Zdzislawa Flaczynski

January 14, 1933June 28, 2019

On June 28, 2019, Jessie left her home to be with the angels.

She leaves behind her husband Wladyslaw “Walter”, her three children Elizabeth, Juliet and Walter, and son-in-law Bohdan. Precious Babcia to Anna and Sonia. Beloved aunt to Beata. Predeceased by her parents and her sister Janina. Jessie also leaves behind her sisters and brother Halina, Edzia and Kazek, and many nieces and nephews in Poland.

Jessie and Walter came to Canada in 1958, and eventually settled in Hamilton where they became building managers at 195 Wellington Street South from 1962 to 1973, then at Robinson Place. There are so many fond memories of people from these buildings.

Visitation will be at the TRUSCOTT, BROWN & DWYER FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1309 King Street East (across from Gage Park, at the Delta) on Friday, July 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Rosary will be held at 8:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on Saturday at 9:00 am with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Stanislaus RC Polish Church or the Good Shepherd would be greatly appreciated.

Always in our hearts


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 6, 2019


Zdzislawa Flaczynski

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June Fehrman

July 5, 2019

Walter and children you have my sincere sympathy in the loss of Jessie
.For the many years that we lived on Wellington St and then Robinson, I have fond memories of Jessie, always being there when a helping hand was needed,
Grant is no longer with us, but he thought the world of her, she treated him to her Polish cooking and he loved it. Maybe they will meet again.
We lost touch when we moved to Port Dover but the memories never were lost.
She was a loving mother hen and she loved you all dearly and you will miss her

Sheila Duke nee Fehrman

July 3, 2019

I was just a little girl when I met your mom when we moved into Wellington Street We lived directly above you in 304
I was in and out of your apartment Your mom made me feel like part of the family feeding me and welcoming me into your house. It was always a warm friendly house. I remember a Soup she use make She always seem to be moving always busy

She and your dad rented me my first apartment on Robinson Street
My dad Grant kept in with both your mom and dad over the years

Mary Lesniak

July 3, 2019

“Jessie” was my second Mom. From the day we’ve met on the elevator at 33 Robinson, she was always there for me! She was there when my first child was born, she was there when I’ve received Canadian citizenship, she was there when my twins were born....we’ve spent so many evenings together in her apartment on Robinson Street! I couldn’t be there for her when she took her last breath! It makes me very sad! I will always remember her as patient, polite, friendly, helpful, empathetic, always first to help....”Mamuś” will always be with us, we will feel her presence everyday, She will never be forgotten! Rest In Peace Szefowa!

Anna Kata

July 2, 2019

I remember Gramma walking me to and from elementary school every day - it was nice to spend so much time with her, and I appreciated how much she took care of me and my sister. I liked spending time around 33 Robinson as a child, and it was nice to see how everybody in the building stopped to smile and chat with 'Jessie', and Gramma would know everybody's name and how they were doing. She set a great example for how to work hard and treat people kindly that I hope I can follow through with.
We'll miss you, Gramma. ❤️

Elizabeth Kata

July 2, 2019

Mom was always there for us with a word or a smile. She was so proud of her granddaughters. I think she enjoyed looking after them when they were small. Mom had a way that made people comfortable and this lead to so many friends becoming family to us. I will miss her.

Julie Flaczynski

July 2, 2019

Mom will always be in my heart. I will strive to be like her - honest, humble, trusting, supportive and loving. She always put family first. Everyone responded to her warmth and sincerity. Strangers soon became friends and then part of the family. She dearly loved her niece Beata. Mom always enjoyed spending time with her extended family - the Lesniaks and Granasiuks and many others. She will be greatly missed by her sisters Halina, Edzia and brother Kasek but I am comforted to know she is with her parents and sister Janina. Mom - Dad, Walter, Elizabeth, Ania, Sonia and I love you and miss you.