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Bronislaw "Bill" Skorski
April 1, 1942 - April 26, 2022
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<div itemprop="description">It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bronislaw (Bill) Skorski, on the 26th day of April, 2022. <br> <br>He will be dearly missed by his beloved wife Eileen (of 57 years) as well as his children, Anton and Heidi, his son-in-law (Brian), grandson (Benjamin), and their extended families and friends. Bill leaves behind his two elder siblings: Irene and Chris and is predeceased by his siblings, Teddy and George. <br> <br>Bill had a very full and active life, which began in Dubno, Poland. His parents, Antoni and Aniella, sought to move to Canada in 1952 in order to seek a better life for their five children. He was 10 when they arrived in Montreal, Quebec. After attending both Baron Byng and the High School of Montreal, Bill went on to the Royal Roads Military College near Victoria, B.C. He then completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Sir George Williams University and studies in <br>chemical engineering at Ecole Polytechnique. Bill’s professional life centered around chemical engineering at both CIL and Atlas Stainless Steels, where he worked for decades until his retirement. <br> <br>Bill married his long-time sweetheart and beloved life partner, Eileen, in September 1965. They enjoyed traveling, especially to warm and sunny destinations. Cuba emerged as their clear favorite, where they returned almost annually. Together with their two children, Anton and Heidi, they moved several times and eventually settled in the west island of Montreal. All who knew him can attest to his exceptionally strong will, active temperament, and a good-natured/fun-loving streak. He was also quick-tempered at times, and extremely hard-working. Bill always had some project, activity, or adventure he was in pursuit of, and <br>Eileen constantly remarked on his seemingly ceaseless energy. <br> <br>Known as “Giampa” by his grandson, the two spent many enjoyable summer afternoons together watering the garden and his beloved tomato plants, or walking to the local park. He was not above testing out a new zipline, or jumping on a toboggan, tummy-down and head-first at a sledding hill. His antics and adventures have provided comedic relief for many. Bill was incredibly active, and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved scuba-diving, spear-fishing and snorkeling, hunting and fishing, cooking and gardening, as well as skiing and biking among other pursuits. Bill also took up sculpting after retirement, and some of his sculptures remain in galleries around the city. He was happiest when spending time with his family and sharing a meal around the dinner table. <br> <br>He will be so dearly missed by all who loved him.</div>