August 17, 1938 - February 12, 2022
After a long battle with cancer, Liudmila passed away, at home on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the age of 83 surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Vladimir Odesski. Mother of Alexandre Odesski (Anna Odesskaya). Proud Baboulya of Ilya and Pavel (Pasha). Liudmila is survived by her sister-in-law Ella Odesskaya, her niece Marina (Gregory) Gootman and her great niece Tamara. She is predeceased by her parents Michael and Anna Golovko and her brother Vladimir Golovko.
Liudmila will be fondly remembered and forever missed by her good friend Mayya and her English mentor and friend Connie. Liudmila was born and grew up in Odessa, Ukraine, the city that she loved dearly. There she worked as an electrical engineer, and it was during her training for this career that she met the love of her life, Vladimir. They married in Odessa, Ukraine and then their careers took them to live in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for more than 10 years where they raised their son Alexandre. In 1981, the family moved to Pushkino, Russia, where they lived for more than 20 years, sadly saying goodbye to Vladimir in 1993. Upon her retirement, Liudmila went to work at the library, enjoying this work, while travelling back and forth to Europe and Canada to visit her grandsons, before moving permanently to Canada in 2012.
Throughout her life, Liudmila had a love of cats, and even had one who travelled with her from Russia to Canada, and she leaves one at home now, who is missing her greatly. Friends will be received at BOCCHINFUSO FUNERAL HOME 2 Regent Street, Thorold on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM by appointment - please call 905-227-0161 during business hours to schedule your appointment.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Veil of the Holy Mother Russian Orthodox Church 77 Sanford Avenue South, Hamilton, Ontario on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 11 AM. Seating is limited, and all COVID protocols will be followed. Rite of committal Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines at 2:00 PM Wednesday. If desired, donations in Liudmila’s memory may be made to Wheels of Hope, a division of the Canadian Cancer Society or any cancer related charity would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be left at www.bocchinfusofh.com