Edouard Wlodarczyk

Edouard Wlodarczyk

October 05, 1932 - May 25, 2018
Henderson NV

Edouard Wlodarczyk

October 05, 1932 - May 25, 2018
Henderson NV


Edouard Wlodarczyk
(October 5th, 1932 – May 25th, 2018)

Edouard Wlodarczyk was born on October 5th, 1932 in Pont-à-Mousson, France to Wladislaw and Wladslawa Wlodarczyk. His parents were Polish immigrants who moved to France in hopes of a better life for their children. Unfortunately, Edouard, his sister Helen and his brother León would have a childhood that was surrounded by soldiers and turmoil due to World War II. His father survived his time spent fighting in the war, but his experience would have a lifelong impact on Edouard.

Amidst the difficult circumstances, Edouard fondly recalled playing soccer as a young boy. His love of sports would follow him his entire life, later coaching his son and grandson in their soccer games and taking time to enjoy long bicycle rides on the weekends.

As Edouard grew older, he took a passionate interest in politics and at 15, became the President of the Polish-French Association. He was invited to Poland several times and during one of these trips, was asked to announce a march of forty-eight thousand young people over the radio followed by a meeting with the President of Poland. Due to the rising conflicts in policies, he was warned against returning to the country at the age of 16 and resigned from his position, resulting in the disbanding of the association.

Throughout his life, Edouard learned three other languages (German, Spanish and English) besides his native French and Polish. He was known for his humor and general knowledge of a wide array of subjects, and truly enjoyed learning about the things and people around him.

Having lived in a war-torn country since a very young age, Edouard decided to move to Montreal, Canada in 1952 for a fresh start. It was there he met his wife of 62 years, Valentine Wlodarczyk. When he first saw Valentine he told his friends he would marry her and, being a man of his word, they wed on May 26, 1956, in the same hall where they shared their first dance.

To make ends meet, Edouard drove Taxis in Montreal. However, due to his Formal Carpentry Training in France, he also became a contractor in Canada, building approximately 100 homes.

With little money but plenty of ambition, Ed and Val moved to California in 1965 with their two young children, Linda and Carlos. The family was not alone in this endeavor; close friends and other family members opted for the warmer climate as well creating a large and tight-knit European/Canadian community in Palos Verdes.

With his unyielding work ethic and generous nature, Edouard began managing approximately 100 employees during his time at Pacific Builders and soon ventured to start his own company, Lodarcy Construction Co. He was able to provide his family with everything he could ever dream of as a child. They were able to visit Europe ten times to visit with family and happily returned every time to his favorite place, California.

In later years, Edouard and Valentine moved to Las Vegas to be closer to their daughter and her children. He was an integral influence in their formative years and made a point to teach all of his children and grandchildren the importance of family, working hard and enjoying life. When asked if there was anything he would change about his life, he simply said that he wanted his twenties back so he could do it all over again.

Edouard passed away peacefully in the presence of his daughter and grandchildren at his daughter’s home, overlooking the backyard where he loved to sit, talk and read the daily newspaper. He is survived by his wife Valentine Wlodarczyk, his children, Linda Wlodarczyk Marsh and Carlos Wlodarczyk, and his grandchildren, Patrick Coleman, Lauren Coleman, Jacqueline Wlodarczyk and Spencer Wlodarczyk.


Vigil Service

  • Date & Time: June 11, 2018 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Mission Basilica
  • Location: 31522 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA - (Get Directions)

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: June 11, 2018 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Mission Basilica
  • Location: 31522 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA - (Get Directions)

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4 responses to Edouard Wlodarczyk

  1. Ed Coleman says:

    Had some good times with Edouard whenever my wife (Bette) and myself visited them he and Valentine>>>

  2. Thank you Edouard for being there, always. I will miss you alot but until we see each other again, take care of yourself up there.

  3. Carmen Ruiz says:

    So sad, he left us with so many happy memories. Never saw the man mad always joking.

  4. Dear Linda and Carlos,

    We are all very saddened by the death of your father Edward. My parents Jeanne and Conrad Jeanrie from Plaisance in Canada met in Montreal, more precisely in Ville St-Laurent where iton dad and mine worked together in building construction.

    Edouard was an extraordinary working partner. His professionalism, his good humor made him realize great projects, my father liked it a lot.

    When my parents moved to Plaisance in the Outaouais, you come regularly to visit us with your Gordon grandparents whom we loved.

    Valentine gave a good helping hand to mom during these visits, laughs, sharing were always present at our dinners.

    Our parents shared their sorrows and their great joys. They have always been supportive. The teasing of your father, the warm gestures of your mother will be forever engraved in our memories.

    Life has given us an immense gift, we thank God that it was possible that they cross our roads.

    Very warmly,

    The family of Conrad Jeanrie from Piacenza, Canada
    and their children
    Francine, Denis, Linda and Mario

    Chers Linda et Carlos,

    Nous sommes tous très attristés par le décès de votre père Edouard. Mes parents Jeanne et Conrad Jeanrie de Plaisance au Canada se sont rencontrés à Montréal, plus précisément à Ville St-Laurent ou iton papa et le mien ont travailllé ensemble dans la construction d’immeuble.

    Edouard était un partenaire de travail extraordinaire. Son professionnaliste, sa bonne humeur lui ont fait réalisé de grands projets, mon père l’appréciait beaucoup.

    Lorsque mes parents sont déménagés à Plaisance en Outaouais, vous venez régulièrement nous visiter avec vos grands-parents Gordon que nous adorions.

    Valentine donnait un bon coup de main à maman lors de ces visites, fous rires, partage étaient toujours présents lors de nos soupers.

    Nos parents se sont partagés leurs peines et leurs grandes joies. Ils ont toujours été de bon soutien. Les taquineries de ton père, les gestes chaleureux de ta mère nous seront à jamais graver dans nos mémoires.

    La vie nous a fait un immense cadeau, nous remercions Dieu qu’il est été possible qu’ils croisent nos routes.

    Très amicalement,

    La famille de Conrad Jeanrie de Plaisance, au Canada
    et leurs enfants
    Francine, Denis, Linda et Mario

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