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Kucera, Jan

May 2, 1943 – Brno, Czech Republic
July 2, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Jan Kucera, beloved husband of Zdena of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the age of 73 years.

Jan was born and grew up in Brno, Czech Republic with his mother and brother. He enjoyed many interests and hobbies including theater actor, hang gliding, windsurfing, and breeding award winning Airedale Terriers.

The Communist regime did not let him study architecture at first, so he was forced to attend trade school and then military service. Later on he was accepted by the University of Brno to study architecture, and graduated with honors. After arriving to Calgary in 1981 he was involved as an architect in many high profile projects such as Calgary City Hall and the Olympic Oval.

Jan loved adventure and travel, which he pursued to his last days. His
biggest passion was skiing and he passed this passion to his two sons.

Jan is survived by his wife, Zdena; and his two sons, John and James. Jan was predeceased by his parents Jan and Lida Kucera.

We thank you for your condolences.
The Kucera Family.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jan Kucera, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. John and Pat Stutz

    We are saddened by the loss of this icon in our extended ski family. We know you will find strength in the love that surrounds you. Fondly, John And Pat

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  2. Oh Zdena, John and James and Lauren,
    John and I felt so lucky to have had the fun time with your Husband
    and Dad at the wedding. He seemed pretty serious, but with a hige
    twinkle in his eye and it was obvious he loved his family very much.
    We are very saddened for you all.
    John and Karen

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  3. Melanie Wrigglesworth

    Dear Zdena, James and John,
    Was so sad to hear the news about Jan. So many great memories of times with your family at Norquay and coaching James. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Lots of big hugs!! Melanie, Mike, Lucy, Oscar and Libby.

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  4. Judy and Earl McLeay

    Dear Zdena, John(Lauren) and James,
    Our most heartfelt sympathy to you on the sudden loss of your beloved Husband and Dad. He was one of a kind! There was never a doubt how important his family was to him. He will long be remembered for his love of skiing and how he shared that with you. Remember the good memories. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.
    Judy and Earl

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  5. Dear Zdeno and family,

    Our deepest sympathy to you, boys and whole family. Jan will be always remembered as fun, loving husband, father and skiing enthusiast.
    Thinking of all of you on this difficult, sad day.
    Eva, Jan and Thomas Sekerak

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  6. To Kučera family,
    My deepest condolence to you and your family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Helena Zika

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