Pawel Artur Gwozd passed away unexpectedly in Calgary, Alberta on December 4, 2021 at the age of 54 years. He will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by all whose lives he touched.
To say that he was was beloved Installation/Project Manager at North American Storage and an integral part of NASECO business for over 20 years falls far short of his contribution and his importance to so many of people at North American Storage. To many he was a friend first. To others, he was like a father, a brother in arms, and by any definition, a member of the family. His abilities were recognized throughout the industry, and the respect he was shown by those that knew him, and many that only knew of him, was a reflection of his reputation that he rightly deserved. A reflection not only of his skills on the jobsite, but the level of personal investment he made towards all that he set his strong willed mind to helping. He was as coach, a shoulder to lean on, a confidant, and sometimes an ass kicker. So often, his mischievous smile, a sly joke, or a proud picture of him fishing on the weekend would so easily turn your day around for the better. You always knew he had your best interest at heart, and your back when things were tough.
Our Lord must have some important work to do if He decided to take him away from us. I can not think of anyone more reliable to take upon a project and give it all to accomplish it.It is extremely difficult to accept that I will not be able to talk to my brother, to share a laugh and sorrow. He was so young and his passing makes me feel so old. He has a good heart, strong character. He was a high-achiever, kind person and reliable friend.There are no words to describe the big whole in my heart. Our whole family is still in desbelief that Paweł has passed away.
A Prayer Service will be held at COUNTRY HILLS CREMATORIUM & FUNERAL SERVICES, 11995 – 16 Street NE on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 10:00 am. Cremation will follow. Pawel’s remains will be laid to rest in a family plot in Poland at a later date. Due to the city by-law all those attending in person must provide personal identification as well as either proof of double vaccination, or proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or documentation of a medical exemption. Masks are also mandatory.
Family and friends are invited to join Pawel’s Prayer Service streamed live, please visit the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86778375426
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