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Jules (Julio) Zilahi-Balogh

  • Birth: 1922-04-13 Died: 2019-07-08

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    Service Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Service Time: 11:00 A.M.

    Service Location: Saint Stephen's Catholic Parish

    Service Address: 1360 East 24th Street, North Vancouver, BC

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Jules (Julio) Zilahi-Balogh

Our dear dad Julio passed away peacefully at home at age 97 Monday, July 8, 2019
with his beloved wife by his side with whom he would have celebrated 65 years of
marriage this August. Along with his beloved Elly, he leaves behind his 6 children;
George (Lindy), Kati Ilona, Paul (Annette), Riella, Julia (Andrea), Monika (Sandy),
7 grandchildren; Jack, Matteo, Daisy, Nicholas, Alex, Dawn Marie and Caleb.
His son-in-law Michael pre-deceased him in 2002. Julio was born April 13, 1922, an only child,
to his parents Gyula and Gisella. His nature was both fun loving while also serious and studious.
Over the years we heard many stories of his adventures with his motorcycle and Bugatti.
After engineering studies in Budapest; the war and subsequent communist regime saw Julio
leave for Switzerland, Austria, the UK and finally Canada.
He married Gabriella (Elly) Andrassy in 1954 in Windsor, Ontario,
after which they drove to the West Coast and settled in North Vancouver.
Julio’s engineering career spanned over 50 years and he enjoyed working
well into his 70’s. Julio was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hiking, skiing, hunting, boating.
Many memories were made of trips together boating up Indian Arm, skiing and hiking up
Garibaldi and Seymour. Dad also had his group of friends nicknamed the “old timers club”
where they enjoyed many back-country ski-trips to the Rockies including Assiniboine Lodge,
Durrand Glacier Chalet, Mistya Lodge, his last one being when he was 80 with George and Andrea.
When he wasn’t hiking or skiing, he enjoyed the cottage on Mayne Island with Elly, which he built in 1981.
He and Elly enjoyed many years travelling to Europe, Hawaii and Asia. Julio’s love for Elly was undeniable.
She was the light of his life; his blue eyes lighting up each time he looked at her. We were lucky to have
Dad for so long. We will miss him terribly. We are grateful and give thanks to Amelia, Marife and Joy
who cared for him so lovingly these last few years. Mass of Christian Burial at
St. Stephen’s 1360 E. 24 St, North Vancouver, BC at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20th, 2019.
In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of your choice is appreciated.