Passed away peacefully at home. Beloved husband of Jadwiga Ciesielska, loved father of Edith Bateman (late Chris), uncle to Mark Salvor (Jo-anne Snyder), great uncle to Conrad Salvor, much missed by stepsons Jakub, Pawel, Marcin Ciesielski and their spouses, along with cherished grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife Mary (nee Barr), his parents Michal and Karolina, and his brothers – Franek and Jarek, and sisters – Irena and Zosia.
Despite having his childhood disrupted by the horrors of War World II, spending his early life in a Nazi camp, and enduring the strict regimen of a boarding school in the UK, Arthur was always grateful for his life and mostly for being able to fulfill his dream - making a life in Canada.
Arthur loved aviation. After graduating from Northrup Institute of Technology (Northrup University) Arthur was an aircraft mechanic at Air Canada for 25 years.
Art’s optimism and positive outlook will be missed by many.
Family will welcome visitors at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., Toronto on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, visitation starting at 10 a.m.; Chapel Service will be at 11 a.m., followed by the reception. Burial will take place at 1 p.m. at the Park Lawn Cemetery, 2845 Bloor St. W., Toronto.