elevated 7H0Wz Funeral Mass
Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
elevated 7H0Wz St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church
elevated 7H0Wz 432 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M2N 3B7
elevated 7H0Wz Obituary
elevated 7H0Wz It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Barbara Majthenyi, in her 91st year, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Leslie Majthenyi, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Barbara is survived by her children, Beatrice (Rino), Kinga (John, d. 2004 ) and Peter (Tina) as well as many grandchildren.
elevated 7H0Wz She was born in Vid, Hungary in 1931. Despite suffering many hardships throughout her childhood during WW2, she succeeded in finishing her education and graduating from the Fine Art University in Budapest in fashion design. Her creativity found many outlets, including painting.
elevated 7H0Wz She was a style icon, spending numerous hours sewing and designing clothing for her family and friends. She also enjoyed the outdoors. During her university years she participated on several ski teams, winning many medals in the process. Her love of the outdoors followed her throughout the years, during which time Barbara and Leslie travelled extensively. Their favourite destinations included many ski resorts throughout Europe and British Columbia and the beaches of the Carribean.
elevated 7H0Wz She was an avid reader and enjoyed heated political discussions as well as conversations about the classics and opera. She was a fierce competitor and challenged anyone on the tennis court, during a game of bridge or Rummikub.
elevated 7H0Wz In later years, she returned to her first love, the paint brush. Every inch of wall space in her home was covered in beautiful art work, which she often exhibited in galleries and art shows.
elevated 7H0Wz But to her family, she was the firm, loving mother who always had words of wisdom served up with a mischievous grin and delicious Hungarian pastries.
elevated 7H0Wz We are grateful that God was merciful. Barbara will be forever in our hearts. Her enthusiasm for life will always be an inspiration.
elevated 7H0Wz In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, and the Rakoczi Foundation, of which she was a faithful supporter. Click here to donate.
elevated 7H0Wz A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 2 pm at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, 432 Sheppard Ave. E., North York, Ontario.