Jindra Gruber
Jindra Gruber
Jindra Gruber
Jindra Gruber

Obituary of Jindra Gruber

September 6, 1934 – Roudnice, Czech Republic

June 1, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Jindra passed on Saturday, June 1, 2024, leaving behind her daughter Jana, son-in-law Tom, adult grandchildren, Joanna and David; granddaughter-in-law Megan, and her great-grandson Blake. Jindra was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Miloš, and her brother Jirka.


Jindra was dedicated in her career, diligently maintaining financial accounts and managing business operations. She immigrated to Canada in 1969 and quickly found employment to help support her family. As payroll manager at Richardson Transport in the 1970s and 1980s, she was conscientious and hardworking. Jindra supported her husband’s entrepreneurial spirit as a steadfast partner in several business ventures, contributing to their daily operations.


Jindra’s devotion and kindness extended into her personal life. She was a loving wife to Miloš and a supportive mother and grandmother. Jindra took great pleasure in hosting gatherings, always ensuring that everyone felt welcome and comfortable. Jindra loved her ancestral home in Travcice, Czech Republic, and alongside her husband and brother, she rebuilt and modernized it. Through this, she maintained the memories of the past and created a place where family and friends gathered to create new memories over many summers. Jindra was also beloved for her traditional Czech baking and cooking, especially her apple strudel.


The family would like to thank the care workers at United-Fish Creek, Home Instead and the doctors and nurses in the South Health Campus, Unit 68, for their care and support for Jindra.


A Celebration of Jindra’s Life will be held at the Austrian-Canadian Cultural Centre (3112 11 St. NE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, June 21, 2024. There will be a short ceremony at 5:30 p.m. followed by a light supper.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The UN Refugee Agency Canada - Ukraine Emergency, 280 Albert Street, Suite 401, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G8, Telephone: 1-877-232-0909, www.unhcr.ca.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Jindra’s family here.


In living memory of Jindra Gruber, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.


Celebration of Life

5:30 pm
Friday, June 21, 2024
Austrian Canadian Cultural Centre
3112 11 Street NE
Calgary , Alberta, Canada
(403) 250-9126
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