In Celebration of

William Jarosz

April 23, 1935 -  January 4, 2021

It is with profound sadness we announce that our family patriarch, William (Bill) Jarosz, passed away peacefully on Monday January 4, 2021, at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga.

Beloved husband of Gennoveffa (Jenny) for 63 years. Loving and caring Father of John (Patricia), Gary (Gabriella), and Anthony (Susan). He truly loved his daughters in law like his own children. Special Grandfather of Katelyn, Brendan, Justina, Steven and Dylan who were all graced with his wisdom, generosity and writing skills. Great Grandfather to Ellie and Aiden, who unfortunately did not get the chance to experience his loving embrace. Survived by his siblings, Stenia, James, Leslie and Danuta, predeceased by Stanley and Sophie. He will be greatly missed by all his extended family, friends and colleagues and many who knew him as “Uncle Bill”.

Born in Janwarowa, Poland on April 23, 1935, he experienced a very challenging and sometimes tragic childhood. He lost his mother and younger sister at the age of seven, lived in an orphanage with his older brother and was separated from their sister during the war years while his Father served in the Allied Army. Reunited after the war, they immigrated to Canada in 1951. Experiencing the breakup of his family at a young age drove within him an enduring desire to make the “Family Jarosz” his single most important passion. He wrote meaningful poems for the family, sharing his wisdom and life lessons. He was the catalyst for family get togethers, always extolling the value of the entire family getting together for Christmas with no exceptions. He loved seeing everyone talking and laughing, and would often playfully recite a rhyming jingle he had prepared for the occasion. Most of all, he loved everyone’s company as he campaigned for all of us to “Make Time.” Family meant everything to him and he was fiercely protective of every member of his family. He was kind, helpful and never had a negative thing to say about anyone. He believed in the power of positive thinking as the “Road to Success.” We will all miss his enormous character and spirit and it is an immeasurable loss to us all.

A Virtual Visitation has been coordinated using Zoom and will take place from 3:30pm to 4:00pm and then again from 4:30pm to 5:00pm on Friday January 8, 2021. Everyone is welcome and the link to the Zoom session is:
Meeting ID: 845 9151 8007
Passcode: 330242

The Funeral Mass is at St Martha and Mary Parish on Saturday January 9, 2021 at 10am. Everyone is welcome and if you would like to attend virtually the Zoom link is
Meeting ID: 852 4769 1722
Passcode: 882594


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Karen Muldoon (Sister of daughter-in-law)

Entered January 7, 2021 from Mississauga

With deepest sympathies to the Jarosz family. We will remember Bill as a strong, fierce, proud family man. Rest In Peace. You are free from the chains of the body that held you hostage.
With love from Gary, Karen, Shannon and Erin Muldoon

Fred & Annette Coulas (John's in-laws, (Fred and Annette))

Entered January 7, 2021 from Stoney Creek

Our most sincere condolences to the Jarosz Family.
Fred & Annette

Jennifer Domenichini (Niece)

Entered January 7, 2021

I have so many memories spending many Easters and Christmas holidays together, family dinners & parties. Vacations to the cottage, and places like Aruba. I even remember as a small child my Uncle giving me “my first driving lesson” as I sat on his lap driving on the back roads near Auntie Annie’s and Uncle Joe’s cottage.. ...Uncle Bill was all about family and would always remind us all by saying “ la famiglia”. We can’t be together to grieve a man that will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers with you all. RIP 💔🙏🏻

Joseph & Tina Mazzucco (Friend)

Entered January 7, 2021 from Etobicoke

May cherished memories of this distinguished gentleman forever hold in your hearts and comfort you at this difficult time. Your love will continue even though you are parted for love is immortal. With heartfelt sorrow, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you!

Mia and Bryan Corey (Gary's sister and brother in law)

Entered January 8, 2021 from Bobcaygeon

We want to extend our condolences to Jenny and her entire family with the passing of Bill.

Life Stories 

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Gary Jarosz (Son)

Entered January 20, 2021 from Stouffville

A precious poem that our Father wrote:

Parting is such sweet sorrow until we meet again

Don’t cry for me or my family
For I have never left you
My love for you will be with you
Till the end of time

Don’t think of me as gone
My journey just begun
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one

We have been together
For such a long time
My love for you is never lost
I know we shall meet again
Yes we shall meet again

Gary Jarosz (Son)

Entered January 20, 2021 from Stouffville

A poem our Father wrote that encapsulates part of his life journey:

I was very young
When I started travelling around
I have travelled half the world
So I have been told
To the many countries I have been
You would not believe
The things I have seen
I have crossed the oceans and the seas
I am amazed I have survived all of this
One country I have never seen
So I came to Canada at the age of sixteen.

Gary Jarosz (Son)

Entered January 20, 2021 from Stouffville

I strongly believe that family is everything! I organized our family Christmas every year because I didn’t have my family together when I was young. The message that I would like to pass on to my children and grandchildren is work hard, stay close and love each other as I love you. You are my world for the hardships I have overcome and the legacy I leave behind.
William (Waclaw) Jarosz (Excerpt From Young Survivor - Autobiography of the childhood years of William Waclaw Jarosz)


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