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Obituary of ZENON GRUBIAK
On January 31, 2019 Zenon passed away at Holy Family Home at the age of 89 years.
Zenon is survived by his wife Ursula; children John (Nancy), Anna (Lloyd), and Mary (Mike); grandchildren Michael, Lisa, Steven, Paul, Matthew, Sarah, Luke and Ava. He also leaves behind his sister Jozefa Glomba in Jarnoltowek, Poland.
Zenon was predeceased by his father Ignac and Stefania Grubiak.
Zenon was born in Kozowa Pow. Brezany woj. Tarnopol (Poland), February 7, 1929, and was the eldest of two children. He worked as a teacher in Nowy Las, Poland, where he was admired and respected by all his students and colleagues. Zenon belonged to a men’s choir which performed in many festivals and won several competitions.
He married Ursula October 28, 1956. A few years later their son John was born. In 1963 they immigrated to Canada to reunite with Ursula’s family, and continue to add to their family with the births of their daughters Anna and Mary.
In Canada, Zenon worked very hard to provide for his family. He worked as a roofer, and then as a maintenance worker for the University of Manitoba where he retired. On Saturdays, he taught Polish classes and was acting principal at Holy Ghost Polish School. He enjoyed carpentry and built his own camper trailer, cottage and home. Zenon loved spending time with his family, enjoying many trips fishing, camping and then summers and weekends at the cottage.
Zenon was a devout Catholic and instilled those values in his children and grandchildren.
The family thanks the staff at Holy Family Home for their care and compassion.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church, 341 Selkirk Avenue with Rosary and viewing at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Holy Ghost Cemetery, 4387 Main Street.
He is reunited with his loved ones.
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