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KOPAL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-03-09 published
KITELEY, James Roger
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Campus, on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 James Roger KITELEY in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Doris KITELEY. Dear father of Paul and his wife Janet of London, Chris KOPAL and her husband Paul of Delaware, Ann MacHADO and her companion Howard KANE of Miami, Florida, and Peter KITELEY and his wife Cathy of Mississauga. Predeceased by his wife Sylvia and his son Michael KITELEY. Dear grandfather of Julie, Mark, Laura, Jamie, Jill, Tim, J.C., Kristy and Alanna. Great-grandfather of Sydney. Dear stepfather of Sandra and Rick SOWERBY, Bill BOAK (Debbie,) Robert BOAK, Brent BOAK, Perry and Kim BOAK. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 o'clock. Funeral Mass at St. George's Church, 1164 Commissioners Road West, on Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Prayers Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. Donations to Parkwood Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

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KOPAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-17 published
RADOMSKI, Felix
It is with great sadness that Felix passed away on February 14, 2005, in his 86th year, joining his beloved wife Olympia and daughter Zenona MARTYNUIK (Edward.) He is survived by his daughter Irene RADOMSKI of Toronto, son Henry (Michelle) of Calgary and 7 grandchildren, Michael and Alicia RADOMSKI, Shari FAVREAU (Michael,) Patricia KOPAN (Jason,) Lisa MARTYNUIK (Heath,) Michelle and Melissa RADOMSKI. Felix was a very kind hearted and loving husband, father and friend to many. He enriched the lives of many people and will be greatly missed. Felix was a long standing volunteer member of the Polish Alliance of Canada, Branch 1-7, where he served several terms as President and as a member of various committees. The RADOMSKI family wishes to thank the doctors and nursing staff of Trillium Mississauga Hospital for their care and efforts. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lakeshore Blvd. W. (between Islington and Kipling Aves., at 14th Street, 416-259-3705) on Thursday, February 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with prayers at 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Teresa's Catholic Church (10th St.) on Friday, February 18 at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Assumption Cemetery, 6933 Tomken Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or The Lung Association. Messages of Condolence may be placed at www.ridleyfuneralhome.com

