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MUZYKA, Zenon “Zan” Michael

June 4, 1940 – Montreal, QC
November 1, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Zenon “Zan” Michael Muzyka, beloved husband of Katharina passed away peacefully at home in Calgary on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the age of 73 years.

Zan was educated at McGill University in Montreal and made his career as an audio engineer. His life’s passion was music. He enjoyed playing keyboards and the accordion.

Besides his loving wife Katharina, Zan is survived by sons Alex and Tom (Aneth Sanchez), and two grandchildren Nicholas and Johnathan Muzyka-Sanchez. He will be dearly missed by friends and family. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael Muzyka and Tekla Sahaydak.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m., followed by Prayers and Tributes at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com and/or www.yourtribute.com. 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, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.

In living memory of Zan Muzyka, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. ed & susan meitner :

    Katherine, Tommy and Alex, we are so sad for your loss. Zanny was a perpetually happy person, always ready with a joke. Everytime we go by his office we expect to see him sitting there deep in thought. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

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  2. Shahin Al Rashid & Family :

    Katherine, Tommy and Alex, my family and I are so sorry for your loss. I am personally saddened by his passing. He was always a person that I could talk with, quick to help and wonderfully jovial in his manner. He will be sorely missed. Me and my families thoughts are with you.

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  3. Kevin Koyanagi :

    Dear Muzyka family,

    We are very saddened to learn of Zanny’s passing. He truly was an amazing person and a well respected colleague.

    We will always have great memories of Zanny and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,

    The Koyanagi family

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  4. Zanny was a magnificent soul. He gave the world a joyous mixture of laughter and music and in copious amounts.We will miss him.

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  5. Heidi, Bernd, Eric Luz, B.E.K. Metal :

    Dear Muzyka family, We are so sorry to hear about Zan’s passing so unexpected. He was such a friendly man, always coming into our shop with a smile and very happy and with another idea he had. We are so sorry, that he had to leave this world but we are sure he is in a better place and watching over all of you. We pray with you that you will overcome his loss and that you know he is not suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family and hope that God will help you overcome your sorrows and help you in this hard time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family from all our employees from B.E.K. Metal Products Ltd.
    Bernd, Heidi & Eric Luz & families

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  6. Gloria Sihlis :

    Katharina,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your husband.
    God bless you and keep you close in your time of sadness.

    For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you. Isaiah 41:13

    With sincere sympathy,
    Gloria Sihlis (daughter of Betty White from Clifton Manor)

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  7. NORMAN HANCHERUK :

    sincere sympathy and condolences from all of us,will miss the conversations I had with Zanny over the years.

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  8. Dear Muzyka Family,

    I worked with Zanny for 3.5 years at EMM Labs, he always was able to bring a smile to my face no matter how down I was. His jokes, kind caring personality and vast knowledge made everyone he associated with a better person.

    My families thoughts and prayers are with you in this time.

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  9. Richard & Pascale :

    Kathy and family we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Zan, we will cherish forever the memories of him in our hearts and offer our sincere condolences at this sad time. Richard & Pascale

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  10. Mike Desjardins :

    My condolences to Zan’s family and friends. Also, to his second family at EMM Labs. I had the pleasure of working with Zan on several projects over the last few years and found him to be a fair and honest man, always quick with a compliment. His visits to my shop will be missed!

    Mike Desjardins
    President-Lab Machine Works

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  11. Katherine,
    We were all deeply saddened to hear of Zenny’s passing. Please accept our condolences to you and your family.

    Irene & Victor Peredry & Sam Procyszyn

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