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† John Richard Baranowski

Friday, September 7th, 1962 Thursday, July 30th, 2020

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Bóg powołał do wieczności : śp. † John Richard Baranowski (57)

Msza św. pogrzebowa za duszę śp. Johna zostanie odprawiona w ten czwartek, 6 sierpnia

o godz: 11:00 am w naszym kościele.

Zmarłego polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Mu dać Panie.

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   † John Richard Baranowski (57)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!   

Obituary

Unexpectedly passed away at home on July 30th, 2020 at the age of 57. Loving son of the late Victor Baranowski and Wanda Baranowski. Beloved husband of Agnieszka Baranowski for 30 years.

Caring father of Gabriela and Damian Baranowski. He will be greatly missed by friends and family from Canada and Poland. John will never be forgotten, as he touched the lives of many.

Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME Oshawa, for visitation on Thursday, August 6th from 10am – 11am, with funeral service to follow at St. Hedwig’s Church at 11am. Registration is required to attend visitation or funeral service, please call (905) 433-4711, or register online at www.armstrongfh.ca.

† Janina Joniec

February 8, 1932 – July 25, 2020

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Bóg powołał do wieczności: śp. Janinę Joniec (88)

Pochówek śp. Janiny odbył się we wtorek, 4 sierpnia,  b.r. na Thornton Cemetery.

Zmarłą polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Jej dać Panie.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   Janina Joniec (88)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!   

† Leopold Żyłka

Sunday, November 15th, 1925 Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

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Bóg powołał do wieczności: śp. Leopold Żyłka (94)

Zmarłego polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Mu dać Panie.

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   † Leopold Żyłka (94)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!   

Obituary

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his home, at the age of 94. Beloved husband of Blanche. Loving father of Richard (Gillian), Edward (Joan) and Diane. Cherished grandfather of James, Philip, Stephen, Rachel (Stewart), the late Julie, Andrew, Genevieve and Dane and great-grandfather of Charlie and Reggie.

Due to the restrictions for COVID19, a Private Family Service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Armstrong Funeral Home (124 King St. E., Oshawa). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.armstrongfh.ca

We are so sad that we have lost such a great man today. All of those who knew Leo, admired and looked up to him. He was intelligent, strong, determined, and so loved and respected by everyone – especially his family. We feel so privileged to have had so many wonderful years with him.

The 7th son of the late Pawel and Franciszka (Mielnicka) Zylka, Leo was as brave as they come. He survived the Nazis for 4 years in a labour camp. After moving to Canada as a young man, he used his skills and ingenuity to learn how to build his own homes and a beautiful cottage. He was a master carpenter who made his own furniture, all self-taught. He grew his own food and had the most glorious gardens and root cellar (he even saved seeds of his most prized vegetables to grow the following years). He was the kind of determined man that insisted on waterskiing in his 80’s – he had an appetite for life, he loved food, he was a man of his word, and held everyone to the highest standards. He was fiercely loyal and loved Blanche (Babcia) every day of the 69 years they were together – Leo and Blanche could light up the dance floor in their hayday!

Leo brought us together and was the cornerstone of our family. He was our rock. We know you are watching over us and we will use the tools you gave us all to get the most out of life. Leo, Dad, Dziadziu – you were a hell of a man, and will be so missed.

† Stefan Roman Hlibowicki

Tuesday, March 15, 1945  – Friday, July 3, 2020

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Bóg powołał do wieczności: śp. Stefan Roman Hlibowicki (71)

Zmarłego polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Mu dać Panie.

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   Stefan Roman Hlibowicki (71)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!   

† Janina Góra (Jermakowicz)

Friday, January 11th, 1935 Saturday, July 4th, 2020

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Bóg powołał do wieczności: śp. Janina Góra (Jermakowicz) (86)

Msza św. pogrzebowa została odprawiona w ten czwartek, 9 lipca o godz: 11:00am w naszym kościele.

Ze względu na panującą pandemię, różaniec św. był odmówiony przez Koło Różańcowe w kościele 30 min. przed Mszą św.

Zmarłą polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Jej dać Panie.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   Janina Góra (Jermakowicz) (86)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!   

OBITUARY

Janina Góra (Jermakowicz) – Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 4th, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Janina, in her year 86th year, was born in Dunilowicze, Poland.
Loving wife of the late Władysław Góra for 46 years.
Cherished mother of Jolanta Puzio (Henry), Tadeusz Góra and Henryka Loder (Cecil).
Beloved Babcia to Daniella, Margaret, Tomasz and Ewa.
She will be greatly missed by all of her nieces, nephews, Godchildren and friends in Canada and Poland.  Predeceased by her parents, Józef & Urszula Jermakowicz, her brothers Stanisław and Jan, and sisters Anna and Zofia.
Janina was a long-time member of St. Hedwig’s Parish and a dedicated member of St. Hedwig’s Rosary Society. Her family would like to extend their warm thanks to doctors and nurses at Lakeridge Health Oshawa for their kind and compassionate care.

