Laszlo Hovany, beloved husband of Margaret A. Hovany, passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009 at the age of 85 years, after a lengthy illness.
Laszlo was born, raised and educated in Pecs and Budapest, Hungary. He took four years at the Mechanical Technological School and then took two and half years at Mechanical Engineering in Budapest, Hungary. On May 14, 1957, Laszlo immigrated to Canada. He married Margaret in 1958 and was employed by Canadian Stratigraphic Services Ltd from 1957 to 1980 and joined the Union Oil of Canada until 1990, when he retired as a draftsman. Laszlo enjoyed music, crafts, arts, carpentry, gardening, fishing and authoring. He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church from 1981 to 2009.
Besides his loving wife and friend, Margaret, Laszlo is also survived by his half brother Gyozo Hovany (Katy, Tom and Balazs) of Budapest, Hungary; nieces, Maria (Miklos) Kossanyi of Cleveland, OH, and Sophia (Eugen) Etlin of Switzerland; as well as numerous in-laws, relatives and friends in Budapest, Hungary and Calgary. Laszlo was predeceased by his mother Ilona Lukacs; father Gyozo Hovany; aunts, Margit, Nora, Laszlo Lukacs, all of Pecs and Debrecen, Hungary.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 10:30 a.m Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca, or the St. Luke’s Renovation and Expansion Project, Continuing our Legacy, c/o St. Luke’s Church, 1566 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T2L 0G6.
Family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Unit 72 at the Foothills Medical Centre for their professionalism and compassionate hard work in making the last four weeks and two days of Laszlo’s life as comfortable as possible.
In living memory of Laszlo Hovany, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences