Lech Jan Ozimek

May 4, 2017 14 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Lech Jan Ozimek on April 29, 2017. He passed away peacefully with family and friends by his side, at the age of 66. We bid a tearful farewell to our loving husband, father and friend. Lech was born on June 24, 1950 in Kamienszczyzna, Poland, Son of Tadeusz Ozimek and Regina Milczarek. He is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline Martin Lopez, and three children Tomasz, Agata and Antonio, his brother Waldek, sister Ula, granddaughter Natalia.and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dr Lech Ozimek, PhD, University of Agriculture and Technology, Olsztyn, Poland. He specialized in Dairy Processing Technology & Food Product and Process Development. Lech was a pioneer in the field of Dairy Technology, Professor of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta from 1982 to 2017. During 35 years of research in his field he collaborated with National and International Universities around the world as well as publishing books and hundreds of research papers in many peer reviewed journals. He was also an international educator and a member of many national and international professional organizations including the Alberta Dairy Association Research Unit (ADARU) and International College of Nutrition (ICN) for which he served as President among others.
Among his many achievements, Lech embraced life with his enthusiasm for fishing, boating, cooking, biking, skiing, and travelling. His greatest joy was his family, with whom he shared his love of life, and all the opportunities and experiences it has to offer. Like the North Star, his light will continue to shine and be a beacon for others to navigate through their lives for many years to come!

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Fund yet to be established either at the University of Alberta providing a scholarship or the Cross Cancer Institute, in support of research to find a cure for Cancer, or to a charity of your choice.

Memorial Mass
Saturday May 6, 2017 10:00AM
Our Lady Queen of Poland Parish
9906 83 Avenue, Edmonton AB

Celebration of Life
Saturday May 6, 2017 2:00PM
Polish Club
10960 104 Street, Edmonton AB

  1. RIP my old friend,miss you so much,see you one day ?
    Znalismy sie 37 lat, bylismy przyjaciolmi 37 lat,spedzilismy duzo czasu razem na nartach, rowerach, na wyprawach do Thailand,India,Australia,Poland,Germany,Czech Rep, Slovakia, Mexico, Guiana, USA I niezapomniane zimowe/letnie wakacje w Gorach Skalistych.Odpoczywaj w spokoju.Toast with polish vodka and herring ?

    • Dear Kaz and Sabina,
      Thank you very much for the flowers. We share many things together and will stay in our hearts forever. I will miss Lech the love of my life for ever.

  2. Jacqueline, Antonio and Agata. I’m sooo sorry to hear of Lech’s passing. Always remember that he will always be with you but in a different way now. Lech is now your guardian angel. Close your eyes and feel him. He’s there and always will be. You will all be reunited some day. Love is so powerful! Please share stories with me of this amazing man. I want to know him as you know him.

  3. Dearest Jacqueline,
    When you shared the news of Lech’s passing I felt incredibly sad. Sad for the loss of your husband, the father of your children… but also over the past few days have shared memories of Lech and you and all the wonderful times and fun! One of my favorite was a birthday party for Lech at your house you had before moving to Riverbend.
    Lech was an amazing man. As a teacher and mentor did so much for so many. He touched many lives.
    I have known you both for many many years – a lifetime… I treasure the memories!
    I will be a rememberer
    One of those left behind
    Who will keep the one gone from us
    Alive in heart and mind
    One of those left to cherish and preserve a legacy
    I am one of many rememberers
    And will always be…
    Much love to you, Agata and Antonio.


  4. Jacqueline and family, deepest condolences for your loss.

  5. Estimada Jacqueline,

    Con mucho dolor me he enterado del fallecimiento de Lech hoy 8 de Mayo. A nombre mio y de Marta te enviamos nuestros sinceros sintimientos de pesar y el deseo que Dios te de fuerza y resignacion en estos momentos de dolor.

  6. Estimada Jacqueline
    Nos hemos enterado de tu gran perdida. Fue un honor conocerlos a ti y al Dr Ozimek. En nuestra visita a Alberta a nombre de Carlos Regalado y mio expresamos nuestros sinceras condolencias a tu familia. Que encuntren la paz y resignacion en estos dificiles momentos. Les recordamos por su alegria que contagiaba .

  7. Hola Jaqueline,con una gran pena escribo estas lineas para unirme a tu familia en una oración personal por la partida de tu esposo.Un gran abrazo,a ti a tus hijos Agata y Antonio,.??Amén

  8. Hola Jaqueline,
    En verdad siento mucho el fallecimiento de Lech. En realidad es una gran perdida. Recibo esta noticia con mucha tristeza, siempre he mantenido a Lech en gran admiracion y estima. Te mando un abrazo muy fuerte. Si es posible contactame.

    Brenda Barona

  9. Dear Jacqueline, Agata and Antonio,
    Please accept my sincere condolence because of Lech’s passing.
    Lech was a fine Polish/Canadian fellow who helped many people with their lives in Canada and Poland.
    As an Academic and Professor/Teacher at the University of Alberta, Lech was a key contributor to my educational and professional path development, and I will be missing on his advice and good sense of humor. News about Lech departure from this earthly globe hit me hard. And, I realize that almost 4 decades of our friendship have been buried in sand and gone.
    I will always remember Lech! Please Keep in touch.

  10. My deepest condolences to Jacqueline, family and friends. I will always remember Lech.

  11. We are deeply touched dear friend Lech, to miss you during the WCCN at Budapest, Oct 6-8,2017. I would be delivering Memorial Lecture named after you: Dr Lech Ozimek Memorial Lecture, on Oct 8,2017.
    We know you are looking at us from heaven like an angel.

  12. Pracowałem w Instytucie Inżynierii I Biotechnologii Żywności w Olsztynie w latach 1972-1982.Znalismy się więc dobrze. Byłeś porządnym facetem i takim cię zapamiętam.Pomodle się za twoją duszę.Niech BOG JEZUS przyjmie ją do swojego domu. Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dać Panie a światłość wiekuista niechaj mu świeci na wieki wieków. AMEN.

  13. Byłeś porządnym facetem.Znalem cię od 1972 roku jeszcze jako magistra. Pracowaliśmy razem w INSTYTUCIE INZYNIERII I BIOTECHNOLOGII ZYWNOSCI W OLSZTYNIE.Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dać Panie a światłość wiekuista niechaj mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen.

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