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Born: Jul 19, 1954

Date of Passing: Dec 24, 2018

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GEORGE BALINT July 19, 1954 - December 24, 2018 LUCINDA (CINDY) YAWORSKI December 18, 1951 - December 24, 2018 Always inseparable, Lucinda and George completed their life journey together on Christmas Eve 2018, passing away from injuries sustained as pedestrians in a tragic collision near their home. Lucinda was born in Canora, SK and grew up in Winnipeg, MB, one of three daughters of Florence and Anton Yaworski. Following high school, she completed a course in library technology and made the move to Calgary where she worked in a related field. Later, she completed a degree in communications then worked as a technical writer. Lucinda had a passion for animals from a very young age and we will remember her for her compassionate nature, quick wit and enviable organizational skills. Lucinda was predeceased by both her parents. She is survived by sisters, Beverley Yaworski and Judy York, aunts, Elizabeth Sliwa, Olly Sulipa, Val Tretiak, and uncle Steve Sleeva. In addition, she is mourned by special friend Herb Wassmer, nephews, cousins and friends. George, born in Budapest, Hungary, was the son of Violet (Gavaller) and John Balint. He grew up in Winnipeg, MB, eventually moving to Calgary where he worked for Safeway for many years. George was a lifelong learner, earning certifications in geomatics engineering technology and financial planning, as well as pursuing a variety of other interests. George is survived by his parents, Violet and John Balint, brothers, John Balint and Tibor Charles Balint, nephews, Anthony and Andrew, and extended family members and friends. Lucinda and George met and married in Calgary in 1991. Together they enjoyed time spent at their cherished cabin, long walks, a love of reading, movies, and caring for their beloved dogs, Bonny, Joey and Dusty Rose. They excelled at retirement, indulging their shared passion for volunteering, most recently with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society helping to settle new refugees. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to those passersby and first responders who assisted at the accident scene. A service will be held January 18, 2019, 1:00 p.m., at St. Michael Catholic Community, 800 85th Street SW, Calgary. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Lucinda and George to any animal rescue/rehabilitation organization will be appreciated.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 12, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My words cannot fully express the sorrow I feel after leaning about the death of George and Lucinda May George and Lucinda rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Belinda Blanchard (friend) on: Jan 14, 2019

  • Send our sympathies and condolences to the family in this time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Lois & Gord Epp (friends of family) on: Jan 13, 2019

  • It was with shock and sadness that I became aware of George and Cindy's tragic passing. I got to know George while he donated hundred's of hours in the Silver Springs Gardens. He seemed to be available unless he was volunteering somewhere else. George and Cindy will be missed by all who knew them. - Posted by: Duncan Badger (Friend) on: Jan 12, 2019

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