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Date of Passing: Feb 19, 2009

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RUDOLF (RUDY) KOZLOWSKI It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dearest husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend Rudy on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at the Seven Oaks General Hospital at the age of 86 years. Remaining to forever cherish Rudy's memory are his wife Helen; son Walter; daughter-in-law (always a daughter to you Tatus) Beata; granddaughter Anika; grandson Conrad; sisters Mila and Marysia; brother Janek; nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and Poland and many friends. He was predeceased by his two sons Frank and Ed and his parents, sister, and two brothers in Poland. Born in Poland on July 22, 1922 Rudy joined the Polish army as a young boy and fought the battles of the Second World War. He is our highly decorated war hero who wore his many medals with great pride. Rudy was special in every way. He touched people with his heart and his heart was bigger than life itself. He was hard working, generous, giving, and always helping family, friends and perfect strangers. He loved his family more than he loved himself. Rudy was a man that never needed anything and never complained but was always thinking of others, especially his two grandchildren whom he adored and cherished more than words can describe. He was most dedicated to his wife Helen of 59 years and we know that the birth of his three sons was the best thing that could ever happen to him. He opened his heart to everyone and his always joyful, warm and straightforward manner touched people in a very special way. There was nothing he couldn't forgive and he never judged anyone. He is our dearest Husband, Tatus and Dziadzia whom we will always love and miss as this has left a void in our lives and an empty space at our table. We are grateful and honoured for having him as a part of our lives. The love he gave us will live on as our guardian angel and a bright light even in the darkest moments. There is a very special place in our hearts where he will live forever. The family sincerely thanks the doctors and medical staff at the Seven Oaks hospital for their kindness and compassion. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., in the Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church, 341 Selkirk Avenue, with an Oblate Father, presiding. Interment will follow in the Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, 4387 Main Street. For those who wish, viewing will be held prior to Mass. Following the interment, a reception will be held in Wojcik's Reception Centre, in Wojcik's Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street at Manitoba Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rudy's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3L 0K6. Wieczny Odpoczynek racz mu dac Panie

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 22, 2009

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