In Memory of




Obituary for Balint (William) Takacs

TAKACS, Balint (William)

Peacefully, at Secord Trails, on Saturday, March 11th, 2023. Balint was born on June 3, 1936, in Szuhogy, Hungary, to Lajos and Maria (Molnar) Takacs. He was the fifth of seven children. He worked as a miner until he was 20, at which point he emigrated to Canada in 1957 with a dream for a better life. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ilona (Poszgai) Takacs, of Tillsonburg, his son Dr. James (and his wife Dr. Joanne) Takacs, of Waterford. Dearly loved Nagypapa to Jill, Ben & John Takacs. Balint was a hard worker his whole life. He was a carpenter by trade, and he share grew tobacco for many years. He was happiest in his garden or taking care of his property. He had an appreciation of music and photography. He loved fishing, he also loved szalona cook outs. His greatest joy was his family. The love and pride he had for his son and grandchildren was immeasureable.

A traditional funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 18th, 2023, at 12:00 noon in the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes Chapel, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg, officiated by Dr. Frank Szatmari, of Calvin Presbyterian Church, Kitchener. Friends and family are invited to attend a public visitation on Saturday, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon (service time). Interment will take place on Saturday in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. All are invited to share special memories, send flowers, or contribute memorial donations to the “Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation” via Balint’s online tribute page at or by contacting the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes, Tillsonburg (519)842-4238.

“Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Tillsonburg Hospital and Secord Trails, in particular Dimi, Cathy and Colleen.”