Friends may call for visitation on Wednesday July 8th from 2 to 4pm & 6-8pm at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME (124 King St. E., Oshawa).  Parish Prayers at 8pm.

Funeral Mass to take place on Thursday July 9th, 11am at St. Hedwig’s Polish Catholic Church. Rosary will be recited 30 min. prior to Mass.  A Private Family Entombment service will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum.

Please contact Armstrong Funeral Home, 905-433-4711, Janina’s webpage RSVP @ armstrongfh.ca or by emailing directors@armstrongfh.ca to register for the visitation and prayer service.

Masks are Mandatory for the visitation, prayers and funeral Mass.

If desired, memorial donations to the St. Hedwig’s Renovation Fund are greatly appreciated.

† Wanda Romańczyk (Bakalarz)

Sunday, September 12th, 1937 Sunday, June 28th, 2020

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Bóg powołał do wieczności śp.: † Wanda Romańczyk (Bakalarz) (82)

Msza św. pogrzebowa miała miejsce w piątek, 3 lipca w naszym kościele.

Zmarłą polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Jej dać Panie.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   Wanda Romanczyk (Bakalarz) (82)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!  

OBITUARY

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Copernicus Lodge, in her 83rd year.

Beloved wife of the late Roman Romańczyk. Loving mother of Richard and his wife Monika Romańczyk and Lucy and her husband Jeff Earle. Cherished Babcia of Veronika, Izabelle, Yuen (Jessica) and Ethan (Phalon) and Great-Grandmother of Kalynn. Dear sister-in-law of Genowefa Rzeszut. Wanda will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephew, extended family and friends in Canada and Poland.

She was a dedicated member of the St. Hedwig’s Rosary Circle.

Memorial donations in Wanda’s memory may be made to the Copernicus Lodge Long Term Care Home. Online condolences may be left at www.armstrongfh.ca

† Jolanta Irena Kruszelnicka

Thursday, December 26, 1946  –  Monday, June 15, 2020

 

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Bóg powołał do wieczności: śp. † Jolantę Irenę Kruszelnicką (73)

Pochówek śp. Jolanty odbył się w sobotę, 26 czerwca b.r. na Oshawa Union Cemetery.

Zmarłą polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Jej dać Panie.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   † Jolanta Irena Kruszelnicka (73)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!  

† Anna Wionczyk (Adrjanska)

Tuesday, January 28th, 1936 Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

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Bóg powołał do wieczności: śp. † Anna Wionczyk (84)

Msza św. pogrzebowa miała miejsce w poniedziałek, 15 czerwca w naszym kościele, natomiast pochówek śp. Anny odbył się w sobotę, 20 czerwca b.r. na cmentarzu Resurrection.

Zmarłą polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Jej dać Panie.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   † Anna Wionczyk (84)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!  

Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mama, Babcia and Prababcia, Anna Wionczyk on June 9, 2020 at the age of 84 in Oshawa. Born in Warsaw, Poland on January 28, 1936 to Marianna and Antoni Adrjanski. She moved to Canada in 2014 to be closer to her family.

She is survived by daughters, Hanna (Mark) and Yvonne (Chris), grandchildren, Daniel (Tanya), Sebastian, Alan, Adrianna (Matthew) and great-grandchildren, Lucian and Natalia.

“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And the rain falls soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.”

† Alfreda Gagat (Zawisza)

Monday, March 11th, 1929 Monday, May 4th, 2020

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Bóg powołał do wieczności: śp. † Alfreda Gagat  (91)

Pochówek śp. Ireny odbył się na cmentarzu Resurrection w środę 6 maja b.r.

Zmarłą polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Jej dać Panie.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   † Alfreda Gagat  (91)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!  

Obituary

Our beloved Alfreda passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health hospital on Monday, May 4th, 2020. She was born in the village of Antonówka, Poland on March 11, 1929. She was the second child and the oldest daughter of Tatiana and Jan Zawisza.

Visitation was held at the Armstrong Funeral Home, Oshawa on Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m. The funeral service was held at the Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. Alfreda will be dearly missed by her relatives in the United States who will honor and celebrate her life at a memorial gathering to be held in Michigan at a future date, due to the current restrictions regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.

