Lillian B. Kaszycki

With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Lillian Beatrice Kaszycki (nee Muller) on Monday April 27, 2020. Daughter of the late John George and Beatrice Cecilia Muller (nee Harkins). Wife of the late Frank Kaszycki. Mother of Christine Kaszycki (Randy Hrechka), Mike Kaszycki (Leslie Teal), Marianne Mitchell (Ian), Joanne Boudreau (Blair), Steven Kaszycki (Robin) and Andy Kaszycki (Natalie). Grandmother of Danielle Hrechka (Walter Boeswald), Stephanie Hrechka, Jason Kaszycki (Monica), Travis Kaszycki (Andrea), Garret Kaszycki, Deanna Milne, MacKenzie Litster (Tim), Nicole Colton (Matthew Courtenay), Wyatt Colton (Carlie St Louis), Kylie Kaszycki, Westin Kaszycki, Connor Kaszycki, Jack Kaszycki and Charlotte Kaszycki. Great grandmother of Vivian, Evelyn and Eleanor Kaszycki, Claire and Alannah Kaszycki and Dax and Bohdan Courtenay. Sister of Margaret Hetherington (Bill) and Johnny Muller (Katherine).

 

Mom and Dad started their family in Milton, Ontario back in 1951, where they owned & operated the former Blue Goose Restaurant on Main St.  Mom was active in many community activities, with softball, bowling and cards being amongst her favourites.  Many a night her children were kept up by the sounds emanating from the kitchen as Dad declared a lone hand, and ended up getting Euchred.  Mom would just shake her head…lol.  Mom and Dad were also very involved in Milton Minor Hockey.  Mom was an accomplished pianist, a talent she enjoyed throughout her life. Mom passed on her love of music and musical theatre to all of us.  Just ask her grandkids ☺.  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, South Pacific, anything with Nelson Eddie and Jeanette MacDonald, or Fred Estaire and Ginger Rogers were among the many that tickled her fancy. Her tastes broadened to include the new classics like Uptown Funk, Bohemian Rhapsody and anything from Les Miserables.  And she loved to dance.  Many times Mom and Dad would stop the dance floor while jiving to In the Mood.

Though we lost Dad at a young age, Mom kept family ties strong as a central figure to all our family spread through out the world. Her love of sport’s was renowned.  She is the only one we know who could make golf a contact sport as an armchair enthusiast.  Mom also had a great love of the outdoors, so long as it included a chair and some suntan lotion. 

The biggest smiles were always for the wee ones.  Mom loved to see the great grand kids and never forgot a birthday or special occasion. Her “Nanny-isms” will be remembered forever. Though most cannot be shared here…lol…”don’t give me that malarkey”, “ya turkey” and “get off it” (as in she didn’t believe what you were saying) were some of her favourites.

We love you and miss you Mom/Nanny…we’re sure Dad/Dziadzio has your chair at the table and the cards ready to roll.  Give him a hug from us all. A private gathering will follow at a later date. 

 

 

 

37 Comments on “Lillian B. Kaszycki”

  1. That Lilly was one special lady! She was FUN! She sure did love her family, and she knew your love for her!!
    Love from S.C.!
    Mike, Vereen, Jim, and Jean

  2. So many special memories with Nanny and Dziadzio, I was adopted as an honorary grandkid and loved every minute of it. She was a strong woman and raised a wonderful family, we’re all better for knowing her. xx

  3. I am saddened by this news. My heart goes out to the Kaszycki family. Lil and Frank were a big part of our lives growing up in Mississauga. My condolences to the family during this very difficult time.

  4. Beautiful photo and a touching obituary. The whole Kaszycki family is in my thoughts and prayers, especially my three sons who have lost their grandmother.

  5. Oh so sorry to hear about Lily. Hugs and prayers for everyone. She was one very special lady. So glad to have been a small part of her life.

  6. What a beautiful tribute and an accurate portrayal. She was a true original, and invited people into the family with warmth and acceptance. She always spoke her mind and had the courage of her convictions. She would never hesitate to let you know what you could improve on, and I loved her for this. Even her FB comments were entertaining. I remember all that you’ve described, and have always thought of her as family. God bless you, Lil. Sending love and condolences to all in the family.

  7. Sorry for your loss, but so happy that she had such a wonderful life and left her handprint on you all. I met her fun side at the pool and family functions, able to eat her baked treats, and enjoyed the many Facebook memories over the years. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful family. RIP

  8. So sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to your whole family. I will always remember seeing your mom at parties at your house and her lovely smile. You will always have your memories to reflect on.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing – she was such a fun lady and I enjoyed her many stories and of course her delicious baking over the years. She was a strong family advocate which you all inherited-laughter was her legacy – take care all RIP Lily

  10. So sorry to hear of your loss. Lil was a great lady and always a good laugh. Some great memories from our younger years. Thoughts are with the whole family. She will now be united with the love of her life Frank.

  11. Dear Joanne, Blair and family,

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a special lady. You’re all in our thoughts and prayer.

