JANITS, Eva (née Imreh)
February 17, 2022

Eva Janits

Feb. 6, 1924 – Feb. 17, 2022

Passed away peacefully at the age of 98 in Montreal on February 17, 2022 after a long life of dedication to her family and heritage. Beloved wife of the late Gyula Janits, devoted mother of Katalin (Janits Tokes) and Julius. Dear Nagyi of Ildiko (Mike), Istvan and Emese Tokes (Raf) and great-grandmother of Sophie, Nicholas and Lily Pratt. Beloved second mother of Gyula, Ildiko and Julia Kovacs, the children of her sister whom she accompanied to help her, and her family, escape the horrors of WWII. Born in Székelyudvarhely, Transylvania to a prominent and noble Székely family, she was the last immediate descendant of Dr. Domokos Imreh, a highly respected surgeon, hospital founder-director, philanthropist and innovator ahead of his time. Loved by family and friends in Hungary, Canada — her new-found homeland she fled to in 1952 — and the USA, she will be fondly remembered for her kindness and genuine interest in those she knew. Loyal employee of 28 years at the Jewish General Hospital biochemistry lab.
Her family thanks everyone at Father Dowd Home for the devoted care she received. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Hungarian United Church, 50 Graham Blvd, Mount Royal, QC, H3P 2C1. May she Rest in Peace.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (www.voluntas.ca, 514-695-7979)

3 responses

  1. Amor Laaribi

    March 6, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Dear Kathy,
    Please accept my deepest and sincerest condolences to you over the loss of your beloved Mom. I offer you my heartfelt support and friendship in this difficult mourning time.

  2. Gizella Szentes

    March 6, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    My deepest sympathies dear Katalin and family. I didn’t know your mom well but heard from others in the Hungarian community that she was a remarkable woman.

  3. Holly Doyle

    January 18, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    I worked with mrs . Janits for many years at the Jewish general hospital. She was like a mother to me , I was the same age as her children . She was so generous with her knowledge and taught me everything she knew. She had a great sense of humour and that made the work go fast and smooth. We had fun working together. Rip dear lady xo


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