KierkusKIERKUS, Witold Tadeusz

It is with great sadness that the family is announcing the passing of Dr. Witold T. Kierkus, age 84, at his home, on Friday, November 14, 2014. Born on May 27, 1930 in Warsaw, Poland, he immigrated to Calgary, Alberta, before settling in LaSalle, Ontario, where he lived with his family for the last four decades of his life. Dr. Kierkus was a mechanical engineer specializing in the discipline of thermodynamics. He worked as a professor at the University of Windsor between 1974 until his retirement in 1995; although he continued teaching, writing, and conducting research until shortly before his death. Dr. Kierkus is survived by his loving wife Daniela (to whom he was married for 58 years); his son, Pawel (Paul) (and wife Antoinette); son Christopher (and wife Marie); brother, Stanley Kierkus; sister-in-law Elizabeth Maslowska (and husband Zdzislaw); cousin Albert Rozner (and wife Krystyna); cousin Maria Kierkus, and other family in Warsaw, Poland. He will always be remembered for his inquisitive nature, sharp intellect, the bravery to seek a better life in a new country; and, most importantly, a deep and eternal love and devotion to his family. Relatives and friends are welcome to join together at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish (1035 Ellis St. E.) on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 to pay their respects from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. There will be private committal prayers following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada through their website, or to 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 9Z9. The family would also like to extend special thanks to Father Piotr Sanczenko, Mother Superior Malgorzata and the Polish Ursuline Sisters, Mrs. Teresa Fallenbuchl and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gord and Lyn Larose, Mrs. Janina Zielinska, Mrs. Marie Sheppert, Mr. Frank Wytka, many dear neighbors and friends, and the fine people affiliated with CCAC Service – Windsor/Essex for the care, compassion and friendship they provided to Dr. Kierkus. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at

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