In Loving Memory.
Olga Romic passed away on Sunday October 4, 2020 at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto at the age of 87. Married to Nikola for 60 years, Olga was a beloved mother to Marina (John) and Alexandra (Lou), and an incomparable Bubi to her grandchildren Andrew and Lauren. She was predeceased by her brother Miodrag of Junkovac, Serbia.
Olga made a few big moves in her life — leaving her native Serbia in 1964 for Paris, France and from there to Toronto in 1966. Through her determination and hard work, she was able to create a loving, comfortable home and life for her family. Despite the upheavals of moving to an unfamiliar place, Olga’s strength and resilience helped her adapt to the challenges of a new country and language. She embraced her Canadian identity and proudly displayed the flag in her window on Canada Day.
Olga was expert in a variety of skills, especially in the culinary arts. Her recipes were eagerly sought, but very rarely duplicated. She loved to cook for her grandchildren, who were often disappointed with their parents’ attempts to replicate Bubi’s cooking. “Not like Bubi’s” was generally the verdict. What made some of her meals so special was the personal touch of adding ingredients that she grew in her own garden. Her green thumb was the envy of friends, neighbours and family alike.
Olga was tireless in her commitment and devotion to her family. Her generosity, loving heart and kindness also touched everyone she met, whether they be new friends or lifelong companions. Olga, Mom, Bubi… you will be missed.
Many heartfelt thanks to the caring nurses and doctors at St. Michael’s Hospital, the PSWs at Circle of Care and staff of the Central East Local Health Integration Network – your extraordinary support, dedication and kindness are very much appreciated.
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