May 5, 1934 – May 20, 2012
Joseph Bicek, beloved husband of Helen Bicek (predeceased), passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the age of 78 years surrounded by his family.
Joseph was born in Klec, Czech Republic and defected to Canada via Austria in 1952. He met and fell in love with Helen in Montreal and they married in 1968. They started their family while in Quebec and relocated to Calgary in 1981. Joseph worked for many years at Astral Photo and retired as the Vice President for the Western Canadian operations in 1995. He was an avid outdoorsman in his younger years and passed on his love for the outdoors to his children. Joseph was the consummate family man and lived for the ones he held dear. Family was his life, and he was ours. He is deeply missed.
He is survived by his daughter Lisa and her partner Michel, his son Scott and his wife Catherine along with their three children Benjamin, Jacqueline, and Samuel. Joseph is also survived by his brother in-law Jiri Vlach and his extended family in the Czech Republic, and Helen’s siblings James, Lionel (Evelyn), Malcolm and Yvonne (Marc), along with numerous nieces and nephews and their partners and children.
Joseph was predeceased by his wife Helen earlier this spring. He was also predeceased by his mother Anna Bicekova, his father Joseph Bicek and his sister Zdenka Vlachova.
Joseph’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to those who demonstrated such warmth and compassion in the preceding months: Dr. Zahid Rafiq who acted above and beyond as Joseph’s family physician, Amanda and colleagues from Palliative Homecare (NE), and Drs. Sharma and Shergill and the staff at the Santuari Hospice at the PLC. Thank you all. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Joseph Bicek, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585Print This Obituary & Condolences