Oct. 13, 2023Print | PDF
Wilfrid Laurier University mourns the passing of Marek Krawiec, a member of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) team at the Waterloo campus. Marek passed away on Oct. 4, 2023, at the age of 44.
Marek held various positions in ICT at Laurier between 2007 and 2016. After a time working away from the university, Marek returned to Laurier in the spring of 2023 as a systems architect.
Marek obtained a Bachelor of Science in informatics and econometrics from the University of Economics and Computer Science in Warsaw, Poland in 2001. He immigrated to Canada in 2001 and obtained graduate diplomas in network engineering and organizational leadership and development.
Marek will be remembered as a kind and caring individual who loved his family, friends and spending time outdoors. The university will lower its flags to half-mast in Marek's honour.
Marek leaves behind his wife Anitka, daughters Chloe and Claire, as well as family members and friends in Poland and Canada. Marek’s family will receive relatives and friends at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St. in Kitchener, on Oct. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Oct. 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A funeral service will be held Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Henry Walser Funeral Home.
A GoFundMe campaign has been established in support of Marek’s wife and daughters. Donations to the campaign or the Food Bank of Waterloo Region are appreciated by the family.
As Laurier mourns the loss of Marek, the university is focused on offering support and ensuring the well-being of students, faculty and staff. Laurier reminds students, staff and faculty of the support services available: