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ROGALSKI, Jan (John)

Posted By Obits On November 22, 2017 @ 3:38 PM In Chapel Of The Bells Obituaries,Obituary | 12 Comments

December 25, 1916 – Łuck, Poland
November 18, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Jan Rogalski was granted eternal rest on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Calgary, AB at the age of 100 years and 11 months.

He was born in Łuck, Poland on December 25, 1916 to parents Antoni and Julianna Rogalski. He served in the Polish army during WWII and spent five years in a prisoner-of-war camp in Neubrandenburg, Germany. After his release in 1945, he married Maria (Mary) Kacperski and they remained in Germany where he worked as Block Leader in the Polish refugee camp in Lübeck. In May 1950, with the assistance of the International Refugee Organization, he immigrated to Canada together with his wife and eldest daughter. After working on the sugar beet farms in Raymond, AB for a short time, he moved his family to Calgary where they were reunited with friends who had also fled from war-torn Europe. Jan was employed as a Carman at the Canadian Pacific Railway Ogden Shops for most of his life and retired in 1982. He was active in Calgary’s Polish community for many years and was a lifetime member of the SPK Polish Combatants Association #18.

Jan is survived by his loving family: daughters Patricia (Lino) De Paoli of Calgary and Wanda (Adam) Wilk of Cloverdale, BC; five grandchildren: Dean (Linda) De Paoli, Jim (Cindy) De Paoli, Julie (Sean) Lee, Jackie Wilk (Dave Hood) and Mark (Heidi) Wilk; nine great-grandchildren: Matthew, Brendan and Brittany Lee; Roman and Mario De Paoli; Joshua and Niko Wilk; Alexis and Brandon Hood; and by his relatives in Poland.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary on April 1, 2014 and by his son Edward on November 11, 2011.

At Jan’s request, no formal service will be held. Cremation has taken place and he will be reunited with his wife in the Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jan Rogalski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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Condolence from Mike De Paoli on November 23rd, 2017 3:22 PM

Our condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for Tish and all the family.
Mike & Anna De Paoli

Condolence from Peter on November 24th, 2017 12:01 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss.
Peter Bagg

Condolence from liz duri on November 25th, 2017 9:43 AM

Trish, Wanda and Family

Our Deepest Sympathies go out to you all in this time of Sorrow.

Liz& Carlo & Family

Condolence from Barb & Walter Horbanowicz on November 25th, 2017 5:34 PM

Wanda, Adam, and Family
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.
I have memories of my mother talking about your father, he was a strong part of the Polish community. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Regards Barb & Walter Horbanowicz

Condolence from Toni Giacomin on November 26th, 2017 5:24 PM

My deepest sympathy with the loss of your father. He has left this physical world but his spirit and love will stay with you always.



Condolence from Aniela & Franek Rzewuski on November 27th, 2017 8:00 AM

Wanda & Adam &the whole family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
His life was full,there was friendship shared, there were good times, and lot’s
of laughter too. Remember the joy he brought to all of you.
Rest in peace godfather, you now are free.

Condolence from Chuck Siklodi on November 27th, 2017 9:11 AM

My condolences for you and the family in this time of grief.

Condolence from Genie Stupka on November 27th, 2017 10:13 AM

My heart goes to you Pat and your family in this time of mourning.
Your father’s life was full, interesting, worth remembering and celebrating.

Condolence from Eva and Family on November 27th, 2017 6:20 PM

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May he rest in peace.
Much love to you all, Ewa, Andrzej and Family.

Condolence from Lucy Assen on November 30th, 2017 5:28 PM

with deepest sympathy, please accept our heartfelt prayers for the loss of your father/grandfather. He was one of the last of a very special generation of Polish immagrants who has left us all with a profound example of honour, hard work and commitment to family, friends, country and God.
Many blessings, Lucy, Wanda and Karl – Krokosinski Family

Condolence from Christine (Koselak) Fisher on December 4th, 2017 2:31 AM

My sincere condolences to Tish, Wanda and all the extended Rogalski family. John has left behind an honourable legacy not only for his family but also the organizations, church and community he served. He is among one of the last members whose example will live on. Along with those who suffered atrocities of the war he came to this country and with courage rebuilt his life with integrity. I fondly remember our early days in Bridgeland. They were special times. I don’t think we will have the privilege of knowing a generation such as theirs again. I’m proud to have been a part of that journey. Wishing you comfort and peace.

Condolence from Kurt Stachow on December 8th, 2017 12:13 PM

The Stachow’s
December 8, 2017
Wanda, Adam, Julie, Jackie, Mark and Family and to Trish and Family
We just heard the sad news of your Father’s/Grandfather’s passing, and want you to know that our thoughts are with you. at this difficult time.
Love Helga, Kurt, Orson, Kevin and Family

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