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Boleslaw Boris Palasz

February 20, 1925 - November 8, 2011


Boleslaw Palasz
February 20, 1925 – November 8, 2011

Boleslaw was born in Przegedza, Poland and lived there until the 2nd World War broke out. Bolek (Boris) as he was known, spent the war years in Germany. After the war, he moved to Belgium working in the coal mines, a steel factory and as a Polish guard.

In January 1951 he immigrated to Canada, working on a farm in Saskatchewan. While there, he married Helena Idziak on December 9, 1952. Finding Saskatchewan winters too cold, Helena and Bolek moved to Duncan, BC in 1953.

Bolek immediately found employment at the Youbou sawmill and worked there until his retirement. Bolek was actively involved in his Church, the Seniors Centre and the Knights of Columbus. He loved gardening, fishing, watching wrestling, playing crib, traveling and his woodwork. He was happiest in his shop where he built countless wooden lamps, hope chests, doll cribs and furniture that he would donate or give to family and friends.

He is pre-deceased by his first wife Helena and survived by their 3 children – Anne (Larry), Ed (Eliesa), Danielle (Jamie) and his grandchildren (in whom he took great pride) – Steve, Carey, Ben, Josh (Gina), Ryan and Randi, his great grand-daughter Khloe Marie, his wife Adriana, her 7 children, Pat (Ann), Anna (Gerry), Margaret (Mike), Ed (Nicky), Andrew (Chris), Audrey (Robert) and Mary (Barry), 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frank and Aniela Gierc and their children, grandchildren and his cousin Theresa as well as other family members in Poland.

A prayer service will be held at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, 2085 Maple Bay Rd. Duncan, BC on Sunday November 13, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. Mass for Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday November 15, 2011 at 11:00A.M. Reverend Father Alfredo Monacelli Celebrant and Co-Celebrant Reverend John Laszczyk. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com



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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: McDonald Hearing Centre
Relation: client

To Mr. Palasz’s family

We send our deepest sympathy at this time to all. It has been our pleasure to care for his hearing needs and know him personally.

Scott and Vicki

From: Lee & Dorothy Wolf
Relation: Former workmate & friend

Dear Adrianna!..Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you at this sad time. Lee was in the hospital , so we just learned of Boris’ passing..Our thoughts are with you….Please let us know if there is any way we can be of help to you..Sincerely, Lee & Dorothy

From: MNP LLP Campbell River
Relation: Anne's co-workers

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Anne and family, may you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of your Father.
Sincerely your friends and co-workers at MNP in Campell River

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 15, 2011
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Edward''s Catholic Church
2085 Maple Bay Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 4M4

2085 Maple Bay Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 4M4

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