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August 21, 1939 — April 16, 2019

Maria passed away on April 16, 2019 at the age of 79. She is survived by her children: Laszlo (wife Theresa), Anita (husband Chris) and Andrea (husband David; and canine Enzo); grandchildren: Alex, Natasha (Jared), Nicole, Ashley (Ben), Talisa, Adam (Sonya); great grandchildren: Alijah, Piper, Ander, Tatianna, Lilija and Octavia. Born in Királyhegyes, Hungary to Mártonyi Zoltán and Kerezsturi Veronika, she immigrated to Canada in 1969 with her son Laszlo. She settled in Squamish, BC in 1971 with late husband Tibor Kardos (1930-2009) to raise their family. The last year was spent in Sidney, BC near her children and grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered for her unconditional love, Highland Grocery in Squamish, crochet, needle-work and volunteer work with the Hungarian House in West Kelowna and Westbank United Church Thrift Shop.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated on May 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, 2547 Hebert Road, West Kelowna. Our heartfelt thanks for the exceptional assistance, care and compassion shown to Mom by everyone at the Shoal Centre, Remedy’s Rx Pharmacy, the attending first responders and her caregivers during her last year. Memorial donations may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada www.crohnsandcolitis.ca.

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May 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Our Lady of Lourdes

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Memorial donations may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Link: www.crohnsandcolitis.ca


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Service Details

The service for KARDOS, Maria is scheduled for May 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Our Lady of Lourdes

2547 Hebert Road West Kelowna


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  • Ray and Diane Stokes says:

    We will miss you Maria at our family gatherings. We have so many good memories of you taking over the kitchen in Comox with your scrumptious Hungarian delectable. Rest In Peace sweet lady..xoxo

  • Gail Gulyas says:

    A truly treasured friend, great memories of Marika and her dear husband Tibor

  • Tony and Evelyn Spring. says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss sweet Maria. Spring Family.

    • Andrea Kardos says:

      Tony and Ev, mom loved you both so much. Thank you for being so kind to her. She loved hanging out with you.

  • Mike & Tiffany Boot & Mooli says:

    A special lady that will be dearly missed by so many! She was such a caregiver & a little spitfire! Happy to have had the chance to meet her. Big hugs to all of you, and hope the special memories bring sunshine in the days to come. xo

  • Marnee Watson says:

    Sorry for loss. Your mother was such a kind woman. I’ll never forget her amazing smile, sweet voice and kind heart. Sending lots of Love to you all, she will be truly missed. ❤️

    • Andrea says:

      Thanks Marnee, I know you know exactly what we’re going through. This is a tough one. She was so kind and we all miss her so much.

  • Marcia Ghadban says:

    With deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Grace Gormley says:

    I so fondly cherish our many chats and I my last dinner and sleepover at Laz and Theresa’s with Maria . I will miss you and remember the kindness and genuine love you gave to all.

  • Erica Egyed says:

    My deepest condolences to Laszlo, Andrea, Anita and family. Your mother was such a huge part of my childhood. She had such a beautiful smile and her laugh was contagious. I’ll never forget the time she gave me heck for driving with bare feet lol

    • Andrea Kardos says:

      Hi Erica. Thank you so much. We are all devastated but take great comfort knowing how many people she made smile. We had a great street in Squamish growing up.

  • Diane & Mary Brown says:

    Anita, Andrea and Laszlo, so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Joe & Judy Smith says:

    We send our sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your Mother, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Trudi Huber says:

    I was saddened today to hear of the passing of your mom (Mia). I have so many fond memories of her, she was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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