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 www.McInnisandHolloway.com. 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences