June 23, 1955 – Zywiec, Poland
February 28, 2014 – Okotoks, AB
It is with great sorrow that the family of Barbara Szczotka announces her passing on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the age of 58 years, after a long and unforgiving battle with cancer. Barbara was born in Poland and married her loving husband Jan on September 17, 1977. Barbara immigrated to Canada with her family in June 1993, and pursued her passion working as a child caregiver at Somerset Child Care. Her incredible love and compassion for children and family will forever be remembered, and missed by all who knew her. Barbara's unsurpassed passion for life, generosity and love filled the hearts of many who surrounded her. She cherished spending time with her family in the outdoors; travelling with her husband and caring for her home, making it look pristine. Barbara also loved spending quiet days with her husband watching films and reading. Barbara is survived by her forever loving husband of 37 years Jan; her cherished sons Marcin and Jakub; father Stanislaw; sister Danuta; and sisters-in-law Aniela and Jadwiga and their families. She was predeceased by her mother Helena.
You will forever be in our hearts.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank all the staff at Foothills Country Hospice for making Barbara's last months as comfortable as possible considering her illness. If friends so desire donations can be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice. In living memory of Barbara Szczotka, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Mar. 3, 2014