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Janusz Wojciech Grabowski

April 9, 1937 - January 20, 2022


It is with great sadness, and heavy hearts, that we announce the sudden passing of Janusz Wojciech Grabowski.


Janusz Grabowski , age 84, died suddenly, while on vacation, on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at the Invermere & District Hospital, British Columbia.


A small Memorial Service was held after his cremation at Mark Memorial Community Funeral Home, Cranbrook, BC.


As per Janusz’s wishes, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.


Janusz was born in Hrycewicze, Poland, to Konstanty Grabowski and Katarzyna (Gabryl).


He graduated in 1959, from Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, and received his Ph.D in Theoretical and Mathematical Physic in 1964, from the same university.


After graduation, he started his professional career at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Cracow, Poland.


He came to Canada in  1970, where he obtained internships at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and at the University of Calgary. He was later employed as a senior researcher in number of companies, such as Gulf Canada Resources Ltd., Cantera Energy Ltd., Tomotechnology Inc, Teknica Petroleum Services Ltd., ARC AITF, Technology and Research Inc., and since 2011 he became an Independent Consultant.


Dr Grabowski was an author and co-author of 40 scientific publications related to oil and gas exploitation. He was an expert in numerical simulations applied to reservoir explorations, in the oil and gas industry. He also taught variety of courses at the introductory and advanced levels.


He was an international speaker, who made many dynamic presentations at scientific conferences, business and networking organizations. His work experience included Canada, Poland, USA, Indonesia, Venezuela, Trinidad, Libya, Russia, Denmark, Malaysia and Australia.


He spoke English, Polish and Russian. He was Canadian and Polish citizen.


In addition to his professional work, he had many interests; however his real passion was metaphysics and travel. He traveled to Chile, Mexico, Peru, Hawaii, Argentina, across Canada and Europe, but Poland had always been the first destination on his travel map.


He lived with passion, loved life and explored its secrets with an endless curiosity about the world, and shared his interests with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.


He was a warm, joyous man,  with a positive and optimistic attitude to life, which he generously shared with others.  He was an amazing and dedicated friend to many. He will always remain in memory of his friends and of many people who had the opportunity to meet him on his life path.


He is survived by his wife, who was with him at the time of his passing. He is also survived by his daughter Ewa and grandchildren. He was also a chosen beloved member of Przybyla/Staszczyk ‘s family and will be greatly missed by Margaret , Karoline and Dominica .


Non omnis moriar, Janusz, part of you will live forever in our memory.




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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Martin Pytela
Relation: friend

Janusz has been a wonderful friend and a very reliable business partner. I cherish the memories of our interactions.

From: Barry Edward von Tunzelmann
Relation: We met via a research project companionship.

Will always remember you Janusz for both your conventional and unconventional ideaology. We had a great tine together working diligently to provide technologies that would make the workd a better place to exist on. I agree with the eulogy that Janusz still had a place in his heart for Poland. Fly high my friend and perhaps we will meet again one day.

From: Michael G Karski
Relation: Professional colleague and friend.

Please accept our sincere words of sympathy for the loss of Janusz, a great patriotic son of Poland and Canada. We are very sorry for your loss.
Michael & Dana Karski, P.Eng, PMP

From: Peter Ho
Relation: good friend and colleague

Its hearten to hear the sudden death of Janusz, my best friend and colleague. I have learnt so much from you and we also went through the bitter and sweet. As you said, you are not leaving us but just change another way to shown your presence. We will all miss your smiling face and interesting thinking of life! Someday we will meet together in another dimension.

From: Randy Vroon
Relation: Business Associate

Janusz will be missed. He had keen interest in physics which we shared and discussed on several occasions. Insightful and open-minded, Janusz investigated and contributed to understanding the world around us.

From: Brian Asttaria
Relation: Business associate

On one hand, I’m saddened by Janusz’s passing and on the other, I’m joyous for his spirit’s ascension.
Janusz was a kind, and gentle man and I wish him all the best.

From: Luis Strappa
Relation: Professional colleague

May Janusz rest in peace. A great person and a good friend with whom I shared unforgettable moments. A huge loss for everyone. I hope that future generations may follow his example, both as a professional and simply as a human being.

From: Krystyna Lukasiewicz
Relation: Friend

The news of Janusz’s passing has been a great surprise for us. We have known Janusz since our arrival in Canada in 1981. We remember him as a good friend, but above all as a person of unlimited energy and incurable optimism. Our condolences to his family. Krysia Lukasiewicz

From: Ashton Singhal
Relation: Work colleague and friend

Remembering Dr Janusz Grabowski

It was devastating to learn that Janusz is no more. His calm demeanor, smiling face and optimistic outlook was a source of great support in the projects we worked together.
I first met him in 1975, when he was a post doctorate fellow in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department of the University of Calgary. I was very intrigued that he was educated and trained to become a nuclear scientist and, was very interested in the Eastern philosophies.
Over the years, we worked together closely at Gulf Canada, Petroleum Recovery Institute, Alberta Research Council and, as consultants at Pengrowth, Tundra Oil & Gas and at YPF/Repsol (Argentina). We also taught a short (one week) course in Malaysia. I found him very focused, professional and dedicated.
Although he was adapting to his new home in Canada, he was strongly attached to Cracow and Poland. He was basically a scientist but also, very entrepreneurial. As a young man, he attended many sermons by the future Pope in Cracow and was always trying to understand the mysteries of life. In short, he was a truly remarkable person the like of who I had never met or would likely meet in the future.
He will be greatly missed.
Adios Janusz, RIP.

Ashok Singhal
Calgary, Canada

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