It is with profound sadness that I share with you the death, but also but also with great pride that I celebrate the life of my beloved father, Zbigniew â€œZbigâ€� WacÅ‚aw WiÅ›niowski, who died suddenly on Sunday, 28 October in Montreal, Canada, at the age of 81. I have attached the story of his life, which I marveled over as I wrote it during the past few days.
My father was a wartime Survivor of Soviet forced deportation to Siberia and an ardent patriot of his beloved Poland, from where he
was torn as a young and innocent child. He made himself into an ingenious and practical engineer, pioneering electronic controls for critical military and civilian applications. Having lost his family life during the war, he became a family man dedicated to his mother, his siblings, his wife and his children. In the footsteps of his own father, he became a community leader, organising, building and supporting social activities and charitable works. His life remains an inspiration to those around him, and he will be very missed by all of us who loved him.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2 pm at Mary Queen of Peace, 11075 Gouin Ouest, Pierrefonds, Canada (www.mqopstdavid.org
). The burial will follow at Rideau Memorial Gardens, 4239 Boul des Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux www.rideaumemorial.com
and a reception will follow at St. Barnabas Church, 12301 Colin Street, Dollard-des-Ormeaux until 7 pm. All are warmly invited.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to "The Committee for Relief to Polish Children Inc. / Komitet Pomocy Dzieciom Polskim." A basket will be available to receive cheques and donations.