Aleksander J. Konopczynski
6 May 1927 – 17 November 2015
Deeply missed by his wife Sheila, daughter Kate (David), sons Michael (Sherene), Mark (Paulette), grandchildren Ben, Sam, Joe, Katie and Alyson.
Born in Poland, Alex was in the Polish Underground Army during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. After release from a German prisoner of war camp in 1945, he joined the British & Polish Army in Italy, then went with them to England.
Later, he met his wife Sheila and they emigrated to Canada in 1953. He was a high school teacher in Ontario; a scuba diving instructor and assisted the police with diving recoveries; a Boy Scout leader and active in skiing, curling, golf and hiking.
He moved to Nanaimo in 1989 where he designed and built their retirement home. Alex was also a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion BCH 257, Lantzville.
The family wishes to thank Nanaimo Hospital, the Palliative Care, nurses and volunteers for their care and kindness, with a special thank you to Dr. H. Baillie and staff, Dr. K. Park and Dr. S. McNie.