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Zbigniew "Ziggy" Rynkiewicz

Sunday, March 26th, 1961 - Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Passed away at his home surrounded by his wife and son on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Dorota. Loving Father of Ian. Cherished son of Henryk and Hanna and brother of Marzena. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends in Canada and Poland.

He was a creative and inventive man. He always knew how to entertain and make people smile.

To his son, he will remain the best man Ian knew. He will remain the endless wealth of knowledge that taught Ian everything that he knows. Ian loved him dearly.

Dear husband, you will never be forgotten.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church (2261 Parkway Drive, Burlington) on Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333) on Saturday, October 19 from 4 – 7 p.m.

In appreciation of the kindness and care given by the Doctors and staff, and their support in Ziggy’s wish to be at home with his family, please consider a donation to Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington in memory of Ziggy.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Guelph Line
    1167 Guelph Line
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church
    2261 Parkway Drive
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Private Condolence

Veronica Chandler

Posted at 11:09pm
Dear Dorota and Ian,
Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy is with you both, and extended to your family here and in Poland.
Each member of our family will miss Ziggy. We are grateful for the friendship between our family and your family. We have shared countless casual and special dinners together over time, filled with laughter and conversation and the warmth of friendship. To think it all started with two small preschoolers spotting one another and becoming instant friends. One of our earliest memories of our “family friendship” is your invitation for a picnic at The Pinery when the kids were super young; the waves splashing, the white sandy beach and watching the sunset together. Camping trips and a winter holiday up north also come to mind, followed by more shared dinners, always a good time.
It was Ziggy’s wish to be at home, it was not an easy journey, yet with strength, determination and love you fulfilled that for him. We appreciated visiting during this time, the memory familiar to our many memories; Ziggy and all of us in good conversation, from current events to stories, and as always us feeling right at home in your home.
Know that we are here for you both.
Much love,
Veronica, Norm, Ryan (and Alexis!) and Danielle


Posted at 11:25am
Tak nam przykro, że już się z wujkiem Zbyszkiem nie spotkamy, że nie podzieli się z nami swoim optymizmem, uśmiechem, energią, że nie przeprowadzimy kolejnej pasjonującej dyskusji.
Pozostanie w naszej pamięci.
Asia z Krzysiem

Patti Jordan

Posted at 10:08am
Hi Dorota and Ian. We love Ziggy and all of you. We fondly remember our camping days when the kids were young and our many good times at parties and family get togethers. I especially remember the tasty treats that your household always contributed to our gatherings. We are thankful Norm and Veronica introduced us to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Ziggy will live on in the incredible handiwork and electrical skills he contributed to our home. Love Patti, Steve, Quinn and Maddie

Ewa Kudanowska

Posted at 07:10am
Drogi Zbyszku! Jestem bardzo wdzięczna losowi, że mogłam być przy Tobie w ostatnim czasie i widzieć jak dzielnie znosisz swoje cierpienie i z jakim szacunkiem i miłością mówisz o swoich bliskich : ukochanej Dorotce i Jasiu, Rodzicach, Marzenie.
Zbyszku! Będziemy Cię wspominać jako radosnego, dzielnego człowieka. Pełnego pomysłów, aktywnego i bardzo pracowitego. Będzie nam brakować rozmów i dyskusji z Tobą. Na zawsze pozostaniesz w naszych sercach i pamięci.
Wyrazy głębokiego współczucia i wsparcia przesyłamy Dorotce, Jasiowi, Rodzicom, Marzenie i jej rodzinie, całej rodzinie
i przyjaciołom w Kanadzie i Polsce. Dziś wszyscy razem modlimy się za inne, wieczne życie Zbyszka, w które głęboko wierzył. Wspominamy czas, który udało nam się spędzić razem tutaj. Pogrążeni w żalu Ewa i Grzegorz Kudanowscy


Posted at 05:44am
Wujek Zbyszek był wulkanem energii. Nauczyliśmy się od niego pogody ducha. Można było z nim rozmawiać i śmiać się godzinami.
Będzie nam brakowało jego śmiechu i tego, jak sprawiał, że czuliśmy się dobrze w jego towarzystwie. Trudno uwierzyć, że już nigdy nie uściska nas mocno na powitanie.
Pozostanie po nim pustka nie do wypełnienia.
Ciociu Dorotko, Janku, Rodzice Wujka, Pani Marzeno, Rodzino - łączymy się w bólu i tęsknocie.
Ola, Piotrek, Helenka, Wojtuś

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