Sophie Podrozny

Sophia Podrozny

Saturday, July 29th, 1961 - Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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PODROZNY, Sophia - Of Guelph, passed away on Thursday, November 12th 2020 from complications of metastatic breast cancer, aged 59. Cherished mother of Deanna Sophia Marostica. Predeceased by her parents, Emil and Anne Podrozny. Sophia was passionate about her career as a dietitian and volunteering with community food initiatives, including the Community Food Advisors and Chalmers Community Services Centre. She loved dance in every form, especially ballet, Ukrainian, Hawaiian, belly dance and Regency dance. She also loved to sing and was part of choirs wherever she went. She combined these talents to perform in musicals with Royal City Musical Productions, her final show being Mamma Mia!. She was a treasured part of Folk Camp Canada, Sacred Dance Guild and Encounter World Religions events for many years and a member of the Ukrainian community throughout her life. She was a talented poet and songwriter and she was always happiest by the water or travelling on the train. She will be remembered for her boundless creativity and her wise soul.

Friends will be received at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph, on Wednesday, November 18th from 7-9 p.m. Please RSVP for a visitation time on the funeral home website. Please wear masks and follow social distance guidelines. A private Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Protection of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. Memorial contributions to HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre, The National Ballet of Canada, or the organization of your choice through which you may have met her would be appreciated. Donation cards are available at the funeral home (519-821-5077), or online at
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    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St.
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
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    Please RSVP for visitation time on the website. Please wear a mask while entering the funeral home.


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Posted at 05:00pm
From a train ride to Thunder Bay in 1978 to stopping beside the road north of Orangeville to bask in the beauty of the stars on a brilliant February night on the way home from Highland Hills; from dancing to disco and Jesse Cook concerts to My Fair Lady and singing Ukrainian folk songs. No one I know knew better how to live and savour a life. Deanna, I can only hope you inherit and practice this art.
I know you have many, many wonderful memories of your mom and your life together. In each of those memories, feel your mom's warm embrace. Giggle with her every time you raise a Big Slurp Slushee.
At Sophia's request, I've made a donation to Hope Spring. My thoughts are with you.

Kim O’Reilly

Posted at 10:03pm
Deanna, my heart goes out to you. I was a friend of your mother at Notre Dame High School and I had the pleasure of meeting you when you were a little girl. Your mother holds a special place in my heart. I’ll never forget our after school get-togethers, the comaraderie, support and love. Sophia was a thoughtful, spiritual and lovely friend. I am so sorry Deanna, take good care, Kim O’ Reilly

Tammy Maker

Posted at 08:12pm
Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mom Deanna - she was a truly amazing person full of positivity and love and she was taken from us much too soon. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. Love Tammy, John and Imogen.

Kevin and Erin

Posted at 07:39pm
Sending our Deepest condolences, love and light! Kevin & Erin.
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Love Tammy, John and Imogen

Posted at 07:10pm
Deanne - our deepest sympathies for the loss of Sophie - she will always be in our thoughts and our hearts.
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