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Fiche créée le : 2005-10-18
Décès le : 2005-10-18
Parution : 2005-10-25
Conjoint(e) : Olgierd CELINSKI
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

CELINSKI, Halina (nee Plywaczewska ) Halina, pseudonym "Seliga" passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 18, 2005. Born in Szczytno, Poland in 1918 she completed Law Studies at Warsaw University, articled at the 9th District Juvenile Court and was appointed curator for juvenile delinquents. During the Second World War she served in the Polish Home Army and the 1st Independent Parachute Brigade. After the Warsaw Uprising she was held prisoner at the Sanbostel and Molsdorf oflags. Decommissioned in 1949 in England, she worked for the Polish National Treasury Commission there. After moving to Canada in 1952 she taught at the W. Podoski Polish School, worked in Ottawa at the Experimental Farm, the Juvenile Delinquency Institute and the Solicitor General's Office. She studied Psychology, Sociology and Criminology at the University of Ottawa. She was an active member of the Polish Combatants' Association and the Polish-Canadian Women's Federation. A tireless propagator of Polish Culture she volunteered her service in aiding Polish orphans, the Solidarity movement and new Polish immigrants to Canada. She was awarded the Army Medal, War Medal, Home Army Cross, Gold Combatant's Cross, Gold Merit Cross and the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. She will be greatly missed by her son Christopher, his father Olgierd, her grandchildren Ewa, Joanna and Piotr, her daughter-in-law Malgosia, her family and friends in Poland, the Ottawa Polish community and her Canadian friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Halina's Funeral Mass on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at 12 noon in St. Hyacinth's Church (Louisa and Lebreton Streets). Cremation to follow with the inurnment of her cremated remains, in her family tomb at the Powazki Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to: "Polish-Canadian Womens' Federation Youth Fund Jadwiga Dobrucka" 12 Sanders Blvd., Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 3H8. Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 10/25/2005 - 10/28/2005

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