August 26, 1937 ~ April 8, 2017
Sandor died peacefully while under the watchful care of St. Boniface General Hospital staff, family and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents and many relatives back in Hungary as well as widowed by Magda (Nemedi) in 1984; Elizabeth (Tokes) in 1994 and Ana (Bodi) in 2014.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Kathleen and Judith; stepdaughter Susan; stepson Benci; grandchildren Colin and Matthew; many step-grandchildren; and his brother Erno and family in Hungary.
Sandor came to Canada during the Hungarian revolution and settled in Winnipeg in 1957. He embraced the English language and embarked on many adventures during his first few years in his new homeland. His experiences in college and the odd jobs he took on gave him fodder for many funny stories.
After working with a general contractor, Sandor chose to start his own company, Sandor Construction. He worked hard for almost 30 years becoming very successful even while trying to juggle farming on a small piece of property in Beausejour, MB. Unfortunately, kidney failure forced him to retire in his mid 60’s.
Regardless of his hardships throughout his life; the amputation of his left leg and the loss of the love of his life Ana 2 ½ years ago, Sandor always maintained a jovial spirit and persevering attitude. He had a sharp wit; strong opinions; great intelligence and a spectacular memory for quoting literature and poetry.
Sandor leaves behind memories of a character that his family and friends will remember for the rest of their lives. He will be greatly missed.
Special appreciation is given to all the staff at the Poseidon Care Centre; the Dialysis Unit and 6th floor Medicine Unit at St. Boniface General Hospital. Thank you all so much for your care and compassion towards such a dear man.
A memorial tea will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Qualico Family Centre in Assiniboine Park, 330 Assiniboine Park Drive, Winnipeg, MB.
Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at www.soberingfuneralchapel.com.
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My sincere condolences to Sandor’s family and friends. I did not know him well, or for long, but i was struck by the kindness in his eyes, the gentleness of his smile and the warmth of his character.
Rest in peace.
I had the pleasure of working for and with this very kind and classy man .
My sincere condolences to all the family.
A great man and a faithful Hungarian Protestant – one of the forces that kept together the tiny Hungarian community around the United Church. I have fond memories from my Winnipeg years of Sándor.
Sincere condolences to the family and friends!
My sincere condolences to the Family of Sandor.
I remember him as one the kindest people in Winnipeg , I have met .
Rest In Peace
I am very sad to accept the reality that Sandor’s journey on this earth has come to the end.
We have known each other going back to our childhood in Hungary in the village of Noszvaj.
We left Hungary together in 1956, ended up in Winnipeg, remained in close contact for years.
The good times we shared, the hardships and adversities we shared, our lives were an open
book, always eager and willing to extend a helping hand. Sandor was not just a friend, but he was a very good friend. I do miss him very much and to his daughters Kato and Jutka, and to his brother Erno I extend my sincere condolences.
Sandor was quite a guy. My father ( Gordon ) came into the personal care home guns blazing, angry about everything and everybody. But Sandor was the voice of reason and helped him find some balance with all the changes in his life. For that we are forever grateful. My husband and I would join them from time to time at the dinner table and have many wonderful, insightful conversations. He was a very bright and thoughtful man. We had just learned of Sandor’s passing. We send our prayers and condolences to you his family and dear friends. How truly blessed you all were to of had him in your lives!