In Loving Memory Of
William Marvin Wojtowicz
1940 - 2023

It is with deep sorrow the family announces that William Marvin Wojtowicz, 83, of Dieppe, NB, passed away on Saturday, December 16th, 2023, at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Center, Moncton, NB.

Born in Toronto, ON, he was the eldest son of the late Wasyl Wojtowicz and the late Anne Wojtowicz (née Yanush).

William was a decorated meteorologist for serving his country for over 30 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (Air Force). He was stationed overseas in France and Germany, plus Cold Lake, AB, North Bay and Ottawa, ON.

William was a passionate Toronto Maple Leafs fan and enjoyed watching his favourite sports – hockey, baseball, football, golf and curling. He also loved to walk and travel with his wife.

He is survived by his wife of 57 wonderful years, Alfreda Wojtowicz, of Dieppe, and by his brother, Ron Wojtowicz (Oksana) of Indianapolis, USA.

He will be sadly missed by his two children: Kevin Wojtowicz and his family, including grandchildren and Brian Wojtowicz (Chie) of Osaka, Japan with grandchildren: Ailee and May; as well as nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Irene.

Visitation will be held at Passage-Chartersville Funeral Cooperative, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, E1A 1G1, (506) 857-1901, on Thursday, December 21st from 2 to 4 pm.

In memory of William, a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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15 comments

  1. Marv would come in to the restaurant i work at and have a beer while his wife was shopping or getting her hair done. I loved hearing about his life in the army and all the travelling he did. He will be missed. RIP Marv

  2. To say that I am lucky enough to be one of his grandchildren is truly an understatement. Grandpa was one of the most patient and fearless people in my life, always uplifting others. I will forever cherish every memory with you, especially the time when we went on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride together at Disneyland and when you held my hand as we walked along the beach. I will miss our conversations on Sunday mornings and the way you would remind me to smile and I would see your own gummy smile and kind eyes reflecting back.
    Even though you’re no longer here with me Grandpa, you’ll forever be in my heart. I love you.

  3. I never met you in person as distance kept us apart but technology let us communicate with family and strike a bond never forgot. Rest in peace .

  4. Thank you for being the best father ever. You were always there for me – even the last 25 years with me living abroad. What I’ll remember most is your support, motivation and being so proud of what I did – no matter how small it was. You valued the concept of family and always put everyone else first, to make sure we were happy and okay. You were a happy, positive person with a fun and joking nature…always smiling and laughing and this set the mood in the room and put people at ease. I would not be the man I am today without the positive values, behaviours and ethics that I learned from you. You truly made and raised me good and I thank you. All my love Dad – from your son Kevin.

  5. I am not too sure if your remember us here in Ottawa. Marv and Freda use to live just around the corner from us on Queensdale Ave. Whenever they were out for a walk, you always stopped to talk. Marv was a gentleman who always had a smile and welsome hello when we met at the local pub on Friday evenings. He will definitely be missed by all that knew him. An old Scottish saying – ‘Death is a heartache that no one can heal – Love is a memory no one can steal’

  6. Dear Freda,
    Les and I are so sorry to hear that Marvin has passed away. I have many child memories of Marvin that I will cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Love, Gail and Les Wrobel

  7. Dear Freda, Kevin, Brian and Family,
    We were so deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather.
    Our hearts and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May all the great memories and the love of family and friends help to heal your wounded hearts.
    With sincerest condolences,
    Chris and Taras Kostiw
    Oakville, Ontario

  8. We were very happy to know Marvin. He was so nice to speak too and had such a loving smile. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    RIP Marvin.

  9. My sincere condolences to you Freda, Kevin, Brian and his brother Ron and their families. Marvin was a wonderful and kind man, whom everyone who knew him will miss. Hugs and kisses to all of you. R.I.P. Marvin. 🙏♥️🙏

  10. Dear Family Wojtowitcz
    We only met Marvin a few times over the years when family events brought us together. But, as others have so thoughtfully witnessed, during our brief encounters, Marvin was always witty and warm hearted, leaving us with the lasting impression of being a true gentleman of integrity, good humour and kindness. We need more Marvins on this planet. We remember him fondly and offer our sincere condolences for your loss dear Freda, Kevin, Brian, Ron and your Families.
    Pascal, Lesia, Mathieu, Daniel and Michael (Kostiw)

  11. Dear Freda and family
    I was so saddened when I received the news from you that Marv had passed away. He was a great guy, a true gentleman who always appeared happy and possessed a wonderful smile. Marv was a big part of pub gathering on Friday nights and with his witty nature and great sense of humour it was a pleasure to be in his company. As a weatherman I learned from him that if it was 15 deg C it was time short pants…! To this day I think of him when is shorts decision time. We missed him when you moved down east. Now he will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. May god rest his soul and may your loving memories of him help you through this difficult time. His friend Donnie

  12. Dear Grandpa
    Grandpa was great and fun when we visited this summer. We spent a wonderful time with grandpa this summer, going to the beach, eating delicious food, and many more fun things. We still can’t believe that we can’t talk to you anymore. Grandpa was always so kind. Thank you for all the memories. We are very happy to be your grandchildren. Grandpa will always live in our hearts. Please continue to watch over us. We love you.
    Ailee and May

  13. Freda and the Wojtowicz Family.
    Deepest sympathies for the loss of Marvin.
    My earliest recollections of Marvin date back to the 1960’s when Marvin was stationed in Europe and would stop by our home in Rexdale to overnight before continuing to join his family in Windsor.
    It was a much anticipated visit by his younger cousins.
    Marvin would arrive with his big suitcase and eventually open it up. There was always something for my parents and for my brothers and I !
    Beyond those early days Marvin continued to stop through Rexdale and it was so enjoyable when I was able to join him in a bit of revelry in that same Rexdale living room.
    Thanks for your commitment to family.
    I’ll miss your infectious smile!

  14. Saddened to hear of Marvin;s passing, I had the pleasure of serving with Marv in the RCAF and again in our post-military careers with a firm here in Ottawa for many enjoyable years. He was not only a great colleague, but a wonderful friend. My condolences to you Freda but you have many wonderful memories to ease the pain.

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