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ANTAL, Jozsef

November 28, 1937 – Ujpest, Hungary
June 13, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Joe beloved husband of Elizabet Antal of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the age of 78 years.

Papa was a self taught painter. He owned and operated his own company. He was all about being a perfectionist, 100% or nothing. Papa Joe was passionate about fishing, hunting and tinkering around on the farm. He loved to fish. A few of his favorite spots were the Crowfoot Ferry and Eagle Lake. He spent many fall sunrises watching out for animals in Priddis & Millarville, waiting to get the prize animal. He was always making something better by fixing it up; working on anything, and all things on the farm or in his garage. Joe’s favorite saying over the years: “I’m the good looking one”.

Lovingly survived by his wife, Elizabet of 61 years; his children, Joe Antal Jr (Kevin) of Didsbury, Anne Shantz (Allan Shantz) Calgary, Steven Antal (Sharon Brennan) Priddis; his grandchildren, Stephanie Shantz (Russell Lapp) Calgary, Aj Shantz Calgary, Michael Shantz Calgary, Nicole Antal (Tiah) Calgary; great-grandchildren, Alex, Cohen, Spencer and Elliot, extended family, Ricky, Jenny, Jackie, along with numerous friends. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Katalin Antal. Thank you to all friends and family who have always supported Joe throughout the years.

A Celebration of Jozsef’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Memorial donations in Jozsef’s honour may be made to the Calgary Humane Society would be appreciated. Thank you to all friends and family who have always supported Joe throughout the years.

In living memory of Joe Antal, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. My grandfather was a strong man who fought til the bitter end. You will be lovingly missed.
    Your heart mind and body are now at peace.
    Love you.

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  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  3. Laurie Hammill

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
    From The Hammills
    Drake, Laurie, April, Corey and all the rest.

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  4. Allan( the babyface)

    So much I want to say but can’t put into words. Gonna miss our laughs,our squabbles but most of all I am going to miss you. RIP JOE

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  5. Papa was a wonderful , amazing man and will be truly missed by all who knew him

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  6. Joe, or as we knew him, Papa. He was Papa to us all. My son Braiden spent at least once a week for 2 years playing at Mama & Papa’s house after school. Him and Alex would go visit and play with Papa. Braiden has many fun, happy memories of Papa. Papa would pull his shirt over his head, pretending to be the hunch back Igor and chase them around the house. I can remember a time or two, Mama telling me how loud they were! I think Papa loved playing with them as much as the boys did! Braiden will always cherish his happy memories of Papa.
    I will remember his smile. He had such a friendly, charming smile.
    Our thoughts and prayers and with all the family in the days, weeks, months ahead.
    Hugs,
    Lawna, Mike, Braiden & Tyson

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  7. Heather Jarvis

    To all the Antal family!
    I was so sad to hear of Joe’s passing!! He and Elizabet have been like family to me for many years! We will miss you and your joking at the kitchen table!! Thank you for all the love you spread around!!God speed my friend!!

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  8. Dubravka Simunic

    Jo Antol was our friend and a second father to me and my husband Nick. He was like a Grandfather to my sons (Alen and Daniel). He also called me his little sister, we been friends for 28years.

    We were always welcome to their house, you never needed an appointment to come to visit. It was always come on over, at the door he greets you, HI Darling welcome to Paradise. Our visits was always ending late at night, talking about life now and past. He always said there is extra bed you don’t need to go home. “I will even cook for you” he meant Elisabeth with friendly laugh.

    Fly, fly little wing
    Fly beyond imagining
    The softest cloud, the whitest dove
    Upon the wind of heaven’s love
    Past the planet and the stars
    Leave this lonely world of ours
    Escape the sorrow and pain
    And Fly again.

    Goodbye Darling, we Love you and will miss you, Alen, Daniel your buddy Nick and your little sister Debbie

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  9. Dear Elizabet and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will forever miss Jo’s wonderful stories and visits in the driveway.

    Most Sincerely,
    Jack and Mary Baines

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  10. Hamnett Family

    Papa Jo “the good looking one” with his welcoming smile, laugh & kindness will be missed. Elizabet & Jo were inseparable, always a kind word & greetings together. Our family has had the honor to call Jo Papa for over 30 years, enjoying the stories of life in Hungary & Canada, the fishing or hunting adventures. Thank you for making memories with our family. We love & will miss you, Kathleen, Colin, Nicholas, Paul & Jenn Hamnett

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  11. John & Theresa Nyari

    We are very sorry and sad to hear of the loss of Joe our condolences go out to Elizabet and the Antal family from John & Theresa Nyari and family.

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