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VARGA, “Leslie” Laszlo Steven

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 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.

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  1. Ursula Kiefer :

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. I remember your Dad picking us up and driving us to and from wherever in jr high and high school. He didn’t say much with a car full of teenage girls, but he was always willing to drive. And watching Lawrence Welk. I also remember him proudly showing all his decopage (sp?) artwork ihe was working on in the basement. He was always friendly and welcoming and would always say Hi and talk to me if I saw him at the bus stop or walking through Confederation Park years later. So sorry for your loss,
    Sincerely, Ursula Kiefer and Family

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  2. Dear Carol, Maurice, Danielle, Nicole and Dominique,

    Our deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that we are here for you and send our love.
    Mery and Tony de Somma

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  3. Sherry Belanger :

    Irene and Carol,

    Don and I were very sorry to hear of your loss. Losing our parents is not easy – it closes that chapter in our lives of being ‘children’. Take care.

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  4. Anna Coronetta :

    Dear Irene & Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
    Anna Coronetta & Family

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  5. Myra Fraser :

    Dear Irene and family
    Sorry to hear about your Dad. There have been far too many sad events in the last few months. Our deepest sympathies.

    Myra and Wenn Fraser

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