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GABOR GALOVICS

GABOR GALOVICS (GABE) It is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Gabe on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his parents, brother and loving wife of 47 years, Camilla Galovics. Gabe will be deeply missed by his children Patricia McDougall (Ted); son Gabriel Galovics; grandchildren, Jessie, Dallas, Jaydee-Lynn, Stephanie, Michelle and Sandy; and great-grandchildren Ryley and Landyn. He will also be missed by his loving sister Eva Kohalmi and nephew Andy Kohalmi (Pam); David and Wendy (Georel); his sister Elizabeth (Gyuri, Akos) from Hungary and close friends, Elizabeth and Steve Ecker. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. A service celebrating Gabe's life will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Temple, 400 Hargrave St. in the Buntain Chapel.
Publish Date: Mar 5, 2013

GABOR GALOVICS (GABE) It is with great sadness, the family announces the passing of Gabe on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the age of 79 years. He was predeceased by his parents, brother and loving wife of 47 years, Camilla Galovics. Gabe will be deeply missed by his children Patricia McDougall (Ted); son Gabriel Galovics; grandchildren, Jessie, Dallas, Jaydee-Lynn, Stephanie, Michelle and Sandy; and great-grandchildren Ryley and Landyn. He will also be missed by his loving sister Eva Kohalmi and nephew Andy Kohalmi (Pam); David and Wendy (Georel); his sister Elizabeth (Gyuri, Akos) from Hungary and close friends, Elizabeth and Steve Ecker. Gabe was born in 1933 and raised in Budapest Hungary. He and his wife Camilla fled from Hungary to Austria in the wake of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. They eventually settled in Winnipeg to start their new life. He began working as a Milkman with Royal Dairy. He then went on to pursue a career with the Health Sciences Rehab Centre where he worked as a Certified Orderly and later became a Nurses Aid at St. Boniface Hospital. Besides working several years in hospitals, he also worked as a brick layer, a private chauffeur and a private Home Care Aid. In his last 10 years before he retired, he proudly owned his own cleaning business, G A Cleaners. Gabe was quite the character. Never a dull moment with dad. He was known for wearing his Hungarian ball cap and his numerous gold chains and rings on most of his fingers. Dad lit up the room with his wonderful smile and loud boisterous voice. He was a generous and fun-loving man with a hilarious sense of humour. He loved to play his Mandolin while singing one of his favourite songs Que Sera Sera . Dad loved when his family and friends would visit his home for a swim or a back yard BBQ and when his grandchildren would come by to play his favourite card game 51 Rummy . He absolutely adored his grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them. He also loved his cats and dogs and his many Hawaiian vacations with mom. His life was filled with numerous challenges but, he was a fighter right to the end as many close to him knew of his struggles. A special thanks to Lori, Kim, Jazzy and Rosa from the Charleswood Care Centre Unit 3 and many others who took care of dad in his final months with kindness, compassion, dignity and humour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3L 0K6. A service celebrating Gabe's life will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Temple, 400 Hargrave St. in the Buntain Chapel.
Publish Date: Mar 2, 2013

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 05, 2013

Guest Book(2 entries)

  • Pat, and Ted, I am saddened to have heard that your father has left us. Although we have let too much pass between us, you guys remain close to my heart. In this time of mourning, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    - Posted by: Ken Wilder (Friend of Pat and Ted) on: Apr 2, 2013
  • Will always remember Gabe (Mr. Galovics) with fondness. He truly was a character and a man with feelings. He loved his wife Camilla, music, singing and having a good time with friends. Through a lot of life's hard times (raising a family, making a living, having his home burn, providing for his family) he still kept a smile on his face. Rest In Peace Gabe.
    - Posted by: Louise Graham (friend (sister of son in law Ted)) on: Mar 2, 2013

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