Winnipeg, MB – August 23, 2012 – It is with great sadness that the Ukrainian Canadian Congress learned of the passing of Donna Grescoe, child prodigy on the violin.
Donna was born in 1927 in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she became known as an exceptional musical artist. She started her spectacular career at the young age of five years old. Donna continued playing and teaching the violin well after her retirement to Richmond, B.C. in 1988 and passed away on August 17, 2012 at the age of 84.
“On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Community, I would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Donna Grescoe,” stated Ukrainian Canadian Congress National President Paul Grod. “Donna Grescoe was a true Ukrainian Canadian success story. An accomplished musician who never forgot her Ukrainian roots.”
May her memory be eternal. Вічна пам’ять.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. August 25 at Edgewater Park Recreation Hall, 3031 Williams Road, Richmond, B.C.
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