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Date of Passing: Oct 15, 2021

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William Béla Zekany passed away peacefully on October 15, 2021 at St Boniface Hospital, at the age of 85 years.
He was predeceased by his wife Helen and daughter Victoria Zekany.
William is survived by his daughter Monica; granddaughter Rae and grandson Samuel Zekany-Hyer (Barrie, Ontario.)
William was born and raised in Hungary, where he became a lathe machinist. He met his wife Helen in Budapest and then they came to Canada in the 1950s, where together they raised their children in Winnipeg. William worked a few different jobs to help with learning English and he loved to tell stories about his time as a candy maker, before becoming a lathe machinist in the Wheel Shop at CN, until retirement. He absolutely loved going to his cabin at Balaton Beach as often as he could, he enjoyed playing cards at the Hungarian Canadian Cultural Society, loved reminiscing about family, friends and his various jobs.
An interment was held October 22, 2021 at Brookside Cemetery.
If friends so desire, donations in William's name can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba ( Flowers gratefully declined.

Publish Date: Oct 23, 2021


William Béla Zekany peacefully passed away October 15, 2021 at St. Boniface Hospital.
Cremation will take place on October 20, 2021.
An interment will take place Friday, October 22, 2021 at Brookside Cemetery at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to attend can meet at the cemetery office at 10:15 a.m.
Full obituary will appear in Saturday's Free Press on October 23, 2021.

Publish Date: Oct 20, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 20, 2021, Oct 23, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Dear Monica, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was so friendly and always had a good joke to tell. I will remember the kitchen full of peppers from his backyard garden. A truly good neighbor, who will be missed. Kelly Rempel (Batenchuk). - Posted by: Kelly Rempel (Batenchuk) (Neighbor ) on: Nov 07, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to you Monica and your family, on the passing of your dad. We are neighbors to the Zekany family and have shared many fun and fond memories growing up together. Rest peacefully Bill. - Posted by: Colleen Batenchuk (friend) on: Nov 07, 2021

  • Monica, I am so sorry to have read about Bill's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Bill Rest In Paradise - Posted by: Guy Nowe (friend) on: Oct 23, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing Monica. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Karen Dack - Posted by: Karen Dack (friend) on: Oct 23, 2021

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