It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Erzsébet (Erzsi) Tóth. She leaves her husband József (Joe or Jóska; but she always called him Apja), her daughters Liz (James) and Rita (Henry) , and grandchildren Dylan, Kieran, MacKenzie, Devin and Samantha.
Born in the tiny village of Bükkzsérc, tucked away in the Bükk mountains of northeastern Hungary, she had nearly finished her degree in forestry engineering at Sopron university when the October revolution of 1956 broke out. She rode to Austria on a truckful of grenades with Jóska by her side; they were married in the Netherlands in December of that year and welcomed two daughters shortly after that. They emigrated to Canada once József had finished his degree, in 1960.
Resuming her studies at the U of A in the early 1970s, she earned a BSc (Honors) in Botany and subsequently worked at the U of A for many years.
Some of her favourite moments were her daily walks along Saskatchewan Drive with her BFF puli Csimbók, travelling around the world with her beloved “Apja”, hosting many, many “beer-b-que” events for graduate students, preparing meals of many cuisines worldwide, and weekly Tarok gatherings with friends from Sopron.
She is very much missed by friends and family.
Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101