We wish to thank all the people who sent us their condolences for our father's death. In this
moment of sorrow, we feel touch for your kind messages and specially those written by
veterans, who know very well everything our dad went through during the war. We buried him
yesterday in the old cemetery of Ushuaia and many people came to say goodbye. His coffin
was covered with the Polish flag, as he requested. During the religious service, the local
Coast Guard pay him their respects and a guard of honour followed his coffin on the way to
the cemetery. They said that, even if the Polish Army was not there to honour him, they will
do it in behalf of the Argentinian Coast Guard, because they knew that he was a honorable
man and a brave soldier.
That gesture touched our hearts and we are sure that our dad would have appreciated it too.
He came to Argentina in 1947, first to Buenos Aires, in times of Peron, and then he travel
with another 30 Polish men to Tierra del Fuego. As the years went by, gradually some of
these men left the island, others died, and finaly, our father was left alone, as the only Polish
man in Ushuaia. But despite this, he kept going on, working hard and raising his family. His
greatest joy was to have us all together around the table, three daughters (Ruth, Monica and
Veronika) , three sons (Miguel, Ricardo and Marcelo), his daughters and son in-law and his
grandchildren. He was a incredibly strong person, kind, honest, and with an intelligent
sense of humour. He may have passed away, but his presence will be with us forever, in our
memories and our hearts.
Thank you very much to all of you, for your messages and support.