Lana Gallant passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday February 4th 2013 in her 85th year. She was predeceased by her husband Harry Gallant (1994), her mother Eugenia Titowa (1972) and her father Illarion Titowa (1958).
Lana is survived by her children Irene Austin and her husband Alan (Toronto), Glynne Gallant (Sault Ste Marie), Illarion Gallant and his wife Twyla Rusnak (Victoria B. C.) as well as her grandchildren Jonathan Austin, Kathleen Austin, Carly Mason, Niall Dowdell, Max Gallant and Julia Gallant. Lana's three great grandchildren are Aidan Austin Day, Syrine Mason and Nolan Mason.
Svetlana Titowa was born on May 2nd 1927 in Rostov on Don during the Stalinist era of Communist Russia. The invasion of German Forces in 1941 created the opportunity for her White Russian family to leave Russia for the labour camps of war torn Europe.
Displaced Persons Camps became her post war European home until she and Irene immigrated to Canada aboard ''The Saturnia'' from Naples Italy to Pier 21 in Halifax harbour and then onto Toronto in July 1951.
In the 1950's the rapid growth in Scarborough was due to the influx of post war immigrants rebuilding their lives. In this milieu Lana married Harry in 1955 and settled into a life of domesticity within the family home for 53 years.
Lana's family would like to acknowledge the kindness, care and compassion of the wonderful staff of the 2nd and 6th floors at Bendale Acres in Scarborough. Your contributions have truly made a difference to her final years. Thank-you
Saturday February 9, 2013
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