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Name: Zbigniew Hoszowski
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Gender: Male
Date of birth: 1926-05-11
Place of birth: Poland, Stanisławowskie Dolina (near Dolina)
Did this person die during World War ll?: No
Date of death: 2010-11-4
Place of death: Canada
Fathers given name: Wladyslaw
Entry ID: 89492 Mothers given name: Stefania
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Given name of spouse: Joan
Maiden name of spouse: Szwarc
Given name(s) of children: Anna, George, Mary, John
Description: Obituary published in the Winnipeg Free Press: ZBIGNIEW JOZEF HOSZOWSKI It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our father and grandfather, Zbigniew Jozef Hoszowski on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at the age of 84. Zbigniew was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan, his brother John, parents Wladyslaw and Stefania, mother and father-in-law Aniela and Jozef Szwarc. He will be lovingly remembered by his children Anna (Derek) Eekhoudt, George (Nathalie and family), Mary (Tony) Rajfur, Johnny; grandchildren Robyn and Kevin; his brother Joseph in Nottingham, England and extended family and friends in Canada, Poland and England. Zbigniew was born on May 11, 1926 in Dolina, Stanisawow, Poland, where he spent his early youth. At the onset of the Second World War, Zbigniew and his family were interned to a work camp in Siberia. In 1941, upon their release, they travelled south to the Middle East. In 1942, Zbigniew enlisted into the Polish Army. A year later he transferred to the Polish Air Force, travelled to England and served as a Flight Sergeant rear gunner on the Lancaster bomber. Zbigniew remained in England after the war, working as a bus conductor on the doubledeckers. In 1957, he immigrated to Winnipeg, gaining employment at Canadian Pacific Railway where he worked until his retirement in 1989. Shortly after arriving in Winnipeg, he met Joan and they were married on June 27, 1959. Together they happily raised their four children, until her untimely passing on July 8, 1980. Zbigniew enjoyed carpentry, gardening, fishing and the outdoors, especially at the family cabin. Throughout his life he traveled extensively with family and friends. He cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren. In later years his constant companion was his pet dog Bambi. Zbigniew volunteered a great deal of his time, which included fundraising for the Holy Ghost Parish and School. He was a member of the Polish Combatants Association Branch 13. The family would like to thank the hospital staff in the emergency and 4th floor at the Victoria General Hospital for their care and compassion during his final days, also to Father Gerry from St. Ignatius Church for administering the Last Rites to Zbigniew. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church, 341 Selkirk Avenue on Wednesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m., Rosary beginning at 9:30 a.m., with an Oblate Father officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Ghost Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Zbigniew's memory to CancerCare Manitoba and Kidney Foundation of Canada. Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dac Panie.

Personal Situation at the outbreak of WWll

Residence at the outbreak of WWll: Poland, Stanisławowskie, Dolina, Dolina,
Kresy Inhabitant Status: Kresy inhabitant for several generations
Ethnicity: Polish
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Russian SFSR Deported with his parents (Wladyslaw and Stefania) and siblings (Jan, Jozef). When 'amnesty' was declared for Polish prisoners in the USSR, they headed south to find the Polish Army that was being formed in Uzbekistan, and evacuated with the Army to Persia (Iran).
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Polish Air Force in the UK He served as a Flight Sergeant rear gunner on the Lancaster bomber. 1943 1946
Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders) 1942 1943
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