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Gabriel Poczekaj

Obituary of Gabriel Poczekaj

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Gabriel passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 9, 2022 at 4 years of age, following a brave year long battle with brain cancer.   

Gabriel was born on April 24, 2017 to proud parents Angela and Andrzej Poczekaj and sisters Ava and Veronica.  His little brother Lukas would join the family a few years later. 

He was a smart, caring, patient, outdoor adventure loving boy, who always had a hug and a high five ready for you. He loved kitchen dance parties, Paw Patrol, ice cream, camping and spending time with family. 

After he was diagnosed with brain cancer, Gabriel braved many doctors appointments and various treatments by finding the positive and making the best of the situation. 

Gabriel loved his family deeply and is survived by his parents, Angela and Andrzej Poczekaj, his big sisters Ava and Veronica, his little brother Lukas; grandparents Urszula & Miroslaw Prymka; Halina & Benedykt Poczekaj; Ciocia Chantal & Wujek Wojciech; cousins Kinga & Tomasz; Ciocia Katarzyna Semeniuk, Wujek Zbygniew Marciniak, cousins Emily, Alicia, Dominik, Victoria & Lydia; Wujek Jaroslaw and cousin Kaya along with great grandparents and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Gabriel was a ray of sunshine to all that he met.  The family requests that those in attendance at the visitation and funeral wear a piece of yellow to continue to spread his light.   

The family wishes to thank all those that supported them during the past year. 

Friday
11
March

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 11, 2022
DeStefano Funeral Home
1289 Keith Ross Drive
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
905-440-3595
Friday
11
March

Rosary

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday, March 11, 2022
DeStefano Funeral Home
1289 Keith Ross Drive
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
905-440-3595
Saturday
12
March

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Saturday, March 12, 2022
St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
411 Olive Avenue
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Saturday
12
March

Interment

12:30 pm
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Resurrection Catholic Cemetery
355 Taunton Road
Whitby, ON , Ontario, Canada