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.Print This Obituary & Condolences