On Thursday, December 20, 2012 Michael Marcinowski died quietly at his home in Sparwood, BC. He was 86 years old.

Michael was born in Lankut, Poland on October 23, 1926 to parents John and Katherine Marcinowski. As a young man Michael immigrated to Canada, where, in Frontier, SK, he would find his forever love, Anita. Together the couple celebrated 63 years of marriage before her death in 2010. The Marcinowski family lived in Frontier, Shaunovan and Maple Creek, SK before moving to Sparwood in 1970 where he began working as a mechanic for the local coal mines. Michael lived a full and active life, enjoying the company of family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered by all who loved him

Michael is survived by his children: Sharon (Bill) Kimber of Calgary and Garry (Glenda) Marcinowski of Sparwood; 4 grandchildren: Teresa, Douglas, Joey and Chad; 6 great grandchildren; 3 sisters: Mary Marcinowski, Millie LaMont, and Wanda (Neil) Thomas; his brother Frank (Myrna) Marcinowski; brothers-in-law Bud Sheridan and Tom McAuley, and his sisters-in-law Eunice Marcinowski, Shirley (Larry) Uglene, Eileen Samoleski and Sonia Healey as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Marilyn McAuley and Olga Sheridan, brother John Marcinowski and his brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Eve Marcinowski, as well as brothers-in-law Johnny Samoleski and George Healey.

A Graveside Service will be held in the Spring of 2013. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to S.O.A.P.S Box 123, Sparwood, BC V0B 2G0. Messages of condolence may be made to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

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