June 21, 1929 – Łódź, Poland
May 28, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Stanisław passed away after a sudden illness on Tuesday May 28, 2019. He is survived in Canada by his wife Krystyna; daughter Magdalena her husband Krzysztof and their daughter Maia; in Poland by his daughter Małgorzata, husband Krzysztof, three grandchildren Pawel, Ewa, and Jerzy; four great-grandchildren Zygmunt, Edmund, Stefan, and Kazimierz; and extended family in France.
Born in Łódź (Poland), Stanisław obtained his doctorate in the field of strength of materials at the Warsaw University of Technology; was a visiting professor at the Institute of Mechanics, Structural Analysis and Dynamics of Aerospace Structures at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences; and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Stanislaw had a successful career as professor at the Warsaw University of Technology where he was a three time recipient of the Jasinski Memorial Award granted by the Polish Academy of Sciences, and authored a book “Local Loads in Plates and Shells” published in Polish, Russian, and English.
In 1981, Stanisław and his family moved to Calgary, AB, Canada where he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Calgary. In Canada, Stanisław focused his research on the strength of materials and structures, solid mechanics, methods to improve pumping of crude oil and designing improved inflatable free-standing structures. Over the next twenty years, in addition to academic teaching, producing numerous publications, patenting a number of inventions and supervising master, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, Stanisław continually pursued his passion for oil painting in his free time. As an outdoor enthusiast Stanisław spent much time admiring the beauty of his surroundings, exploring the prairies, hiking the Rocky Mountains, vacationing, painting and gardening in the Columbia Valley, and sailing along British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast.
Stanisław’s loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Stanisław Łukasiewicz, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences