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Jolan Galamszegi
October 6, 1934 - December 26, 2022
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<div itemprop="description">Jolan was born in Hungary on October 6 1934. <br> <br>After surviving World War 2 as a young child, she would go on to develop a passion for art and eventually graduate Art School. In 1956, a revolution broke out in what was then Communist Hungary. This would be her chance to escape in hopes of finding a better life somewhere with more freedom and opportunity. After crossing into Austria, and spending three months in a refugee camp, she finally was able to cross the ocean by boat and arrived in Halifax. <br> <br>With no knowledge of French or English and only five dollars from the Red Cross, Jolan worked many jobs to survive, and eventually became a Canadian citizen. She went on to meet her husband Joseph, and got married in 1967. She spent the rest of her life in Montreal until her passing. <br> <br>She will be remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness, as well as the care she took in whatever she did. <br> <br>Although the early years of her life may have been challenging, in her later years she lived a relatively comfortable life which was well deserved. <br> <br>She will be dearly missed by her family and those who were close to her. She leaves behind her son Jeff, daughter-in-law Nina, and grandson Joey.</div>