Andrew Borowski

It is with great sadness that we announce that Andrew Borowski passed away on Thursday June 17, 2021.  Andrew was born on July 18, 1952 in Koscian, Poland to parents Zofia Gidaszewski and Albin Borowski.  As a young man he came to Calgary in 1972. His love of adventure took him to Chicago in 1974 where he met his wife, Alice.

They moved to Calgary where Andrew studied at the University of Calgary.  He became a Civil Engineer working on various projects throughout Western Canada, in Toronto and Libya.

Andrew loved travelling and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family at his cabin in BC.  He loved the outdoors, hiking, skiing and other recreational sports, creative projects and discovering new places.

Andrew is survived by his loving wife, Alice, his children and spouses; Kasia and David, Mila and Steve, Michael and Maja, and grandchildren; Cecilia, William, Natalie, Timothy, Charlie, Jacob, Ben, Matthew and Owen; relatives Joanna, Irek, Daniel, Ernest, Ludmila, Andrzej, Ela; many cousins in Calgary, Toronto, USA, Poland, Australia and around the world and a large circle of dear friends and relatives.
He will be greatly missed.

A Private Funeral Mass for immediate family will be concelebrated at OUR LADY QUEEN of PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2111 Uxbridge Dr. NW on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Due to Covid restrictions attendance is limited to 20 people.

Graveside Service will follow in “St. Joseph’s Section” at Queen’s Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial tributes in Andrew’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
When tomorrow starts without me,
and I’m not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things,
we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you,
and each time that you think of me,
I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
please try to understand,
that an Angel came and called my name,
and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready,
in Heaven far above,
and that I’d have to leave behind,
all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
a tear fell from my eye,
for all my life, I’d always thought,
I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for,
I had so much to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
just even for awhile,
I thought, just for a while,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
don’t think we’re far apart,
for every time you think of me….
I’m right here, in your heart.

21 Obituaries

  1. Beata Gidaszewski

    Sincere condolences for all family. Andrzej had such an amazing curiosity about world around him. We had wonderful adventures hiking and sightseeing in BC with him. He showed us amazing sights and we enjoyed his company immensely.
    He will be missed by all of us.

    • Jared & Jill Iverson

      Alice, Kasia, Mila & Mike, our deepest condolences on the passing of Andrew. You’re in our thoughts during this difficult time

      • Alicja & Leszk Dobrzanski

        Alicja, our deepest condolences to you, your children and all family. Andrzej was a colleague and a friend, dependable and generous. We remember fondly and with appreciation lovely summer days spent at his cabin in BC. He will be missed.

        • Krystyna i Jozef Biel

          Droga Alu z rodzina,

          Serdeczne wyrazy wspolczucia. Modlimy sie o wieczny pokoj Andrzeja duszy i za Was o opatrznosc Boza w tym trudnym okresie zaloby.
          Krystyna i Jozek Biel z rodzina

          • Mira & Maciej Tepczynski

            Please accept our sincere condolences. Ala and Family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

            • Mira I Maciej Tepczynski

              Wyrazy glebokiego zalu i wspolczucia dla Ali i Calej Rodziny. Bedziemy pamietac i wspominac Andrzeja a teraz modlimy sie o wieczne odpoczywanie w pokoju.

              • Barb Gajdos

                Kasia, Our thoughts go out to you, your mom, and all of your family. We know how much your dad meant to you all. Losing a parent is very difficult and We pray that your happy memories of him will comfort you during this difficult time. His legacy will live on through you and all his beautiful grandchildren. Much love, Barb and Giorgio

                • Anna Grodecki

                  Dear Ala, I’m sending You and Your family sincere condolences on Andrew’s departure. I will remember him as a neighbour offering help, traveller sharing his stories, a great host of numerous parties and celebrations and for being a great buddy. My heart goes to all family, I’ll have you in my thoughts and prayers. Ala, you know, I’m here for You.

                  • The Barnsley

                    So sorry for your loss . Very hard loosing a parent. May you find comfort in memories .

                    • Teresa zborowska

                      Wyrazy glebokiego wspolczucia dla calej rodziny. Sercem i modlitwa jestesmy z Wami w tych trudnych chwilach.

                      • REINHARD GILLEN (Gidaszewski, son of Alexander, Poznan)

                        It is with sadness we hear of your loss. Although we haven’t met for many years, we always remember the happy times when Andrzej came to visit us in Leicester, England.

                        • Pauline and Don

                          Dear Ala and family . Sincere condolences to you all at this sad time.

                          • Jurek & Ela Gidaszewski

                            Dear Ala, Kasia, Dave, Mila, Steve. Michael, Maja and the little ones,
                            We are very sorry for your loss and pray for you now and in the coming days, weeks and months… We fondly remember Andrzej and his enterprising spirit and love for nature and life.

                            • Andrew Grant (Gidaszewski) son of kazimierz

                              So sorry to hear that Andrzej had died. Our condolences to Ala and all the family. I remember Andorzej when he was 18 years old. He stayed with us at Horninghold Leicestershire. This was over 50 years ago. I still have a memory of him showing me how to make great toast on a camp fire.

                              • Irena Mastalerz & Jim Smeltzer

                                Dear Ala and family,
                                You are in our thoughts in this difficult time.
                                Andrew, you will always live in our memories.

                                • Elizabeth Popiel

                                  Dear Ala, Sincere condolences to you and Family at this difficult time.

                                  • Elzbieta i Janusz Karpinscy

                                    Droga Alu z Rodzina, przyjmij nasze wyrazy glebokiego wspolczucia w tym trudnym dla Ciebie czasie.

                                    • Peter GIllen (Gidaszewski, Son of Alexander, Pozna?)

                                      To all of Andrzej’s family we offer our deepest condolences. We are so sad to hear of your loss.
                                      Andrzej is our cousin and have fond memories of him in the 1960’s & 70’s.
                                      One particular memory I will never forget when he was in the UK, probably 18 or 19 years old, he wanted to buy a car and drive it back to Poland. Very enterprising and it would have been quite an adventurous journey in those ‘cold war’ ‘iron curtain’ times.
                                      May all your happy memories of Andrzej bring you some comfort in this sad time.

                                      • Natasha Zymirski

                                        Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to the whole family. I’ll always remember the joy that Andrzej brought into our lives and the amazing childhood memories of going to Lake Windermere, they will be cherished forever?

                                        • Eugene

                                          Dear Alicja with enlarged and lovely global family.

                                          We are sending to you, and your family deep condolences on the Andrew departure to God’s House. We are sure he deserved great place, knowing his heart for the life sanctity from the moment of conception, so the dearest and closest; family and friends. I am sure that he will not stop interceding even more for you all, being so close to the Almighty God. Merciful Father have mercy for our Brother in Christ, Andrzej.

                                          With love…Zofia + Eugeniusz

                                          Quote: “I thought of all the love we shared for the life sanctity, so when the future starts without me too,
                                          don’t think we’re far apart, I am in your heart and you are in my heart”

                                          • Maria (your former colleague at CPL)

                                            Dear Alice,
                                            I just came across this sad news today.
                                            May peace be with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this painful time.

                                            • : Calgary, AB

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