    Love

    Paul, Jean Marie and family

  12. What a beautiful tribute. She was clearly a very special lady. So sorry for your loss. May your many wonderful memories bring you comfort at this sad time.

  13. Marianne & family, so sorry to hear the loss of your mother, she sounded like a wonderful person, sincere condolences.

  14. Dear Marianne and family,

    Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    UTS Consultants Inc.

  15. Joanne and to the Entire family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She was blessed and left an amazing family and legacy. May she rest in Peace
    Tina Cole (nee Mancini)

  16. Sincere condolences to all of your family. You’re Mom/Nanny was an amazing lady that we had the honour of getting to know. May you all find comfort in the amazing memories you had with her. Thinking of you all.

  17. Dear Marianne & Family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. May the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
    You are in my thoughts & prayers

  18. Pierogis in the kitchen…door always open…smile and a twinkle in her eye…fond memories of Lil…she will live in the memories of all of youCondolences from both us… Barb and Al McNinch

  19. Oh, my, I am so sorry and sending my sympathy to ALL of the family.
    Mrs. Zick; or just “LIL” was such a funny lady and all-around unique person. No matter what time we were toasting bread and making tomato sandwiches; she would often take a peek in to make sure we were not “up to no good”…just checking up on us. …so many good memories!
    I’m sure Frank has been waiting for her too.
    My sincere condolences and sending love to all of you at this sad time. You can take comfort in ALL the good years she had to be here with you and meet all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren too. love deedy

  20. I am so sorry for your loss. The only time I was able to spend time with her was at Ian”s 60th birthday and I thought she was one of the warmest, funniest people I had ever met. I will never forget how much fun we had making platefuls of deviled eggs!

  21. So sorry for your loss 🙁
    She was a lovely fiesty woman and I say that with all goodness. Glad I had some time with her again before she passed xo

  22. To my Mom.
    You have been the
    Lone rock of the family since Dad passed 29 years ago. Since then you took the family unit and made sure we loved, laughed, cried, no matter what it was we did it as a family
    You taught us all how to give love unconditionally and that I thank you for.
    I am the Mom I am , the grandmother I am because I saw it all from the best.
    The fond memories and feelings go beyond words.
    Rest peacefully beside Dad. I was truly blessed to be a Kaszycki
    All my love always

  23. We are very sorry to have just heard of your moms passing.
    We will always remember the great times our families shared together.
    Your mom was always full of love, strength, and humour. She will be much missed and often thought of.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

  24. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I’ll remember Lil as a vivacious , fun loving woman who adored her family and friends. My heart goes out to the whole family. Lil is in my prayers.
    Don’t worry , Dorothy and Jack will be there by her side.

  25. I was lucky enough to have Mike as a teammate and friend through most of minor hockey and into junior. I was always welcomed into the Kaszycki home . Fond memories of Mrs.K ‘s meals and her putting up with my “malarky” around their home in Cooksville. I specially enjoyed making Frank and Lilian laugh at the zany antics I would perform JUST to see them react.!! From the Dixie Beehive and Soo Greyhound alumni family please allow me to extend our prayers to the entire Kaszycki family. God Bless RIP MRS. K .

  26. Condolences to the Kaszycki family on the passing of their dear mother and the grandmother of my 3 grandchildren. I enjoyed my time with Lil and was so happy to have her visit us in Tobermory. Your many happy memories and small and cherished moments will always be in your hearts. Works all done and now forever peace. Hugs to all, Chris & Bob

  27. So sad to hear the news and sadder that it is in this time of isolation. My sympathies, love and fondest memories to the Kaszycki family. You are all Lil’s greatest legacy. I wish you peace and happy memories.
    Tric

  28. We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Lil. Please accept our sincere condolences as you remember this great lady. Wonderful picture and obituary – very authentic and genuine.

  29. Marianne, Ian, De, MacKenzie:
    Deepest sympathy in your loss. I just loved the stories of your mom cooking at your place.
    Be Well,
    Dan & Pat Zimmer

  30. Dear Marianne and Family, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. May she rest your in peace.

  31. Sorry to hear of her passing, I remember when my dad was in working in Milton at OSP and your family was there also

  32. To my cousins and their families, hold on to your memories. One day, maybe not right now, but in time your memories will give you great comfort and make you smile. To my Aunt Lil, I was wondering how ya doin on the slots up there! Next time mom and I are at the casino and we win, we’ll be sure to keep your share in safe keeping until the next time we see you. Love to everyone.

  33. Marianne, Ian De & Mac

    Our deepest and most sincere condolences on Lil’s passing. As so well articulated in her tribute, she was a lady of “fire” with a unique ability to connect with all that had the privilege and pleasure to meet her.

    I know she loved the Master’s so unfortunate this years tournament was delayed but I will raise a glass to her memory on Amen Corner when it is played in November!

    Our thoughts are with you and I know the family will always smile as they reflect upon the great times shared with Lil!

    B.P., Cheryl & Bri

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