Passed away peacefully in Oakville on December 5th, 2017, in her 95th year.
She was predeceased in 2002 by her very beloved husband George.
Maika will be lovingly remembered and very greatly missed by her son George (Paula), son Otta, and grandson Doane and all members of our related families.
Maika was born in 1922 in Prague in the former Czechoslovakia.
Near war’s end she met George Hanus on a ski course in the Beskydy Mountains. After the war they started seeing each other and in June 1947 they married in the same mountain region that they loved. In early January 1948 they left Czechoslovakia for George’s work in Amsterdam, planned to be for only a few years.
Unbeknownst to them at the time, it would be 42 years before they saw their old homeland.
In Amsterdam son George Jr. arrived and then in 1951 they immigrated to Canada where the family was joined by son Otta, born in Cornwall. In 1977, George and Maika moved to Oakville and became involved in community activities. She was an active member of her condo book club and a member of the St. John’s United Church women’s auxiliary.
Maika was known as an excellent cook and also for her hospitality to many friends and visitors.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville on Friday, December 15th at 1:00. A reception will follow.
Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Oakville Hospital Foundation https://www.haltonhealthcare.on.ca/home.html.