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KERS, Oskar

May 2, 1932 – Zemun, Croatia
September 10, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Oskar Kers, beloved husband of Elizabeth Kers (nee Solta) of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

Oskar immigrated to Canada December 1968 with his wife and two children looking for a better life. He was a hard working, dedicated family man, often working two jobs at a time and furthering his education. After which he opened his own dental lab and denture clinic where he worked till his retirement.
Family, good food (home made sljivovica) and traveling the world was his other passions.

Besides his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Oskar is survived by two children, Dr. Albert and Dajana Kers and Irena and Ivan Damjanovic; five grandchildren, Mario, Tony and Anna (David Rendulic) Damjanovic, Kristina and Anthony Kers; nephew Zeljko and Marija Kers and their family all of Calgary. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Arthur and Rosalia Kersch of Germany and numerous nieces and nephews in Calgary, Germany and Croatia. He was predeceased by his parents Matija and Marija, and two brothers, Albert and Eduard.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Marija Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church (14680 Deer Ridge Drive S.E.) on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Fund Development, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N1, Telephone: (403) 210-7103,
In living memory of Oskar Kers, 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. Anton&Theresa Malnar

    Elizabeth & family
    To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die, when you have given memories too beautiful to forget. Oskar was a gentleman and we feel very blessed to have known him in this life. May you ever treasure the wonderful times you had and our prayers are with your whole family. )O(
    Theresa & Anton Malnar

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  2. To the Damjanovic Family;

    Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your father/grandfather. Cherish the memories as those can never be taken from you. May you find comfort in this very difficult time.

    Josie, Gerry, Roslyn & Domenic

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  3. Rade i Ankica Serdarevic

    Draga obitelji Kers i Damjanovic
    Primite nasu duboku sucut povodom gubitka vaseg dragog supruga,oca dida ,strica .
    Dragom Oskaru neka je laka ova Canadska zemlja i Bog mu dao kraljevstvo nebesko pocivao u miru Bozjem.
    Obitelj Rade i Ankice Serdarevic

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  4. Cijeloj obitelji od srca primite moje duboko saucesce. Zao mi je sto nisam u Calgary da mogu biti sa Vama na poslijedni ispracaj ali znaj te da ste mi u mislima i molitvama. Nek nam pociva u miru Bozijem.
    Suzana Mustapic
    Pula, Hrvatska

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  5. Ferida Tinke(Jusic)

    Irena, Albert and Gospodja. I am sending you my thoughts and prayers in the loss of your father/husband. May all your fondest memories get you through this difficult time.
    All our love to you, Rob and Ferida Tinke

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  6. Josip, Ruza, Ivo and Natalie Musa

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. It is with regrets that we could not attend the funeral as we were out of town.

    Josip, Natalie, Ruza and Ivo Musa

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  7. I was so sorry to find out that Oskar had passed on. He was so kind. I remember the slivovitz he’d give me in winter when I brought his mail. I remember the sauerkraut and sausage that he offered me. He made my day!!! I’m very glad I got to know him.

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