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KOPANIAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-07 published
KOPANIAK, Bronislawa
Died on January 6, 2005. Her life was defined by ideals, compassion and love. During World War 2, she was very active in the Polish Resistance and saved the lives of many Jewish and Polish people. Her war-time activity remained most important to her throughout her life. She leaves her daughter, Dr. Marguerite KOPANIAK whose life without her will never be the same and her granddaughter Jacqueline. Predeceased by her husband Jozef KOPANIAK. Her spirit, intelligence, elegance and class, love of life and people, compassion, sense of humour will be terribly missed. She lived and died with dignity and will be forever remembered. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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KOPANIAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-04-04 published
Bronislawa KOPANIAK, Resistance Fighter: 1919-2005
Polish beauty who fought the Nazis, helped former army officers out of the country and escorted Jews to safety later fled Communist rule to settle in Canada
By Carol COOPER, Special to The Globe and Mail, Monday, April 4, 2005, Page S8
On September 3, 1939, in a small town in Poland, a blue-eyed, golden-haired, stylish and beautiful young woman turned 20. That day, too, Britain and France declared war against Germany for invading Poland two days earlier.
The fighting cut short her university studies in economics. Instead, Bronislawa KOPANIAK helped many others affected by the war, using her intelligence, beauty and courage to work with the Polish resistance.
Through her efforts, many people escaped death. In turn, during the years when her own life was in danger, Mrs. KOPANIAK frequently relied on the kindness and courage of strangers.
"There were different values. People had to help each other," Mrs. KOPANIAK frequently told her daughter, Marguerite KOPANIAK of Toronto. "And you had to take risks."
By October of 1939, Poland's western region had been annexed by Germany, the central area overseen by a German governor based in Krakow, and the eastern part under Soviet control. Poland had ceased to exist.
Born Bronislawa KROL to parents who had been involved in earlier efforts to liberate Poland when it had been divided among Russia, Austria and Germany, she was the youngest of four children. Her father, the owner of a copper mine who was considered a Polish patriot, died when she was 12, and she lived with her mother in their hometown of Czeladz in southwestern Poland.
There, in the months after the Nazi invasion, she and other young people gathered in cafés to discuss how to help their country. In January of 1940, she joined the resistance group Organizacja Bialego Orla, or White Eagle, and entered a world where people did not use their real names and came and went without revealing much about themselves. For her part, she adopted the code name Baska.
Mrs. KOPANIAK's first assignment was to determine the allegiance of an official, Hieronim PALICA, who had access to exit documents. White Eagle urgently needed to get out of the country those Polish army officers eager to carry on the fight from abroad.
Germany, as part of its plans for the Polish population, had ranked people along racial lines and classified PALICA as Volksdeutsch, one of several Aryan subdivisions. But he had attended a Polish university, so his true beliefs were unclear. To find out, Mrs. KOPANIAK took German lessons from him and made many pro-German remarks to assess his reaction. PALICA became upset and told her he'd like to strangle her for her sentiments. His allegiance lay with the Poles. With trust established, PALICA passed documents to Mrs. KOPANIAK. Through her, they reached the officers, many of whom escaped.
At the same time, she also learned that PALICA had access to the list of people being rounded up, arrested and removed from their homes by the Nazi occupiers. Working with a friend, she was able to warn those on the list, supply them with food coupons and arrange false documents for their escape.
But the Germans grew suspicious of her activities. One night during the summer of 1941, she awoke to the sound of the Gestapo pounding on the door of her mother's first-floor apartment. Mrs. KOPANIAK escaped through a window, hid in some bushes and melted into the countryside. She destroyed her papers and, for the next few months, travelled from town to town. Often hungry and tired, she was dependent on others for food, shelter and transportation. Smuggled across a checkpoint in the engine of a train, she ended up in Warsaw, where she was easily absorbed. Later, she learned that her mother had been arrested, held for a few months, then released.
To regain identity papers, Mrs. KOPANIAK claimed to have come from a town she knew had been destroyed. She took as her surname that of a Polish hero, Lewandowicz, and, for a first name, Barbara. She would use it for the rest of her life.
In Warsaw, she continued her resistance work and helped Jews leave the Warsaw ghetto. Her trick, said her daughter, was to walk into the ghetto and then boldly escort people out to the safety of a distant forest, praying all the while they would not be challenged.
Once, Mrs. KOPANIAK took in a Jewish woman. With both of them hungry, Mrs. KOPANIAK took off her nylons, washed them and sold them so they could eat. Years later in a Warsaw café the woman recognized Mrs. KOPANIAK, who remained remarkable for her beauty, and invited her and her family for dinner.
More than once, Mrs. KOPANIAK counted on her beauty to help her pull off assignments. One involved mailing a certain package. Mrs. KOPANIAK carried a basket of cherries to imply innocence and enlisted another attractive young woman as cover. When the package landed on the postal scale, it made a clunking sound, startling her friend. Mrs. KOPANIAK denied there had been a noise when, in fact, there had been a clunk. The package contained a submachine gun.
By the time the war ended, Mrs. KOPANIAK had become seriously ill with tuberculosis, and she spent a year in a sanatorium. Later, she tried to return home to Czeladz. But, by then, Poland was under Communist rule. Because of her wealthy background and her refusal to join the Communist Party, bureaucrats made her life difficult. All the same, ordinary people hailed her as a hero. A streetcar driver once stopped his vehicle, put his hand on his heart and saluted her.
A few years later, while working at an administrative job in industry, she met her boss, a mathematician and economist who had also been in the resistance. His name was Jozef KOPANIAK, and they fell in love. They married in 1950, and Mrs. KOPANIAK settled down to a peaceful life in the provinces. In the late 1950s, the couple moved to Warsaw, where Mr. KOPANIAK headed Poland's first computer-research institute. In 1968, things took a turn for the worse after student riots erupted and the government found itself short of soldiers. It tried to recruit the workers into a new militia. Mr. KOPANIAK called a meeting of the 700 employees at his institute and appealed to them not to join up. To do so, he said, would mean fighting compatriots.
He resigned, only to be blacklisted. The family soon discovered that their mail was being opened and their telephone bugged. Around that time, Mr. KOPANIAK was run down in the street by a car.
Poland was no longer safe for the KOPANIAKs; it was time to leave. About 18 months later, Mrs. KOPANIAK arrived in Canada with her young daughter and with a husband who was still recuperating.
Until the end of her life, Mrs. KOPANIAK kept both her looks and sense of style. She looked back at the war with a sorrow for lives lost and with a feeling that her country had been abandoned by others, but without bitterness. "She was a beautiful woman both inside and out," her daughter said.
Bronislawa KOPANIAK was born in Czeladz, Poland, on September 3, 1919. She died in Toronto on January 6, 2005. She was 85. Her husband predeceased her. She leaves her daughter, Marguerite, and grand-daughter Jacqueline.

