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Wednesday February 13, 2013

Helen Loboda Fernbach April 9, 1922 - February 10, 2013
Galina 'Helen' Loboda Fernbach was born in Harbin, China on April 9, 1922 to Varvara and Nicholas Loboda. She survived the Stalin era and World War II, losing all of her family. Alone she crossed Europe, front-lines and an ocean to reach freedom. She was married to Erwin Fernbach for 31 years. Her great joy was daughter Tanya, nicknamed Kiki and her son-in-law James Christie. Helen's life bloomed anew with the birth of her two grandsons, James and Andrew 'Ricky'. Helen lived life with zest and a smile. Her legacy is the strength, determination and passion for life that we will continue to celebrate. All who knew her will miss her dearly. We were so lucky to have her love for so long.
She suffered not knowing what became of her sister after 1942. Her name is Tatiana Bialabrova Shramko - if anyone can help find her we would be grateful.
Funeral service is at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge St (just south of Steeles Ave), Toronto. Weds., Feb. 13, 2013 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Online condolences

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