1940 – 2021
It is with heaviness of the heart that we announce the passing of Géza Berényi, who died peacefully in Hamilton, ON, on March 22nd, 2021. Géza was born on August 3rd, 1940, in Pestszentimre, Hungary to Géza and Etelka Berényi. Throughout his youth Géza pursued his love for knowledge, especially philosophy, history and the arts. He was a valiant Freedom Fighter during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and resisted Soviet Communist oppression until the very end. He escaped from the Iron Curtain on foot, and emigrated to Canada in 1957, where he met his beloved wife Janina of 53 years, and learned engineering technology as his trade. Géza was an old-fashioned bon vivant who celebrated life in the present, poured an exuberant spirit into all that he did, and loved to dance the csárdás and waltz. He is forever remembered and cherished by his wife Janina, daughters Monika and Nicolette Cross (James), and many grandchildren (Taylor, Brendan, Aaron), cousins (Andrea, Zsuzsanna, Dénes), nieces (Eszter, Alexandra), and nephews, in Canada, Hungary and Germany. He is predeceased by his dear parents and elder sister, Sarolta, and favourite cousins Ottó and Ilona. “Géza, in eternal peace may you rest with the angels always by your side”. We express our sincere gratitude to Dr. J. Williams, and the staff at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and the Juravinski Hospital for their tireless compassionate care, and to Father Andrew Lopatniuk for his pastoral care.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church (Dundas, ON), on Tuesday, March 30th, at 10:00 a.m. Due to the pandemic, if you wish to attend the funeral in person or by livestream, and to share condolences, please contact Turner Family Funeral Home at: 905-628-6412, or online at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.ca. Catholic interment to be held in Pestszentlőrinc, Hungary.
My deepest sympathy Janina Niki and Monica.
Please accept my deep condolences on passing of your beloved husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May happy memories of your long life shared together be a blessing to you and to your family.
In heartfelt sympathy,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. It was good to know Geza and his family. May God bless you with acceptance, comfort, and peace. May Geza rest in peace.
So very sorry for the loss of your husband, Janina. We believe in the Communion of saints. He will never be far from you in spirit. Praying for him and you. Looking forward to Easter!
Mrs Berényi, Nikki and Moni. Please accept my sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family during this difficult time.
Dear Janina and Family,
My deepest condolences for the loss of your husband and father.
May your cherished memories comfort you at this sad time – God bless.
Elaine (Cimek) Vyrostko
I have good memories as Géza brought Monika to Hungarian Scouts. May the whole family be comforted by the promise of Resurrection and Redemption through Jesus Christ.
Szőke Zsófia and László
Deepest sympathy Janina and your family
We are with you in theese moments, Moki, Janinka néni and Niki. Hugs, Szandi, Eszti and Laci bácsi
Our deepest Sympathy To the Baranyai Family.
Janina, I was saddened to hear of Geza’s passing. My prayers and wishes for strength and love are with you and your family. May our Lord give you the strength that you need.