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KMERA, John Walter

John Kmera translated peacefully in Calgary on September 26, 2018 at the age of 63 surrounded by his wife and children.

John is survived by his loving wife Brigita, son Derek, daughters Sabrina & Amanda and his siblings Helen, Mary & Stan. For John, family was always the single most important influence in his life, and he will always be remembered for his generous love, gentle kindness, as a pillar of strength for those around him and for his smile which came from both his eyes and his heart.

John would want to remind all of us that “love is the force that returns soul to God”.

John will forever be lovingly remembered within his spiritual community and all those he impacted throughout his life. In living memory of John, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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  1. Sharon Mitchell :

    The first time I met John was at a Saskatoon ECK seminar where he spoke and played what looked like a toy saxophone. He was so funny, the memory is precious. I remember his gentle, gracious, respectful, soft, smooth, quiet, and thoughtful ways and I miss him.
    Light and love to Brigita and family, from my heart to yours

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  2. Dear Friends,
    We are in shock. I know it must be devastating to everybody.
    We all loved John so much. Such a very very fine person.
    I am so sorry.
    Our sincere condolences to all.

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  3. Its a shock to all of us ,at work . We all loved him . Very kind and grntle soul . He will be missed . My heartfelt condolences to family and friends . What a great personality!!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you !!

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  4. Brigita and family, you are in my thoughts and heart. I offer my deepest condolences.
    Love and light to you all.

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  5. holly Hendricksen :

    as an associate of John’s at Home Depot I was saddened to hear of his Passing. Know that I will miss him every day, his smile his quiet demenor, he was loved by all. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  6. John was one of those people who quietly and kindly make their mark. I worked with John for the last four years, and I am so sad that he is now gone. My condolences to his family who must be feeling his absence even more.

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  7. Kathleen Jessop :

    Brigita and family
    My heart is heavy for you at this time. John was a kind soul and he smiled from his eyes and his heart. I know there aren’t many words that can bring you comfort during this time of sorrow. Please know you have been on my mind and kept safe in my heart. I am wrapping you in an endless hug.
    May you have the support you need during this time. Please let me know if I can help with anything. You know I would do anything.
    Sending so much love to you sweet friend, And wonderful family of John’s.

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  8. Brigita & family,
    I am shocked & sad.
    Please accept my deepest condolences.My prayers & thoughts are with you.

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  9. It is with a heavy heart that I express my deepest sympathies to the Kmera family . John was a quiet man who nevertheless left a positive mark on everyone he crossed . We will all miss him dearly . Rest In Peace Johnny , we will see you on the side .

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  10. Brigita and Family,

    John was one of the first people I met after moving to Calgary. He was always ready with a warm smile or a joke or two. He was a very thoughtful and caring Soul. We will miss that gentle giant of a man. Our hugs and deepest condolences to all of you.

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  11. I am going to miss you John, you were a pleasure to work with everyday, you were so kind and soft spoken and had such a big heart. I will miss you so much. My condolences to his family, Rest In Peace my friend.

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  12. Enjoyed listening to his stories from the East, Northern Ontario, and Quebec. Sharing his experiences traveled across this country!
    No need for me to remind him to take his breaks and lunches.
    Tender, and gentle soul! We will miss you for your generosity, kindness, and smile.
    Rest in Peace!

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  13. Hi John. For me you’re still here, in my heart. Everyone here has written very good things about you. You are good man with a good smile on your face all the time. Nice to talk with. I miss you, to see you face to face and talk with you about Sufi and Rumi. My hugs and deepest condolence to your wife and family.

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  14. Driving home the day John passed I needed a upbeat rock and roll song to lift my spirits. I was a couple minutes from home and turned on the radio to hear commercials. I said “John, when I get home I am going to get my record player, grab my Kansas album and play “ Carry on Wayward Son”. As I finished sentence that song started playing on the radio.
    It reaffirmed my beliefs and I knew John was ok and I am grateful he heard me.
    John will be missed by many and tears will be shed as some of mine have. My memories of John will be incredible and we will meet again.
    Not goodbye John, just so long

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  15. Dearest Brigita and family,
    I was saddened to hear of John’s passing and offer my deep condolences to you all. John stood tall in so many ways. He was a loving, gentle presence and a pillar of strength and wisdom in his spiritual community. He often worked unselfishly in the background with deep humility, devoting his life to Truth and service to his family. I will miss John and his humour, and optimism about life. My sons, Alex and Evan also send condolences and have fond remembrances of John from their youth, and occasions with him, Brigita, Derek and Amanda.

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  16. John you will be missed a lot and your smile. John was such a kind and soft spoken person. Rest in Peace John.

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  17. Janice Kozlowski :

    Dearest Brigita and family,
    There are no words to take away the pain of grief but I hope knowing there are so many who love you and want to bring whatever comfort we can to help you through this difficult time will ease some of the pain. Love and blessings to you all my friend!

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  18. Claire Koelmans :

    Dear Brigita, family and friends

    I am saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of our beloved John. It is heart warming to read the tributes of this gentle giant and how he impacted us with the steadfastness of his grace, humility, kindness and humor. I’ve known John since Grade 5. Even as a young boy he had a quiet charismatic depth that touched me deeply. It was an unexpected gift to meet him in Calgary decades later where I was able to tell him how much I always admired him. Our path continued to “spontaneously” cross as the years unfolded…and always I was touched by the magnitude of his Soul. Thank you John for being you.

    With love,
    Claire and Stuart

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  19. Brigita and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you during this difficult time and sending you peace and love as you navigate this transition.

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  20. John worked for many years with less fortunate people and, judging from his gentle and understanding nature, is no doubt missed by a great many who were touched by his genuine kindness, trustworthiness, and warm caring smile. As Les said, I’m sure we’ll meet again some day.

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  21. Brigita and family,
    I am really sorry for your loss.
    Please accept my deepest condolences and a hug.

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  22. To all that knew John, whether it was her a few moments or a lifetime, we all can agree you were bright light that alluminated a part of our life. Thank you John for sharing yourself with this world. Selfishly I can say I wish you were with us longer but I know your memory will live on in all that met you.

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  23. Dear John,

    With the deepest gratitude and honour.
    As I envision myself bowing to you.
    I thank you so very much for your humble, wise and pure love.
    Thank you for bringing us all closer and for all your sacrifices.
    Thank you for quietly leading me to my discovery of love and spiritual freedom.
    Thank you for leading me to my career.
    This way of service has fulfilled me for 20 years.
    I miss you.
    I love you.
    I am sorry for not telling you that enough.
    I look forward to building a deeper relationship with you as Soul. To giving you love. To getting to know you even more.

    Love, Sabrina

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  24. To my dearest Brigita and family,

    Please know and remember that you are surrounded by so much love in this incredibly difficult time. Be sure to lean on others. We are sending you all of our love, warmth and strength. Please accept our deepest condolences. ♡♡♡

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  25. Elze Hoogwater :

    Brigita I am so shocked to learn that John has left us.
    It has been a blessing to have known John. He taught me what love, wisdom and humility is all about. John was my first teacher as an Eckist. I will always carry his example in my heart.
    If angels walk among us, he was one of them.
    John you will be missed greatly, but what an immense joy your arrival on the other side must have caused.

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  26. Debbie Poirier :

    Dear Brigita and family,

    I was saddened to learn of John’s passing. John was and is a wonderful soul, and a kind man. He is dearly missed. Sending you and your family warm hugs. Debbie

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