Gary, a native Calgarian, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at the age of 55 years.
Gary was one in a million; his personality was envied by many. He had an easy – going, trusting nature, attested to by his numerous friends; they were like brothers and sisters to him. Gary was a Certified General Accountant and a member of the Calgary Real Estate Board. He achieved a life long goal of owning his own company, Kelly Daniels INC. Gary loved the outdoors. Starting at a very young age, he learned to ski downhill and raced as a charter member for Skimeisters of Calgary. He held the title of Alberta Champion for two years. After his racing years were over Gary began coaching the Nancy Green League. Even after a hip replacement, Gary could be found at Lake Louise, cruising the slopes. Some of his other passions in life were camping, trips with the family, his dear friend and pet dog Willie, and if there was ice cream to be had, Gary was there. Throughout Gary’s courageous battle with cancer he continued to have a positive attitude. He never complained, but treated each day as a gift. He continued to do the things he enjoyed like golfing, fishing, going out with his friends until the end; nothing would deter him if the opportunity arose.
He is survived by Parents, Kelly and Margaret Munkacsi; sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Tom Campbell. As well he leaves to mourn his niece, Tamara and Kelly Maillot Delong; nephew, Kristopher and Hazel Delong; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Gary was predeceased by his grandparents, Emily and Gordon Sands, and Elizabeth Munkacsi.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, July 22, 2007 from 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive any S.W.) on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 2:30p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.
In living memory of Gary Munkacsi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences