Louis Kovacs

April 24, 1932 - June 28, 2022

Funeral Details: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 65 Amelia St., Barrie

Sadly, Louis Kovacs passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in his 91th year at Woods Park Care Centre in Barrie after a long struggle with congestive heart failure.  He was born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary on April 24, 1932 to Michael and Julia Kovacs, and was the second of five children.  He was the only one in his family to escape Hungary during the Hungarian revolution of 1956-1957 to create a better life.  In Barrie, he was well-known for building his quality homes.  Louis lived a life based on hard work and determination no matter what the cost was to himself.

Louis is preceded in death by his parents, Michael (1984) and Julia (1996) and his sister, Theresa (2015).

Beloved husband to Aranka “Aran” (nee Halmai) for 44 years, loving father to Lynn Kovacs-Reid (Robert Reid) and Dean Kovacs, and proud Papa to Owen Kovacs, Miranda, Damon Reid of Barrie and Rochester, MN.  Louis is survived by his older brother, Michael, and younger sisters, Katalin and Julia, of Hungary, as well as his sisters' children and grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Zoltan Halmai, and his daughter, Katika, of London, Ontario.

A private cremation has taken place, and a Funeral Mass will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church, 65 Amelia St., Barrie on Wednesday, July 6 at 11 am, reception to follow.  Online memories and condolences may be made at www.peacefultransition.ca

Always in our hearts sweet husband, father, papa.

Peaceful Transition Simcoe


6 Condolences
  • Murray and Kate Gibson
    Posted on: Monday, July 4, 2022 Reply

    It is with sincere sadness that we extend our condolences to Aran, Lynn, Dean and their families in the passing of a dear and loving husband, father and papa. Louis loved his family unconditionally and will be forever missed but never forgotten. May he Rest In Peace.
    With deepest sympathy, Murray and Kate Gibson

  • Christine Dawson
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Reply

    Aran, so sorry for your loss. Hold onto the memories

  • Carol McLuhan
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Reply

    Sincere condolences Aron to you & your family. Cherish all your wonderful memories.

  • Tara & Lisa Ross
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Reply

    Oh, Aran. We are so sorry to hear of Louis’s passing. Sending you so much love from both of us, and my momma Pat (from the bookstore).
    Thinking of you always.

  • Mary Whittaker
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Reply

    Heartfelt sympathy, Aran.

    I remember watching your grandson play soccer with our son when they were small. You and Louis were so proud of your family. It was nice to watch you enjoy them. May happy memories like those ease your grief.

    Mary W., Georgian College

  • Dennis and Christine Clarke
    Posted on: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Reply

    Our condolences to the family and especially Kate and Louis’ children, Dean and Lynn and their families. Although we don’t know you personally, , your kindness and sympathy for my sister, your aunt April and Uncle Dave when she passed away, were so appreciated. Your dear Uncle Dave and your wonderful Mom and husband Murray have been so supportive of our family too, I feel we are connected. We are so sorry for the loss of your father.
    Our sympathy to all of you.
    Chris and Dennis Clarke

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