elevated 1DpQN January 23, 1925 – October 7, 2018
elevated 1DpQN Visitation
Thursday October 11, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm
elevated 1DpQN Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated 1DpQN Funeral Mass
Friday October 12, 2018 at 11:30am
elevated 1DpQN Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated 1DpQN Reception
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home – Following the Mass in Hall #2
elevated 1DpQN George (Jurek/Jorge) Jarzabek
elevated 1DpQN January 23, 1925 – October 7, 2018
elevated 1DpQN George’s long and adventurous 93 year journey reached its end as he answered the call of the wild on October 7, 2018, one short month after his beloved sister, Halina, passed. George was a devoted and adored husband to Clara, father to Wanda, Jorge and Carmen, father in-law to Terry, Natalie and Peter, grandfather to Victoria, Michelle, Miguel and Isabel, uncle and brother in-law to many grieving relatives in Poland and Spain.
elevated 1DpQN In his lifetime, George lived in 5 countries and spoke 5 languages fluently. The places he called home were Poland, Spain and Canada, he deeply loved all three. He was a life long learner who held a master’s degree in economics and read textbooks and encyclopedia’s for fun. He worked as a civil servant, combining his dedication to civic duty and love of nature and mathematics in a long career as a Manager of Financial Methods in the Ministry of Natural Resources.
elevated 1DpQN George, was a thinker and a tinkerer, a music and art lover, an intellectual and a goofball all wrapped up in one lovable package that inspired us all. He will be greatly missed and we will cherish the thousands of wonderful memories left, indelibly, in our hearts.
elevated 1DpQN “A limb has fallen from the family tree that says grieve not for me,
remember the best times, the laughter, the song
elevated 1DpQN the good life I lived while I was strong.”
elevated 1DpQN The family will receive friends at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home 211 Langstaff Road (Bayview and 407) from 5-8pm Thursday, October 11. A Mass of Christian burial will take place within the funeral home in the Chapel of St. Joseph on Friday, October 12 at 11:30am. The final rite of committal and interment will take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, family only, while guests have lunch in the reception room.
elevated 1DpQN In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Toronto Humane Society, the Canadian Red Cross, Canadian Parks & Recreation Society.
Dearest Wanda, Terry, Victoria, and Michelle,
May happy memories soon give you much comfort. Remembering your father/grandfather as a true gentleman who lived a life of integrity. I have warm memories of him when we were younger, always with a warm and kind smile. With much love to you all, and to Carmen and George and their families.
Anna & Roberto
Dear Wanda and Family, please accept my sincere condolenses on your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Wanda,Terry,Victoria, and Michelle,
My Deepest Sympathy on the passing of your Dad and
Grandpa. My thoughts and heart reaches out to you in prayer. May His Grace and Comfort Be Yours.
That is a lovely picture of your Dad. He did well in the long life he lived. At Christmas he was always faithful in sending Mom, Dad and me a card with a cheery note.
Wanda , please pass my Sympathy to Carmen, George and their families. Fondest Regards,
Dear Wanda, Terry, Victoria, Michelle, and the rest of your family,
We wanted to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family. We are very saddened by the news of your loss. You are all on our minds during this difficult time.
Sending lots of love,
Alisha and Tony
Dear Wanda and Family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Hold on to the wonderful special memories of your Dad that, thankfully, will be with you forever.
Love Toni & Ken
Dear Wanda, Terry, Victoria, Michelle, Carmen, George and family,
My deepest condolences to all of you at this time. I will always remember your Dad’s friendly smile and kind personality. He will be forever in your hearts.
Dear Wanda, Terry, Victoria and Michelle,
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear Father and Grandfather. We have enjoyed hearing stories of your Father’s escapades over the years. If only our lives could be half as rich!
Sending much love to all of you at this difficult time!
Love Denise + Louis
Dear Wanda , Terry , Victoria, Michelle.
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad and Grandpa. As I recollect my memories of him, I can picture the beautiful smile he had for everyone.He extended a very warm welcome, and made one to feel very comfortable .May he enjoy Eternal Rest.
Sending our Love
Sister Mary and Family
Ryszard & Slomka from Varsaw, Poland
Carmen, Wanda, Jorge
He was the most important man for his sister Halina from Poland.
She loved him very much till last time of her life 2018 Sept 8th. Exately one month later he passed after her.
I had opprtunity to know him. He had open heart not only for her but for all family. The most imortant were for him grandchildren and two doughters: Carmen and Wanda.
Both of their dughter keeped care for him to the end of his life and mede his life more comfortable, enjoy even with smiling.
Our Deepest Sympathy
Wanda, Terry, Victoria, Michelle
We are sorry to learn of George’s passing. Even though your father / grandfather lived a full life of adventure and intrigue, his bereavement is still a sad occasion. Your many good memories of your life with George undoubtedly provides that consoling effect.
Larry / Sharon Samcoe & Family
My deepest condolences to you and your family
May all the beautiful memories of your dad give you the strength to carry forward in these difficult times.
thinking of you
We would like to offer you and your family our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Although we did not meet him, we feel as if we knew him because of the stories and memories of him that you shared with us. We consider you a close and important part of our lives and your loss is deeply felt with us as well. May the memories you’ve shared together keep him alive in your heart.
Julia and Mario
Dear, Wanda, Terry, Victoria and Michelle, Carmen and George. I’m sorry to hear about your Father passing. I know there is no preparation in the loss you feel. I hope you can find healing and strength in His spirit that still touches you and provides you with good memories to reflect on, and to remind you of the life time each of you spent with him.
To all of you, Big Hugs, Lisa Panagapka
Wanda, Terry, Michelle & Victoria,
We are surrounding you in love, warm thoughts, and endless hugs! We are so deeply sorry for your loss, your stories and anecdotes about your father captured a truly remarkable man! We love you, and will keep you in our continued thoughts and prayers.
Shannon & Dorina
Dear Wanda, Terry, Victoria & Michelle
Ian deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your father/ grandfather. He was obviously a wonderful, very accomplished man. May all your lovely memories sustain you through this difficult time.
Dear Wanda, Terry, Michelle, Victoria: Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Dad and grandfather. A life well lived by an eloquent and dignified gentleman. May you take comfort in the many treasured memories. Our prayers are with you. Kindest regards,
Dear Wanda, I never met your Dad but I feel like I have always known him. Since the time you and Anna were very young the figure of your Dad was always present and familiar to me. I always felt a sense of great esteem and admiration for the high qualities of his mind and for his personal values and principles that brought him on his long journey from Poland to Spain, and finally to Canada. His dignity, his values, his courage be always a light in the life of you all.
Maria L. Monteforte
I never met your Dad, but for me it is as if I have always known him. Since the time you and Anna were very young the figure of your Dad was always present and familiar. I always felt a great sense of esteem and admiration for the high intellectual qualities of his mind and for his personal values and principles that brought him on his long journey from Poland to Spain and then to Canada. May the memory of him and the memory of his accomplishments be always a light for you all.
Maria L. Monteforte
Dear Wand and Family, please accept my sincere condolenses for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
To Jorge , Carmen and all the family and friends…
Our hearts go out to you. We hope that amidst this sadness, you are able to be closer together as a family.
Ken and Pam