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KOPANIAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-01-07 published
KOPANIAK, Bronislawa
Died on January 6, 2005. Her life was defined by ideals, compassion and love. During World War 2, she was very active in the Polish Resistance and saved the lives of many Jewish and Polish people. Her war-time activity remained most important to her throughout her life. She leaves her daughter, Dr. Marguerite KOPANIAK whose life without her will never be the same and her granddaughter Jacqueline. Predeceased by her husband Jozef KOPANIAK. Her spirit, intelligence, elegance and class, love of life and people, compassion, sense of humour will be terribly missed. She lived and died with dignity and will be forever remembered. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Casimir's Church, 156 Roncesvalles Ave., on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.

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KOPANIAK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
Beauty used brains to outwit Nazis
Barbara KOPANIAK lived a fearless life
Polish activist saved compatriots
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Like many eastern Europeans who came to Canada to rebuild lives shattered by World War 2 and its aftermath, Barbara KOPANIAK lived a quiet life here, deliberately and gratefully.
She tended to the home for her husband Jozef, a brilliant Polish scientist who found lesser work at Ontario Hydro and teaching part-time at Ryerson, then a technical college, and she raised and encouraged her only child, Marguerite, now a medical doctor with a post-doctorate degree in immunology.
She died last month at 85.
Only her style -- her regal carriage, the way she always stood for family snapshots at a slight three-quarter turn, one leg slightly bent, model-like, the clothes bought at department stores sales that seemed couturier on her, hinted that she was the granddaughter of wealthy nobility, the daughter of a successful and idealistic copper mine and property owner.
Her extraordinary eyes also gave her away -- they flashed and spoke of adventure and courage. Last September her daughter threw a party. She realizes now it was because she wanted her then frail, failing mother -- her best friend and soulmate -- to be well again.
"My mother was so young at heart, so vital, so classy," said Dr. Marguerite KOPANIAK. She used to have to drag her Friends away if her mother was telling stories.
At the party, she looked across the room. Barbara KOPANIAK was surrounded by five of the most handsome men there.
"They were fascinated. You could see they were really listening to her. They were leaning in to her. They weren't shifting their weight from one foot to the other, the way men do when they are bored at parties."
No wonder. The stories, like the woman, were extraordinary.
In January 1940, Bronislawa KROL was 20, a fair-haired beauty, the youngest of four children and the only one still living at home in the southern town of Czeladz, when she was approached by a former Polish officer who asked if she was willing to fight the German enemy.
Czeladz was in Silesia, an area adjacent to the Czech and German borders, and was part of an underground escape route for Poles to France via Hungary.
KROL's upper-class parents were Polish patriots who had funded and worked on an underground Polish newspaper advocating liberation from Russia. A wealthy property owner, her father, who died at a young age, was also a volunteer firefighter who refused to collect rent from tenants experiencing hard times. Steeped in altruism and idealism, KROL had been attending various clandestine youth meetings, as all around her Germans were arresting many of the town's leaders and taking them to Auschwitz.
False documents and passes were needed to whisk others out of the country to safety before they, too, were taken away to certain death. The man asked KROL to befriend Hieronim PALICA, who worked for the German-run municipal authority and had access to the Germans' lists of people about to be arrested. KROL was supposed to recruit him -- but first she had to ascertain where his sympathies lay.
She finagled German lessons with the man, during which she said disparaging things against Poles until one night, pale and shaking with rage, he stood up and said to her: "I would like to strangle snakes like you."
Thus began a relationship with PALICA that resulted in hundreds of Poles being saved from Auschwitz, many of whom were sheltered in her parents' home until they could be spirited across the border. As well, KROL demanded from a school friend, the son of the local baker, free loaves of bread. She'd pack them in a suitcase and go to the prison. Young and beautiful, she would look at the guards with her mesmerizing eyes, tell them she was visiting her brother, or perhaps her fiancé, and when they let her in, as they invariably did, head straight to the sick bay where she passed out the bread.
