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ZIKA, George Jiri

September 10, 1947 – Bohosudov, Czechoslovakia
May 9, 2014 – Calgary, AB

George Jiri Zika beloved husband of Helena Zika of Calgary, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014 with his family by his side at the age of 66 years.

Besides his loving wife Helena, George is survived by his mother Jindra Zikova; son Jake; daughter Barb (Ryan); sister Eva and family; sister-in-law Marie and family; and the Marsovsky family. He will be missed by many friends.

George was a dedicated employee at CP Rail for twenty-eight years. He had a profound passion for cars and was an avid member of the BMW Club of Calgary.

He will be in our hearts forever and always.

Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of George Zika, 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. Jarka a Jirka :

    Je nam to hrozne lito.Jarka a Jirka

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  2. Kellie and Kris Nelson :

    George will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and love to you all.

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  3. Estrella Galaz :

    My deepest condolences go out to all of the Zika family. My thoughts and strength are without you. xo

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  4. Bruce and Bonnie Grant :

    Barb, our hearts go out to you and your family at this terribly sad time. Our deepest sympathies!

    Bonnie and Bruce

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  5. Lubor Jelinek :

    George (Strejda Jirka) was a benefactor and de facto uncle for me throughout my entire childhood in Calgary. I have many fond memories of spending time at his house, where I always felt comfortable and welcome. The conversations we had in his garage about cars, as he gleamed with pride about his meticulously clean sedan, made an indelible impression on me, and undoubtedly shaped some of my own character today.

    His hearty laugh and respectable demeanour will be sorely missed but never forgotten.

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  6. Sebastian and Debbie Gentile :

    Helena and family. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of George. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Chris and Ashley Adamache :

    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Our condolences to the whole family.

    Lots of love,

    Chris & Ashley Adamache

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  8. Dáša a Mirek Stýblovi :

    Přijměte naši hlubokou soustrast, milou vzpomínku a hodně sil a soudržnosti v této těžké chvíli.

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  9. Sylvain and Cindy Dupuis :

    I was very fortunate to work along side George for many years, he made my life that much better, I offer my deeper condolences to the family he will be greatly missed.

    Sylvain and Cindy Dupuis

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  10. I worked with George for many years a Canadian Pacific Railway; he was always known to take his work seriously and completed every task with pride. George will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him at CP.
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family in this difficult time.

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  11. Desiree Yauch :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Barb. Remember the love and laughter.

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  12. Petra Musilová-Hanzlíčková :

    Přijměte naši hlubokou soustrast, jsme v myšlenkách s Vámi. Klaus a Kristina Hanzlíčkovi, Petra a Silvie

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  13. Tara-Mae Ferraz :

    From the bottom of my heart I want to send my deepest condolences in your loss.
    George was always in great spirits when ever had made his visits to Calgary BMW.
    You will be truly missed!
    You the family is in my thoughts and prayers at the sad time.

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  14. Zora a Pepik :

    Prijmite nasu uprimnu soustrast, myslou sme pri Vas v tejto tazkej chvile,je nam to strasne luto.
    Zora a Pepik

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  15. Janice herbst :

    Dear Helena and family,
    Please accept my condolences. I will miss George a lot – he always called when he was worried about my dad. He was such a great friend.
    Janice

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  16. Lenka & Honza & boys :

    Přijměte naši hlubokou soustrast od nasi cele rodiny jsme v duchu s Vami.

    George (Jirka) love his BMW and he also like his FERNET liqueur.
    So from now on every time we see M3 BMW or lift the glass with Fernet (and we will) remember him with all our hearts!
    Lenka & Honza and boys

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  17. Lenka & Honza & boys :

    Přijměte naši hlubokou soustrast od cele nasi rodiny.
    Myslime stale na Vas.

    Lenka & Honza & kluci

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  18. Lynn Haines :

    Our thoughts are with you at this time of sadness.
    Take comfort in all your wonderful memories.
    Love to you all.
    John and Lynn Haines

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  19. Larry and Karen Erhardt :

    Helena, Jake, Barb and Ryan,

    Our thoughts are with you at this extremely sad time. May happy memories bring you comfort as you grieve the loss of George. We will think of him every time we have a cup of Starbucks coffee and when Apple releases a new version of the I-Pad. But most of all we will remember his smile and laugh. Our hearts go out to you,

    Larry and Karen

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  20. David Švarc :

    Přijměte naši upřímnou soustrast a mnoho sil. Myslíme na vás. David Švarc s rodinou

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  21. Patty Hnatiuk :

    Dear Helena and family,
    My heart goes out to you at this sad time Helena. I will always remember your “George stories” and hope that they too in time will bring you comfort.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers that they too will bring you comfort.
    Lovingly, Patty

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  22. For more than 30 years we have enjoyed the friendship of George´s family. We have helped each other when needed and shared times, good and bad. Aside from George´s passion for everything BMW, we have admired and benefited from his computer and many other skills. Who will replace him? George will be missed for his zest for life, dedication and care and will be always in our memories.
    We have lost a good and dear friend.
    Miloš and Jindra Gruber

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  23. Jackie Rode :

    So very sorry to hear of George’s passing. I worked with him at Southland, and enjoyed chatting with him daily at work. He was a lovely gentleman, with the cleanest car in the bus yard!! Thinking of you all at this time, he will be greatly missed.

    -Jackie Rode

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  24. Radek a Eva Richter :

    Ty jsi nezemřel Ty jsi pouze vzdálen, zemřel ten co je zapomenut.
    V našich myšlenkách jsi a budeš napořád.
    Helenko, Barborko a Jakube je nám to strašně moc líto, stále na vás myslíme.
    Eva a Radek

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  25. Kveta Jelinek :

    Na leta stravena s Jirikem a celou jeho rodinou nikdy nezapomenu. Jirik dokazal poradit,nekdy i nastvat. Co v nas ale zustane naporad jsou chvile pohody,smichu,tance a radosti byti pospolu. Jiriku diky za krasne vzpominky.
    Kveta a Roman Jelinkovi

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  26. Charlotte Currie :

    George loved and was loved by his family and friends. He left a legacy of dedication, pride and
    capability in everything he did. Time is the great healer and my prayers are with Helena, Jake
    and Barb, that many good memories will comfort them in the days to come.

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  27. Clint & Jentsa Hatfield :

    As many others I too had the privilege of working with George. He was a good man and a great friend. He will truly be missed. Your family is in our thoughts and in our prayers. May God bless you all.

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  28. Milena Drgoňová :

    Helence, Barboře a Jakubovi – Přijměte z celého srdce moji hlubokou soustrast, jsem ve vzpomínkách s vámì.
    Milena Drgoňová

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  29. My Deepest condolences on a life cut far too short. George was a part of most family gatherings and his personality and enthusiasm will be greatly missed. George has left everyone he touched with great memories, and in that way he will live on with us.

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  30. Irena a Míra Hurdovi :

    Heleno, Barboro a Jakube, žádná slova nemohou vyjádřit zármutek, který s vámi v tuto bolestnou chvíli cítíme. Přijměte hlubokou soustrast.
    Irena a Mirek

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  31. Brenda Beach :

    Dear Helena, we are so sad to hear of George’s passing. We wish you strength to get through this tough time. Our thoughts and prayers are being sent to you and your family.

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  32. Aaron and Lexi Crawford :

    To the Zika Family,
    We can’t say how very sorry we are for your loss. We are thinking about you daily and offer our most sincere condolences.
    With heavy hearts,
    Aaron and Lexi Crawford

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