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NAJMAN, Joseph

March 15, 1933 – Prague, Czechoslovakia
August 8, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Joseph Najman passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. He was 81 and packed much enjoyment into his life.

Joseph was born in Prague and raised in Protivin, where he learned to play the piano and became a dance instructor. After high school he graduated from the army academy as a chemical technologist. He was married to the love of his life, Monika, on July 26, 1962 and their daughter Monika was born December 5, 1963. He and his family along with his sister-in-law immigrated to Canada in October of 1968. He was active in the Czechoslovakian Association and retired from the Petroleum Recovery Institute with an award for achievement. In his retirement he and his wife made many happy trips back to Tabor, Czech Republic.

He is survived by his wife Monika Najman; daughter Monika Leibel of Osoyoos; granddaughter Sabrina Leibel of Kamloops; sister-in-law Maria Hejtmanek, her husband Vitek and their children Michael and Andrea and their families; brother-in-law Frantisek Novotny, his wife Ola, and their children Peter and Libor and their families. He was predeceased by his mother Marie Korotva, and his step-father Jan Korotva.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Joseph Najman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Drahá Moniko a Moniko,
    je nám s Jindrou nesmírně líto, že se dozvídáme smutnou zprávu o Josefově úmrtí. Ztratili jsme dobrého přítele. Jsme ve svých myslích s Vámi oběma. Josef bude s námi žít dál na mnoha fotografiích.
    Vaši Jindra a Miloš

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  2. Eliska Klokocka :

    Mila Moniko,
    prijmi prosim moji uprimnou soustrast nad tvoji velkou ztratou milovaneho manzela.
    Meli jsme Josefa radi s jeho milym usmevem a nakazlivym smichem a budeme na nej vzpominat.
    Eliska

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  3. Laura & Harry Kim :

    Monika & Sabrina,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather, may your happy memories help you through this very difficult time. Know that your friends are thinking of you.
    Harry & Laura Kim, Calgary

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  4. Laura & Harry Kim :

    Monika and Sabrina,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather, may your happy memories help you through this very difficult time. Know that your friends are thinking of you.
    Harry & Laura Kim, Calgary

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  5. Maya & Vernon Schlinger :

    Dear Monika and family, so sad to hear of the passing of Joseph. Our thoughts and prayers go to you and the family. May God rest Joseph’s soul in heaven.

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  6. Pavel Stanislav :

    I wish to express my deepest sympathy with passing of Josef Najman. Life is about accepting but not forgetting. I won’t forget Pepík.

    Pavel

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  7. Michal a Božena Kellner :

    Milá Moniko,
    Přijmi naši hlubokou soustrast na nenahraditelnou ztrátou Tvého manžela Pepíka, tatínka dcery Moniky a dědečka vnučky Sabriny. Cítíme s Tebou a je nám to velice líto.
    Upřímně Božena a Michal Kellnerovi

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  8. Judy & Jan Bakalik :

    Monika and Sabrina
    We are so sorry to hear of your father and grandfathers passing! Cherish the warm memories that you have!
    Judy

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  9. Michael a Eva Rojek :

    Milá Moniko,
    přijmi prosím naši upřímnou soustrast nad ztrátou Tvého milovaného manžela.
    Nikdy nezapomeneme jeho usměvavou tvář.

    Eva a Michal Rojkovi

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  10. Tae and Milo Nosal :

    Dear Monika

    Please accept our deepest condolences regarding unexpected passing of Josef. His friendly smile will always enliven our hearts and memories. Without his kindness this world will never be the same for all of us.

    Tae and Milo Nosal

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  11. Jarda & Stanka Horackovi :

    Moniko s rodinou,prijmete prosim,nasi uprimnou soustrast nad ztratou manzela Pepika a Moniky tatinka,ktereho jsem moc casto a rada potkavala kolem University,kdyz jsme tam spolecne pracovali.Vzdy jsme si meli o cem povidat a casto to byla pekna legrace,hlavne,kdyz jsme si porad mohli na neco stezovat.
    My prayers are with you!
    Stanka s manzelem Jardou

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  12. Eva a Pavel Siska :

    Milá Monika,

    Dovol nám objať Ťa a vysloviť hlbokú sústrasť so stratou, ktorú pochopí len ten kto naozaj ľúbi.

    Všetko však čo začne počítať mílniky na svojej púti týmto nádherným svetom či sa stretáva a lúči, ľúbi, smeje sa, robí šťastnými okoloidúcich, príde skôr či neskôr k mílniku poslednému.
    Je to samozrejmé, že nás najmä tých čo poznali sme sa tak dlho, bolesť prenikne a prázdno ohúri.

    Želajme si vieru, že mílnik posledný je len zdanie, že za ním je Svetlo a Láska, v ktoréj sa všetci nie zadlho stretneme.

    Vždy Tvoji Paľo s Evkou.

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