May 17, 1925 – February 25, 2013
Leslie Varga went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the age of 87 years.
Leslie was born in Hungary on May 17th, 1925. He escaped from Hungary in 1949 and immigrated to Canada; living in various parts of Alberta before settling in Calgary. He met his wife Mary and they were married on October 17th, 1953. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. Besides spending time with his grandchildren Leslie’s other passions included painting and writing; even penning a small book about his escape from Hungary in 1949. He was very active with St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, and was a past president of EMBK.
Leslie will be deeply missed by his daughters Carol (Maurice), and Irene(Leonard); grandchildren Danielle, Nicole, Dominique, Alexander and Stephanie; sister-in-law Corinne; brother Steven; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Leslie was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary in 1997.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (819 – 13TH Avenue S.W., Calgary) on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to give special thanks to Evelyn Sanico, Leslie’s caregiver for all the extra help given to Leslie over the past years.
In living memory of Leslie Varga, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences