AKSNOWICZ, CzesiaPosted: June 21st, 2022
It is with great sadness that the family of CZESIA AKSNOWICZ, beloved wife of the late Alfons Aksnowicz, announce her passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the age of 90 years.
Czesia will be lovingly remembered by Gina (Larry) Wojtowicz, and Alice (Dan) Renning; grandchildren Jen Buit, Justin (Jocelyn) Buit and Kevin Renning; great-grandchildren Tristan, Jaelynn, Janae, Vincent, Violet and Xavier. She is also survived by brothers Anthony (Theresa) Kuziomko and Nick (Lorette) Kuziomko, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her loving husband Alfons, she was predeceased by her son Robert; son-in-law Jack Buit; parents Amelia and Anthony Kuziomko; brothers Stanley and George Kuziomko; her in-laws Malvina and Adam Aksnowicz and dearest friends Helena and Jan Pietkiewicz.
Czesia was born to Amelia and Anthony Kuziomko on March 8, 1932 in Jankowieze, Poland, the second of five children. When the Second World War broke out, Czesia and her family were loaded on trains and taken to various German camps throughout the war. The family survived the war and they immigrated to Canada in 1949, arriving by ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They then travelled by train to Barnwell, Alberta, to work in the sugar beet fields. 1949 was also the year she met the love of her life, Alfons, and they were married on May 13, 1950. Czesia and Alfons began their lives together in Southern Alberta, where they raised three children and celebrated 68 blessed years together.
Czesia and Alfons purchased a farm near Picture Butte, where she enjoyed creating her beautiful flowerbeds. Every year, she would search many garden centres with her daughter and granddaughter, finding something new to plant and expand her flowerbeds. Alfons would shake his head every time the car was unloaded, but they enjoyed swinging in their backyard together, admiring the view. She also planted an enormous vegetable garden, where she would freeze and preserve the harvest.
Czesia also loved to keep herself busy cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and spending time with her family. She enjoyed going to the Polish dances (oh how she loved to dance!) and volunteer her time in the kitchen for these events. She also looked forward to camping each year in Radium, British Columbia, soaking in the hot springs and visiting with many friends. Czesia and Alfons travelled to visit family in Toronto, Montreal, Chicago and Poland.
Most of all, she cherished and loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Czesia was a woman of great faith. Our family is comforted in knowing she is now with her Saviour and surrounded by loved ones.
She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered forever.
A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Santiago Torres officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 9:30 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback celebrating.
Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Czesia will be gratefully accepted at the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation (crhfoundation.ca)
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com