Dear Lonia, You are too kind! It s a wonder my mother survived the TB and typhus (besides losing an eye) that decimated so many others in Stalin s paradise.Oct 3, 2011 1 of 4View SourceDear Lonia,You are too kind! It's a wonder my mother survived the TB and typhus (besides losing an eye) that decimated so many others in Stalin's paradise.She also made the best makowiec, piernik, sernik, bigos, golabki, pierogi, barszcz, kapusniak, etc., that I had the privilege to consume - but then I could be accused of bias.Perhaps the nicest tribute has come from an Argentine priest who was based locally for a decade until he was recalled to his native country in 1997:It was with great sorrow indeed that I learnt about Zuzanna's death.
I will be celebrating mass for the eternal rest of her dear soul and will be remembering her at daily mass and rosary.
May God have mercy on his handmaid.
I thank Him for the honour of having known her.
Zuzanna was always so kind and hospitable: I will never forget all those so many wonderful Saturday evening meals she prepared for her family and for their guest priest.
Zuzanna also had boundless Cardinal Virtues that really shone forth: Faith, Hope and Charity.
Having been her priest for ten long years I could thoroughly appreciate what a great Catholic Lady she was, what a marvellous Wife, what a superb Mother.
I was so edified at her never ending Humility, as well as her Simplicity and Generosity.
She was always there to support her priests, to give them a hand in their needs.
Never shall I forget her kind smile and respectful manners.
Although none of us is perfect, I know that more sooner than later ---if not already--- she will be up there in Heaven begging Our Lord and Our Lady for blessings for her husband and children.
I hope she also advocates for us, her priests.
I can now see that from her early years she was accustomed to silent sacrifice and self denial. No wonder that, as an adult ---in spite of her momentous humility---, she turned out to be such a paramount example of the true Catholic lady.
As said before, I thank God for the honour of having known her.
May she rest in peace.
Zuzanna Elzbieta Woszczak Kuzik:
V/. Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine.
R/. Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
V/. Requiescat in pace.
R/. Amen.Zenon KuzikNew Zealand
From: Lonia Sarniak <margaret.climo@...>
Sent: Sunday, 21 August 2011 8:56 AM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Zuzanna Kuzik - Another Beautiful Sybirak Has GoneOn 17 August, early in the morning, Pani Zuzanna Kuzik passed away in hospital. Pani Kuzik is the mother of our fellow group member Zenon Kuzik. She had contracted lung disease in Kazakhstan and this has caused her much suffering throughout her life. Pani Kuzik was a most wonderful, kind and gentle person and I doubt if there is anyone who knew her who wouldn't agree with these sentiments. She also made the best Polski ogorki, sauerkraut, and jams I have ever tasted.
My deepest condolences to you Zenek, your father Waclaw, sister Ewa and her husband Les, and brother Edzio. You are so blessed to have had such a wonderful mother.