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Stanley Piatkowski

October 25, 1923 - May 14, 2010


Stanislaw “Stanley” Piatkowski
October 25, 1923 ~ May 14, 2010
It is with aching hearts that we said goodbye to our Dad as his courageous journey with cardiac disease came to rest. Survived by our ever-loving Mom, Diane, of 51 years, children Diana, Allen, Andrew (Kathryn), Teresa (Grant), 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, many friends & extended family. Generous with his sense of humour & always welcoming this extended “family of friends” into his home.
Dad was born in Pemysl, Poland, predeceased by parents Yan & Rosalina & 7 siblings. At the beginning of World War II, his family was evacuated to Siberia & there his journey began as a soldier of War. Crossing many borders & continents, his travels were great & challenges plentiful. In 1947 he was Honourably Discharged & immigrated to Canada. He made Youbou his home for the next 54 years. He married in 1959 & his journey of raising a family began.
Dad worked in the Youbou Sawmill for 37 years & during this time steadfastly raised his children. He met all his obligations with complete responsibility, modelling the strong conviction of hard work, honesty & humbleness. Dad was a longstanding member of the Royal Canadian Legion, with 50 years of continuous service, an avid gardener, cribbage player & fisherman with great fondness for animals. After retiring in 1987, he spent the next 2 decades embracing the arrival of grandchildren.
In 2004, Mom & Dad relocated to Lake Cowichan in a successful effort to maintain their independence. The members of the Seniors Centre were a blessing; bingo pals ensuring his safety crossing the street; Tom & Morris entertaining the crowd! Dad was a survivor; a man of few words with incredible wisdom, strength & courage. He took solace in maintaining his independence & sharp mind, exercising practicality & never seeking entitlement. The strength of our family & the friendships we share truly a testament to this victory!
Our sincere thanks are extended to countless individuals who made Dad’s life rich with laughter, compassion & fulfilling his desire to remain as independent as possible. The constant support of great friends truly a gift from God! The teams at Brookside Medical; Dr. Froese & Internal Medicine, Village Pharmacy & the Home Support crew…Emergency & ICU at CDH, the Medical floor, support staff & BC Ambulance…the kind, dignified & respectful care you provided to our Dad is appreciated more than words can ever express! The depth of our gratitude over the last decade incomprehensible! A very special thank you to the team in ICU and Dad’s angels, Tere & Karen for their exceptional care in Dad’s final days. You allowed our family to celebrate Dad’s passing with the greatest of dignity, exercising a remarkable gentle art of caring. Thank you & God bless.
A Mass for Christian Burial will be held at St. Louis De Montfort Church, 60 Fern St., Lake Cowichan, BC on Saturday May 22, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Reverend Father Jai Celebrant. A reception will follow in the Church Hall with interment to take place in Mountain View Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.
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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: Heather Mitchell
Relation: friends with Teresa

My dear Teresa and family,
We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.May you find courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.May the grace of God be with you and always.
Heather and Mitch

From: Gail Murphy
Relation: Daughter Teresa is a co-worker.

Teresa& Family: My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Father.
Happy memories will live on for years in your hearts.
Gail Murphy

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 22, 2010
Beginning at 12:00pm

St. Louis De Mondfort Church
60 Fern St.
Lake Cowichan , BC Canada V0R 2G0

60 Fern St.
Lake Cowichan , BC Canada V0R 2G0

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