In Celebration of

Marian Nowak

March 25, 1944 -  July 25, 2022

Passed away suddenly doing what he loved to do the most - flying. Dear and greatly loved husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and soon-to-be great grandfather. Marian was a talented aircraft engineer and a skilled gliding and crop-dusting pilot – a one-of-a kind legend in the flying community. After retiring from a long career with Bombardier, he finally got to enjoy flying his glider and motorglider which he designed and built. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. Marian had a great passion for life, loved to keep learning new things and helping others to learn and looked forward to every day with great joy.

Friends are invited to meet for the Funeral Mass at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 4260 Cawthra Road, Mississauga on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 11 a.m.. Interment at Assumption Catholic Cemetery (Section 19) following the Funeral Mass.


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Frank Swett (Friend)

Entered July 29, 2022 from 66 Swetts Drive, Zebulon, North Carolina 27597 USA

Marian was a wonderful man, and I was looking forward to flying with him in North Carolina this year or next - and ganging up on his brother, Pyotr, to teach him to fly. We will all miss him.

Yvonne Foster (Friend at T.S.C.)

Entered July 30, 2022 from Elmvale Ontario L0L1P0

It was a joy to see Marion take off in his motor glider and the return after hours flying.
I will miss you Rest In Peace Marion

Stephen Nicholson (Friend)

Entered July 31, 2022 from Elginburg

I first met Marion in the late 80’s - early 90’s, when he was flying a Pawnee, protecting crops south of Montreal. My first impression was of a skillful professional pilot, meticulous in everything that he did, who was a great conversationalist that took interest in everyone he met.
After many decades, my initial impression of Marion had never wavered. Marion was the consummate professional and a joy to be around as his passion for aviation, and for life in general, was infectious.
Rest In Peace Marion.
My condolences to his family; he was a good man.

Charles Petersen (Fellow glider pilot)

Entered July 31, 2022 from Etobicoke

Marian was truly a legend, a giant in the aviation community, a mentor to many, and larger than life.
I am privileged to have known him.

richard kowalczyk (Friend)

Entered July 31, 2022 from Clayton North Carolina

I first met Marian when he visited his brother Piotr in North Carolina, on his way to a soaring contest in South Carolina. In an instant we became good friends since we had so much in common such as the love of flying, aircraft maintenance and knowing Piotr. Marian was selfless in offering advice and even shared a secret or two about soaring. I will miss him greatly. One thing I know for sure is Marian won't have to wait to get his wings, he brought his own.


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