Antoni Dembowski

February 15, 2021 24 Condolences Print Obituary

Antoni Dembowski, 72, passed away unexpectedly on February 11, 2021, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada after living a long, full, and loving life. He leaves an incredible legacy for all to use as an example to follow.

Born on June 13, 1948, in Poland, Toni is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Krystyna, three sons, Jacek (Sheri), Czarek (Anetta) and Christopher (Nikki) all from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Toni is also proudly survived by his six grandchildren, Seth, Ethan, Markus, Merrick, Arek, and Senna.

Toni will sincerely be missed for all his hard work ethics, love of jokes, passion for family, and charismatic energy that had friends and family drawn to him. We acknowledge that some of you have reached out and asked how you can help us during this period. Please know that your kindness is much appreciated as we navigate through this heartbreaking time.

Visitation (COVID restrictions in effect)
9:00AM - 9:45AM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
11485 106 St, Edmonton, AB

Mass of Christian Burial (COVID restrictions in effect)
10:00AM Thursday February 18, 2021
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
11485 106 St, Edmonton, AB

Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery

A maximum of 20 people can access the church at one time with a continuous flow of traffic. Please be considerate of everyone’s time. Social distancing, masks, and other COVID-19 rules apply.

  1. We are here to celebrate your life
    And the measure of its worth
    And every single life you touched
    While you were on this earth.
    We wish to pay our last respects.
    That’s why we all are here,
    To thank you for your friendship
    And all the memories we hold dear.
    It’s been a privilege to have known you.
    We were family, not just friends,
    And we will carry you in spirit
    Until we meet up once again.

    • Our hearts are deeply saddened and our sincerest condolences to all the Dembowski family. I first met “Wojek Toszek” shortly after he arrived in Red Deer,Canada where he met my parents through the Polish community and he came to our farm many times. Then was joined by his wife Krystyna and the boys. Through many years of spending time at the farm, the Dembowski’ s became family. So many amazing memories one cannot even begin. He had an infectious smile and laugh that brought happiness to so many….Na zawsze wnaszych Sercach. Rest in eternal peace. ❤

    • Sincerest condolences to the Dembowski family in this difficult time. My memories of pan Dembowski from years of Polish scouting are predominantly of his affable nature and genuine smile, which I recall to this day. Wishing the family warmth, comfort, fortitude and much love.

  2. My deepest condolences to Krystyna and the Dembowski family. I am truly blessed to have known Tony from my years of friendship with Jack, Chris and Caesar. From the day I met them, this family has taken me in as one of their own. I will always cherish Tony’s infectious personality and his huge loving smile and embrace, whenever I had the opportunity to spend time with him. Both he and Krystyna have always treated me like a son and he will be truly missed. To Krystyna you have my heartfelt sadness and love. To Jack, Chris and Caesar you are family to me. Your father was a special man and it reflects in all of you. I know he will forever be proud of you boys. Krystyna, you will have his eternal love. Until we meet you again, may you rest in peace and God bless your soul.

  3. I will remember Tony always smiling and wanting to know if I’ve caught any fish at the Dembowski lake lot. I’ll also think back to the times I saw Tony with Senna and am thankful that he had time to spend with his granddaughter

  4. The Dembowski’s as a whole have taken us in as family. It is oh so very clear that this sense of family came straight from Tony and Krystyna. The joy in Tony’s eyes when he would see his family emanated love. His laugh, his evident devotion to his family, his willingness to work hard to see someone else enjoy what he created, and so many other characteristics that made Tony the man he was will never be forgotten. His light lives on in all of us. The Dembowski family was there for us when we needed them most, and I hope you all know we are here for you now. Cherish that red truck Caesar… we know he cared about it. Build many more memories at that lake lot he so obviously loved Jack and Chris. And Krystyna, he will forever be within you. Watching, loving, supporting, and caring. The family Tony built with you all is an amazing tribute to the man that he was. Be proud to have had him in your lives. We love you all so much. Amanda, Elyse, Julie, and Shawn.

  5. Our deepest condolences on your loss.

  6. I am sharing in your sadness to hear that Tony is no longer with us. He has left a wonderful legacy to us all. I will always remember Tony’s hospitality; his smile made me feel welcome. I pray that God will give you comfort as you mourn this loss, especially Krystyna.

    Arrows from a good man’s quiver: Jack, Caesar and Christopher, it gives me joy to consider each of you in this light.

  7. Wyrazy głębokiego współczucia. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju wiecznym.

  8. Sending strength and prayers at this difficult time. May you celebrate the love he has shared with each of you.
    The Ayre Family
    Ian, Kim and Wyatt

  9. Serdeczne wyrazy wspolczucia i kondolencje skladamy ta droga Tobie Krysiu i calej rodzinie.Pamietamy o Was w tym trudnym czasie i polecamy dobremu Bogu w naszych modliwach.Oferujemy jednoczesnie nasza pomoc w tych ,jakze ciezkich chwilach.
    Antek – to kolega,ktorego nie da sie zapomniec.
    Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dac Panie…

  10. There are few words that can truly capture the contributions that Pan Dembowski has made to our community over so many years. His unique smile shone a light so that so many can see, and his unwavering support for his dearest Krysa ensured that our language, culture and traditions would continue to grow.

    God speed Antoni and may the Good Lord grant you eternal peace.

