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Ukrainian family in Corunna welcomes baby Emily

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Cathy Dobson

A Ukrainian family staying in Corunna has welcomed a baby girl.

Emily Komirenko weighed a healthy 8.8 pounds when she was born at Bluewater Health in Sarnia on July 6.

She is the daughter of Olya and Igor Komirenko and sister to 11-year-old Ihor.

When war broke out in their homeland, the family was unsure whether travel to Canada would be possible because Olya was expecting a baby with a July 1 due date, the same day as Ihor’s birthday.

As noted in a June 30th Journal story, the Komirenkos are staying with hosts Debbie and Peter Osmond.

Emily was named for the Osmond’s daughter, who was with Olya during labour. The baby has received a room full of gifts from local groups and individuals in an outpouring of community support.

“We couldn’t be more happy for this beautiful family,” Debbie Osmond said.


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