Kazimiera Gerech Kolodziej

December 24, 1928October 10, 2012

It is with profound sadness that we announce that our beloved mother Kazia Kolodziej passed away suddenly at home on October 10, 2012. She is predeceased by her husband Jan Kolodziej. She leaves to grieve, her loving daughters Anna Durand (Herb), Irena Hefford (John), Basia Williams (Randy) and Jola Zawislak (Frank). She was a devoted Babcia to her eight grandchildren, Jonathan, Paul and Jason Durand, Elliot Hefford, Tara and Kaitlin Williams, Jasmine and Alexa Zawislak. Her sister Julia Macziejewsi left grieving in Sheffield, England along with many nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed and always remembered for the precious memories she has left us with. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson's Society of Ottawa or the Montreal Children's Hospital. Visitation will take place on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White, 222 autoroute 20, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9S 1X6, (514)483-1870. Condolences can be made at A Catholic mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church,1660 rue centre, Montreal, Quebec, H3K 1A6. A burial will take place at Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery. "Mama you will forever shine in our Hearts"


  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 15, 2012

Kazimiera Gerech Kolodziej

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Mike Jajko

January 2, 2013

It is with profound sadness that I have learnt of the passing of Mrs. Kolodziej. She was a wonderful lady, motherly and kind hearted. As a teenager, I have fond memories as she was always courteous and inviting, putting up with the antics and partying of young guys in a house full of girls. Even so, we were always met with open arms and a beautiful smile.
Mrs Kolodziej has perhaps left this world but not without leaving behind an endearing memory to all who had an opportunity to know her.
My sincere condolences to all the Kolodziej family
Mike Jajko

B. Wrobel

November 5, 2012

Deepest sympathy and condolences on your sad loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Barbara, on behalf of the family.

elliot hefford

October 25, 2012

Babcia, you will always be missed and I'll love you forever


October 23, 2012

our sweet angel mama is gone from this world but never from our hearts. My heart hurts so much, but will heal with time. My love for you will last a life time.
May your shining light guide us through this pain.

Maria & Diane Skwiercz

October 17, 2012

My mum and I are so sad to hear about your dear mother's passing. We are still shocked as she had us for dinner the evening we left on our move to Alberta. Your family was fortunate to have been loved by this angel here and forever in heaven. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

October 16, 2012

Dear Jola, Frankie and family,

It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of your Mom.
Johnny,Tara,and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt sorrow to you and your family and to your sisters and their families.
Strength comes from within and the memories we hold dear to our hearts gives us comfort.

Loda, Johnny, and Tara
Whitby, Ontario

October 16, 2012

Irena and family
Nancy and I would like to extend our condolences on your terrible loss. Nancy always remembers how fondly you talked about your Mama and we know that she will be missed by all who knew her.
Chris and Nancy

Yolanda Lichocki-Senecal

October 15, 2012

Yola, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. I have very fond memories of times spent at your place as young teens. Your basement was a true playground and hangout for all, and your mom always welcomed the gatherings. Moms are the heart of the home, and your mom was a true example of that. My condolences to all your sisters and their families as well.

Vanda Szuman

October 15, 2012

Annie, Irenka, Basia and Jola, when I look at you I see 4 strong beautiful, caring and loving woman just like Your Mama. Pani Kolodziej will never be forgetten because she lives in all you . oxoxoxo love Vanda,Joe,Matthew & Nicholas Szuman-Piazza

October 15, 2012

Annie, Irenka, Basia and Jola, when I think of all of you, I see your Mama. 4 Strong beautiful , caring and loving woman just like her. Pani Kolodziej will never be forgotten , she lives in all of you. xoxoxox love Vanda , Joe , Matthew and Nicholas Szuman-Piazza