Bohdan Aleksander Urbanowicz
February 26, 1926 – January 23, 2019
Peacefully at Woodhall Park Long Term Care home in Brampton on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 with his family by his side at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Halina Narcyza Torbicki Urbanowicz of 64 years. Dear father of Richard (Dee) Urbanowicz of Pelham and Anna Urbanowicz of Orangeville. Cherished Dziadziu of Christopher, Michael, Peter and Nicholas. Bohdan will be greatly missed by other relatives and many friends.
Born in Wilno, Poland he was the eldest son of the late Piotr and Aleksandra Urbanowicz. He was predeceased by his sister Krystyna and brother Marian.
Shortly after WWII the Urbanowicz family came to Canada to the town of Dunnville and had farmed chickens and tomatoes. Bohdan met Halina at the Royal Connaught Hotel in December 1954 and were married 6 months later. They resided in Welland and Bohdan was employed as a Certified Engineering Technologist with Union Carbide for approximately 25 years. Special memories are held by many of times spent up in Kaszuby and Blackfish Bay, where Bohdan and Halina had resided after Bohdan retired from Union Carbide. Bohdan was an avid golfer and also enjoyed boating, fishing, sailing, windsurfing and chopping wood for the winter.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Wilno, this coming summer, date to be determined. .
Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.
A tree will be planted in memory of Bohdan in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com