March 21, 1921 Cracow, Poland – Februray 17, 2020 Ottawa, Canada

It is with a great sadness we announce that on Monday, February 17, 2010, in the early morning hours, our dearest friend Major Zbigniew Franciszek Pierścianowski has passed away. Major Pierścianowski was the most courageous of the courageous, an Officer Cadet, a Polish Grenadier and a hero of defence of France in 1940, a paratrooper of the Special Forces – one of the trained ‘Silent and Unseen’ (of the Polish Section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE)), a faithful Polish soldier and officer and a Chevalier (Knight) of the French Order of the Legion of Honor. He was awarded with many, many war decorations by Poland, France and Great Britain.

An unbreakable and faithful son of Poland! 

He dedicated his whole life for fighting for Poland’s freedom.

May his memory stay with us forever!

We send our deepest sympathies to Major Pierścianowski’s family: his sons Tadeusz and Andrzej along with their families in Canada, in the United Kingdom and family in Poland. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Aleksander Maciej Jabłoński, P.Eng.


Oskar Halecki Institute in Canada

Ruebenbauer Foundation

Friends may pay their respects at the McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Rd at Albion, on Friday 2:00-4:00 pm and from 7:00-9:00 pm during which time there will be prayers and a eulogy.

The funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10:00 am in St. Hyacinth’s Church, 201 LeBreton St North, Ottawa.

In memoriam donations to the St. Hyacinth’s Mission Fund (PO Box 46089, 2339 Ogilvie Rd. Gloucester, On, K1J 9M7) would be gratefully appreciated.