In loving memory Mrs. Maria Podlesna Gatkowski passed away November 1, 2023
at the age of 98.

Born and raised in Kiev Russia along with 10 siblings until she was taken as a teenager to work on forced labor farms in Germany during the war and later relocated to Belgium. Following liberation she and her husband chose to live a free life and raise their children in Canada.

She is predeceased by her husband Eugene Gatkowski . She leaves behind her son Seigfried Gatkowski, ( predeased Nicole ) a daughter Adele Gatkowski Czlonka, and grandchildren David Gatkowski , Marc Gatkowski , Carey James Czlonka and Melanie Czlonka. Her great grandchildren Justin, Loic , Yann, and Kassandra . As well as her nieces and nephews in Canada and remaining family and relatives in Poland. The family thanks the caregivers of CHSLD Saint-Laurent. Services will be held at Complex Aeterna, 55 rue Gince, Montreal. Viewing will be on Tuesday November the 14 at 4:00 pm to 9:00. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday November the 15 at 9:00 am followed by the crypt interment at Notre Dame Des Neiges Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer and Heart Associations of Montreal.
She will always be remembered as a person who did it all but asked for nothing in return.


mardi 14 novembre 2023
  • 16:00

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Louise Boisvert

Mes sincères sympathie à toi et ton entière famille dans ce moment de chagrin je vous accompagne en pensée et prières dans ce moment difficile .

Lisa Modugno Moore

Sincere sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.

Karen Trainor

Thinking of you Adele .. and your whole family on the loss of your beautiful Mother . Thoughts and prayers for you in this difficult time .

manon lafortune

Toute ma sympathie à toute la famille, j'ai de beaux souvenirs avec elle, elle sera dans ma mémoire pour longtemps.


Tuesday, November 14, 2023
  • 4:00 PM

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Adele Czlonka

Please accept our sincere condolences for your mom (Aunt Mary). Due to health reasons I am unable to attend. Richard and Lynda

Marilyn Reyes

My most sincere condolences and prayers for you and family. She was a very lovely and lucky lady. To have you all.

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