November 21, 1938 – May 27, 2012
Vic Mroszczak, beloved husband of Patricia of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the age of 73 years.
Born in Warsaw, Vic came to Canada in 1952 where he lived in Dorval, PQ. After graduating from McGill University in 1960 (Hon. Geology), he worked in Schefferville, NL. In the early 60s, he headed west, was hired by Imperial Oil Ltd, and embarked on a long and successful career in Petroleum Geology. He worked with various companies and retired in 2003 from the Hunt Oil Company. He was the office manager responsible for a Gas Potential Report titled: “The Canadian Arctic: Boldly Going Where Man Has Gone Before”, a consulting geologist and, of late, was actively involved with Summit Natural Rock, managing his many properties around town and devoting his boundless energy to many other professional and personal projects.
Vic and Pat met in Edmonton and were married in 1971. They moved to their Cochrane acreage in 1972. 1989 found them in Katy, TX and they later returned to Calgary in 1992.
He was a member of the CSPG, APEGA & APGG Professional Societies, as well as the CVMG, AMCA & INOA Motorcycle Clubs as well as the Alberta Mustangs Auto Club. In his “spare” time, he restored British motorcycles, two 1967 Ford Galaxies, toured car shows with his 1965 Ford Mustang and spent time with his family and friends. The highlight of his week, and indeed of his life, was a weekly Sunday family dinner surrounded by his children and grandchildren.
Besides his loving wife Patricia, Vic is also survived by his three sons, Stephen Mroszczak (Ina Matson), David Mroszczak (Natalie Mroszczak) and Robert Mroszczak (Sylvia Tomin); and his grandchildren, Joel, Amelie, Alex, Anna, Adrian, Leah and Amber.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24th Avenue N.W.), on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24th Avenue N.W.), on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta, 111 West Campus Place N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 2R6 Telephone: (403) 240-3000, ext. 143, www.rmhsouthernalberta.org or to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, www.stars.ca.
In living memory of Vic Mroszczak, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences