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SIMON, Ilona (nee Somfalvi)
Passed away peacefully on July 20, 2012 at the Sunrise Retirement Residence, at the age of 77. Ilona is survived by her only son Emil, her daughter-in-law Lesley, her three grandchildren Scott, Greg and Julie and her long-time friend Sandor Pakai. Predeceased by her husband Emil Sr., in 1996. Ilona is also survived by her favourite Aunt, 91-year-old Mariska Czigola, who lives in the town of Sarvar in Hungary. Ilona came to Canada with her husband Emil in 1956 during the Hungarian revolution. She was only 21 years of age and three months pregnant when she left Hungary. She worked in the Windsor retail industry as a manager of West & Sons, Cojanna and Lizanne Fabrics. She was actively involved in the Hungarian community and a Board Member of the Essex County Multicultural Centre. Memorial Visitation will be held at
Janisse Bros-Marcotte Funeral Home
1139 Ouellette Ave.
on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service to Celebrate Ilona's Life at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Hungarian Cultural Centre - Mindszenty Hall 790 Hanna St. E., Windsor would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at


Published in The Windsor Star from July 21 to July 23, 2012
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