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IMRE DOSZPOD (published on May 16, 2009)



IMRE DOSZPOD January 26, 1932 May 15, 2009 It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Imre Doszpod, in the early morning hours of May 15, at the age of 77 years, after a short battle with cancer, with his son and daughter-in-law at his side. He is predeceased by his parents and his wife, Gabriella. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, relatives, and friends in Canada; United States; and Hungary. He leaves to mourn sons, Henry and Daniel (Kathryn), granddaughter, Jade (Everette) and grandson, Dana, great-grandson, Landen, Godson, Frank Santa, brothers-in-law Victor (Margaret), Rudy (Zita), Sister-in-law, Anna and many nieces and nephews. Imre was born in Baja, Hungary on January 26, 1932. In his teenage years he apprenticed as a tailor and worked in this field until the age of 22 yrs. Following this, he was grateful and proud to have the opportunity to join the Hungarian Army where he was subsequently sent for Officer's Training. He graduated from training at the age of 24 with the rank of Lieutenant. He was assigned to the Hungarian Border Guards where had led a contingent of 62 men. His career in the military was shortened with the approaching turmoil and uncertainty with the approaching Hungarian Revolution. Together with his future wife, Gabriella and son Henry, they left Hungary and crossed over to Austria to begin a new life. They married in Salzburg, Austria. Within a year they left Austria and came to Canada, settling in Winnipeg. Imre worked in the home construction industry for many years as a drywall taper. He was gifted with the ability to work with his hands and was self-taught as a carpenter and electrician and generously shared this gift in whichever way he could for others. In the early 1980's, he began his own Home Renovation business, Cambridge Home Improvements. He worked with pride and a great sense of accomplishment until his well deserved retirement in 1987. Imre was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and gardening. He and Ella shared with great pleasure, many warm summer days working amongst their flowers and vegetables. They took great pride and pleasure in their home. Imre was involved with competitive shooting and was a member of Manitoba Provincial Rifle Association where he won many trophies for his ability on the range. He enjoyed immensely the companionship of his shooting buddies and enjoyed his time while involved with various shooting associations and clubs. He was honoured and touched to receive the news before his passing on an upcoming shoot' to be named in his honour. Imre was a eloquent dancer and won awards over the years with his wife and dancing partner, Ella. They enjoyed attending dances and functions at the St. Joseph's Club and the German Club, as well as a bowling club they joined together in their retirement years. Many of his retirement days were spent fixing things around the house which included a beautiful sunroom addition, cleverly designed and built on his own. We enjoyed many good family times in that roomthanks Dad! The family extends sincere appreciation to the staff at the Grace Hospice for their kind and loving care extended to dad in his final days. Rest in peace, dear solider! Memorial Service to be held at, Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd., Tuesday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Waverley Memorial Gardens, 1501 Waverley Street. Reception to follow interment at Thompson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Memorial Donations can be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation, The Manitoba Provincial Rifle Association or a charity of choice. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com


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