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October 26, 1919 - January 10, 2013
Henry, beloved husband of Frances of Calgary, passed away on January 10, 2013
at the age of 93. Henry was born in Somogy, Hungary, on October 26, 1919. He immigrated with his wife, Frances, and children to Canada in 1951. In May, 1952, the Cyfra's moved to Symons Valley near Calgary where Henry
and Frances resided since. A farmer all his
life, Henry was devoted to his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him particular joy, even as this once physically powerful man diminished in strength because of age and brief illness. Though the pulse of his heart weakened
over the past few months, the enormity of
his love never failed. Besides his cherished wife of 65 years, Henry is survived by his daughters Elona Malterre (Mark Lowey), Kathryn (Julius) Kiss; son Emery (Maureen) Cyfra; son-in-law, Emmanuel Malterre; grandchildren Alexandra Malterre, Rebecca (Glenn) Worm, Richard Cyfra, Carolyn Cyfra, Elizabeth Cyfra, Konrad (Nicole) Kiss, Vincent (Jessie) Kiss; and great-grandchildren Colby Worm, Tucker Worm, Liliana Kiss and Juniper Kiss. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (819 - 13 Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church (819 - 13 Avenue S.W.) on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Fanning Centre - Neuro Rehab (722 - 16 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6V7, Phone 403-230-6900). In living memory of Henry Cyfra, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2013