Andrej Kreutz

Obituary of Andrej Szczęsny Kreutz

March 15, 1936 – Crakow, Poland

April 25, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Andrzej Szczęsny Kreutz of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at the Providence Care Home on Monday, April 25, 2022, at the age of 86 years.


Andrzej Szczęsny Kreutz was born in Cracow, Poland on March 15, 1936. He came from a distinguished family of scholars, but his father died when he was five years old, and he was raised by his mother Maria Joszefa (Pogorelska) Kreutz. He earned a master’s degree at Jagiellonian University in Cracow and lectured in History at the University of Toruń. He and his mother spent several years in Israel then immigrated to Canada in 1974, where he earned a doctorate in Political Science in 1987. He published four academic books on diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Israel and on Russia and the Middle East, as well as dozens of academic papers and book reviews. He was a lecturer at the University of Calgary, Mt. Royal University, and St. Mary’s University.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church (2111 Uxbridge Drive NW, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Andrzej's service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with Andrej’s friends here.


In living memory of Andrej Kreutz, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.



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Funeral Mass

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Our lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church (Polish)
2111 Uxbridge Drive NW
Calgary , Alberta, Canada

Graveside Service

3:00 pm
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Queen's Park Cemetery
3219-4th street NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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