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FERENSOWICZ, Jan (John)

November 9, 1919 – Zazule, Poland
February 27, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Jan Ferensowicz, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the age of 94 years.

He was born in Eastern Poland which succumbed to Soviet occupation in 1939. Dad was exiled to Siberia’s labour camps before joining the Polish army with the allied forces under General Anders and the Polish Second Corps in the British 8th Army in 1942. His military trek took him through the Middle East and ultimately to the Battles of Monte Cassino, and Ancona, and Rome, as part of the Italian campaign.Dad was a highly decorated soldier. He immigrated to Canada in 1949 to Southern Alberta, where he worked in the coal mines. He moved to Calgary in the early1950’s and joined the Energy Resources Conservation Board as a core handler. He was an active participant in Polish communities around Alberta, a founding member of the Polish Combatants Branch No. 18, a member of the Polish Canadian Congress and a representative of the Polish Government in Exile. Dad was actively involved in the building of Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Catholic Parish. Dad’s generation understood the meaning of God, Honour and Country. He loved his newspapers, books and dogs.

Jan is survived by his son Paul (Joanna), granddaughter Anna, daughter Maria, and son Andrew. He was predeceased by his dear wife Janina in 1993, brother Jozef, sisters Antonia and Janina.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service at Queen’s Park Cemetery, Thursday March 6, 2014 at 10:30a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Poppy Fund, Suite 1-4539 6 St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, www.calgarypoppyfund.com . Thank you to Dr. Duggan and the nursing staff at Peter Lougheed Hospital for their compassionate care as well as Maria, Michelle, Danielle and the staff at Brentwood Nursing Home for their exceptional care.

In living memory of Jan (John) Ferenowicz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Eugeniusz + Zofia Gaworowie :

    Drogi Swietej Pamieci Panie Janie.

    Niech Bog Milosierny i Wszechmocny przyjmie pana do Domu Ojca, tam gdzie pan swoim zyciem i oddaniem dla blizniego, Boga, Polonii i Ojczyzny zasluzyl. Wieczny i swiety odpoczynek niech panu towarzyszy w Domu Boga na wieki wiekow….
    W imie milosci Chrystusowej skladam te kondolencje calej pozostalej rodzince tak w swoim, malzonki jak i calej mojej rodziny.
    Przykro mi tylko ze nie bede fizycznie mogl uczestniczyc w ostatniej i swietej posludze panu. Jestem daleko poza granica Kanady, ale w sercu pan zamieszkal u mnie na zawsze…AMEN. March 01, 2014

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  2. My sincerest compassion and sympathy to you, Maria, and your family.
    I didn’t know your father but I understand he was a very tenacious and accomplished man, highly respected, yet humble. You must be proud of his courage, his faith and his strength, all of which have kept him going, especially in the past couple of years. May your fondest memories of him give you strength through your grieving and may those fond memories forever by etched in your mind and bring warmth to your heart. Love and hugs.

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  3. Mateusz z cala Rodzina Janiak :

    Drogiej Ani, Marysi, Andrzejowi i Pawlowi wraz z Asia i calej Rodzinie Pana Jana Ferensowicz z Calgary w Albercie-Canadzie,

    W imieniu mojej Rodziny i swoim wlasnym, prosze przyjac nasze Kondolencje , wyrazy glebokiego wspolczucia i lacznosci w modlitwie za Dusze Swietej Pamieci Pana Jana – Wszego Ukochanego Taty, Dziadziusia Ani, Brata i Przyjaciela oraz Wielkiego Polskiego Zolnierza i Patrioty, obroncy Polski i krzewiacego swoja praca i postawa zycia Polskosc na Obczyznie i w Swiecie.
    Zapewniamy o modlitwenej pamieci i jestemy z Wami i Bliskimi teraz a szczegolnie w tym trudnym czasie ale tez patrzymy z chrzescijanska nadzieja – ze wszystko dobro, szlachetnosc serca, caly trud i dzielo Zycia S.P. Pana Jana – Waszego Kochanego Taty i zarazem S.P. Dziadziusia Ani w Was bedzie promieniowalo i budowalo w Was – Bliskich Pana Jana – nowe dziela o szerokim zasiegu bo ponadczasowym i uniwersalnym w Was, a szczegolnie w Ani Ukochanej i Jedynej Wnuczce Dziadziusia Jana – Czesc Jego Wielkiej i Wiecznej Pamieci,
    niech odpoczywa w Pokoju , spotkawszy sie juz na zawsze ze swoja Ukochana Zona S.P. Janiana i swoim Drogim Rodzenstwem i Rodzicami oraz Wszystkimi Bliskimi, ktorzy przed Jego od nas odejsciem uprzedzili Go do Pana

    z pamiecia w modlitwie i sercu oraz wdziecznoscia za wszystkie Jego Dziela, Bohaterstwo i poswiecenie Polsce, naszej Ojczyznie,

    – Mateusz Jozio z Rodzina Janiak w Polsce, Kanadzie i Stanach Zjednoczonych oraz Australii
    a takze od Przyjaciol z Warszawy i Polski.

    Panie JANIE,
    POLSKA jest i bedzie Ci zawsze wdzieczna Drogi Panie Janie, w naszej pamieci i modliwtwie zawsze zostaniesz prawym i dobrym Czlowiekiem, spij spokojnie Panie Janie a my choc po czesci bedziemy sie starali byc tak dzielni i prawi jak Pan, Panie Janie byles w swoim niezlomnym tutaj, ziemskim Zyciu! Odpoczywaj w pokoju! – m.j.j.

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  4. Doug Martin :

    Paul, our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and yours. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

    Take care

    Doug and Donna

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  5. Janice Bruni :

    Our sincere condolences to Paul , Joanna, Anna, Maria and Andrew on the loss of your father and grandfather. What a wonderful legacy he left. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know he will be greatly missed.
    Jan, Mike and the Bruni family

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  6. Marysia Skarzynski :

    A good man, a brave soldier, an elder of the Polish Community to whom we owe so much. He also had a keen sense of history, great love of his adopted land as well as his Motherland, and humor. May he rest in Peace!

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  7. Lucy and Harry Assen :

    To the Ferensowicz family, we wish to extend our sincerest sympathy for the loss of your father, who devoted his life to the betterment of his family, community and country. We have lost another great patriot.
    Blessings from the Krokosinski family

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  8. Tony Muszynski :

    To the Ferensowicz family ,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time for your family.

    The Muszynski Family of Edmonton and Calgary

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