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Zygmunt Adam Fedorowicz

November 22, 1923 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Zygmunt Fedorowicz Obituary

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Zygmunt on January 20 in Barry’s Bay. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 74 years Alicia, daughters Barbara (Janusz) and Janine (David), grandchildren Peter, Jolanta (Greg), Christine, and Alicia and great grandsons Maksimilian and Mateo.

He was the youngest member of eight Fedorowicz siblings from Zaleszczyki, Poland (After September 1939 occupied by USSR). In 1940 he was deported to a Soviet work camp in Siberia. Despite being underage, his vigour, courage and initiative enabled him to join the Polish Army in the Soviet Union under the command of General Wladyslaw Anders in 1941. In 1943 he was transferred to the 2nd Polish Corps and served in the Middle East (1942-1943) and the Italian Campaign (1943-44) which took him through monumental battles such as Monte Cassino where he was wounded and the battle for Ancona. He was awarded recognition by Poland and Britain with, among others, the Cross for Valour, Cross of Monte Cassino, 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, and War Medal.

In Canada under the post-WWII Veterans Land Act he settled in a rural community near Ottawa and over the years developed his skills as an agronomist, specializing in soil analysis and creating enrichment formulas to maximize crop yields for the region. He was an active member of the local Legion and enjoyed playing his accordion in the Legion Band for many years. He was an exceptional horseman and encouraged riding skills in his children and anyone who would come to visit. He was an amateur historian with an exceptional memory and a passion for reading at any free moment.

In retirement years and as a long-standing member of the Polish American Society of Venice in Florida, he participated in organizing various fund-raising events supporting university students of Polish descent and took delight in intellectual evenings with friends.

In recent years he has enjoyed a peaceful life in Barry’s Bay with family and many wonderful friends. We are grateful to Ambrose Stoppa, Dan Hudder (RIP) and Greg Blank (Ziggy) for their many years of friendship and loyalty.

The family would like to offer sincere gratitude to the care nurses and Dr Ostapowicz at St. Francis Memorial Hospital for their delicate and caring approach in ensuring Zygmunt a tranquil passing to his eternal rest.

We invite friends and family to join us at Mass at St. Hedwigs Roman Catholic Church on Thursday January 25 at 10:30am.

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Mass of Christian Burial
January 25, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church
35 Karol Wojtyla Square
Barry's Bay, ON K0J 1B0


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