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With his wife and brother by his side, Henryk passed away peacefully in Montreal at Santa Cabrini Hospital on July 25, 2013. He was in his 89th year. Henryk fought cancer with courage, strength and a very strong spirit. Son of the late Agata and Tadeusz Klecan and loving husband to Katarzyna Klecan for 64 years. Beloved father of Henry Jr. and his daughter-in-law Daniela and their children Julia and Philip. Loving father of Edward and his children Mark, Daniel and Christopher. Henryk was born in Poland on October 22, 1924. He emigrated to Canada on November 11, 1946 following his military service with the Polish 3rd Corps attached to the British 8th Army during WWII. He served with distinction in three major WWII campaigns, the Middle East, North Africa and Italy. Private funeral services were held for family and close friends at Notre Dame-de-Czestochowa Parish, Montreal on July 30, 2013, followed by interment at Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges Cemetery. He will be missed by his family and friends.
Published in The Gazette from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2013