Ilona Varga

Obituary of Ilona Varga

February 13, 1937 – Varpalota, Hungary

November 11, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Ilona Varga (nee Kovacs), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022, at the age of 85 years.


Ilona was born in Várpalota, Veszprém Hungary on February 13, 1937. She immigrated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in December 1956. Ilona married Antal (Tony) Varga Sr. in 1957. Ilona loved to be with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Ilona’s most memorable vacation was when she visited family back in Hungary. She will be most remembered for her time spent helping at the Calvin Hungarian Presbyterian Church and raising her family.


Ilona is survived by her daughter and two sons, Nancy, Tony, and Steven; grandchildren, Beth and Ronin, great-grandchildren, Alexis and Jordan whom all reside in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ilona is also survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ilona was predeceased by her daughter Mary Helen Varga.


"God made a wonderful mother, a mother who never grows old. He made her smile of the sunshine. And He moulded her heart of pure gold. In her eyes He placed bright shining stars, God made a wonderful mother, And He gave that dear mother to us."


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Ilona Varga, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Fish Creek Funeral Home
14441 Bannister Road SE
Calgary , Alberta, Canada
(403) 256-9575
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