It was 4: 30 a.m. on August 15, 1941, when the Gestapo banged down her family's front door with the butts of their machine guns. Asleep on the couch, KROL leapt out the window of the ground-floor apartment, catching her scarf on a lilac tree, and hid in some raspberry bushes.
She watched the German officer eye her scarf, then deliberately stand in front of the window to block the sight of it as he ordered his men to search the rest of the large apartment. (Her mother was arrested and released eight months later.) KROL became a fugitive, following the Brynica River out of town, hiding in tunnels near the copper mines and in market-day crowds in neighbouring towns.
She was smart and savvy -- having strangers buy her train tickets because she feared the authorities had posted her photo, finding an empty villa in a forest where she slept -- but she also depended on the kindness and courage of strangers. An artist who housed her for two nights wept when she left before she could paint her portrait.
Without any documents, KROL used her wits, guile and beauty to stay alive and reach Warsaw, where she worked for the resistance. She got identity papers in a false name by pretending to be from a town the Germans had burned to the ground. "I have one witness, I need just one more person to sign," she said to strangers on the street.
When she was caught illegally crossing a border, she drew herself up -- regally -- to her full height of 5-foot-4 and said: " Gentlemen, look at me. I am a mess. Take me where I can wash up." They did she escaped.
When she once unwittingly walked into a room where German officers were waiting to entrap resistance workers, she smiled brilliantly when asked for her identity papers, fumbling through her purse. "I must have changed purses," she said. The officer didn't buy it. She kept talking, flashing those eyes, offering him a cigarette as she lit one for herself. When he accepted, she knew she might be able to escape. "What am I supposed to do with you?" he asked her. "Let me go," she said. "Okay, but run fast," he answered.
She rode in German, not Polish, train cars because she reasoned there was less chance of being asked for her papers. But one time, sitting by the window, smoking her habitual cigarette even though she suffered from tuberculosis, she watched the reflection of a German officer approaching her. "Is this your luggage?" he asked. She was terrified but never lost her sang-froid. Exhaling slowly, smoke curling from the corner of her mouth, movie-star fashion, she didn't even deign to turn and look at him as she replied with a haughty "Yes." He walked on to the next compartment.
Told to post a machine gun to a partisan in another town, she asked a friend, another pretty young woman, to go to the post office with her. They wore their best dresses, KROL hired a horse-drawn carriage, bought cherries. They were the picture of carefree youth when they pulled up to the post office. When the bedazzled clerk threw the parcel on the weigh scales, there was a metallic clunk. "Oh, something went clunk," her friend said. "The scale went clunk," said the quick-thinking KROL.
Marguerite KOPANIAK believes her mother saved hundreds of Jewish lives with her resistance work, which ended August 1, 1944 with the 63-day Warsaw Uprising. After the war, her mother returned to Czeladz and ordinary life. But the people there hadn't forgotten what she did. If she was in a store, townspeople would beg to help carry her parcels. A tram driver once stopped, stood, placed one hand across his heart and saluted her with the other.
After the town was taken over by Communists, she organized a march to honour the old Poland -- and was consequently forced into hiding. She was allowed to return only after the entire town signed a petition and threatened a general strike. She married Jozef KOPANIUK, a man as passionate and idealistic as she. In 1968, when students were protesting throughout Poland, he called a meeting of the 700 employees in his factory, told them to support the students' cause, and resigned. It was 1970 before the Communists allowed them to leave the country, another year before they came to Canada.
People were always asking Barbara KOPANIAK to write a book, to tell the world her stories. It's the stuff of movies, they'd tell her. More to the point, so was she, as beautiful and dashing as a Hayward or a Bacall. She refused them all, because, as she always said about her experiences: "It had to be done. How could you not?"

