Ludmila Knava

Mrs. Ludmila Knava Kocherha

1935 - 2023

The family will receive family and friends at:


Sunday, July 16, 2023 from 3pm to 5pm and from 7pm to 9pm

On Monday July 17 2023 from 9am to 9:30am

The funeral will take place:


6255, BOUL. ST MICHEL, MONTREAL, QC 514-727-2236

Monday, July 17, 2023 at 9:30am

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ludmila (Knava) Kocherha, who passed away peacefully in Montréal on Friday, July 7, 2023, at the age of 87.

Beloved wife of the late Iwan Kocherha and dearest mother and mother-in-law to Walter (Naomi) and Victor. Cherished Babtsia to Matthew (Olivia). Loving sister and sister in-law to Halyna (Peter), and dear aunt to Alexis (Jeff), Mark (Katie), and Lorraine (Tim) and great aunt to Irina. She will be sorely missed by her family, as well as by her extended family and friends.

Born in Ukraine, she immigrated to Canada from Liège, Belgium with her family in October 1951. They travelled by train to Bremen, Germany and boarded a Norwegian registered ship called the SS Goya. After a 2-week voyage, they spotted the shores of Canada for the first time, with its forests in resplendent fall colours. After docking in Halifax, they boarded a train to Montreal. Once in Montreal, they were warmly welcomed by the Ukrainian community. They became members of St. Sophie church, originally located on De Lorimier street. Father Sluzar and his family helped to get them settled in their new home called Canada.

Luda was an active member within the Ukrainian community her entire life and belonged to various church organizations. She also worked as a Ukrainian teacher and at Ukrainian Mutual Aid of Montreal for many years.

Sincere thanks are extended to the staff at the CHSLD Polonais Marie-Curie-Sklodowska for their wonderful care and attention, as well as to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

Visitation will take place at Les Espaces Memoria, 3254 rue de Bellechasse, Montreal on July 16 from 3p.m. to 5p.m. and 7p.m. to 9p.m. Panachyda at 7:30p.m. The funeral service will be held on July 17 at 9:30a.m. at Saint Sophie Orthodox Cathedral, 6255 boul. St. Michel, Montreal. Burial will be held at Mount Royal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Parkinson Canada or Saint Sophie Orthodox Cathedral in Montreal.

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