Lydia Bzowej

Lydia Olga Bzowej passed away on Tuesday May 17th after a 2 year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Lydia was born on August 29th, 1964 to Adelaide and Boris Bzowej in Toronto. After Lydia graduated from Thornhill Secondary School in 1983, she went on to obtain her BA at the University of Toronto. Lydia started working for Polson Bourbonniere Derby in 1997. She gained her Certified Financial Planner® professional designation in 1999.

Throughout her years with Polson Bourbonniere Derby | iA Private Wealth, she developed wonderful relationships with her clients who asked about her daily. She is a shining example of the best of this industry – displaying integrity, empathy, professionalism and an unswerving focus on putting clients first.

While Lydia was taken too soon, we can take comfort in the fact that she lived life to the fullest. Her years were filled with delights: travel, concerts, theatre, road trips, friendships, white wine, pedicures and scrapbooking. Lydia’s most exciting and fulfilling trip was in 2003, when she braved the frozen landscapes of Siberia to bring home the daughter she cherished, Katya.

Lydia was predeceased by her mother, Adelaide and father, Boris Bzowej. She is survived by her daughter, Katya, sister, Natalie Bzowej and brother Eugene Bzowej, niece Larissa and nephew Nikolai, brother-in-law Vivek Huilgol, aunt Oresta Tkaczuk, and cousins Lydia, Roman George and Irka Tkaczuk.

A Celebration of Life will be organized for the fall.

We will miss our dear friend and colleague.