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KOPANIUK o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-28 published
Beauty used brains to outwit Nazis
Barbara KOPANIAK lived a fearless life
Polish activist saved compatriots
By Catherine DUNPHY, Obituary Writer
Like many eastern Europeans who came to Canada to rebuild lives shattered by World War 2 and its aftermath, Barbara KOPANIAK lived a quiet life here, deliberately and gratefully.
She tended to the home for her husband Jozef, a brilliant Polish scientist who found lesser work at Ontario Hydro and teaching part-time at Ryerson, then a technical college, and she raised and encouraged her only child, Marguerite, now a medical doctor with a post-doctorate degree in immunology.
She died last month at 85.
Only her style -- her regal carriage, the way she always stood for family snapshots at a slight three-quarter turn, one leg slightly bent, model-like, the clothes bought at department stores sales that seemed couturier on her, hinted that she was the granddaughter of wealthy nobility, the daughter of a successful and idealistic copper mine and property owner.
Her extraordinary eyes also gave her away -- they flashed and spoke of adventure and courage. Last September her daughter threw a party. She realizes now it was because she wanted her then frail, failing mother -- her best friend and soulmate -- to be well again.
"My mother was so young at heart, so vital, so classy," said Dr. Marguerite KOPANIAK. She used to have to drag her Friends away if her mother was telling stories.
At the party, she looked across the room. Barbara KOPANIAK was surrounded by five of the most handsome men there.
"They were fascinated. You could see they were really listening to her. They were leaning in to her. They weren't shifting their weight from one foot to the other, the way men do when they are bored at parties."
No wonder. The stories, like the woman, were extraordinary.
In January 1940, Bronislawa KROL was 20, a fair-haired beauty, the youngest of four children and the only one still living at home in the southern town of Czeladz, when she was approached by a former Polish officer who asked if she was willing to fight the German enemy.
Czeladz was in Silesia, an area adjacent to the Czech and German borders, and was part of an underground escape route for Poles to France via Hungary.
KROL's upper-class parents were Polish patriots who had funded and worked on an underground Polish newspaper advocating liberation from Russia. A wealthy property owner, her father, who died at a young age, was also a volunteer firefighter who refused to collect rent from tenants experiencing hard times. Steeped in altruism and idealism, KROL had been attending various clandestine youth meetings, as all around her Germans were arresting many of the town's leaders and taking them to Auschwitz.
False documents and passes were needed to whisk others out of the country to safety before they, too, were taken away to certain death. The man asked KROL to befriend Hieronim PALICA, who worked for the German-run municipal authority and had access to the Germans' lists of people about to be arrested. KROL was supposed to recruit him -- but first she had to ascertain where his sympathies lay.
She finagled German lessons with the man, during which she said disparaging things against Poles until one night, pale and shaking with rage, he stood up and said to her: "I would like to strangle snakes like you."
Thus began a relationship with PALICA that resulted in hundreds of Poles being saved from Auschwitz, many of whom were sheltered in her parents' home until they could be spirited across the border. As well, KROL demanded from a school friend, the son of the local baker, free loaves of bread. She'd pack them in a suitcase and go to the prison. Young and beautiful, she would look at the guards with her mesmerizing eyes, tell them she was visiting her brother, or perhaps her fiancé, and when they let her in, as they invariably did, head straight to the sick bay where she passed out the bread.
It was 4: 30 a.m. on August 15, 1941, when the Gestapo banged down her family's front door with the butts of their machine guns. Asleep on the couch, KROL leapt out the window of the ground-floor apartment, catching her scarf on a lilac tree, and hid in some raspberry bushes.
She watched the German officer eye her scarf, then deliberately stand in front of the window to block the sight of it as he ordered his men to search the rest of the large apartment. (Her mother was arrested and released eight months later.) KROL became a fugitive, following the Brynica River out of town, hiding in tunnels near the copper mines and in market-day crowds in neighbouring towns.
She was smart and savvy -- having strangers buy her train tickets because she feared the authorities had posted her photo, finding an empty villa in a forest where she slept -- but she also depended on the kindness and courage of strangers. An artist who housed her for two nights wept when she left before she could paint her portrait.
Without any documents, KROL used her wits, guile and beauty to stay alive and reach Warsaw, where she worked for the resistance. She got identity papers in a false name by pretending to be from a town the Germans had burned to the ground. "I have one witness, I need just one more person to sign," she said to strangers on the street.
When she was caught illegally crossing a border, she drew herself up -- regally -- to her full height of 5-foot-4 and said: " Gentlemen, look at me. I am a mess. Take me where I can wash up." They did she escaped.
When she once unwittingly walked into a room where German officers were waiting to entrap resistance workers, she smiled brilliantly when asked for her identity papers, fumbling through her purse. "I must have changed purses," she said. The officer didn't buy it. She kept talking, flashing those eyes, offering him a cigarette as she lit one for herself. When he accepted, she knew she might be able to escape. "What am I supposed to do with you?" he asked her. "Let me go," she said. "Okay, but run fast," he answered.
She rode in German, not Polish, train cars because she reasoned there was less chance of being asked for her papers. But one time, sitting by the window, smoking her habitual cigarette even though she suffered from tuberculosis, she watched the reflection of a German officer approaching her. "Is this your luggage?" he asked. She was terrified but never lost her sang-froid. Exhaling slowly, smoke curling from the corner of her mouth, movie-star fashion, she didn't even deign to turn and look at him as she replied with a haughty "Yes." He walked on to the next compartment.
Told to post a machine gun to a partisan in another town, she asked a friend, another pretty young woman, to go to the post office with her. They wore their best dresses, KROL hired a horse-drawn carriage, bought cherries. They were the picture of carefree youth when they pulled up to the post office. When the bedazzled clerk threw the parcel on the weigh scales, there was a metallic clunk. "Oh, something went clunk," her friend said. "The scale went clunk," said the quick-thinking KROL.
Marguerite KOPANIAK believes her mother saved hundreds of Jewish lives with her resistance work, which ended August 1, 1944 with the 63-day Warsaw Uprising. After the war, her mother returned to Czeladz and ordinary life. But the people there hadn't forgotten what she did. If she was in a store, townspeople would beg to help carry her parcels. A tram driver once stopped, stood, placed one hand across his heart and saluted her with the other.
After the town was taken over by Communists, she organized a march to honour the old Poland -- and was consequently forced into hiding. She was allowed to return only after the entire town signed a petition and threatened a general strike. She married Jozef KOPANIUK, a man as passionate and idealistic as she. In 1968, when students were protesting throughout Poland, he called a meeting of the 700 employees in his factory, told them to support the students' cause, and resigned. It was 1970 before the Communists allowed them to leave the country, another year before they came to Canada.
People were always asking Barbara KOPANIAK to write a book, to tell the world her stories. It's the stuff of movies, they'd tell her. More to the point, so was she, as beautiful and dashing as a Hayward or a Bacall. She refused them all, because, as she always said about her experiences: "It had to be done. How could you not?"

