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VEJPRAVA, Darrell Neal

June 16, 1962 – Calgary, AB
June 16, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Darrell Vejprava, beloved husband of Kim Vejprava of Calgary, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the age of 52 years.

Darrell graduated from James Fowler High School. He then went on to build a career in Electronics Manufacturing. He spent many years at Nortel, later owning his own business. Darrell loved the outdoors, spending lots of time at their trailer in Water Valley, kayaking in the summer, snow shoeing in the winter and was known for building the biggest campfires. He was the kindest, gentlest, free spirited man and will be terribly missed by all.

Darrell is survived by his loving wife Kim; son Jesse; father Gordon; sisters, Sherrall Vejprava (Terry Casey), Pat (Paul) Lumsden and their daughters Ally and Becca; as well as numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Georgeann in 2008.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Darrell Vejprava, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. The Flanagan's :

    Dear Vejprava family,
    We were all so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
    Love from,
    Carol, Ian, Emily and Nicole

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  2. Kim and Family…Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time…I will always remember Darrell for his easy going nature, while working with him at Nortel. God bless.
    Anna and Tony Ryan

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  3. Marion Willemsen :

    Condolences to the family. I worked with Darrell at Nortel. I remember him as hard working, intelligent and having a great sense of humour. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. ~ Regards, Marion

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  4. Debbie and Brian :

    May all your precious memories comfort you during this sad time. Please know our thoughts are with you. Brian and Debbie (Silbernagel) Stahl

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  5. Tanya & Gary Beaton :

    We are so sorry for your loss, and hope that the love of family and friends will comfort you through the days ahead.

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  6. Rick and Rhonda High :

    Kim, Jesse and family,

    We are so deeply saddened to hear of Darrell’s passing. His laid-back personality and great sense of humor will be sorely missed by the many people whose lives he touched. We hope you take comfort in your family, friends and the many fond memories you have to help keep you strong and ease you through this difficult time. Know that he will never leave your thoughts and will always guide you along.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  7. Gary Broughton :

    Thoughts and prayers to the Vejprava family . Cherish the memories.

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  8. So sorry for your loss! I didn’t know Darrell but I know he meant so much to the Vejpravas. Thinking of you all.

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss . I worked with Darrell at Nortel and remember all the laughs we all shared. RIP

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  10. Shelley Holden :

    I am so sad to hear this news. Darrell was an amazing person and has gone long before his time. My deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and colleagues.

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  11. Janet Barker :

    Condolences to the family. I worked with Daryl at Nortel and had some fun times on the job. So sorry to hear of his passing.

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  12. John Slusarenko :

    I had the pleasure of working with Darrell at Nortel. He was a man with a sense of humor and excellent technical capability. I offer my sincere condolences to Kim and Darrell’s family.

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  13. Kim and Jessie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I will always remember the great times we had in Martindale. Darrell had a great sense of humor and will truly be missed.

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  14. Rene and Jo-Ann Beauchemin :

    This is a sad time for all of us. We feel for you Kim and you remain in our thoughts.

    God bless
    Rene and Jo-Ann

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  15. Meghan Burns :

    My sincerest condolences to the Vejprava family. My thoughts are with you all.

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  16. Dave Tranter :

    Kim and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Darrell at Nortel, he was a man with a positive approach to life and work. My prayers are for you.
    Dave T

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  17. Steele & Vanessa Marchuk :

    I’m at a complete loss for words! A good husband, father, brother, friend gone way to soon. We are so sorry to hear this news.

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  18. Thoughts and prayers to the Vejprava family from all of us here at SWC who have known Darrell for a long time in the business, and he will be missed.

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  19. Anne Madden :

    My heart goes out to you all.

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  20. Grant Spencer :

    Deepest sympathies to the Vejprava family. We are very sad to hear of Darrell’s passing. I have many great childhood memories growing up with Darrell as my “best friend” in Cambrian Heights when we were young boys.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

    Grant and Janice Spencer

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  21. So shocked to hear of Darrell’s passing, my sincerest condolences Kim.

    Bob G

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  22. So very sorry for your loss. Darrell was a good man and will be deeply missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    John, Katherine, Allison, Charlotte and Melanie

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  23. Kim, I am so saddened to hear this news. I have enjoyed working with Darrell over the years. Will be praying for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you and Jessie.

    Shawn

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  24. Very sorry to hear the sad news, please accept my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to Kim and the Vejprava family.
    Fouad Aziz

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  25. Ernesto Provenzano :

    We are saddened to hear the sudden passing of Darrell! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family& friends…condolences to you all.

    Rest In Peace.

    Ernesto Provenzano

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  26. It’s a shocker when an interesting nice person with a nice character & good attitude leaves this world at such a young age. I’m hoping very much that Kim & family can handle this great loss & emerge as stronger people because of very good & sound memories.
    Uncle Eric

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  27. Lawrence Mayer :

    I knew Darrell well through Nortel and later through his business. ALWAYS he was a character with intelligence, quick wit and usually a funny story to boot. He LIVED his life and I will miss him all the more for that. Thoughts and prayers for Kim and his family.
    Lawrence

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  28. Mandy McCabe( nee: Gorrie) :

    To the Vejprava family: I do not even know what to say… I am shocked, I am sorry for your loss and I will never forget Darrell and the years we knew each other through junior and senior high. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.
    Mandy

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  29. Daniel Gray :

    I would like to offer my condolences on the passing of Darrell. I didn’t know him on a personal level but he was a valued business contact, very helpful to me.

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  30. Ralph Goddard :

    I was shocked and saddened to hear this news today as Darrell and I have chatted and shared gossip and business leads regularly for many years and even visited just weeks earlier in Vancouver. He was always a class act and words can’t be enough to console those he loved most.

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  31. Steve Traichel :

    My absolute heartfelt condolences to All of Family. I had met him on more than a handful of times and was welcomed with absolute sincerity and ease. Please accept this late offering of remembrance, support and praise for someone deemed special indeed.

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