Ernest Nagy, beloved husband of Joyce Nagy of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the age of 84 years.
Ernest was born on November 25, 1923 on Sec 10, Tp 20, Rge 33 W.1st near Yarbo, SK. He attended Muenster College in Saskatchewan where he graduated in 1941. Ernest went on to become an industrial mechanic, machinist and welder. He moved to Calgary where he started his first business, Hydraulic Sales and Service, in 1950. He retired at age seventy-six from Plains Fabrication and Supply. Ernest was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a charter member of the Forest Lawn Catholic School Board in the late fifties and early sixties. He had a passion for music, especially the piano. Ernest was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gold-panning. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren knew him as “Magic Grandpa.”
We believe Ernest touched our lives and so many other lives with his bold, colourful and enthusiastic living, and we are better people for having had the opportunity to share life with him. His children are extremely grateful to Joyce for making Dad’s life so full these past few years and for caring for him.
Besides his loving wife Joyce, Ernest is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Jean and Dave Lentz of Port Dover, ON; five sons and daughters-in-law, Gayhardt and Sheryl Nagy of Bonnyville, AB, Ernest Jr. and Carolyn Nagy of Qualicum, BC, Benedict and Brenda Nagy of Athabasca, AB, Chester and Murielle Nagy of Calgary, and Cindy and Dean Nagy of Glendon, AB. Ernest was predeceased by his wife Evelyn Nagy in 1993, wife Irene Nagy in 1964, and son Gregory Nagy in 1980.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (1525 – 45th Street S.E.) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (1525 – 45th Street S.E.) on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service will be held in the Kaposvar Church Cemetery, Esterhazy, SK on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Peter Lougheed Centre – Unit 54, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca.
Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. TELEPHONE: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences