We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services - Dauphin
It is with shattered hearts that the family announces the passing of Jeno Farkas of Dauphin, MB at the age of 86 years.
Jeno was born on March 5, 1936 in the village of Vaszar, Hungary to Jeno Farkas and Magdolna (Benke) Farkas. He was the first of two children.
Growing up in Hungary was difficult as the country was under communist regime. Work was hard for Jeno at a young age but he still managed to complete his schooling and have time for fun. Jeno played soccer and other sports, went to dances and serenaded the young ladies of the village which was very popular at the time. In October of 1956 a revolution broke out in Hungary and Jeno along with his younger brother Bela and some friends made the difficult choice of fleeing their home land for a better life.
Jeno set foot on Canadian soil for the first time in December of 1956. He had jobs around Manitoba and eventually landed in Lynn Lake, MB where he began his long career in mining. On June 20, 1964 he married Maria back in Hungary and while she stayed in Hungary, he came back to Canada to work. Their daughter Livia was born on March 15, 1965 in Winnipeg just a day after Maria came to Canada to meet up with Jeno. In 1966 a son Michael was born in Lynn Lake only to pass away shortly after birth. A second son, Eugene came along on April 25, 1969 and a third son Bobby (Bela) in October 30, 1971.
Jeno and Maria raised their three children in the Northern communities of Lynn Lake and later Leaf Rapids. His three children were everything to Jeno. He would move heaven and earth to ensure they had everything and were always looked after. His fondest memories were of watching his sons Eugene and Bobby play hockey. The best times were the Hockey Tournaments that the entire family always went to. Jeno also had a passion for gardening and photography. His garden was always among the best in town. Many will remember him for always having a camera around his neck during any function or outing he attended. Thousands of pictures were taken throughout the years with memories attached to all of them.
Jeno traveled back to Hungary several times during his life and even though he stayed in Canada, Hungary was always his"HOME". He was extremely proud to be Hungarian and he was even prouder to raise his children in the Hungarian culture. He worked hard to give his children the best life he could. He always taught us that family is the most important thing in the world and to always remain close to one another.
Once Jeno retired he and Maria moved to Dauphin where he lived out his life. Jeno continued to garden. He ad Maria rarely missed an activity that their granddaughters had and Jeno always had a camera around his neck. His grandchildren will fondly remember him for the soup he always made when they came to visit.
Jeno was predeceased by his parents Jeno and Magdolna and infant son Michael. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his loving wife of 57 years, Maria; his daughter Livia Johnson (Jeff); son Eugene Farkas and son Bobby Farkas (Juanita). His grandchildren, Ashley, Kayla (Seth), Marlee, Cole and Katelyn. Brother Bela (Adelle) as well as extended family and friends.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:00 am from St. Viator's Roman Catholic Church in Dauphin, MB with Rev. Michel Nault officiating.
Private family Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB.
Memorial donation may be made in honour of our dad to Cancer Care MB.
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