Jerzy Czartoryski

January 1, 1939November 17, 2019


Died peacefully at home, on November 17, 2019, in his 81st year. He leaves in mourning, his wife Grazyna (née Babinska), their four children, Adam, Alexander (Stefanie Thibault), Dominik (Eva Cirnu), Izabella (Jan Adamowski), five grandchildren, and family in Poland. He was predeceased by his mother, Princess Jadwiga Tekla (née Countess Stadnicka), and by his father, Prince Adam Michal Czartoryski.

Jerzy was born on January 1st 1939, at the family's estate in Gluszyna-Babki, near Poznan. He studied at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, where he obtained a Master of Science degree. He left Poland in 1964, moved to Canada and lived in Edmonton, Alberta where he was appointed Secretary of the Atlas of Alberta. In this capacity, he compiled and produced the first Geographical Atlas of the Province of Alberta. In 1971, he settled in Ottawa, Ontario. He started a new career as Chief of the Cartographic Research, at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, where he was responsible for developing the first computer-assisted cartographic systems. Prior to retirement in 1998, he served as a Canadian representative to several national and international organizations developing Cartographic Standards, Marine Cartography, Chart Production, and Nautical Navigation. Since 1977, he lived in Aylmer, Quebec, just minutes from the Gatineau Hills.

A few years after retiring, he became actively involved in the life of the Polonia in Ottawa, volunteering in many organizations (Association of Polish Engineers in Canada, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada, Polish National Unity). From February 2006 until March 2013, he was elected president of the Canadian Polish Congress, Ottawa branch. He was a Knight of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and devoted his free time to his long time hobby - genealogy.

The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at 11 a.m. at the St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Polish Church, 201 Lebreton St. N, Ottawa, ON K1R 7H9. In lieu of flowers, a donation would be appreciated, which can be sent to the St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church. Interment was held on December 4th 2019 at Notre-Dame Cemetery in Ottawa.


  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Jerzy Czartoryski

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Krzysztof Ciuba

January 18, 2020

R.I.P from a friend,Krzysztof

Cezary Perzanowski-Posyłek

January 7, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the family, as we knew Jerzy for a short time in the past.

Danuta etLouis-Paul Tardif

December 3, 2019

Nos condoléances les plus sincères à Grazyna, les enfants et toute la famille. Jerzy laisse derrière lui un bel héritage à la communauté cartographique canadienne. EtJerzy manquera beaucoup à toute la communauté polonaise. Sa présence et ses actions au sein de cette communauté étaient importante et conciliante.
Danuta et Louis-Paul

Danuta et Louis-Paul Tardif

December 3, 2019

Nous aimerions offrir nos plus sincères condoléances à son épouse Grazyna, à ses enfants et à la famille. Jerzy manquera beaucoup à la communauté polonaise d’Ottawa. Sa présence et son influence au sein de cette communauté était importante et conciliante.

Viviane Rousseau

December 2, 2019

Nous aimerions vous offrir Grace, ainsi qu'à votre famille, nos sincères condoléances pour la perte de votre être cher. Nous partageons votre tristesse et souhaitons que vous trouviez une certaine paix au fond de votre coeur.

Viviane et Alain

Stanislaw i Renia Zaborowscy

December 2, 2019

He has left an empty space in our hearts.
Our most sincere sympathy to Grazyna and the Family

Jas and Ania Czetwertynski

November 29, 2019

Dear Grażyna and Family
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on the 3rd since we will be away from Canada .
Sending you our condolences
Jas i Ania

Maria Skarzynska

November 26, 2019

Dear Grażyna and children: The pain of Jerzy's passing was very real for me - as he was a friendly voice on the phone from time to time and many memories of his very beautiful friendship when he lived in the west and often visited Calgary and lived at my Mother's house. I hope that you bear his absence with the help of your children as Jerzy passes to history - he was a remarkable man and I hug you all most sincerely..

Jolanta & Jozef Lesniak

November 22, 2019

To Jerzy's beloved wife Grazyna and the entire Family,
We are deeply saddened by the news about Jerzy Czartoryski passing.
He was a good and respected man. We were blessed with his friendship.
Please accept our deepest condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire Family.

Dorota Tyszkiewicz

November 22, 2019

Dear Grazyna, our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult moment.
Dorota I Krzysztof