All Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M Mc N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z Welcome Home
Local Folders.. A B C D E F G H I J K L M Mc N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
-1

"MIK" 2008 Obituary


MIKALACHKI  MIKLOSHAZY 

MIKALACHKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-05-29 published
MIKALACHKI, Alexander (1933-2008)
Professor Emeritus, Ivey School of Business University of Western Ontario On Tuesday, May 27, 2008 after struggling valiantly with Lewy Body Dementia. Beloved husband of Dorothy (MARTIN). Loved by his daughter, Jodi, his sons, Sandy (Nicole SPRIET,) and Rob (Lisa TREMAINE,) and by his five grandchildren, Brooke, Kelsey, Kristen, Owen and Keira. Al's life revolved around his family, his vocation, and his athletic activities. He began his long association with the Ivey Business School (then known as the Western Business School) as a student in the MBA program, where he won the gold medal. He went on to earn a PhD from Western, the first person to be granted a PhD in Business from a Canadian University. As a professor in the Ivey School, he was honoured with the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was also inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at Concordia University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree, primarily for his achievements as a basketball player. Even approaching the later stages of his disease, he was still playing basketball regularly. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, May 31st, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Al's memory to the Richard Ivey School of Business, 1151 Richmond Street North, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7.

  M... Names     MI... Names     MIK... Names     Welcome Home

MIKALACHKI o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-15 published
Al MIKALACHKI loved his Habs and basketball
By Krista SEGGEWISS, Sun., June 15, 2008
In many ways, Al MIKALACHKI was an extraordinary Londoner.
He was the first person to earn a PhD in business administration from a Canadian university, which he received from the University of Western Ontario in 1964.
He's also in the Concordia University sports hall of fame for his brilliance as a basketball player.
For more than three decades, MIKALACHKI combined his two loves by teaching organizational behaviour at Western and playing basketball in the university's top pickup league with students.
"He led a very fortunate life, he was a very bright guy," said son Sandy MIKALACHKI. " Dad's life was centred around his teaching, his sports and his family."
MIKALACHKI's journey began in Montreal in 1933, where he was born to a working-class family. His parents emigrated from Yugoslavia with Grade 7 educations.
Growing up, MIKALACHKI took up basketball and continued at Sir George Williams University while studying commerce.
A great shooter and a quick point guard, MIKALACHKI's highlights included leading the Georgians in scoring for two of his four years and setting a school record for most points in a game.
It was at George Williams where MIKALACHKI met his wife, Dorothy. The two moved to London where MIKALACHKI continued his education. His time at Western began with a gold medal for the highest marks in his class and ended with a Pleva Award for excellence in teaching.
Despite all the accolades, MIKALACHKI was down-to-earth. He loved the Montreal Canadiens and his family.
"He grew up coaching and playing basketball with us. He led us to a grounded life," said Sandy.
A longtime colleague remembered MIKALACHKI as a funny man knowledgeable in many areas.
"Al had a tremendous sense of humour," said Dave SHAW, a former finance professor at Western. "He loved people and loved to talk about many subjects, which made him a fun guy to be around."
As a professor, MIKALACHKI was a stern but effective leader.
"It was tough love in the classroom," said SHAW. "Al had strong ideas and he was very committed to them."
About 10 years ago, MIKALACHKI began a gradual struggle with Lewy Body Dementia, identified by abnormal structures in brain cells. There's progressive loss of memory, language, reasoning and other higher mental functions, such as calculation, but he fought courageously the last year and still managed to play sports.
"It's a miserable illness, but in the last 12 months, he was still on the basketball and tennis courts," said Sandy.
Al MIKALACHKI died May 27 at age 75 but will be remembered by his wife Dorothy, children Sandy, Rob and Jodi and grandchildren Brooke, Kelsey, Kristen, Owen and Keira.

  M... Names     MI... Names     MIK... Names     Welcome Home

MIKALACHKI o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-30 published
MIKALACHKI, Alexander (1933-2008)
Professor Emeritus, Ivey School Of Business University Of Western Ontario
On Tuesday, May 27, 2008 after struggling valiantly with Lewy Body Dementia. Beloved husband of Dorothy (MARTIN). Loved by his daughter, Jodi, his sons, Sandy (Nicole SPRIET,) and Rob (Lisa TREMAINE,) and by his five grandchildren, Brooke, Kelsey, Kristen, Owen and Keira. Al's life revolved around his family, his vocation, and his athletic activities. He began his long association with the Ivey Business School (then known as the Western Business School) as a student in the MBA program, where he won the gold medal. He went on to earn a PhD from Western, the first person to be granted a PhD in Business from a Canadian University. As a professor in the Ivey School, he was honoured with the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was also inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at Concordia University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree, primarily for his achievements as a basketball player. Even approaching the later stages of his disease, he was still playing basketball regularly. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, May 31st, 2008, at 11: 00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Al's memory to the Richard Ivey School of Business, 1151 Richmond Street North, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7.

  M... Names     MI... Names     MIK... Names     Welcome Home

MIKALACHKI - All Categories in OGSPI

MIKLÓSHAZY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-19 published
HORVATH, Rev. Tibor, S.J.
Father Tibor died peacefully on Saturday, May 17th at René Goupil House, Pickering, Ontario in his 81st year, the 62nd year of his religious life. He was born on July 28, 1927 in Banhida, Komarom-Es, Hungary. His father was Janos HORVATH and his mother Rozalia MARKUS. He entered the Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus on the 30th of July, 1946. As a young Jesuit he escaped from Hungary, then under the Communist domination, and studied in various parts of Europe. He was ordained deacon and priest in Granada, Spain in 1957. He completed his studies with a doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome on the virtue of charity in the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He came to Canada in 1962 with many other Hungarians and joined a significant community of Hungarian Jesuits in Canada. From 1962 through to 1997, Tibor was a professor of Theology at Regis College in Toronto, becoming a research professor in his later years. He was regarded as a brilliant and exciting professor. Some have said later on that he was the very best professor they ever had in their Theological studies. In 1978 he founded and edited 'Ultimate Reality and Meaning' an encyclopedic project which goes on to this day. In 1980 he became the director of METEM (International Society of Toronto for Hungarian Church History.) For two years beginning in 1994 he returned to Hungary to be the founding principal of a Jesuit High School (Gymnasium) in Miskolcs. Since then, most of his ministry has been scholarly writing. He completed most of a trilogy on the whole of systematic theology, based on the virtues of faith, love and hope. He is highly respected, and a very large circle of people has been attracted to his work. Tibor was a most gentle and kind man, and a very intelligent conversation partner. Over the years he encouraged many younger Jesuits to take intellectual ministry very seriously. He was very well appreciated at the Canadian Martyrs' Residence, 2 Dale Avenue where he lived since 1977. He suffered from ill health during most of his life, especially during his studies, but was able to work with a great sense of purpose and energy, though in recent years he became more fragile and had to manage his health very carefully. As did other Hungarian colleagues who escaped persecution in their own country and came to Canada, he has made a signal contribution to the work of the Jesuit order here and abroad. Visitation will be held at the Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home and Chapel 467 Sherbourne St. (south of Wellesley) on Tuesday, May 20 from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. at the Manresa Retreat Chapel in Pickering with a wake service at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass celebrated by Bishop Attila MIKLÓSHAZY at Manresa Retreat Chapel in Pickering on Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at a later date in the Hungarian Jesuit Cemetery in Courtland, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to the Jesuit Development Office 1325 Bay St. Toronto, Ontario M5R 2C4.

  M... Names     MI... Names     MIK... Names     Welcome Home

MIKLOSHAZY - All Categories in OGSPI