Scientist (Ret'd) NRC. Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada F.RSC and the Polish Academy of Sciences F. PAN World War II Veteran
It is with great sorrow and sadness that the family announces the passing of Teodor Blachut at the age of 89, on Thursday, June 17, 2004. Much loved husband and partner for 55 years of Fanni (nee Schawalder). Dear father of Janek, Daniel (Lise) and Piotr (Mary); brother to Kazik (Marysia) Blachut; and will be sadly missed by sister-in-law Claire Schaaf of Switzerland. He was happy in his role of Dzadzio to Emanuele, Jessica, Lisa, Christopher, Stefanie, Adrian, Alexandra, Rebecca, Eric and Marek.
Born and educated in Poland at the illustrious Technical University of Lwow (Dipl. Ing). Later received PhD (Tech.Sc) from ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. His publications and text books were translated into several languages. Author of 8 patents, he is recognized as one of the leading photogrammetrists of the 20th century.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the excellent care extended by Dr. C. Czarnowski & team, the staff at Rideau Gardens and the warm loving care provided by both the volunteers and professionals at the Hospice at May Court, where Teodor spent his last days.
Friends may pay respects on Sunday, June 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. (Rosary at 8:30 p.m.) at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 235 Kent Street. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Hyacinth Church (Louisa and Lebreton Streets) on Monday at 10 a.m. At a future date, the family will attend a private interment at St. Mary's Cemetery on the scenic hill in Wilno, Ontario, location of Canada's first Polish Settlement, a part of the world close to Teodor's heart.
In memoriam donations to the "Fanni & Teodor Blachut Foundation", established to offer financial assistance to students of Photogrammetry at the AGH (Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza, Krakow, Poland), would be appreciated. Contributions payable to the Canadian Polish Congress Charitable Foundation, c/o Dr. J. M. Zarzycki, 9 Marchbrook Circle, Kanata, Ontario, K2W 1A1.
The Ottawa Citizen