at the forefront.
With an affinity for the casino, a glass of wine, and detrimental love-hate relationship with the Toronto Maple Leafs, she never shied away from living in the moment, and doing what she absolutely loved to do. Most importantly, she never shied away from her expression of love and kindness towards her family and her friends.
She will be happily remembered and eternally celebrated for all of the joy she brought to everyone’s lives.
Aniela will be survived by her son Daniel, his family Mary, Lucas, Juliana and the rest of Aniela’s loving family.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Michael Garron Hospital would be appreciated by the family.