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Adolf Wawrzynczyk

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Adolf Franciszek Wawrzynczyk (aka Adolf Francis Wawer) was born to Wiktor and Barbara (nee Sierny) on April 22, 1922, in Katowice, Poland, the eldest of 5 children.

At age 17, he was deported by the Russians to a Siberian work camp. Released by the ‘amnesty’, he made his way to the southern USSR where the Polish army was being formed. He joined the 3rd Carpathian Rifle Brigade of the Polish 2nd Corps, and fought at Tobruk and in the Italian Campaign.

At the end of the war, he finished his studies in Chemical Engineering in Bologna Italy. In 1947, he emigrated to Canada as part of a two-year contract to work on farms in Manitoba.

Once the contract was completed, he settled in Winnipeg where he met and married Krystyna Jarzabek.

He worked his way from lumberjack to Corporate Technical Director of the St Anne Pulp and Paper Companies. His company supplied the Japanese photographic industry with cellulose for photo paper. He had a keen interest in the development of pollution control technologies for the paper industry. His ability to speak 7 languages was a great asset in dealing with international clients.

He moved to Nackawic, NB, where he resided until his retirement. He then moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to be closer to his children and grandchildren.

He spent his life taking care of his family in Canada, as well as his brothers and sisters in Poland. His commitment to their care during the difficult years of communist rule in Poland was greatly valued. He will always be remembered for his kindness and his generosity.

He was an active member of both Polish and Canadian communities. He had a special interest in the Polish Combatants Association ( SPK).

Adolf passed away in Halifax on June 24, 201, at the age of 89 years.

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