Elvira Barabash

February 22, 2017 9 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

March 16, 1940 - February 20, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Elvira after her long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

Elvira was the younger of two daughters, and was predeceased by her husband Harry, her parents Jozsef and Margaret Csondor,nee Koroknay, and is survived by her loving daughter Chrysta Miskiman (Greg), granddaughters Paige, and Megan, and her sister, Maria Varallay.

Elvira was born in Magyargencs, Hungary and came to Canada with her family during the Hungarian Revolution in 1957. Upon completion of High School in Canada, she attended film school at the University of Southern California (USC). After graduating, Elvira returned to Edmonton and started her career as a television and film producer for the University of Alberta. She was a co founder of QCTV television, and also held a position on the Board of Directors for the National Film Board of Canada.

Elvira was extremely devoted to her faith and was heavily involved in the Catholic Church. Many of her days were spent planning, cooking, baking and volunteering on several different committees for the church. During the summer months, you could always find her in her garden tending to her roses and many other flowers.

Elvira loved her family fiercely and was extremely proud of her two granddaughters. She was introduced through her granddaughters to the world of horses, and she quickly became one of their strongest supporters.

Elvira touched the hearts of everyone she met, and she will be greatly missed

7:00PM Thursday February 23, 2017
Trinity Funeral Home Chapel
10530 116 Street Edmonton, Alberta

Mass of Christian Burial
10:00AM Friday February 24, 2017
St. Emeric Catholic Hungarian
12960 112 St NW Edmonton, Alberta


  1. Elvira, you have done tremendous work for your parish and have helped so many people with whom your life intersected. Thank you for everything !!!
    For Chrysta, Maria and families, please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. You and Elvira remain as always in our prayers.
    May Elvira’s memory last for many-many years as a tribute to the ability of one person to make such a difference.
    Your old friends,
    Gabor & Szidonia BOTAR

  2. ?Our Deepest Condolences and Love to you all during this time of sadness and loss.?There are not enough words to describe what an Amazing Lady Elvira was! I feel Blessed that she was not only a part of my life from childhood, but also a part of Kevin’s, Brittany’s, and Joshua’s lives as well. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts and she will be missed very much!?God Bless!? Love and Prayers ??From Kati Harsanyi-Matlo, Kevin, Brittany, and Joshua Matlo

  3. Drága Baba! Mindig az a “bizonyos” utolsó találkozás marad el! De szívünkben örökké élsz, szeretettel emlékezünk Rád! Manyika, Chrysta és gyerekek! Bánatotokban, fájdalmatokban együttérzéssel osztozunk, őszinte részvéttel gondolunk Rátok a nehéz napokban. Az idő hoz majd enyhülést, de a szívünkben marad egy újabb repedés.
    Millió öleléssel, Márti, Pista, Nóri

  4. Thinking of you all today, keeping you in our prayers.

  5. Elvira, you are an inspiration to us all. I have rarely met such a wonderful lady who could implement her plans as successfully as you did within her career, home and journey of faith. We offer our condolences to Maria and the rest of her family and hope that they will take comfort from all the amazing photographs that she took particularly from the time when her daughter was a small child.
    She will be in our prayers.
    Alexander and Veronica Vamosi

  6. Elvira was a wonderful neighbour who had a good word to say whenever one walked by. Her carefully tended garden was a highlight of the neighbourhood. She will be greatly missed.

    The Irving Family

  7. We would like to send our prayers and condolences to your family during this very sad time. We are all thinking of you. From the girls of Riverbend Veterinary Clinic.

  8. Chrysta, words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about your mom. The respect I have for her, you and your family is more than you know. She always treated me and my daughters with such kindness. Even though she told me over and over again to call her “Elvira”, she was always “Mrs. BARABASH to me. She was very proud of you and I know you have lived up to every expectation, desire she had for you and your family. May God bless you and comfort you through this very difficult time……Respectfully, Tedd BENESCH

  9. I spent a few days of my life in Elvira’s home growing up. She was a intelligent kind soul, great mother and I am sure an incredible grandmother. I also appreciate the food she always prepared for us and wisdom she spoke. This message may be a few years late but thank her for her hospitality. Chrysta , Greg and Family my condolences.

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