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Date of Passing: Jan 16, 2021

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Katalin Homola on January 16, 2021 at St. Boniface Hospital, at the age of 69.
She was predeceased by her loving father Lippai András. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Ferenc Homola, son Zoltan Homola (Homolané Victoria Simon), adoring daughter Melinda Homola, mother Lippainé Erzsébet; and grandchildren, Akós Homola, David Homola and Dori Homola, along with many dear family friends.
Anyu (mom) was born in Hungary on October 24, 1951 in a small town called Tiszard. Although Anyu was an only child, she had many childhood relatives as her mother Erzsébet was one of eight sisters. Anyu later moved to Budapest in her teenage years where she finished her schooling to become an administrative assistant and worked at a local bank. It was in Budapest just down the street from her family home where she met and fell in love with her husband of 50 years, Ferenc (Apu), when she was just 18.
In February 1988, Anyu and Apu made the bold decision to move to Hoff, Germany in pursuit of a new life and in the winter of January 1990 found themselves along with their two children, Zoltan and Melinda in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Anyu was a hard and dedicated worker all her life and instilled these values in her children. She alongside of Apu had various custodial jobs to provide for their children, with her most recent employment at the University of Manitoba Engineering department from where she retired at the age of 60.
Anyu loved her family and family friends dearly and enjoyed bringing people together in her small household for traditional Hungarian meals; the fragrance of Hungarian paprika would fill the house during get togethers and no one left until their stomachs were full.
Anyu cherished her three grandchildren, Akós, David and Dori, as well as her mother and travelled to Hungary with Apu every year to pay them a visit. They would spend summers together making beautiful memories. It made Anyu's heart full spending time with family and friends that she had left behind in her move to Canada.
In the recent years, Anyu also enjoyed trips to Florida and Mexico where she would dip her toes into the sand and swim in the ocean, an experience that she never had before. She looked forward to many more vacations to warm destinations and time spent with her grandchildren.
A celebration of Katalin's life along with viewing will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home on 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Interment to be held at a later date. We welcome our out of town family and friends to join us for Katalin's Celebration of Life
A heart felt thank you to the team at St. Boniface General Hospital ICCS, Anyu had a short stay, however your dedication and compassion during her stay was greatly appreciated. We will never forget the efforts of Dr. Fulz and the many nurses, including Linda, Jillian, Helena, Paolo and Kendell.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 06, 2021

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