PiatkowskiIt is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of Derek Piatkowski. A strong man in life, as well as in death. Derek fought till the last day, passing at the early age of 47 after a courageous, short battle with cancer.  Beloved husband for 23 years to Helen (nee Zmijak). Loving Dad to Daniel and Kathryn.  Loving son of the late Kazimierz and Leokadia Piatkowski. Dearest brother to Robert and Elizabeth.  Dear son-in-law of Bronislawa Zmijak and late Kazimierz.  Brother-in-law of John, Steve and Diana. As a “Trouble Man” (on many levels), “Paczki” was a well respected, hard working and well loved co-worker to his work family at Enwin Utilities.  Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (Main Chapel), 519-253-7234, 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E., on Sunday August 10 and Monday August 11, 2014 from 3-5 pm. and 7-9 pm.  Parish prayers on Monday at 7:30 pm. Funeral service on  Tuesday, August 12, 2014  from the funeral home at 9:30 to Holy Trinity Polish Church for Funeral Mass at 10 am . Interment to follow at Windsor Memorial Gardens. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Transition to Betterness. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com

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