May 28, 2019
Stanislaw passed away after a sudden illness on Tuesday May 28, 2019. He is survived in Canada by his wife Krystyna, daughter
Magalena, her husband Krzysztof and their daughter Maia; in Poland by his daughter Malgorzata and her husband Krzysztof, 3 grandchildren (Pawel, Ewa, Jerzy) and 4 great grandchildren (Zygmunt, Edmund, Stefan, Kazimierz); and extended family in France.
Born in Kodz (Poland), Stanislaw obtained his doctorate in
the field of strength of materials at the Warsaw University of Technology; was a visiting professor at the Institute of Mechanics,
Structural Analysis and Dynamics of Aerospace Structures at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences; and completed a
postdoctoral fellowship at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Stanislaw had a successful career as professor at the Warsaw University of Technology where he was a three time recipient of the Jasinski Memorial Award granted by the Polish Academy of Sciences, and authored a book “Local Loads in Plates and Shells” published in Polish, Russian, and English.
In 1981, Stanislaw and his family moved to Calgary, Canada where he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Calgary. In Canada, Stanislaw focused his
research on the strength of materials and structures, solid
mechanics, methods to improve pumping of crude oil and
designing improved inflatable free-standing structures. Over the next 20 years, in addition to academic teaching, producing numerous publications, patenting a number of inventions and supervising master, doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, Stanislaw continually pursued his passion for oil painting in his free time. As an outdoor enthusiast Stanislaw spent much time admiring the beauty of his surroundings, exploring the prairies, hiking the Rocky Mountains, vacationing, painting and gardening in the Columbia Valley, and sailing along British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. His heart was and remains in the Columbia Valley.
Stanislaw’s loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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