Leslie Papp

Obituary of Leslie Alexander Papp

August 24, 1937 – Budapest, Hungary

December 1, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


Leslie Papp, beloved husband of the late Bonnie Louise Papp (nee Staples), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at the age of 85 years.


Leslie was born in Budapest, Hungary, on August 24, 1937, and came to Canada in 1956. He married the love of his life, Bonnie Papp, on April 24, 1964, in Calgary, AB, and together they started building a life, raising their two children, Liz and Rick. Leslie worked as a millwright in the oil & gas industry for many years and proved himself to be a skilled tradesperson.


Leslie accomplished much throughout his life but was particularly proud of his family and grandchildren. Leslie enjoyed a passion for building, millwork, welding, cars and being at the Cabin.  He will be most remembered for his love of his family and his crazy sense of humor.


Leslie is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Jorgen Grondahl; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Cynthia Newhook/Papp; seven grandchildren, Darren O’Hara (Cassandra), Christopher O’Hara, Patrick O’Hara (Carolanne), Bryson Newhook, Danieal Kerr (James), Jessica Newhook (Joe), and Chantel O’Brien; and six great-grandchildren Caleb, Cailan(C.J), Charlie, Harper, Chloe, and Tenley. Leslie is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Twyla Rodrigo, and Val Staples, brother-in-law, Dan Staples (Verna), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.


In honour of Leslie’s wishes, there will only be a small family gathering held. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Parachutes for Pets at www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/parachutes-for-pets.


In living memory of Leslie Papp, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Heritage, 1708 – 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L7, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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