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KOPE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-09-22 published
THIESSEN, Katherine D. (née PENNER)
Passed peacefully September 17th, 2005 in Kelowna, British Columbia at the age of 87. She will be greatly missed by Albert, her loving husband of 62 years and children: Eric, Catherine (David), Carla and Paul (Genelle); grandchildren: Brad, Kate, Carrie, Kevin, Jessica, Molly and Pauline; sister, Susanne KOPE and her large extended family. Kay will be fondly remembered for her love of family, music and the countless children she touched during her 50 year career as a creative, selfless educator. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2005 at 10 a.m. at First Mennonite Church, Kelowna, British Columbia. Donations may be made to the Kelowna Community Music School or a charity of your choice.

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KOPFENSTEINER o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-04-29 published
SCHWAB, Anna
Peacefully at Markham-Stouffville Hospital on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, in her 97th year. Dear mother of Lilian (Mrs. F. KOPFENSTEINER,) Gisela (Mrs. P. ZIMMERMANN) and Terry (Mrs. T. DAVIES). Loving grandmother of Barry, Trevor, Debbie, Jeff, Rob, David and great-grandmother of Holly, Darren, Andy, Tommy, Olivia, Kristyn, Stephanie and Mitchell. Private family arrangements.

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KOPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-09-22 published
KOPMAN, Alfred
On Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at Bayview Extendicare. Alfie KOPMAN, beloved husband of the late Eva KOPMAN. Loving father and father-in-law of Larry and Barbara, David, and Gail LEVINE. Devoted grandfather of Shayne, and Emily. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Jules and Toby, Jean and the late Ralph MALACH, and the late Helen and Ernie MERRITT, and Joseph KOPMAN. A graveside service will take place in the Pride of Israel Synagogue section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park on Thursday, September 22nd, at 12: 00 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children Foundation (416) 813-5320.

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KOPMAN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-27 published
GREENSPOON, Millie (Gilbert)
On Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 passed away at Baycrest Hospital. A valiant fighter until the end. Devoted wife of the late Harry GREENSPOON. Survived by her adoring children, Betty and Herb Katzman, Lawrence and Gail GREENSPOON. Proud grandmother of Sheri and Evan SCHWARTZBERG, Sharon and Brad KATES, Jeffrey and Davida KATZMAN, Jordan and Kelly GREENSPOON and her nine great-grandchildren. Survived by her sisters, Helen STEIN and Phyllis CHAPNICK, and brother, Irving ERENBERG and Goldie. Predeceased by sisters, Eva KOPMAN and Lillian LIPSON. Services at Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel on Thursday, October 27th, 2005. Please call Benjamin's for time. Donations - Harry and Millie Greenspoon Endowment Fund, Baycrest Centre.

