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Sopczak, Jerome

March 11, 1931
July 1, 2013

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Jerome Sopczak, beloved husband and best friend of Anne, father of Gale and father in-law of Dave, who passed away peacefully Monday, July 1, 2013 at the age of 82, with his family by his side.

Jerome arrived in Calgary in 1962 to pursue his career as a mechanic and later his journey led him to his greatest passion of working in an environment surrounded by sporting goods equipment and recreational vehicles. He retired in 1991 but continued to utilize his acquired skills refurbishing everything that required a mechanical mindset. Jerome lived his life ever changing as the four seasons; fall – spent hunting and hiking, winter – enjoying many hours snowmobiling, spring – camping and motorcycling, and summer – salmon fishing on the west coast. The outdoors called and Jerome was always an active participant with Anne by his side every step of the way. He considered them both as billionaires, the wealth being they were able to enjoy so much time together in nature. Jerome ensured that each adventure was carefully archived in the form of photographs, videos and cd’s. He has left us with such wonderful memories.

Jerome is survived by his siblings Vivian, Marguerite and Ken as well as his many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life for Jerome will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, please contact McINNIS & HOLLOWAY, Telephone: (403) 243-8200. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the staff of South Health Campus for the compassionate care they provided during his brief stay. 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 Jerome Sopczak, 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. Dear Dave and Gale,

    Hoping that your many memories (video’s, photo’s and CD’s) will keep Jerome alive forever…what a treasure trove of moments that you will be able to relive.

    Our thoughts are with you…

    Kathy, Gary, Stephanie & Allision

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  2. Dear Dave and Gale,

    Hoping that your many memories (video’s, photo’s and CD’s) will keep Jerome alive forever…what a treasure trove of moments that you will be able to relive.

    Our thoughts are with you…

    Kathy, Gary, Stephanie & Allison

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  3. Brenda Peatch :

    Anne, Gale & Dave,
    It was with great sadness that I read about the passing of your husband and Dad. My thoughts are with you all in this time of grief.
    Take care, I am thinking of you.
    Brenda.

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  4. Lazzar Mautone :

    Gale and Dave my heart felt condolence’s on the your loss. It is always a challenge when you loose a loved one regardless of the age it happens. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this time. My God Bless and Keep all the memories close to your hearts.

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  5. Trudy and Tom Halliday :

    Dear Marguerite and family
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

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  6. Dear Anne, Gale and Dave,
    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember his quiet interest in the Ware family’s comings and goings. His warm smile and kindness will be fondly remembered. On behalf of the Weil family we wish you wonderful memories with the stories from Jerome’s life.
    Judy

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  7. Dear Anne,

    Please know my heart and thoughts are with you. I know that my father will miss him out there in the fall, as will I.

    Tamara

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  8. Suzanne Ware :

    Dear Anne, Gale, and Dave
    We are never quite ready to say goodbye to those we love, whatever their age.
    ‘By love, they are remembered, and in memory they live’.
    Thinking of you…
    Suzanne

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  9. Phil and Diane Litchfield :

    Dear Gale and Dave:
    We were so fortunate to meet your father before he became ill. We were impressed with his zest for living, his joy in nature’s bounty, and his quiet sharing of various life experiences, as well as his compassionate manner. You will miss him deeply.
    Diane and Phil

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