  11. One thing I’ll never forget about Toni is his smile. His positivity always seemed to rub off on everyone around him. Toni was my Uncle, even though not blood related, I didn’t really even know my own uncles like I knew Toni. I’ll never forget the time he tried to remove a BB from my hand with a fork and knife. No matter what the task, Toni always gave it his all. Truly a shining example of Role model. You are loved and will be greatly missed, Uncle Toni. ❤️

  12. I remember that day that Pan Antek was so excited that Pani Krysia and the boys came from Poland and arrived in Red Deer. We were the first family to meet them. I adopted the boys into my heart as their big sister. Pan Antek loved those boys of his with all his heart and beamed with pride at their accomplishments. Those included Sheri, Aneta, and Nikki, then came six beautiful grandchildren. I had the pleasure of living with the family when I first came to Edmonton from Red Deer. Pan Antek was playful called my Rozebrany Tatus instead of my przebrany Tatus. He was respected by all and a pleasure to be around. He will be missed by many.
    Dobrze slugo dobry i wierny, wejdz do radosci Pana swego. XOXO

  13. Locked forever in my memory is the summer that Antoni Dembowski took a group of us Polish scouts to Stanica to build a new roof. With zero experience in swinging a hammer, we managed to erect a roof that is standing and waterproof to this day. We shared many laughs, splinters, and banged up thumbs but with the tutelage of a master carpenter, we succeeded!

    The sincerest condolences from me and my family. Antoni will be deeply missed.

    Adam

  14. Krysiu, wyrazy glebokiego wspolczucia Tobie i Rodzinie.
    Antoni, niech Ci tam bedzie dobrze, spoczywaj w pokoju wiecznym.

  15. Ottawa, 15 stycznia 2021 r.

    Koleżanka Krystyna Dembowska

    Droga Koleżanko Krystyno,
    Pogrążona w smutku Rodzino Kolegi Antoniego Dembowskiego,

    Z wielkim żalem i smutkiem przyjąłem wiadomość o śmierci Koleżanki męża, a naszego zasłużonego członka, Antoniego. Jest to ogromna strata nie tylko dla SPK Koła nr 6 w Edmonton, ale także dla całego naszego Stowarzyszenia.

    Od czasu przyjazdu do Edmonton, Kolega Antoni był aktywnym działaczem społecznym oraz wiernym parafianinem Kościoła Różańca Świętego. Wstąpił do SPK Koła nr 6 w latach 80-tych, gdzie piastował szereg funkcji w Zarządzie Koła, będąc przez wiele lat Sekretarzem lub 2. Wice Prezesem.

    Kolega Antoni był bez reszty oddany pracy dla dobra SPK i Niepodległej Polski. Z Jego odejściem Polonia straciła wybitnego społecznika, dżentelmena i patriotę, z którego będziemy zawsze brali przykład.

    Mile wspominam nasze spotkania i rozmowy na uroczystościach i obchodach rocznicowych w Edmonton, a zwłaszcza na Walny Zjeździe SPK, a także podczas obchodów 70. rocznicy powstania Koła nr 6 oraz na uroczystości poświęcenia pomnika postawionego ku czci pamięci założycieli i pierwszych członków Koła. Jestem szczególnie wdzięczny za pomoc udzieloną Zarządowi Głównemu w ostatnich latach, kiedy Kolega Antoni pełnił funkcję Sekretarza Koła.

    Odchodząc na „wieczna wartę” pozostawił w smutku Rodzinę i przyjaciół, z którymi łączymy się w żalu. W imieniu własnym oraz Zarządu Głównego i Rady Naczelnej SPK w Kanadzie, przekazuję wyrazy najgłębszego współczucia Rodzinie i najbliższym.

    Żałuję, że ze względu na panującą pandemię nie mogę osobiście pożegnać Kolegi Antoniego, ale proszę mi wierzyć, że sercem jestem z Wami.

    Cześć Jego Pamięci!

    Andrzej Ruta
    Prezes ZG SPK w Kanadzie

  16. As most people mention we can’t forget Antoni’s smile and his deep commitment to Polish Community in Edmonton especially Polish scouting and Polish Combatants Branch 6.
    As Scouts, we will never forget his help and countless trips to maintained our Polish scouts’ camp.
    Krysia, Jack, Caesar, Christopher, and all Dembowski family, no words can describe how sorry We are for your loss and how deeply Antoni will be missed by our Polish Community.
    Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Janusz J.Tomczak, President of the Polish Congress in Canada

  17. I was incredibly saddened to hear of Toni’s passing. I will always remember his infectious smile and how he’d always give me a big bear hug and kiss at family gatherings.
    I have fond memories of days at the Lake and Toni spending time working on his lake truck.
    The Dembowski’s have become my chosen family over the years and so grateful to have known Toni. May he rest in peace and God Bless his soul.

  18. Dear Pani Krystyno and the Dembowski famly, On behalf of my Mother, Janina Muszynski and the entire Muszynski and Chodkiewicz families, I would like to pass on our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Mr. Dembowski. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Antoni was much respected and loved member of the Polish Community.
    His sunny disposition made each interaction with him a moment of joy and
    inspiration.
    We will miss deeply his sunny disposition, his wonderful smile and his good deeds.
    May God grant him an eternal rest and may he rest in peace.
    Our deep condolences to Krystyna and the entire Dembowski family.
    Willian and Rose ©hodkiewicz

  20. We were saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Dembowski. On behalf of the Dalba family, we extend our deepest condolences as you go through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family and all those whose lives were touched by Mr. Dembowski. May time heal your hearts and memories comfort your souls.

  21. Najserdeczniejsze wyrazy wspolczucia.Wyrazy glebokiego zalu dla Ciebie Krysiu i calej rodziny Dembowski . Nie umiera ten , kto trwa w sercach i pamieci naszej .Pamiec jest drozsza od slow.My bedziemy pamietac Pana Antoniego zawsze – Ania i Slawek

  22. Our deepest condolences to the entire Dembowski family. Pan Tosiek was an uncle and a good friend to the family. We will miss his laughter and his smile. May you find strength in one another and comfort in the memories you shared.

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