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FALVI, Martin

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.

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  1. Terry Irvine and Doreen :

    Doreen and I are sorry to hear of Martins passing. I had a lot of fun memories of Martin on some of the hunting trips we were on……………….Terry Irvine

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  2. Dorothy&Don Siemens :

    Dear Ildiko and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Martin’s death. Please know that we are thinking of you at this sad time.
    Sincerely,
    Don and Dorothy Siemens

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  3. Linda Boisvert :

    Dee and Family:

    “All of your family are in OUR HEARTS and PRAYERS, NOW and ALWAYS.”

    “MAY MARTIN FLY WITH THE ANGLES
    AND
    DANCE (ON) WITH THE STARS!”

    Linda and Marcel Boisvert
    Laurie Hnatiuk
    Heather, Chelsea and Caitlin Palardy

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  4. Alexander & Maria Biro :

    Our sincerest and deepest condolences to all the Family, our prayers are with you.

    Alexander & Maria Biro

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  5. Julia&Bert Revesz :

    Kedves Ildiko es csaladod! Fogadjatok oszinte reszvetunket! Jutka , Berci Revesz

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  6. LLOYD and Beth :

    Dear Ildi and family,

    We were shocked to hear that Martin has passed away and would like to express our condolences to you all.
    We will remember Martin fondly as being a great neighbor to us at Burnstick Lke

    Sincerekly.
    Beth and Lloyd Cumming

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  7. Hylke & Ada Faber :

    Our sincerest condolences to the family and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow with the passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
    Hylke & Ada

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  8. Brian,Eleanor and families :

    We all join together to extend our sympathy to Anthony, Leanne and all your families. May you be comforted at this sad time with the many wonderful memories you all shared together over your dads lifetime. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Love Brian, Eleanor and family.

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  9. Pista & Marika Horvath :

    Kedves Ildikó és gyerekek,

    Nagy szomorusággal és fájdalommal vettük tudomásul Martin halálának a hirét.
    Vissza emlékszem azokra a régi szép idökre amikor a fotbal mecsekre, halászatra vagy kirándulásokra gondolva szorakoztunk, sajnos az élet ijen és igy kell elfogadni.

    Kedves Ildikó, kérünk legyél erös és vegyél eröt a gyerekeid és unokáid körébe.

    Kérünk fogad szivböl jövö részvétünket.
    Nagyon sok szeretettel Marika és Pista Horváth

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  10. Anthony and family,

    I am very sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    PS, I miss working with you Anthony!!

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  11. Dear Ildi
    Please except my condolence to you and your family. Martin will be greatly missed. Thinking of you and hope that you will find comfort in family and friends.
    Love, Margo

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  12. Tony and Kati Szekely :

    Dear Ildi and family; Please accept our deepest condolences. Marci was a great friend, a true Hungarian. He is going to heaven, he’ll be there when hunting season opens. We love you all.

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  13. Anthony, Leanne and Boys,
    I was sorry to read about your Dad’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with your family at this very sad time!

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  14. My career early in the brokerage business was marked by my having to play the heavy with one of his clients who defaulted on a trade, which created much grief for Martin. Martin never held a grudge against me on that, and I was happy to get to know him outside of the office. He taught me many lessons that I still follow today. My family’s condolences to the family.

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  15. Therapy Staff at Carewest Glenmore Park :

    We are saddened to hear about the loss of Martin. Our thoughts are with your family.

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