October 28, 1950 – Bratislava, Slovakia
July 22, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Martin Hlavacek, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 22nd at the age of 63 years.
Martin’s adventurous spirit was evident throughout his life. His first move was in 1968 as a student fleeing Communist Czechoslovakia. He settled in a village near St. Albans, England, where he began his new life. His next venture took him to Toronto, Canada where he met his future wife Lilia.
After the birth of his daughters, road trips to Kananaskis with dogs Sammie and Teddy were a favourite pastime. As of late, Martin completed several travel goals, including vacations to Nova Scotia, the Azures, and Rome. Last June, Martin was even able to visit the homestead of his favourite Icelandic poet, Stephan G. Stephansson, in Markerville, Alberta.
Martin’s example to all of us was to keep our sense of wonder in all things. His example will be remembered always.
Martin will be dearly missed by his wife Lilia; and his children, Theresa, Jessica and Paul.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive N.E) on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (15 Templebow Road N.E.) on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery (Erlton Street and 32nd Ave. S.W.). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the caring health care professionals and the Foothills Hospital Neurology Ward and Santauri Hospice.
In living memory of Martin Hlavacek, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences