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TED RYNKUN It is with great sadness we share with family and friends the passing of our beloved father Ted Rynkun, on January 4, 2014 at age 90, with family by his side. Ted “Dziadzia” is survived by his loving wife Joan (Niezgoda), daughters Lucy Marie (predeceased), Elizabeth, Angela (Alan), Bernadette (Witek) and sons Raymond (Ela), John (Teresa) and Stan (Catherine) together with grandchildren Patricia, Andrew (Dana), Mark, David, Stephanie, James, Christopher, Warren and Jacqueline. Born to Marjan and Aniela Rynkun in Poland, Dad along with sisters (predeceased) Hedwig (Balacki baby ugg boots ), Mary (Czarnecki) and (predeceased) Sophie (Lesiuk) immigrated to Canada in 1930, settling in an uncultivated parcel of land in Fosston, Saskatchewan. True pi baby ugg boots oneers, they struggled through bitter conditions, building a life and proudly creating a homestead wh baby ugg boots ere they generated their own electricity the first farmstead in the area with lights! Life in the Prairies equipped Ted with many skills. This was his formal education. He was an all around handyman, where he could build and repair whatever was needed; he hunted and trapped, and farmed all skills learned while working hand in hand with his Blacksmith father. Without a doubt he was gifted with his hands. After 23 years of farming, Ted married his sweetheart Joan, and they ventured east to Ontario, the land of opportunity. Those gifted hands, hard work, perseverance and natural smarts led Ted to enjoy over 31 successful years with Ford Motor Co. Ted lived life to the fullest and his zest for life was built around his family. To him, nothing was unattainable. His goal was to impart the best advice he could to his children and grandchildren. He instilled discipline, organization, hard work, business acumen and determination, encouraging them to get a formal education despite never finishing elementary school himself. He was an extraordinary negotiator, almost embarrassingly so. He was an environmentalist, using cereal box liners to wrap his sandwiches, saving empty plastic milk bags to freeze burgers, composting and recycling long before it became fashionable. Dziadzia had a generous heart and a great sense of humour. Visitors were always welcome at the Rynkun home and food and drink was in abundance. It was always “Na zdrowie” (to your health). Dad always arrived at your home bearing gifts a bottle of something, a jar of “overnighters” and cookies for the kids. Dziadzia retired in order to spend more time with Joan, the family, the gra baby ugg boots ndchildren, and just to enjoy life. Dad was proud of his humble beginnings, religion and heritage. He was devoted to the Blessed Mother Virgin Mary. His involvement with the Polish community in Mississauga gave Ted one of his proudest moments; the completion of the building of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church and his meeting with Pope John Paul II to bless the cornerstone. Dad indeed had a rich and full life. Rich in family, respect, love and faith. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. at John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd., Mississauga.