It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Bogdan on Sunday August 4th, 2019 at the age of 62 surrounded by his immediate family. Through his battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, he was cared for by his family, friends and neighbours. His sister, Krystyna, travelled from Poland to help his wife care for him and be by his side until his final moments. Bogdan was the loving husband of Lubomila for almost 38 years. He was a cherished father to Taras, Jaroslaw and his wife Natalia. Proud grandfather to his three grandchildren, Laryssa, Melania and Maksym. Beloved brother of Zenovia, Krystyna, Jozefa and their families. He will be profoundly missed but will remain in our hearts and memories forever.
As I sit in heaven and watch you every day,
I try to let you know with signs I never went away.
I hear you when you’re laughing, and watch you as you sleep.
I even place my arms around you to calm you as you weep.
I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home.
So I try to send you signs so you know you are not alone.
Don’t feel guilty that you have life that was denied to me.
Heaven is truly beautiful, just you wait and see.
So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free.
Then I know with every breath you take
You’ll be taking one for me.
Poem by Hazel Birdsall