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PRADA, George Carl Lincoln

February 8, 1927 – February 12, 2012

George Carl Prada of Calgary passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the age of 85 years.

George Carl is survived by his son Roger Prada; daughter and son-in-law Andrea and Jason Hamm; grandson Owen Hamm. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Ruth Prada.

A private gathering celebrating George’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Calgary & Southern Alberta Chapter, 1130F – 44 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 4W6 Telephone: (403) 266-5295, in honour of his beloved grandson Owen. The family wishes to thank all of his caregivers at Extendicare Cedars Villa on the Clover ward for all their love and support during his time there.

In living memory of George Prada, 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. Ih ad the pleasure of working with “Carl” many years ago and listening to his stories.

    May you find comfort in the knowledge that you had him in your lives for many years.

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  2. I don’t usually get affected when I hear about the deaths of people from my past, but this time I did. I’m not sure what people are supposed to write in condolences, so I’m going to share a memory.
    As the father of one of my best Jr. High friends, Mr. Prada (or simply “Roger’s dad” to me) was a constant figure in some of the most formative years of my life. And while memories of those years are now hazy at best, there is one about Mr. Prada that has always stuck – his insistence that putting your car in neutral when coming to a stop or while stopped was better for the car, the engine, and gas consumption, then simply leaving it in drive.
    To this day I have no idea if there’s any truth to this theory of his, but I still find myself putting my car in neutral when slowing to stop or when stopped at a light. And I know I have “Roger’s dad” to thank for that.

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  3. Richard Friesen :

    Heidi, Tyson and I were very saddened by the news that your father passed away on Feb 12th. I know words can’t really help you right now, but please know how much we care and feel for your loss. Your dad was a special person and I’ll always have great memories of “Uncle Carl” when we visited Calgary.

    We didn’t find out of your dad’s passing until we arrived home last week. We had left Winnipeg on Feb 12th for a family holiday to St Lucia. Even though we didn’t know of your dad’s passing, it’s odd because Heidi and I were actually thinking and talking about your dad during the week of Feb 13th to 17th. Somehow his spirit must have touched us that week, I guess when he was free to fly home. St Lucia is a small island very close to where your dad was born. I shared many stories with Heidi about the great trips I had to Calgary, always looking forward to visit “Uncle Carl”. Your dad had very cool hobbies and inspired me to fly. He shared many stories with me about how he became a pilot when he was younger. Things were so different for me back then as a child and I was fascinated by all the stories and hobbies your dad had. So cool to have a uncle making remote airplanes and ships. Your dad shared the same passions that I still share to this day.

    We’re all unique in our own ways and your dad had a very gentle quiet soul. Cherish the good memories of your dad (“Uncle Carl”), I know I will.

    Uncle Carl, you’re cleared for takeoff, enjoy your flight home, and clear skies.


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  4. Frank (Bunny) Prada :

    I hope it is not too late to offer our condolences at your dad’s passing. I am your dad Carl’s younger brother, Frank, known by all as Bunny. I have tried on several occasions to reach Carl for several years. The last time I spoke with Carl, very briefly was in 2002. I was trying to encourage him to come to our son Jeffrey’s wedding.
    We are so very sorry to learn of his death. I guess there was no information about his siblings. But some of us are still around and Carl and some of his antics and achievements are often spoken of. He has two sisters in the US. Gracie Figuaroa in New York and Jean Siung in Florida. Gloria, an older sister still lives in Trinidad, the country of his birth. I am a younger brother, Bunny, and his youngest brother Neville lives in Australia.
    I am hoping that either Andrea or Roger will respond to this message, as I would love to make a connection with my brother’s offspring, before it’s too late. Please accept our sincerest condolences, and I hope we can make a connection. Too many years have passed without getting to know you. I am your uncle “Bunny”.

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