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HEJNA – Jerry

September 8, 1942 – December 5, 2009

Jerry Hejna of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the age of 67 years.

“A life has been lost, but an angel has been gained.”

Jerry was born on September 8, 1942 and emigrated from the Czech Republic to Canada.

Jerry is survived by his companion and dear friend Olga Svab; sons, Roman (Marcela) and Mike (Brandi); daughters, Jitka (Allan) and Lenka (Mike). He is also survived by his sister Vera. Jerry was predeceased by his wife Alena.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through 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, We would like to thank the staff of the emergency department of the Foothills Medical Centre for their care and compassion.

In living memory of Jerry Hejna a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Loraine and Keith Hill :

    Dear Olga
    I am truly sorry to hear about Jerry’s sudden passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Life has been so tough on you this year. If you need to talk or go for coffee let me know. Hopefully I will be driving by next week and I will call you. Take care. Loraine

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  2. Olga
    My deepest sympathies go out to you.
    Jerry is undoubtably another star shining in the heavens.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Hugs Honey,

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  3. Jerry was one of the most helpful people I have had the privilege to come across – always doing things beyond the call of duty. It was a pleasure to see him greet everyone who came off our Lufthansa flight and also how he treated the wheelchair passengers. I remember one incident which took place a couple of weeks ago when we had an Unaccompanied Minor on our flight. Jerry was in charge of this child and as per the procedure has to hand him over to the parent or escort. This child’s father was delayed for over an hour. The child was getting panicky, but Jerry with his calm assuring manner kept the child at ease and never left his side till the parent came to collect him. Personally, he was a great help to me and my colleagues from Lost and Found – always helping beyond what was required. Jerry was a person who enjoyed working at the Airport and had a very good rapport with everyone. To Olga and Jerry’s children, your father was a star and he will be greatly missed. I consider it a privilege to have come to know him. May his soul rest in peace and God give you the strength to tide through this time of loss.

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  4. Drahomira Hojda :

    Deepest sympathy to all of you. We are thinking of you
    Mirka, Sarka, Sadia and Gabby Hojda

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