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KORPANY, Terry Dale

July 28, 1954 – Melville, Saskatchewan
April 15, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with deep sadness we announce Terry Dale Korpany, beloved husband of Ilona (Suveges-Korpany) passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019, peacefully with his loving family at his bedside. He endured a brief battle with cancer.

Terry was born on July 28, 1954 in Melville, SK where he graduated high school and then went to Moose Jaw to start his post-secondary education and pursue his hockey career. After that, he moved to Edmonton, AB and completed his education in Piping and Mechanical Design at N.A.I.T. He then joined Shell Canada in Calgary, AB. That is where he met his wife, Ilona. With Ilona he raised two beautiful children, Csaba (Suveges) and Katalin. In Calgary, he additionally worked for engineering companies including Tri Ocean Engineering, WSP, and Propak Systems Ltd as a Senior Piping Designer.

It was in Calgary that he also nurtured his passion for WWII airplanes and antique sports cars, and could be seen at many museums and car shows during his spare time. Terry was also a live theatre enthusiast. As a family, they also traveled within Canada and Europe, extensively through Austria and Hungary, enjoying the countries and their culture of both Ilona and his roots.

Terry was a very generous and kind person, caring for all those he encountered. As the first one in the family he handled all family matters he could and always had special affection for his dad and mother. His ethics were impeccable and was a perfectionist in all he did. He was an exceptional family man. He always gave encouragement, support and gentle guidance to his children and took great pride in their achievements.

Terry leaves behind his loving wife Ilona, his daughter Katalin (Cicerone), mother Shirley, sisters Janine Doblanko (Rick), Sharon Sush (Darrell), and Sandra Van Slyke (Dale); brothers Darryl, Barrett (Kelly), Gerard (Darlene) and Kelly; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Terry is predeceased by his father George and son Csaba.

Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive NW, Calgary, AB) on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Church hall. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of your choice. We would like to send a special thanks to the wonderful, caring and devoted staff at the Calgary Foothills Hospital.

In living memory of Terry Korpany, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. My thoughts are with you Ilona.

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  2. To my friend Terry!
    A man of many talents and perfections, you always had
    words of wisdom and a vast amount of knowledge to share.
    I will miss having sit down lunch’s with you receiving great support, friendship and advice from you whenever I needed or when or whenever you offered, I could always count on a straight and honest answer or opinion and respected your opinion and advice.
    My condolences to all of Terry’s family.

    Thank you your friend Paolo Cancian.

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  3. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. May your wonderful memories of Terry provide you comfort and strength.

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  4. I am very sorry to hear the passing of Terry. My best friends dad, who was also like a close friend to me. A very intelligent, soft spoken and kind man to talk to. Terry always had something positive to say, and great words of wisdom with a wonderful phrase to add. I will miss your laugh and all the great talks we had. My deepest condolences to IIona and Katalin, and to the entire Korpany family. Terry always was a person of his faith, where he is in the kingdom of Heaven forever.
    Marc Sangregorio and Family.

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  5. George & Phyllis Bertin

    So sad to hear of Terry’s passing. Our most sincere condolences to his family. Terry was always a wonderful person to work with and to work for. I have his name plate on my desk to remind me to treat everyone fairly. We will never forget him.

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  6. My condolences to Terry’s family and friends on his passing. May he rest in peace.

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  7. Dear Ilona and Katalin,
    We were very sad to hear of Terry’s passing from cancer. He was such a nice person and we enjoyed every occasion we had to meet with him. Our sincere sympathies go out to all the Korpany family and we know he will be greatly missed.
    Sylvie and Wayne

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  8. Kevin&Judy Page

    It is with great sadness that we read about Terry’s passing.Our deepest condolences to you IIona and your family.May he Rest In Peace.

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  9. My mom and I would like to express our thanks and gratitude to all family members, friends, colleagues, and neighbors for all their support, compassion, and kindness.

    In our great sorrow and grief losing Terry you were all there for us, lifted our hearts up, and gave courage and hope to carry on. It was wonderful to see that so many people loved and cared about Terry and our family.

    A special thank you to Fr. Gibson who gave a wonderful service and made it possible to broadcast the beautiful ceremony.

    Ilona and Kati (Katalin)

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