It is with sadness and relief that our families, Huczek, Intini, and Smith announce the passing of our beloved father Wladyslaw in the early hours of May 8, 2023 at the age of 99. Walter was predeceased by his most beloved wife Janina (d. January 7, 2007), after 63 years of marriage. He was a generous, fun, and resourceful Father/In-Law/Dzadiek to Richard Huczek (d. April 11, 2023) (Bonnie), granddaughter Amy (Bill); Helen Smith (George), grandson Timothy (April) with Grace and Tyler, granddaughter Alyson Harris (Kyle) with Jacob and Lily; Elizabeth (Betty) Intini (David), grandson Michael (Alice) with Josie and Julia; John Huczek (Sheila), granddaughter Erin Mangano (Frank) with Ava and Cameron, granddaughter Emily Huczek (Chris Palin) with Violet.
Walter lived a life as so many others of Polish and other European descent had, post World War II. Surviving a war, refugee camps, emigrating to a new world in Canada, sending for his family, and raising a family in Hamilton’s east end. And like those others who survived the upheaval of war, built, and retained long friendships with those who shared those hard experiences. He had many friends, sadly all have long since past. He was a respected employee of Dofasco Steel (#1 Melt Shop) in Hamilton Ontario, for 39 years from 1950 to 1989. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church. Dad had been struggling health wise for the last six months. At the end, while physically impaired, he was sharp and engaging as one could be at 99 years old. He spoke often of past events, people, always had a joke or story to tell to anyone he trapped. He enjoyed the visits by all extended family members over the past months. He was loved and loved back. He passed in comfort. The families would like to thank the medical staff of Juravinski Medical Hospital (E3) for their compassion and professionalism during Wladyslaw’s final days. A private family service has taken place. Notes of sympathy and condolence may be left at www.donaldvbrown.ca