Born 1 February 1936 in Poznan, Poland, Ania left us on the morning of 12 November 2021. Ania's childhood years were spent in war torn Poland followed by an adolescence during the post-war Communist period. During that time, she lost her father as well as suffered a potentially debilitating accident falling off a streetcar where she broke her back. She carried these emotional and physical scars stoically throughout her life. Despite this, marked by a determination and pragmatism exhibited throughout her life, Ania emigrated to Canada in 1962 to join her brothers in Montreal. In due course, she met Maciej, and they were married in 1964. Beloved mother of Sophie, Alex (Kirsten), and grandmother of Madeleine, Edward, Peter, Anika, Julia, Christopher, and Adam she was a gracious woman.
Ania was also a university graduate, who worked as scientific technician at the Neurological Institute in Montreal, and Children’s Hospital in Toronto. She was a keen reader, weaver, sewer, knitter, gardener, and cook. She will be remembered for her freshly baked bread and her delicious baked goods. Always resourceful, she created meals that never failed to satisfy. At times Ania allowed herself to enjoy some of the joys food brings us: if a desert had whipped cream or creme brulee, she was game!
She was an active participant in her parish and a great supporter of her husband’s endeavours. She was a kind and supportive person who was always thinking of others and a steady moral guide for us all. We remain grief-stricken but certain of her liberation from suffering.
There will be a funeral Mass said on 24 November 2021, at 10:30 AM at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Parish in North Vancouver