STANEK, Edward. Born October 13th, 1927, Edward Stanek was suddenly taken home to the Lord on Palm Sunday, March 24th, 2013. Born a war child in Wola Debowiec near Jaslo, Poland, Edward had a long and fulfilling life. He came to Canada as an international legal advisor of the Polish Embassy in 1959, and later chose to begin a new life in this land. He built a successful career in academia becoming Director at the University Of Saskatchewan College of Law Library, and retiring as a Professor Emeritus. A humble man of faith, Edward was a fighter overcoming several battles with his health and life in general, never failing to smile and laugh even in the toughest of times. He was a beloved husband, loving father and doting grandfather who always put his family first. He was an avid reader with a vast collection of books; a passionate gardener, photographer and bird nurturer. He will be always loved and greatly missed by his wife Banani (Bhaumick); daughters Victoria D’Amico of Burnaby, Doreen (Terry) Hansen of Port Moody, and Laura Stadler of Edinburgh, Scotland; his grandson Nicholas D’Amico; granddaughters Lia & Katy Hansen; grand nephew Pratick Mukherjee and many other family and friends at home and abroad. He is preceded by his beloved son Jerry, his parents and his brothers and sisters. His family would like to thank all the staff at Peace Arch Hospital who cared for him over the last years, as well as his family physician Dr. Ghura of Ocean Park Medical Clinic. A Memorial Service
was held from 1 – 4pm on Monday April 1st, 2013 at Victory Memorial Park,
14831-28th Ave, Surrey, B.C.