Obituaries & Death Notices
GRABOWSKI, Stella (née Aniela Zboch)
Published:Jul 18, 2012
Event Date:Jul 15, 2012
Classified Type: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Ajax News Advertiser, Clarington This Week, Oshawa This Week, Pickering News Advertiser, Port Perry Star, Uxbridge Times Journal, Whitby This Week
Grabowski, Stella (née Aniela Zboch) Our feisty mother Stella passed away in her 94th year at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Sunday evening, July 15, after a courageous but lengthy battle encountering many roadblocks along the way. Born in Ruda near Mielec in Poland, she emigrated to Canada in 1949 to start a new life with her family. Predeceased by her husband Franciszek (1985), brother Jan (2000), sisters Marysia, Antosia and Anna (2006). Dear mother of Hedy Gadd (Terry) and George Grabowski (Donna) and "Kochana Babcia" of David and Peter Gadd and Joshua and Kathryn Grabowski. Step-sister of Ludwiga Sikorski and Bronek Zboch of Wroclaw, Poland. Great aunt of Marysia Cholewa of Whitby and Janek Koza of Oshawa. In the 60's and 70's, she was the proud owner of Stella's Restaurant located on Simcoe Street near Holy Cross Church for fifteen years. No child or adult ever went hungry as Mom's kitchen was always open. She also made the best cabbage rolls in town. Visitation will be held at Armstrong Funeral Home 124 King Street East Oshawa on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 7-9 P.M. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Hedwig's Catholic Church 411 Olive Avenue Oshawa on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 10 A.M. followed by burial at Resurrection Cemetery 355 Taunton Rd. East in Whitby. Memorial donations to the Oshawa Hospital Foundation, Critical Care Unit, would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.
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