Tadeusz Czubak

We are sad to share that Tadeusz Czubak
passed away peacefully at age 94, in
Toronto, on January 21, 2019. Tadeusz was
born in rural Poland, near Krakow in 1924. A
tumultuous time in Europe, his schooling and
youth were interrupted by the Nazi invasion
of Poland in 1939. He served in clandestine
resistance groups until he was rounded up
by the Nazi Raids of 1941 and taken to rural
Germany as forced farm labour. After the
Allied victory, Tad, being trilingual, worked
for the British run International Refugee
Organization (IRO) in Germany, and assisted in the placement of
thousands of Displaced Persons. After his post war arrival in Canada, he
married Maria in 1949 and in 2017 they celebrated their
68th wedding anniversary.
Tad pursued engineering studies and fulfilled a decades long career
with McGuinness Distillers in Toronto. Working with youth brought him
great joy, and he was active in the establishment of the Polish Scouting
movement in his beloved Kaszuby, ON. He remained involved in
scout leadership functions for many years. In his retirement years he
authored an autobiographic account of his wartime experiences, and
was honoured by the Republic of Poland with the Cross of Merit for his
exemplary public service.
Predeceased recently by his loving wife, Maria, and brothers in Poland,
Leopold and Eugeniusz. He is survived in Canada by his children George
(Danuta), Isabella (Shane), Mark (Heather), niece/adopted daughter
Sophie (Jerry); grandchildren Maia (Michael), Danika (Myron), Mikala,
Matthew and Jacob; David (Carrie), great grandchildren Patrick,
Charlotte and William; nephew Jan (Teresa), grand-nephew/niece
Maciej and Marta; London and Scarlett, and extended family.
Friends may call at Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W.,
east of the Jane Subway, on Saturday, February 9.
Visitation: 2-3 p.m. Service will be held at the chapel at 3 p.m.
If desired, memorial donations may be sent to
Copernicus Lodge, 66 Roncesvalles Ave., Tor., ON, M6R 3A7.

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