Mieczyslaw (Mac) Pawlina

October 10, 1923 – June 22, 2014

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of this wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on Sunday June 22nd.

Mac was born in Poland in 1923. He survived a Russian sentence in Siberia at the beginning of World War II, escaped, and proudly joined allied forces to fight for our freedom. With no country to return to after the war, he found himself in England where he met the love of his life Jean. In search of a new beginning, Mac and Jean emigrated to Canada with their son Stefan in 1958, settling in London Ontario. They followed Stefan and his wife Ellen to Courtenay in 1985, and shortly thereafter welcomed two grandchildren Cole (CJ) and Bryan whom they adored. Family was the foundation of his life, and he was thrilled to witness the marriage of CJ to Jenny, and blessed to have become a great grandfather to his beloved Emma. He was also extremely proud of Bryan and his studies at UBC.

He was a kind and gentle soul who appreciated life to its fullest and was thankful for his family and the beauty of living in the Comox Valley.

Friends are welcome to share their memories of him with us on Friday, July 4th at a reception in the Courtenay Legion from 2 – 4 pm.

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