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Jose Carlos Menjivar

May 27, 1959 — January 21, 2024

Carlos Menjivar passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the age of 64 years.  

 

Born in San Salvador El Salvador, the fifth of nine children Carlos brought light into every room he ever stepped foot in. Although shy in his childhood and adolescence he reveled in every opportunity to play soccer and enjoyed the company of his siblings and friends. At the age of 18 he met Elsa Marina Amaya and their love flourished. They married and soon welcomed their first daughter followed by their 5 other children spanning 10 years. 

 

Family was core to who Carlos was and he spent his life as an exemplar husband, father, son, and brother. Carlos was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in childhood. His membership in the church was paramount in his development as a dedicated loyal servant of Jesus Christ. Carlos spent his entire adult life serving God by loving his neighbour in small and large ways. Carlos possessed an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ which aided him in his last days. 

 

Having immigrated to Canada in 1991 Carlos and Elsa opened many doors for their children and grandchildren. Canada became home and Carlos took full advantage of the natural beauty of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains by spending summers camping, hiking, and exploring with friends and family. 

 

Determination and hardwork were on full display when as an adult Carlos returned to SAIT and balanced his full-time job, his family, and church responsibilities, to graduate as a Journeyman Welder. 

 

Carlos loved deeply, cared honestly, served dutifully, and left all who ever had the pleasure of knowing him with the clear understanding that a life well lived, is a life full of love. We love you, Dad!  

 

Carlos will be forever loved and remembered by his wife of 44 years, Elsa Menjivar of Bonnyville, AB; children: Claudia (Randy) Taylor of Lehi, Utah, USA, Evelyn Rojas of Courtenay, BC, Alex Rojas of Vancouver, BC, Ingrid (Sean) Seitz of Bonnyville, Alberta, Carlos Rojas (Nina Prce) of Podstrana, Croatia, Priscila (David) Gurney of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; grandchildren: Jacob, Anna, Brynn Taylor of Lehi, Utah, Mateo, Luca, Vanesa Palmer of Courtenay, BC, Preston, Oakland Seitz of Bonnyville, AB; brothers and sisters: Victor Menjivar, Marta Lilian (Gilberto) Claros, Rosa Mirian Menjivar, Esperanza (Ernesto) Alvarez, Rene (Angela) Menjivar, Hector (Lilian) Menjivar, Alonzo (Carolina) Menjivar, all of Calgary, Alberta. Jose was predeceased by his father, Santos Alejandro Rojas Ruedas; mother, Concepcion Garcia Menjivar; brother, Jose Alejandro Rojas Menjivar.

 

A Public Visitation will take place at Pierson’s Funeral Service – Forest Lawn Chapel (4121 17 Ave SE Calgary, Alberta) on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

A Funeral Service will be held for Carlos at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Crescent Road Chapel (202 Crescent Road NW, Calgary, Alberta) on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

 

A Graveside Service will take place at RockyView Garden of Peace following the Funeral Service. 


To join the family at the funeral service, via livestream, please use the link below on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.

 https://zoom.us/j/97325323605?pwd=OHRkamVqc3hLTElPWkh4ZVE1V0xsUT09
  Meeting ID: 973 2532 3605 /  Passcode: 539790

 

 Nació en San Salvador, El Salvador, y fue el quinto de nueve hermanos. Carlos iluminó todo cuarto en el cual entro. Aunque tímido en su infancia y adolescencia, disfrutaba de cada oportunidad de jugar al fútbol y de la compañía de sus hermanos y amigos. A los 18 años conoció a Elsa Marina Amaya y su amor floreció. Se casaron y pronto tuvieron su primera hija, a la que siguieron otros cinco hijos en 10 años. La familia era la esencia de Carlos y pasó su vida como un esposo, padre, hijo y hermano ejemplar. Carlos fue bautizado miembro de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días en su infancia. Su membresía en la iglesia fue primordial en su desarrollo como un dedicado y leal siervo de Jesucristo. Carlos pasó toda su vida adulta sirviendo a Dios amando a su prójimo de pequeñas y grandes maneras. Carlos poseía una fe inquebrantable en Jesucristo que le ayudó en sus últimos días. Habiendo emigrado a Canadá en 1991 Carlos y Elsa abrieron muchas puertas para sus hijos y nietos. Canadá se convirtió en su hogar y Carlos aprovechó al máximo la belleza natural de las Montañas Rocosas de Alberta pasando los veranos acampando, haciendo caminatas y explorando con amigos y familiares. La determinación y el trabajo duro se pusieron de manifiesto cuando, de adulto, Carlos regresó a SAIT y pudo encontrar un balance entre su trabajo a tiempo completo, su familia y sus responsabilidades en la iglesia, para graduarse como Journeyman Welder. Carlos amó profundamente, se interesó honestamente, sirvió obedientemente, y dejó a todos los que alguna vez tuvieron el placer de conocerlo con la clara comprensión de que una vida bien vivida, es una vida llena de amor. Lo amamos Padre! 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Pierson's Funeral Services

4121 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0T1

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Crescent Road Chapel

202 Crescent Road Northwest, Calgary, AB T2M 4A3

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 1, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Rockyview Garden of Peace Cemetery

243208 Garden Road, Calgary, AB T1X 1G2

Following the Funeral Service

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