Louis Jankowski

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  • "Some people make a difference just by being who they are. ..."
    - Roseanna, Leonard, Kathy & Ryan & their families, Grandchildren, Jankowski
  • "Roseanne, Ryan & family, Margie and I send our condolences..."
    - J.H. Deak Cassidy
  • "Roseanne, Ryan and family. Our condolences for your loss...."
    - pat holland
  • "As a devoted Victoria Maple Leafs and Lou Jankowski fan,..."
    - Mike Bolli
  • "With condolences to Len and his family on the loss of his..."
    - Noreen Chambers
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JANKOWSKI , Louis Louis Jankowski, 78, died on March 21, 2010 peacefully at home in Clearwater, Florida. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan on June 27, 1931, Lou was a distinguished member of the hockey community after enjoying a life involved in the game he loved. Even though he played high school football and baseball, his love of hockey began in Hamilton, and he won a Junior B championship with Hamilton Aerovox in 1948. He continued on to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey Association playing three seasons from 1948 to 1951. In 1950 to 1951 he won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy for the OHA leading scorer, a trophy that still exists today. Lou played 122 games from 1951 to 1955 for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. From 1958 to 1969, he played for various teams in the Western Hockey League. With the Calgary Stampeders he was named to the WHL All-Star Team four times (1959-1960-1961-1963) won the Leader Cup as WHL MVP (1961) and won the Fred J. Hume Cup as Most Gentlemanly Player (1963). In 1972 Lou began his scouting career working for the St. Louis Blues, NHL Central Scouting, Washington Capitals and finally fifteen years with the New York Rangers. One could always find Lou in a rink, from minor hockey to the NHL, he was a mainstay in the game. His passion for the game was noted by all of those he touched. Lou was predeceased by mother Anna and brothers Alexander, Anthony, Benjamin, and John. He is survived by his wife Roseanna, brother Father Edward Jankowski, sister-in-law Marie, children Len (Rose Mary), Kathy (Ron) and Ryan (Tracy), and grandchildren Natalie, Nicole, Mark, Joshua, David, Jacob, Sophia and Krystin. Prayers and Visitation Friday, March 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass and reception Saturday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. both at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church - Grimsby, Ontario. Memorial lunch will be held in Calgary, Alberta - April 30. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kidsport Alberta in memory of Lou Jankowski at www.kidsportcanada.ca .
Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 24 to Mar. 26, 2010
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