Aranka Helen Mihalyi (nee Toth) was born on April 23, 1933 in Budapest Hungary. On September 23, 2014 at Noric House, at the age of 81, she passed away peacefully in her sleep with her daughter and granddaughter by her side.

Aranka will be forever loved and her memory cherished by her husband, Julius, to whom she was married for 62 years; her children: Julius (Eileen) Mihalyi, Steve (Melinda) Mihalyi, Elli (Rene) Paulin; grandchildren: Devon and Erin Mihalyi, Brandon, Travis and Stacey Mihalyi, Kelsey and Katelyn Paulin and one great-grandchild, Alexandra, as well as longtime friends Pat and Dave Hopkins.

Aranka immigrated to Canada in 1957 with her husband and young son to start a better life. They lived on Vancouver Island for a year until a better opportunity took them to Quesnel, BC. Quesnel was home to them for 42 years. Here they raised their family and met many wonderful friends throughout the years. Twelve years ago they moved to Vernon for a warmer climate and to be closer to family and friends.

Aranka’s family and friends will remember her for her traditional Hungarian baking, her beautiful embroideries and the love she always had to share.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gavin Smart for his continued care of Mom over the years and also to the staff of Noric House, McAlpine Unit. You are angels.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Aranka’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of BC, The People Place (#102, 3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S1).

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Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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