In Celebration of
March 10, 1924 -
January 21, 2019
We are sad to share that Tadeusz Czubak passed away peacefully at age 94, in Toronto, on January 21, 2019. Tadeusz was born in rural Poland, near Krakow in 1924. A tumultuous time in Europe, his schooling and youth were interrupted by the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. He served in clandestine resistance groups until he was rounded up by the Nazi Raids of 1941 and taken to rural Germany as forced farm labour. After the Allied victory, Tad, being trilingual, worked for the British run International Refugee Organization (IRO) in Germany, and assisted in the placement of thousands of Displaced Persons. After his post war arrival in Canada, he married Maria in 1949 and in 2017 they celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.
Tad pursued engineering studies and fulfilled a decades long career with McGuinness Distillers in Toronto. Working with youth brought him great joy, and he was active in the establishment of the Polish Scouting movement in his beloved Kaszuby, ON. He remained involved in scout leadership functions for many years. In his retirement years he authored an autobiographic account of his wartime experiences, and was honoured by the Republic of Poland with the Cross of Merit for his exemplary public service.
Predeceased recently by his loving wife, Maria, and brothers in Poland, Leopold and Eugeniusz. He is survived in Canada by his children George (Danuta), Isabella (Shane), Mark (Heather), niece/adopted daughter Sophie (Jerry); grandchildren Maia (Michael), Danika (Myron), Mikala, Matthew and Jacob; David (Carrie), great grandchildren Patrick, Charlotte and William; nephew Jan (Teresa), grand-nephew/niece Maciej and Marta; London and Scarlett, and extended family.
Friends may call at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., east of the Jane Subway, on Saturday, February 9.
Visitation: 2-3 p.m. Service will be held at the chapel at 3 p.m.
If desired, memorial donations may be sent to Copernicus Lodge, 66 Roncesvalles Ave., Tor., ON, M6R 3A7.