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KOPP o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-02-17 published
WRIGHT, Lourdes Marie " Lou" (née LAKE)
(former employee of Andy Schenk's Meats, Stedman's and L and M, Durham) In Durham Hospital on Wednesday, February 16th, 2005. Lou (née LAKE,) of Durham, in her 77th year. Beloved partner and best friend of Lyle BELL. Loving mother of Steve and his wife, Heather and Don and his wife, Cathy, all of Durham. Loved and sadly missed by grandchildren, Diane WRIGHT, Dale WRIGHT (Kim,) Sarah KOPP (Jason,) Amanda WRIGHT (Jason,) and great-grandchildren, Nicole, Lukas and Austin WRIGHT and Preston and Tanner KOPP. Predeceased by brothers, Wilf and Eugene (Red) LAKE and parents, Wilfrid and Leona LAKE. The family will receive Friends at the Fawcett-McEachern Funeral Home, Durham, on Thursday from 2: 00 to 4: 00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11: 00 a.m. on Friday, February 18th, 2005. Cremation followed by interment in Durham Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated.
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KOPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-02-05 published
HAHN, John R. (April 27, 1951-February 4, 2005)
After a lengthy battle with cancer, John passed peacefully on February 4, 2005, at William Osler Health Centre (Brampton Campus). Beloved son of Anne-Marie and Edmund HAHN. Devoted friend to his longtime companion Jane KOPP of Brampton. John will be missed by his many Friends in Brampton, Toronto and Ottawa, as well as by his family in Poland. John was an avid motor sports enthusiast. Friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home "Brampton Chapel", 289 Main St. N., Brampton (905-451-1100), on Wednesday, February 9, 2005 from 5-9 p.m. for a celebration of John's life. His cremated remains will be interred in Ottawa at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff in the Palliative Care Unit for their compassion. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society made in John's memory would be appreciated by the family.

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KOPP o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-12-21 published
KOPP, Anton " Tony"
Passed away peacefully at his home in Pickering on December 20, 2005 after a long and courageously fought battle with cancer. Beloved and devoted husband to Thelma for 53 years. Sadly missed by his children: Larry and his wife Donna, Gary and his wife Brenda, Tim and his wife Sylvia and Janet and her husband Nick. Loving grandfather to Tara, Jonathan, Amanda, Meghan, Gabriella, and Hailey. Great-grandfather to Kaitlynn. Dear brother to Annette. Predeceased by siblings Adolph, Pete, Eddie, Andy, Alex, Tillie, Min, and Jim. Tony, former Activities Director for the Pickering Seniors and member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606, will be missed by his many Friends and family across Canada, We would like to thank the many Friends and neighbours who have helped us through this difficult time. Special thanks to Nicole and the palliative care nurses from St. Elizabeth. The family will receive Friends at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (Pickering Village), 905-428-8488 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Mass to be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Friday, December 23, 2005 at 10: 30 a.m. Cremation, interment to follow at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Tony's memory would be greatly appreciated.

