It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that our family announces the peaceful passing of Gyula (Julius) Joszef Bodog at the age of 84.
Gyula is survived by Maria, his loving wife and partner of 59 years, daughters Beata (Istvan) Bagi, Edina (Emmanuel) Medeiros and grandchildren Kristian, Karina, Gabriel and Dylan.
Born in Kecskemet, Hungary, in 1937. Gyula met the love of his life and married Maria on July 19, 1962. Gyula was a very hard working man and always wanted the best for his young family. He and his wife and young children moved, with nothing but a few belongings to Vancouver, BC in 1973 to start a new adventure in Canada. Through it all, he never forgot his roots and remained connected in the Hungarian community with many lifelong friends.
Gyula was a true gentleman of a bygone era who remained stoic and strong through many hard times. Family was always first and nothing stopped him from providing and caring for his family. He was a caring, hardworking husband, father and steadfast friend who always was there willing to lend someone a helping hand. He was never one to complain, even at the end when he lost his final battle with cancer.
Known for his passion for travel, gardening and family, he loved entertaining, being surrounded by family and friends and sharing his experiences with other people. He and Maria, his steady travel partner loved taking cruises and together they explored and travelled to all parts of the world. Maria and family were at his side when he took his final journey and passed away knowing that he was much loved and would be greatly missed by family and friends.
During these challenging times we are all separated by distance and the family has chosen a private viewing for immediate family only which will be held at Kearney Funeral Home on Monday, May 31, 2021. A mass will follow at 12:00 pm, to be held at the Hungarian church. A private Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday June 1st, 2021
« Extended family and friends may view the services at www.kearneyfs.com
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Gyula Bodog January 7 1937 May 11 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Vancouver, Province: Colombie britanique