Tadeusz W. Sawicz
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TADEUSZ W. SAWICZ Gen. Brg. Pilot Passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in Toronto at the age of 97. Tadeusz started his military career in Poland in 1934 and took part in the war effort in Poland, France and Britain, including the Battle of Britain. He concluded his military career as a Wing Commander in the RAF and was decorated with a Virtuti Militari Silver Cross, four times Polish DFC, British DFC, American DFC and Dutch DFC. Tadeusz worked in Montreal at Wheeler and Nordair Airlines. Beloved husband of Jadwiga. A service will be held at a later date in Warsaw, Poland. For those who wish, donations may be made to Copernicus Lodge. Arrangements entrusted to the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 416-767-3153.


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Published in Toronto Star on Oct. 22, 2011.
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November 20, 2011
Dear old friend, you will be missed.
With compassion in your heart and courage in your veins, you never left a man behind or a friend in need. Your easy smile, mild and generous nature were your personal trademark. An accomplished pilot in your younger years, you never flaunted your exploits but rather spoke of your experiences rarely and then, with great humility and understanding of the inevitabilities of war. You led by example both personally and professionally. Your patriotic duty, loyalty and performance in the field were recently recognized yet again with the honorable designation of Brigadier General. Once more you accepted this tribute in the understated way you approached life. " You did what needed to be done. "
Know dear friend that you have touched many in your special way. We are thankful for having you in our lives and will always keep you in our hearts.

Rest now with the angels and your fellow veterans.

With much love and respect.

Rodzina Rankowiczow,
Andrzej Rankowicz
October 26, 2011
Like the Knights of Old, he flew in his plane.

In the defense of another man and for the salvation of his country. So that Britain could be safe and indeed the whole of Poland could be free of the Nazi shackles.

And although events did not work as planned, he lived to see the belated freedom won at last.

May his soul rest in peace.
Gina Liva
October 25, 2011
He was a last great polish pilot. With best remembering of this Man
Zbigniew Kowalewski
Zbigniew Kowalewski
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