July 22, 1932 – October 28, 2022
Grazyna Radomski passed away peacefully at home in her 90th year. Her love of family and her enjoyment in family life and her spirit were maintained until the end.
Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1932 she was predeceased by her mother Maria and brother Lech-Marian in Poland, and her father, Lt. Col. Henryk Bazylko, in 1975 and husband, Dr. Tadeusz Radomski in 2000 in Abbotsford.
She led an extraordinary life including her escape from the advancing military invasion at the start of WWII. Uprooted from her birth country, she travelled on strafed trains across Europe, and ended up on a ship, the MS Batory carrying troops to France from Greece, that survived torpedo attacks in the Mediterranean.
Her Lt.Colonel father had to leave her in the south of France for the duration of the war while he and his soldiers rejoined the Polish Government in Exile and the war via England. She continued her schooling in Scotland and England, and met her future husband in Ireland through a mutual friend. They were married in London, England, where she worked as a physiotherapist, and began a family. Moving the family and dog to Saskatchewan for what was only to be a one year stay in Canada turned into a lifetime when the family later settled in Abbotsford and expanded.
Grazyna led a life of limitless heart, openness, and spirit. Happiest when entertaining friends and family with imaginatively prepared and presented gourmet meals, and hosting memorable gatherings and parties. The doors were always opened and the guest room was always occupied.
Some of the things she will be remembered for include being an advocate for her family and friends, the affection she drew from everyone, generously full of Polish hospitality, and being a model of motherhood in action.
She is survived by her children Yolanta, Witold, Christopher (Karin) and Elizabeth, and her grandchildren Kara, Leah, and Jesse. Penny the bullmastiff misses her very much too.
Prayers for her will be held Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. in St. James Roman Catholic Church, 2777 Townline Road, Abbotsford.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 4, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. in St. James Roman Catholic Church, 2777 Townline Road, Abbotsford.
Interment will follow at Hazelwood Cemetery, Abbotsford.
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