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KOPPEL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-03-12 published
HOBE, Marie (July 17, 1910-March 7, 2005)
It is with profound grief and sadness that the family announces the passing of Marie HOBE on Monday, March 7, 2005 at the Toronto Western Hospital. She will be sadly missed and eternally in our hearts. She is survived by her husband Edward of Toronto, Ontario, her much devoted son Elmer Rob KOPPEL of Toronto, Ontario, who was always very proud to have his much loved mother accompany him to the ballet, Toronto Symphony and other theatrical events, her daughters Wilma KOPPEL of Rimbo, Sweden, Helgi KOPPEL and her partner Brett BLANCHENOT of Picton, Ontario, her granddaughters Karen ANDERSON and her husband John of Hastings, Ontario, Monica Lee PALUMBO of Toronto, Ontario, who loved being there for nanny when she needed help the most and will cherish those moments in her heart forever, Lena KOPPEL, her husband Kjell and their son Jacop of Stockholm, Sweden, Lena MURD and her children of Tallinn, Estonia, Sirje UUDELEPP, her husband Andrus and their daughter Mari-Liis of Tallinn, Estonia, her grand_son Walter NORDSTROM of Oakville, Ontario, her great-great-grandchildren Venessa NORDSTROM of Sydney, Australia, Sabrina NORDSTROM of Oakville, Ontario, Adam NORDSTROM of Rimbo, Sweden, Thomas ANDERSON of Hastings, Ontario, Anthony PALUMBO of Buffalo, New York, U.S.A., her nephew Kalvi KOPPEL, his wife and their children of Haapsalu, Estonia, her niece Lii PIRK and members of her family of Haapsalu, Estonia, and by her many Friends including Earl and Liesel HEMMING of San Francisco, California, U.S.A., Stefan HEMMING of Palm Springs, California, U.S.A., James PALUMBO of Buffalo, New York, U.S.A. Her journey now is to join those who went before her, where she can forever breathe easily and freely in the light of God's grace and love. Special thanks to the staff of Toronto Western Hospital E.R. and 8B for their care. Rest in peace. Funeral service will be held at Murray E. Newbigging Ltd. Funeral Home, 733 Mt. Pleasant Road (south of Eglinton) on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 11: 00 a.m. Friends may visit commencing at 10: 00 a.m. Interment York Cemetery. Reception will follow, details will be announced at the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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KOPPERUD o@ca.on.grey_county.owen_sound.the_sun_times 2005-11-01 published
CLARKE, Violet Isabelle - Estate of
Notice to Creditors and Others
All claims against the Estate of Violet Isabelle CLARKE Late of the City of Owen Sound in the County of Grey and Province of Ontario, who died on August 18th, 2005, must be filed with the undersigned on or before December 2nd, 2005; thereafter the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims then received.
Dated this 1st day of November, 2005.
Donald Clarence SMITH,
Douglas Mills SMITH, Estate Trustees,
by the estate solicitors,
Kopperud Hamilton
Barristers and Solicitors
76 Sykes Street North
Meaford, Ontario, N4L 1R2
Norman A. KOPPERUD
Solicitor for the Estate Trustees
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KOPRIVA o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2005-10-04 published
GEIGER, Hildegard
Peacefully and with dignity on Sunday, October 2, 2005 at her home in Toronto, at the age of 84. Hildegard, beloved wife of the late Franz GEIGER. Dearly loved mother of Karen RENDLE of Toronto and Ilona KOPRIVA of Oakville. Dear sister of Frederich BIEDERMANN of Austria and Otto BIEDERMANN of France. Private Family Service will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Funeral Home, Oakville. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Arthritis Society or to the Oakville Humane Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Email condolences may be sent to kopriva@eol.ca; please place GEIGER on the subject line.

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KOPSTEIN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-13 published
DANIELS, Benjamin
Peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at home. Benjamin DANIELS, beloved husband of the late Anne DANIELS. Loving father and father-in-law of Marlene and Joel KOPSTEIN, Nelson and Fran DANIELS, and Joy DANIELS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Arthur and the late Eleanor DANIELS, and Marvin and Sylvia DANIELS. Much loved grandfather of Pam and John CALDERONE, Jeffrey and Simone KOPSTEIN, Michael DANIELS, Jennifer and Adam WRIGHT, Adam SHONA, and Maran SHONA. Devoted great-grandfather of Jordana, Jessica, Jenna, Max, Isaac, Jake and Nathaniel. Our heartfelt appreciation to Carol for years of devoted care. At Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave W. (west of Allan Road) for service on Friday, October 14 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to United Jewish Appeal at 416-631-5685 or Jewish National Fund at 416- 638-7200.

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DANIELS, Benjamin
Peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at home. Benjamin DANIELS, beloved husband of the late Anne DANIELS. Loving father and father-in-law of Marlene and Joel KOPSTEIN, Nelson and Fran DANIELS, and Joy DANIELS. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Arthur and the late Eleanor DANIELS, and Marvin and Sylvia DANIELS. Much loved grandfather of Pam and John CALDERONE, Jeffrey and Simone KOPSTEIN, Michael DANIELS, Jennifer and Adam WRIGHT, Adam SHONA, and Maran SHONA. Devoted great-grandfather of Jordana, Jessica, Jenna, Max, Isaac, Jake and Nathaniel. Our heartfelt appreciation to Carol for years of devoted care. At Beth Sholom Synagogue, 1445 Eglinton Ave. W. (west of Allan Road) for service on Friday, October 14 at 1: 00 p.m. Interment Beth Sholom Synagogue Section of Mt. Sinai Memorial Park. If desired, memorial donations may be made to United Jewish Appeal at 416-631-5685 or Jewish National Fund at 416-638-7200.

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