September 18, 1935 – Istensegits, Romania September 4, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Martin Falvi, beloved husband of Ildiko Falvi of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the age of 77 years.
Martin emigrated from Hungary in 1956 at the age of 21. Although he was very proud of his “Szekely” heritage, he immediately embraced Calgary and Canada as his new home. He started work in the oil patch and in 1965 began a long and successful career as a stock broker. Over the course of his career, Martin built numerous relationships which he cherished, and welcomed all into his home. These friendships continued long after his retirement.
Martin married Ildiko and together had three wonderful children. His love for his family was only exceeded by the pure joy he received from the hugs and kisses of his six beautiful grandchildren. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.
Martin was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed attending Flames and Stampeders games and rarely missed an opportunity to watch soccer on TV. He was passionate about hunting and fishing and even after his many surgeries, Martin found the strength and resilience to climb back up the hill or into the boat.
Martin was a builder and lifelong supporter of the Hungarian Catholic Church in Calgary. He was committed to the growth of the church and extended his efforts at sustaining Hungarian culture through both the Hungarian Culture Society and the Hungarian Szechenyi Society.
Without a doubt, the cabin on Burnstick Lake was the greatest source of Martin’s happiness and peace. Years of memories and smiles will be preserved by his family. He was forever grateful to his many friends who helped build the cabin and never denied an opportunity for anyone to enjoy it.
Besides his wife, Martin is survived by his three children, Julianna (Ian) Sanderson, Robert (Shirley), and Anthony (Leanne); his adoring grandchildren, Cole, Alexandra, Sydney, Owen, Tyce, and Cameron; his brother Joska in Hungary; along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families both in Canada and Hungary.
Martin was predeceased by his parents Menyhert and Ilona, as well as four brothers, Peter, Pali, Mihaly, and Antal.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (819 – 13th Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in St. Joseph’s Section at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Donations may be made to the Alberta Amputee Sports and Recreation Association P.O. Box 708, Station “M”, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2J3 (403) 201-0507, 1-888-501- 0507. The Falvi family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the medical and nursing staff of Foothills Hospital Intensive Care Unit and Unit 36 for their kind, exceptional care of Martin and support for the family.
In living memory of Martin Falvi, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences