In memory of

Franciszek Stefan "Frank, Franek" Tomczyk

August 31, 1936 -  July 26, 2019

Franciszek (Frank) Stefan Tomczyk, aged 82, of Mississauga, passed away at Credit Valley Hospital, the morning of Friday, July 26th, after a valiant 3 year battle with lymphoma.

Franciszek will be dearly missed by his loving wife of over 45 years, Todzia Tomczyk, sons Grzegorz with wife Irena, Bogdan, and his daughter Beata with husband Jason Parsons. He will always be remembered as the loving grandfather to his many grandchildren: Dominika with husband Markian, Daniel, Daria, Carter, Evelyna and Frankie. He was able to meet his great granddaughter Olivia before his passing, which brought him a tremendous amount of joy. Born in Poland in the village of Wolka, to Stefan & Lucyna Tomczyk on August 31, 1936, he was the middle child of five siblings; predeceased by his brother Stanislaw (died during WWII), but predeceasing his elder sister Danusia and younger brothers Janek and Wojtek, who still live in Poland.

After leaving Communist Poland in 1971, he made his way through England and Sweden before moving to Canada in 1972, with less than $75 dollars in his pocket. Within days, he had found his first job in Toronto, and worked tirelessly for many years. His tenacity and work ethic were his core, which allowed him to build a successful life for himself in a foreign country, and eventually help his sons immigrate.

For 22 years Frank was as a dedicated and hardworking mechanic at Molsons Brewery, in Toronto. Upon retirement in 2000, he spent most of his time at the family cottage, where he enjoyed his golden years fishing, playing cards, discussing politics, tending to the cottage, building additions onto the cottage and most importantly, spending time with his family. Many will remember Frank as the person who showed them how to set up a fishing rod, how to cast or how to clean a fish. Frank had a passion for and indepth knowledge of geography, history and politics, and would frequently share with others if they were willing to learn.

Franciszek Tomczyk was a proud man who found joy in knowing he had a tight-knit family who loved and cherished him. His humour and wit will be missed by so many, however loved ones find solace is knowing that his suffering has ended and he is now at peace with God.


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Dominika, Markian & Olivia (Granddaughter & Family)

Entered July 27, 2019 from Milton

Milo mi ze doczekales sie spodkac swoja prawnuczke. Teraz bedzies ja chronic z nieba. Odpoczywaj spokojnie. Tesknimy za toba.
P.S. Zawsze bede "twoja mala Nisia".

Daniel Tomczyk (Grandson)

Entered July 27, 2019

Love you dziadek with all my heart. Thank you for all the skills and trades you have taught me, which made me become the man that I am today. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers, and will be with me through all my builds, fishing trips and cottage memories. Love you.

Tabitha O'Connor Stapells (Friend)

Entered July 27, 2019 from Brampton

You will be missed. Xoxox

Grzegorz Tomczyk (Son)

Entered July 27, 2019 from Milton

Losing you, dad, is one of the most difficult things I have gone through. I know I am fortunate to have had you as my Father. There are not words to express your influence in my life. It is through your example that I learned to be the husband, father and grandfather that I am today.

Farewell, Dad. We will always remember you. Your life journey is completed. You can rest in peace now.

Paul and Jessica Kwapis (Friends)

Entered July 27, 2019 from Kapuskasing

Dear Tomczyk family, we are so saddened to hear about the passing of 'wujeck' Franek. We are praying that the Lord would bring you peace and comfort during this time.


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