Col Antoni "Tony" S. Wojcik, CD (Ret'd)

    • Col Antoni "Tony" Wojcik, CD (Ret'd)
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    • Col Antoni "Tony" Wojcik, CD (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Colonel Antoni "Tony" S. Wojcik, CD (Ret'd) of Glen Haven NS, peacefully at home on 31 May 2020 at age 69 after a long battle with cancer. Tony served a full 36-year career with the Canadian Military Engineers.

    Born in Kolboskowo, Poland, Tony immigrated to rural Manitoba as a young child with his family. In high school, he could not believe his good fortune when a recruiter told him that the military would not only offer him a university education but pay him to attend. He was soon on his first plane ride to Victoria BC in 1971 to attend Royal Roads Military College. Four years later, he graduated from Royal Military College in Kingston ON with a Civil Engineering degree. Tony was to return to RMC to complete a masters degree in Geotechnical Engineering in 1982.

    Tony pursued a 36-year career as a Construction Engineer with the Air Force, Army and Navy and throughout his career he was based across Canada at Petawawa ON, Winnipeg MB, Esquimalt BC, Cold Lake AB, Maritime Headquarters in Halifax and Canadian Forces Base Shearwater NS.

    Tony’s career highlights included UN peacekeeping missions in Cyprus and the Golan Heights, his tour with 1 Construction Engineering Unit, management of the project to construct an ice runway during Op CESAR near the North Pole, Wing Logistics Officer 12 Wing Shearwater NS, Formation Construction Engineer Officer CFB Halifax, NS,  as Chief of Staff and Force Engineer during the Canadian Forces relief operations for the 1997 Manitoba Flood and his Canadian Defence Attaché postings to Poland and the Baltic states followed by Italy, Greece and Albania.

    Tony retired from the Canadian Forces in 2007.  He consulted briefly in the maritime facility security field.  In 2009 he assumed the duties of Director of Operations for the Nova Scotia Division of Commissionaires. He volunteered weekly in the St. John's Ambulance therapy dog program with his golden retriever, Abby. Tony was Honorary Colonel of 14 Construction Engineering Squadron (2010-2014).

    Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will take place in the future when we can gather again. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home. {khJun2020}