Original DEKA Home Building Centre owner passes

CARP – The man who brought home hardware to West Carleton has passed away at age 82.

Adolf Kazda
Adolf Kazda. Courtesy Tubman Funeral Home

Adolf Kazda (June 10, 1938 to July 12, 2020), died peacefully with his family by his side in the Rosamond Wing at Almonte General Hospital.

Kazda, a native of Böhmisch-Bernschlag Czech Republic, was known in the Carp area for opening the DEKA Home Hardware Centre, bringing a location for residents to buy hardware and building supplies locally.

“Adolf was the proud owner/operator of DEKA Home Hardware in Carp,” well-known amateur West Carleton historian Charlene Johnston released in a statement on July 29. “He was very creative in naming his new venture in Carp village. Do you know what DEKA stands for? The first letter of the names of his children Doug and Kim and his late wife Elke and his own name Adolf
Thank you to the Kazda family for your contribution to the Carp community.”

Kazda was predeceased by his wife Elke (Stock). He is survived by his son Doug, and his wife Tammy and his daughter Kim and her husband Cory. Between his two children, he also leaves behind five grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Carp Agricultural Hall.

In compliance with the city of Ottawa, a mask must be worn indoors by all those attending. A limited number of masks will be available at the door if you don’t have one.
In lieu of flowers and for those who wish to remember Adolf in a meaningful way are asked to make a donation to the Almonte General Hospital (Rosamond Wing) as their hard work, kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. 

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