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BLAZINA, John Casmir

March 4, 1924 – March 4, 2012

John Blazina passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the age of 88 years.

John was born in Hreljin, Yugoslavia, and raised in Nelson, B.C. He was married to his wife, Ada, at Nelson in 1943. They moved to Calgary in 1948 and raised their six children there. John and Ada were lifetime members of the Rosicrucian Order, A.M.O.R.C. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and will be truly missed.

John is survived by five sons Richard, Norman, Arthur, Martin, Daryl, one daughter Shannon, twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters Helene LaCoste and Mary Bruketa and his partner, Patricia Brydon.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society of Calgary, #201, 222 – 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3 or to the Calgary Pronaos, A.M.O.R.C., 214 Dalgleish Bay N.W., Calgary, AB T3A 1K9.

In living memory of John Blazina, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. So many fond memories of you, Ada and Shannon at the Lodge. You were an inspiration to me at that time. Condolences to Patricia and the whole famly.

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  2. Betty & John Cone :

    Our condolences to the family. He is gone to a better place and is at Peace. Our Condolences especially to sisters Mary & Helene.

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  3. Stanley Pilkington :

    I was sorry to find out about the passing of John Blazina today. Please allow me to tell you I first met John when I started working for the CPR in the mid 1950s. We worked together in the same shop for 17 years from 1963 to 1980. I will always have good memories of John. My sincere sympathies to the Blazina family at this time.

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  4. Fernando Arrau :

    My condolences to all the family for the passing of a great person. I am sorry I could not be there last Saturday. I have so many fond memories of John, Ada and Shannon at the Lodge and as friends…

    Fernando Arrau

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  5. Mary Anne Sutherland/Walter & Kay Stuckart :

    Our thoughts are with you. Walter was extremely saddened to hear of John’s passing. He remembers what a good man John was. He was a gentle soul. Shannon I miss seeing you walking past my Mom’s room and we miss saying our hello’s to John daily.

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