21 March, 1925 – 27 February, 2013
OBITUARY - Gizella Galantai (nee Kiraly) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gizella Galantai (nee Kiraly) on February 27,th 2013 at Winston Park Retirement Village; her home since June 2011. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Gizella was born on March 21, 1925 in KOTCSE, Hungary. Predeceased by her first husband Steve Buchenauer (June 1969); her second husband Ambrus (Andy) Galantai (May 1990) and her companion for many years Joseph Schochter (2012). Fondly remembered stepmother to Leslie Galantai (Eva), their sons Randy (Dorothy) and Steven; Great-Grandmother of Matthew; all of Kitchener-Waterloo. Also remembered by the Schochter family members: Joseph Jr. (Jennifer) & family of Kelowna, B.C., Theresa Welte (Gebhard) & family formerly of Collingwood, ON and Anneliese (Steve) Fantaske & family of East York, ON. Survived by her sisters in Hungary; Maria Buchenauer; Rozalia Ringl, her two children and six grandchildren. Gizella will never be forgotten by her dear friends Bruno and Emma Hoffman. Predeceased by her parents Ferenec and Rozalia Kiraly (nee Petrus) and brothers Istvan, Ferenec, Jozsef and Lajos. Gizella arrived in Canada from Hungary April 1956, was retired from J. M. Schneider in1990, was a long time member of St. Anthony Daniel Church and a former member of The Hungarian Canadian Club. The family wishes to extend their sincerest THANK YOU to the staff of the Assisted Living Care floor at Winston Park for the excellent care they provided for Gizella. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 2-4 at Westmount Funeral Chapel, 2001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener. A Funeral Mass will be held the following day at St. Anthony Daniel Parish, 29 Midland Ave., Kitchener at 10 am. Interment at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery will follow. Those who wish to make a donation in memory of Gizella may do so to St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and would be appreciated by the family.
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2 March 2013
We are so sad to hear about Gizella's passing. We were her neighbors for a few years on Burnaby Cres. in Kitchener and have fond memories of her kindness and cheerfulness while there. She was a very thoughtful and pleasant person to be around, always ready to help and bake something goooood.
God bless her!