July 4, 1925 – Sajokaza, Megye, Hungary
March 31, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
Andrew passed away peacefully on March 31, 2018 at the age of 92 years.
Andrew came to Canada in September 1929 with his mother Anna and older brother Bill and sister Pearl. Andrew’s schooling was all completed in the Nacmine and Drumheller areas of Alberta. In July 1944 Andy joined the RCAMC, based in Nova Scotia, where he spent most of his service. Before being shipped overseas, the war ended and he was discharged in July 1946. He then enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He always thanked the Canadian and Alberta Government for allowing him to pursue this program after his military service. After graduation, he was employed by Kananaskis Exploration and then in 1951 went to work for Imperial Oil until 1965 when he went back to the University of Calgary to obtain his teaching degree. In 1966 he started to teach at Rideau Elementary School until his retirement in 1977. Retirement was very pleasant and filled with endless travels and meeting people from all over the world. He had maintained many of those friendships, mostly by letter up until his passing. He felt so blessed to have the opportunity to attend both Alberta Universities, that he left a significant endowment to both and contributions were made to DNA Science, a genomics collaboration as they try to determine the roll that genetics has in cancer. Even though staying a bachelor his whole life, he tried to help family as much as possible, especially his late sister Pearl’s family.
Andrew is survived by his nieces and caregivers; Lin and Bob Taverner, Marcy and Jim Kennedy and by his eldest niece Gail Farago. He is also survived by three great nieces and a nephew and many great, great nieces and nephews.
Andrew was predeceased by his parents and all siblings, most recently his nephew Francis M. Farago and sister Rose Helbak.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. He was active with his church group and would like to acknowledge the kind attention showed by Glen Stewart and Sonia Shepard. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
In living memory of Andrew Verag, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences