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
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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85247691722?pwd=S2tGZnlkRTJDZ1lxTU5OeDVYV1lFZz09
Meeting ID: 852 4769 1722