In Celebration of
December 31, 1929 -
July 9, 2019
Our dear mother, Bronislawa Malinowski, passed away into the care of
our Lord on July 9, 2019 to be reunited with her loving husband Waclaw.
She is sadly missed by her loving children Danuta (Mike predeceased) and
Witek (Bernadette), her grandchildren Christina (Tim), Michael (Marisa),
Andrew (Dana) and James and her great-grandchildren Ben, Connor,
Ethan, Ella, Matteo, Anthony, Sophia and Hailey.
Predeceased by both of her twin siblings, Wladyslaw and Stephanina (Aug. 20, 1927 - Apr.. 23, 1928),
Bronia was born in Bollwiller, France to Gregory and Zofia Beca on December 31,1929
she immigrated to Halifax, Canada in 1952 with her husband and Danuta from
post-war Belgium and then to Montreal to join her parents and sisters
Eugenia(Balski predeceased) and Waleria (Dubicki-Gusevs predeceased).
They eventually settled in Toronto and worked hard to create a home
for their family into which their son, Witold, was later born.
Our parents sacrificed many comforts, working long hours, to build a home filled
with love and understanding and to ensure that their children would have the
opportunity to thrive in this world, the opportunities that they were denied
due to the ravages of World War II.
Years later, Bronia and Waclaw involved themselves in the Polish community
so that their children would never forget their heritage.
As a member of St. Casimir’s Polish Catholic Church in Toronto, she took pride in
offering her home to be used as a site for one of the altars for Boze Cialo every
year. Bronia also enjoyed meeting up with friends, some of whom she had first
met in Belgium in the refugee camp after the war, who had also settled
in Toronto, and now resided at Copernicus Lodge. She often joined them for
exercise classes or for outings to Timmies for kawa and much conversation.
Mom liked to spoil us, especially with some good old Polish style cooking.
A visit home always meant getting a care-package of some sort, as if our fridge at home was empty.
Be it a jar of her homemade zupa, a bag of pierogi, a jar of her chrzan, a
jar of her pickles or some of her home baking.
There were times we went back home with a jar and a bag of everything after visiting her.
And her biscotti at Christmas…they WERE the BEST!!!
In her later years, she cherished spending time with her grandchildren and then
was blessed with great-grandchildren. They were her pride and joy!
Mamusia, we can’t thank you enough for your love, care, guidance and all you have done for us.
We miss you terribly but are comforted knowing you are reunited with our Tatus.
Should you so desire, donations in memory of Bronia may be made to
Copernicus Lodge Foundation.
Contact Us: Copernicus Lodge Foundation •• 66 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON M6R 3A7
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