Aug 01, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our cherished Mother, Eledia Papanek, on August 1, 2019, in her 92nd year. She passed away at home, surrounded by her loving daughters Camille and Katherine, son Adrian, and her caregiver and dear friend Annie Zamora. Pre-deceased by her beloved husband Rudolf Papanek, she also leaves behind her son Martin Papanek and his wife Jean Feiner. Eledia was an opera singer, was trained at McGill University, and sang beautifully throughout her life. She brought music, art, literature and knowledge to all of us. The many memories of the love and support we received from the World’s Best Mother, and her exquisite voice, will stay with us always. We were blessed to have this beautiful soul in our lives. Farewell Melanka Sotvareny! A memorial Mass will be held in her honour. Thank you to Dr. Cleo Mavriplis for her years of care and support.