Jan. 3, 1925 – Nov. 27, 2021
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved father, Jack Muszynski, in his 97th year.
Survived by his loving partner Stella Drolet; his son Kim, of Bayfield; and his daughter Lisa, of Orillia.
Also survived by his sister Irene Pelz and his brother Joe (Debbie); grandchildren Katie (Mike) Briscoe, Shannon (Mauro) Camaioni and Bronson (Kelsey) Cook; sister-in-law Theresa; great-grandchildren Julia, Clara, Jackson and Maxine; step-children Ray (Peggy) Wismer, Paul (Gail) Wismer, Sherri (Sonny) Croston; step-grandchildren Mark and Brett; and by several nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his wife Louise, his parents Joseph and Mary Muszynski, his brother Edward Muszynski and step-grandchildren Darryl Wismer, Sean Chilton, Nicki Wismer and Danielle Chilton.
Jack was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada with his mother at the age of two and a half as his father was already in Canada and working in Toronto. At the tender age of 18, Jack joined the Canadian Navy. He was stationed in Montreal, Cornwallis in Nova Scotia and St. John’s in Newfoundland, before boarding his first ship and venturing to sea where he became Stoker 1st Class. His career in the Navy terminated on a mine sweeper after the war was over in 1945. His working career in Toronto consisted of several businesses – hardwood flooring, retail shoe store, construction of houses and several apartment buildings and industrial/commercial real estate.
Upon retiring, he settled in Kincardine where he enjoyed his home on Lake Huron, gardening, the game of golf and snooker. In the last 21 years, Jack and Stella enjoyed winter holidays in Arizona, Florida as well as several cruises, including a very memorable one to Europe.
He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at a later date in Toronto, where he will be laid to rest with his parents.
Memorial donations to Kincardine Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as an expression of sympathy.