Jerzy Bozek, beloved father of Victoria and Natalia, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday July 3, 2020 at the age of 61 years. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends.
Jerzy was born on April 23, 1959 in Kra?nik, Poland to parents Helena and Waclaw Bozek and was one of three siblings, including Dorota Sobieszczanska and Zenon Bozek. He grew up and was raised in Poland, where he completed a Masters in Agricultural Engineering in Lublin, Poland, and worked as a professor at a university which was his lifelong dream. Jerzy decided to move across the world in 1989 to an unknown land, Canada, to plant roots and create a new life for his family. He initially lived in Newfoundland and then Calgary, AB. His only dream was to ensure that his daughters and family were provided for and he worked hard to accomplish that. He worked at Canada Malting for most of his life and chose to work night shifts so that he could spend the days with his daughters. His hobbies and favorite things to do included fixing everything around the house, road trips to Banff, nature (the mountains and flowers), photography, and of course vanilla ice cream. His passion in life was to always connect with others, whether that was an infant or an adult, he always had a way of finding a common language with all ages. He always had an open-door policy into his home and welcomed those that came in by forcing them to try various foods and beverages, “no” was not a word you could say to him and dinner was always ensured. Jerzy taught all those in his life to value each and every day as a blessing because the world has so much to offer, to lead with love, forgiveness and open hearts, and to always find joy and value in the simplest of moments and things.