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SOKOLOWSKI – Stanislaw “Stanley”

April 06, 1916 – September 7, 2009
“Kochany Mąz, Tata i Dziadek”

Stanley passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, September 7, 2009 at the age of 93 years.

Stanley was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and enlisted in the Polish Armed Forces in 1937. During the war he served in the British 8th Army, Polish 2nd Corps, 5th Kresowa Division and proudly fought in Italy-Monte Cassino. He immigrated to Canada in 1948 and settled in Coleman where he worked in the mines for ten years. In 1958 the family moved to Calgary where he started work at Con-Force Structures. He retired after twenty five years. Stan was an active member of the SPK Polish Combatants Association, and an avid fisherman.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Anastazja, his children, Beatrice (David) Dickins, Mary (Wayne) McDougall, Lucy (Tim) Henry, Mark (Edith) Sokolowski; grandchildren Paul (Maggie), Greg McDougall, David, Mark Dickins and his sister Victoria in Poland

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Polish Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive N.W.) on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Field of Honour at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thank you to the caring staff at Father Lacombe Care Centre.

In living memory of Stanley Sokolowski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Mary and family,
    Your father’s long life was obviously well deserved through his hard work and service. What a man. You have my heart-felt condolences.
    John Yip-Chuck

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  2. Jacqueline Dulson :

    I am sorry for your loss and hope that happy memories of your father will give you comfort in this time.

    Regards
    Jackie Dulson
    Program Manager
    Nelson Education

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  3. Mary,
    I want to convey my deepest sympathies to you and your family at the loss of your father. He stepped up and played a key role in a dark time in our history and went on to establish a new family in a new land. Sounds like a pretty courageous man. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Paul Masson

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  4. So sorry to hear about your loss of Stan. I have fond memories of such a lovely man with such a gentle soul. My thoughts are with you.

    Cindy

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  5. Lorne & Jennifer Boppre :

    I would like to express our deepest sympathies. Stan was a man with a big and gentle heart. I think of him often.

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  6. Stowarzyszenie Polskich Kombatantow w Kanadzie, Kolo # 18 :

    Szanowna Kolezanko Anastazjo, Szanowana Rodzino,
    W imieniu swoim i Czlonkow Kola #18 przesylam nasze szczere wspolczucia na utrate Kolegi Stanislawa, meza, ojca i dziadka. Kolega Staszek byl bardzo aktywnym czlonkien Kola od 1963 roku i bedzie nam w Kole brakowalo jego udzialu i glosu.
    ” Spij Kolego w ciemnym grobie,
    Niech sie Polska przysni Tobie”
    Stachu Czesc!
    Jan Kraska, Prezes Stowarzyszenia Polskich Kombatantow, Kolo # 18 Calgary

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  7. Stowarzyszenie Polskich Kombatantow w Kanadzie, Kolo # 18 :

    “Wedlug tradycji Kola # 18 donacja $100.00 bedzie przeslana na organizacje charytatywna wyboru Rodziny”
    SPK #18

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