Truscott, Brown & Dwyer Funeral Chapel

1309 King Street East, Hamilton, ON


Wladyslaw "Walter" Flaczynski

June 8, 1927February 20, 2020

On February 20, 2020 Walter (Władysław) has left his home to join his beloved wife Zdzisława (Jessie) to be together with the angels.

He leaves behind his three children, Elizabeth, Juliet, and Walter, and son-in-law Bohdan. Precious Dziadzio to Anna and Sonia. Beloved uncle to Beata. Predeceased by his parents Elenora and Marcin, and sisters Marysia, Joanna and brothers Stanislaw, Kazek and Jan. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews in Poland, as well as close family friends especially the Granasiuk clan and the Lesniak and Kata families.

Walter and Jessie came to Canada in 1958 and eventually settled in Hamilton where they became the building managers at 195 Wellington St South from 1962 to 1973, then at Robinson Place. There are so many fond memories of people from these buildings. Walter could fix just about anything and he made sure he was the one to fix it. Special thanks to the staff at St. Peter’s Hospital, who cared for Walter during his last months. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Stanislaus Elevator Fund or the Good Shepherd Centre in Walter's memory.

Visitation will be held at TRUSCOTT, BROWN & DWYER FUNERAL CHAPEL (Across from Gage Park at the Delta), 1309 King Street E. on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 6-8pm with Rosary to be said at 6:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Church, 8 Saint Ann St. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9am. Cremation to follow


  • Visitation Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Rosary Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Wladyslaw "Walter" Flaczynski

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Ania Kata

February 23, 2020

I'm going to miss my grandpa very much. He was always puttering around, fixing one thing or tinkering with another - I'll always remember his creative problem-solving . Every Sunday he would want to head to a flea market, and that's probably where my love for wandering through antique markets comes from. Every time I go to one I'm sure I'll think of him.

Sonia Kata

February 22, 2020

I will love and miss my Grandpa (& Grandma) forever. It is hard to believe they are gone. They were so important in my life, picking me up from school and taking care of me and my sister over the summers. I always admired how funny, clever, hardworking and good he was.

Elizabeth Kata

February 21, 2020

Dad was always doing something - either fixing or thinking about or planning then executing some wild plan. He loved his granddaughters and always brought home some special thing from the flea market for them. As kids, he would take us to the park or fishing. He was always passionate and stubborn about things, which often made for interesting discussions (one sided, often) at family dinners. I will miss him, and miss Mom too.

Julie Flaczynski

February 21, 2020

My parents were amazing people. Always known as "Walter and Jessie" they were never far away from each other. They never spent much time apart except when my dad went to the flea market and all we knew is it would be hours and hours before he'd come home. Dad had an amazing inventive mind, always problem solving and planning some new project. At heart he was like a child, lighting up when he had a chance to play with kids or bring some toy from the flea market which he'd work on to make into something my mom could exercise with. He will also be one of the most creative, inventive, gifted (and stubborn) people I've ever known. Mom and dad are my heart and soul and I miss them more than I thought possible.