Irena Malec

Irena Malec (Rudowicz)

Tuesday, January 1st, 1924 - Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Malec, Irena (nee Rudowicz)-
Irena passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Hillsdale Terraces, on Monday April 27th, 2020. She was born in Poland in 1924, to a large and loving family. Irena was a proud member of St. Hedwig’s Church and had a very strong and unwavering faith. She was a caring and religious woman with a determination that helped her enjoy a long and joyful life. Irena dedicated her life to caring for her family, loved her daughters and adored her grandchildren.

Irena was predeceased by her loving husband Peter in 2006, after 46 years of marriage. They enjoyed many years of happiness together and made many great memories.

Beloved mother of Elizabeth Wojcik and her husband Joe and Barb Malec-Lambert and her husband John. She loved her children and their spouses immensely.

Loving and proud Babcia of Caroline(Daniel), Joanna(Nick), Alicia & Eric. The joy her grandchildren brought her was beyond words.

Irena will be lovingly remembered by all of her family and friends in Canada and Poland. She had a very kind heart and a generous spirit. She enjoyed gardening, singing and loved spending time with her family. She was a great cook, especially of Polish dishes. She had a long rewarding life, filled with love, spirituality, laughter and song.

She was well known throughout Hillsdale as the singer. Many staff and residents often mentioned how very heartwarming her singing was. Although she only spent five months at Hillsdale Terraces, she felt the warmth and caring of the staff and she touched the hearts of many of her caregivers. We as the family are truly grateful for the exceptional care she received at Hillsdale Terraces.

God had gained a beautiful angel and we know she will watch over her entire family. We will forever hold our dear mother in our hearts.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Thornton Cemetery. Prayers will be said by the graveside with the Parish Priest from St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church.

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  • Service

    Thornton Cemetery
    1200 Thornton Rd N
    Oshawa, Ontario L1J 0C9
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    Private Family Graveside Service
    Fr. Klemens Dabrowski
  • Interment

    Thursday, April 30th, 2020 |
    Thursday, April 30th, 2020
    Thornton Cemetery
    1200 Thornton Rd N, Oshawa, ON L1J 0C9
    Oshawa, Ontario L1J 0C9
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Richard Fournier

Posted at 10:13pm
Elizabeth, Barb and families: it is with profound sadness that I learned about the passing of your dear mama and babcia. I have such happy memories of your mother and father while I was growing up on Chadburn St. I extend my sincere condolences to you all on your loss. May your warm and loving memories of Irena bring you comfort and solace in your moments of sadness.

Janina Skomra

Posted at 12:28pm
Dear Ela and Basia and extended family, Your Mother was a wonderful lady. She Was so proud of her family, After a beautiful life on this earth God called her to His home. Our condolences to all of you. May she rest in peace. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Jej dac Panie.

Helen kupnicki Posted at 09:57am

Dear Ela and Basia . We are so sorry to hear about your moms passing. She was a very nice lady who is going to be missed. Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Waleria Gorny and family.

Jeff ORourke

Posted at 12:12pm
Barb & John,
We are sorry to hear of your loss and wish you strength with each other and your families; condolences and prayers.
Jeff ORourke

Jodi Anthony

Posted at 11:20am
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you love, light and comfort during this challenging time.

The Weir Family

Posted at 03:26pm
Liz, Joe, Caroline, and Joanna, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom and babcia. We know that you will find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have, and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Patty and Ron and family

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