KOVACS, Gabor “Garry”
July 6, 2020 — January 1, 1970
With great sadness, the family of Garry Kovacs announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Garry passed away peacefully at his home in West Kelowna on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the age of 81 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Fran; his two sons Randall (Michele) and Kenneth (Alicia); and granddaughter Sarah. He also has one sister, Vera, living in Stockholm, Sweden.
After leaving Hungary in 1956, Garry came to Canada and soon met the love of his life, Fran. He lived his entire adult life in the Kelowna area, raising his family and enjoyed a career as a successful businessman. Garry took amazing photos, was an avid model railroad builder, enjoyed his classic Ford Mustangs and spent time with his dog, Heidi. Garry and Fran also enjoyed numerous vacations to Europe, Mexico, USA and Canada.
The Kovacs family would like to express gratitude and thanks to the following people: Pastor Richard Dumaresq and his wife Shannon; The Truth Now Tabernacle congregation for all the prayers and blessings; Nicole Nadeau of Branching Out Homecare, for her kindness and compassion; Dr. Ryan Bystrom, for his dedication; and the ambulance attendants, paramedics, physiotherapists and other health care providers who assisted with Garry’s care.
He will be missed by all who knew him and said recently that he lived a full life and felt good about his accomplishments. Garry was truly loved and will be in our hearts forever.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, February 15th at 11:00 am at the Truth Now Tabernacle, located at 1408 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.