In Memory of Laszlo De Roth
It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of our beloved husband, father and grandfather at the age of 80. Laszlo De Roth passed away peacefully at home in Ottawa on the afternoon of November 22nd, 2021, surrounded by his loving wife and children.
He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Henriette Zichy; his daughters Geory and husband Henri Justino, Alice and husband Jonathan Roy and his son Egon and wife Liz-Mary Kattackal and his grandchildren Leia, Julia, Matias, Caleb, Teresa, Jasmine, Sonia and Rayna. We have all been very blessed to have such a warm, loving, joyful, faith filled, humorous and encouraging father and husband. His presence, counsel and wisdom will be remembered and greatly missed by all.
Laszlo was born in Budapest, Hungary and following the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, immigrated to Canada as a political refugee. He is a graduate of College Notre Dame of Montréal, Université de Montréal and University of Guelph.
Laszlo De Roth, DMV, MSc, PhD, LTh, FSTLHE, was a distinguished professor of the Université de Montréal, published researcher and university administrator for 33 years. He received numerous awards particularly for the quality and originality of his teaching. Among others he was a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award of the Canadian Society for the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Laszlo was involved in various parishes, charities and missionary works in both Quebec and Ontario. He was also active in the renewal of the Cursillo Movement in Hungary. He was proud to be a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and for many years he was Lecturer of Council 1970.
Family and friends may pay their respects at Heritage Funeral Complex (1250 Trim Road, Orleans) on Thursday, November 25th from 7 to 9pm, as well as on Friday, November 26th from 9 to 10:15am. The Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 26th at 11am at Paroisse St-Joseph d’Orléans (2757 St-Joseph Blvd, Orléans) followed by the interment at the adjacent cemetery.
The funeral ceremony will be virtually streamed and may be viewed live or on replay by following the link listed below.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Laszlo’s memory may be made to the following organizations:
- Rakoczi Foundation http://rakoczi.ca/
- Ottawa Hospital Foundation-Cancer Research https://ohfoundation.ca/cancer-research-the-ottawa-hospital/
- NET Ministries of Canada https://www.netcanada.ca/donate
“Jesus does not demand great actions from us
but simply surrender and gratitude”
St. Thérèse de Lisieux