Dennis Robert Nagy

Dennis Robert Nagy
November 29, 1945 - August 20, 2019
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Public Visitation:
2:00 - 4:00pm - Friday, August 23, 2019
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel
627-7th Street, Humboldt, SK

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Funeral Mass:
10:30am - Saturday, August 24, 2019
St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church,
Wakaw, SK

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Interment:
St. Theresa Roman Catholic Cemetery,
Wakaw, SK

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Obituary

Dennis Robert Nagy, formerly of Wakaw, Sask., and most recently of Humboldt, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on August 20, 2019, at Humboldt District Hospital. He was 73 years of age. Dennis was born in Saskatoon on November 29, 1945. He was raised on the family farm near Wakaw, Saskatchewan, in the house that his father built in 1950. With the exception of one year, when he went to Thompson, Manitoba, to try his hand at mining, Dennis lived on the same farm from the time he was five years old until he and Ann moved to Humboldt in 2008. The farm was Dennis’ heart and soul and even after moving, he continued to work there as a hired hand during the seeding and harvesting seasons until 2014. Neighbours could always count on him to lend a hand with just about anything, from fixing machinery to snowploughing in the winter to ensure that the school bus could make it down their driveways. He met the love of his life, Anna Kovacs, in 1976, when a mutual friend placed them on the same mixed curling team. He loved to take Anna fishing, which would usually include a stop for ice cream on the way home. Dennis and Anna married on June 24, 1978, in St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Wakaw. In 1980, he became a proud father to his daughter Erin, and exactly two years later, to the day, his youngest daughter, Janet, was born. Dennis was a devoted husband and father, and he loved to take his girls on road trips to British Columbia to visit family, or around Saskatchewan to go fishing, take in rodeos and chuckwagon races, and numerous ringette and ball games. Another proud moment of his life was when his son-in-law, Dave, joined the family, followed by the birth of Dennis’ only grandchild, Hayley. A favorite of all his nieces and nephews, he loved being an uncle, and Uncle Dennis was known for sneaking chocolates or other treats for them and spending many hours tinkering in the shop on their projects. Throughout his life, Dennis was an avid sports fan and his favorites included hockey, football, baseball, and curling. In his younger years, Dennis also enjoyed fishing and waterfowl hunting. Many evenings were spent with close friends playing cards. He loved to take pictures and for a while he would travel around the local area taking photos of landscapes, such as farm scenes, elevators, and nature. In his later years, Dennis appreciated collecting model cars, farm toys and trains, and attended vintage days and toy shows with friends. Dennis was a man of few words and will be fondly remembered for his easygoing manner, kindness and sense of humour.

Memorial Donations

Humboldt District Hospital Foundation
General Equipment Fund
P.O. Box 1740,
Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0
Canadian Cancer Society
#2 - 630 - 45th Street W
Saskatoon, SK S7L 5W9

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