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BARAN, Jack Antoni

June 11, 1930 – Dauphin, Manitoba
June 30, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Jack, beloved husband of Victoria Margaret Baran (nee Brezden) of Calgary, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the age of 84 years.

Jack passed away at the South Health Campus with his family at his side. He leaves behind Victoria (Vicki) his wife of 58 years; two sons Gregory (Jami); Richard (Patty) and children Alicia and Hannah; and daughter Lisa (Rob) and children Brittany and Anthony. He is also survived by brother Mike of Kelowna, sister Jean of Kamloops, BC, brother Len of Thunder Bay, ON and brother Ron of Collingwood, ON as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary Baran; sister Ann and brother Wally.

Jack was born in Dauphin, MB and moved to Calgary in 1966. He worked in the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry. For several years he sang with the Calgary Stampede City Chorus. He was an active member of St. Cecilia’s Church Choir and Knights of Columbus. Jack was blessed with a keen sense of humour and a quick wit. We would like to express our sincere thanks to our friends and relatives for their outpouring support and prayers. Thank you to the staff at the South Health Campus for their outstanding compassionate care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue S.E.) on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Jack Baran, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Joy Obah-Adeola :

    You will be missed Jack. Be consoled Vicki & family. Albert, my son will miss Jack so much- Jack always has candy for him every Sunday. RIP Jack.

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  2. Walter Rusel (cousin) :

    Dear Vicky and family of Jack Baran; We all live our separate lives, but with an event such as a family member passing-on, there a connective sense to reach out and give help and support. I feel your grief and share in your pain by Jacks’ passing.
    Love cousin Walter Rusel

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  3. Betty Hayes and Julia Grohn (Hayes) :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of Mr. Baran. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Hayes Family.

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  4. Jack, you were such a good and faithful choir member sitting beside me all these years. We had some laughs didn’t we Jack? and some “under the table jokes”. Jack I shall miss the candy you gave me faithfully every Wednesday and Sunday and I shall miss you looking at your watch every 2 minutes during the sermon, we sure had a laugh over that. I`m going to miss you coming into the office for a quick chat on your way over to Timmy`s. I know God has great plans for you dear friend and I know he will take good care of Vicki and give her the strength to carry on. So farewell friend I will surely miss you. Lovingly Maureen

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  5. Robert Bailey :

    Dear Vicky, Greg, Richard, and Lisa, so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. It’s ironic that I feel homesick now, and wish very much I could be with you all today. I’m really pleased I got to spend some time with Jack last year, albeit brief. It’s really knocked me hearing the news. I’ve known Jack most of my life. As sad as I feel, I can’t help but smile when I think of Jack and the family, and all the great memories we’ve shared over the years. You’ve always felt like a second family to me. I hope everyone can find reasons to celebrate how Jack enriched our lives. I miss him already. Lots of love. Look forward to speaking to you all soon. Kind regards, RB

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  6. Treve and Anne Piper :

    Dear Vicki and Family
    We offer our sincere sympathy and prayers for our friend, Jack. We have such wonderful memories of fun times at St. Cecilias and golf parties organized by Jack.
    Sending our love
    Treve and Anne Piper

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  7. So sorry to read of your loss. My sincere condolences to the family.

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