elevated ezGkn January 20, 1929 – October 28, 2020
elevated ezGkn RUZYCKI, Anthony Orest went to be with the Lord on October 28, 2020, in his 92nd year. Loving husband of Aniela (nee Olowiecka) – the love of his life, with whom he had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary, devoted father of Richard (Janet), John (Johanna), Barbara (Steve) and Mark (Nikki). Beloved Dziadzio to Katie, Kristen (Travis), Nevaeh and Jake. Cherished brother-in-law to Staszka and Janka. Treasured uncle to Chris (Marilyn) and Ewa (Lech), and great-uncle to Ashley and Lindsey. Predeceased by his parents Michal and Paula, mother-in-law Agata, father-in-law Jan, sister-in-law Ludwika (Viktor) and sister Juta (Stanislaw).
elevated ezGkn After surviving the Russian and German invasions of his native Poland as a child, Orest built a life for himself and his family in Canada, working nights to put himself through university, before launching a ~40 year career with Nortel, in Montreal and Toronto. His stoic work ethic was second to none, and served as an inspiration to his children and those around him. His unfailing dedication to his family – the centre of his universe, was rooted in old world values. He led by quiet example, guided by his strong character, adherence to principle, and innate sense of doing the right thing.
elevated ezGkn No sooner back home from his workday designing telecommunications technology, he would bundle up his young children to teach them how to skate, quietly returning later to flood the rink for the neighborhood kids, then up early Sunday mornings for Mass before driving to the slopes to teach his children how to ski. His fondest memories included those lively family breakfasts at the cottage, which were followed by a day of therapeutic brush clearing outdoors. All the while profoundly grateful for every second of the rewarding life he had built around his beloved family.
elevated ezGkn Special thanks to the staff at Trillium Health Mississauga.
elevated ezGkn In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to an Alzheimer’s charity of your choice in honour of our Dad. Due to current public health guidelines, private interment with funeral liturgy for immediate family has taken place at Assumption Catholic cemetery.
Although it has been a few years since we have seen your parents, I am sure that past stories from Barry’s Bay are ever present in our relatives and their times together at the lake.
Our sincere condolences for your loss.
Darryl, Deborah , Brooke and Payton Forbes
Beautifully written. May he Rest in Peace. My condolences to the whole family.
Deepest condolences for a man who lived a long and impressive life.
May he rest in Peace.
Sympathy to Aniela and the other members of the family. I am sorry for your loss. He was so kind and so caring and his legacy and memory will live on and be a part of all of us.
Heartfelt condolences to the families from Jill and Maurizio.
Our profound condolences on your sad loss. We trust you will find some comfort in the happy memories you will cherish.
Dear Janet and Rick,
Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories you have. And may his memory be a blessing.
Elaine and Paul
Dear Aniela, Rick, Barb, Mark, John and extended family…
It has been many years since we last saw your husband/father/grandfather – but we certainly have warm memories of him. This sentiment “quiet example, guided by his strong character, adherence to principle, and innate sense of doing the right thing” captures him just as we remembered.
May the love you shared provide you with strength in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead. It certainly doesn’t get any easier, but somehow we get used to how difficult it is.
All our love
Stacey and Jorge
I am so saddened by this news. Your dad was always so kind to me. I recall them babysitting me as a kid, and although stoic and calm he was always so comforting to have around. I love you all dearly and will be holding you in my heart ❤️