Forever In Our Hearts

Oh I have skipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split cloudsÖand done a hundred things
You have not dreamed ofÖwheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
Iíve topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor even eagle flew.
And while with silent lifting mind Iíve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
                                                John Gillespie Magee Jr.
STEFAN KAZIMIERZ BROCHOCKI:  Peacefully at St. Eustache Hospital, March 26, 2007; at the age of 89, after a lengthy illness. Son of the late Wladyslaw Brochocki and Helena Baranowska. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Poole, and dear, loving father of Stefanie (Napanee, ON) and Jan (Lachute, QC), cherished grandfather of Konrad Brochocki. Predeceased by brother Stefan (Isle of Wight). Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by family and friends in Canada, Poland, England, USA, and New Zealand. Stefan was raised in Krasne, Poland, and served as a bomber pilot in the Polish Air Force during WWII. For his service he was decorated with the Virtuti Militari and the Cross of Valour. He completed a second tour of duty with the Ferry Command flying out of Dorval, QC.  After the war he was an aeronautical engineer for Canadair Ltd. until retirement. His contributions to the world of aviation were many. He was part of the teams that produced Canadairís CL-41 Snowbird, CL-44, CL-84 VTOL, CL-215 Waterbomber, and Challenger aircraft. He was a member of the Gatineau Gliding Club and The Wing is the Thing, as well as an instructor with the Montreal Soaring Council. He designed and built the extraordinary tailless sailplane, the BKB and led a group of volunteers that restored the German MU-13 glider. Love of sailing inspired him to design and create a unique trimaran, the Lotus; and the first Canadian sailboard, the Ski-mer. His passions included gardening, skiing, and sailboarding. The family will receive condolences on Sat. March 31 at Salon Funeraire Guay, (Tel: 1-877-871-2020) 1044 Chemin Oka, Deux Montagnes, Quebec, between 1 and 3 p.m. during which time a service will be held. Donations in Stefanís memory can be sent to the World Wildlife Federation and the Canadian Cancer Society.