In Memoriam: Danuta Buczynski († October 26, 2021)

Danuta was an outstanding patron of the arts.  As President of the WMCT from 2001-2004, she led us during a period of remarkable growth in membership numbers, while overseeing four seasons of wonderful concert giving.  As an active member for years before that, she had initiated the Tuning Your Mind series of pre-concert lectures in partnership with the Faculty of Music at the U of T.   Later she chaired the planning for the special events and activities celebrating the 110th anniversary season. 

In 2019 she received the Lieutenant-Governor’s Distinguished Service Award for her even more extensive volunteer work for the Royal Ontario Museum.  Watch the ROM tribute video.                          

Born in France in 1937 and raised in Poland, she met Walter Buczynski in Warsaw in 1960.  He was a Canadian composition student, there on grants from the Polish state, and she was working for the government in handling foreign visitors.  They raised their family in midtown Toronto while he taught at the Faculty of Music, U of T, and she proudly and generously served her new country. Photo from the Funeral Home obituary.

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