GALAMBOS, Joseph - (April 17, 1941 – July 11, 2016) - Our hearts are broken, as we must say goodbye to a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Joseph was born in Hungary, the third youngest of five boys and four girls. He left Hungary in 1956, during the Hungarian Revolution and made his way as a refugee to Belgium where he spent nearly 10 years. He studied in Namur, and has many friends who have remained a part his life.
He made his way to Canada, settling in Toronto, but went back to Hungary in 1969 New Year's Eve. His sister worked with Gabriella Simon and they met at a New Year's Eve party. Two days later they were engaged, and seven months after that they were married. On July 21st, it would have been their 45th wedding anniversary. Nine months later, Gabe came, then three years after that, Kathy.
Joseph worked in construction, working hard all his life. He played a mean game of pool and he liked to spend time with friends at the Billiards hall on Bloor Street in Toronto while he was still working and mobile. He was also quite the card shark, it might have been thought that he was cheating, but he was just that good.
He would give anyone the shirt off his back, but the most important thing in his life was his family. He married the love of his life... and you could see that when he looked at her. He was so proud of his grandkids, Carter and Emily. They took up the biggest part of his heart. He thought of them always, and wished only for them to be happy. It hurt his heart to see them sad.
Although he was estranged from his brothers, he thought of them always. His older brother George held a spot in his heart, as did his children, especially his niece Debbie, known as Joseph’s other daughter.
Visitation at Glen Oaks funeral home, Oakville on July 16th from 12:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m.
In Joseph’s memory, donations to the Heart & Stroke foundation would be greatly appreciated.