I'm sad to announce that Krystyna Buczynska, my friend and volunteer at the Lakeshore Collegiate Garden, had passed away this month.
Krystyna lived across the street from the school and was a regular in the Lakeshore Garden. Adopting her as my Polish grandmother we shared language, stories, friendship and a love for gardening. I'm grateful for the times she would steal me away from the garden and take me to her home for tea, sweets and conversation. "In life you must work hard" she would say, "but you must also have fun!" Krystyna was a lively and highly active person who gave all she could and lived life to the fullest. She volunteered her time to the Daily Bread Food Bank and was heavily involved in her community.
Krystyna, you are missed. Thank you for all you gave. <3