Alfreda was known by all for her many remarkable talents. She was a tremendous cook, seamstress and gardener. Her skills were largely self-taught and she honed them at her church, in her workplace and helping her family. She was an incredible hostess and made spectacular home-cooked meals for her family and friends. She had a big heart and volunteered constantly in the kitchen at St. Hedwig Parish on Olive Street. She worked alongside a group of women who became her dearest friends, cooking and preparing food for all the church functions. For her, it was a labor of love. She loved to sew and made most of her clothes. She could make anything: dresses, coats, skirts, curtains, quilts, you name it. She had an eye for color. She was very good at knitting, crocheting and macramé. Alfreda also had a “green thumb”. Her yard was immaculate and a vision of beauty when her flowers were in full bloom. She grew flowers, plants, vegetables, and fruit in her yard, a veritable Garden of Eden! At one time, she had an apple, a pear and a cherry tree.

Alfreda was a Polish citizen who immigrated to Winnipeg from Germany in 1948 after World War 2. She met and fell in love with her husband, Henry, on the long boat ride from Germany to Canada. They disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the main point of entry. They married soon after and she moved to join him in the Red Lake District. The couple moved to Oshawa in the early 1950s where they raised their beloved son, Richard.

Alfreda had a reputation for being “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and her extraordinary life story is worthy of becoming a movie script! At a young age, she displayed tremendous courage and tenacity throughout periods of great hardship and trials in the war-torn Wołyń region of Southeastern Poland where she was born. She is a Polish survivor of the German work camps of that time period and performed hard labor on German farms. After the war, she lived with her family in German refugee camps for three years before settling in Canada. Being the oldest daughter, in her teenage years she was often called upon to come to her family’s aid. She is credited for helping her refugee family to survive, but moreover, to thrive. Her family members are very proud of her and thank the Lord with grateful hearts for having had Freda’s wonderful presence in their lives. She has left behind a beautiful legacy and indelible impression on each of the lives she has touched.

Alfreda was preceded in death by her husband Henry; mother Tatiana; father Jan; sister Shirley; and brother Joseph. She was the loving mother of Richard and adoring babcia of Martine and Atheena. Alfreda is survived by her brothers Walter Zawisza (Alice); Hilary Zawisza (Phyllis); Andy Zawisza(Terry) and sister Genevieve Bournay (the late Bernard).

† Irena Malec (Rudowicz)

Tuesday, January 1st, 1924 Monday, April 27th, 2020

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Bóg powołał do wieczności: śp. † Irenę Malec (Rudowicz)  (82)

Pochówek śp. Ireny odbył się na cmentarzu Thornton w czwartek 30 kwietnia b.r.

Zmarłą polecamy Bożemu Miłosierdziu, a rodzinie i znajomym pogrążonym w żałobie składamy wyrazy współczucia.

Wieczne odpoczywanie racz Jej dać Panie.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Recently, God called to eternity:   † Irena Malec ( nee Rudowicz)  (82)

We offer our heartfelt condolences to her family, and to all those who have passed away

we offer God’s mercy.

Give them eternal rest O Lord!  

Obituary

Irena passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Hillsdale Terraces, on Monday April 27th, 2020. She was born in Poland in 1924, to a large and loving family. Irena was a proud member of St. Hedwig’s Church and had a very strong and unwavering faith. She was a caring and religious woman with a determination that helped her enjoy a long and joyful life. Irena dedicated her life to caring for her family, loved her daughters and adored her grandchildren.

Irena was predeceased by her loving husband Peter in 2006, after 46 years of marriage. They enjoyed many years of happiness together and made many great memories.

Beloved mother of Elizabeth Wojcik and her husband Joe and Barb Malec-Lambert and her husband John. She loved her children and their spouses immensely.
Loving and proud Babcia of Caroline (Daniel), Joanna (Nick), Alicia & Eric. The joy her grandchildren brought her was beyond words.

Irena will be lovingly remembered by all of her family and friends in Canada and Poland. She had a very kind heart and a generous spirit. She enjoyed gardening, singing and loved spending time with her family. She was a great cook, especially of Polish dishes. She had a long rewarding life, filled with love, spirituality, laughter and song.

She was well known throughout Hillsdale as the singer. Many staff and residents often mentioned how very heartwarming her singing was. Although she only spent five months at Hillsdale Terraces, she felt the warmth and caring of the staff and she touched the hearts of many of her caregivers. We as the family are truly grateful for the exceptional care she received at Hillsdale Terraces.

God had gained a beautiful angel and we know she will watch over her entire family. We will forever hold our dear mother in our hearts.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Thornton Cemetery. Prayers will be said by the graveside with the Parish Priest from St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church.