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Klara Jarrin

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Klára was born in Csúrog, Vojvodina, in present-day Serbia.  She grew up on a farm and enjoyed many adventures, especially when she would visit her cousins, Mancika and Boriska, in Tiszakálmánfalva.  Klára was involved in the Hungarian community and participated in various activities, including playing handball and water polo, folk dancing and she was a scout with the Külföldi Magyar Cserkészszövetség (Hungarian Scouts). 


Klára studied chemistry and upon graduation, moved to Paris, France, where she worked in pharmaceutical research at Roussel Uclaf.  Klára then immigrated to Canada, where she worked in the endocrinology research laboratory at the Université de Montréal.  After moving to Winnipeg, Klára enjoyed a 34-year career working in oil seeds research with the Canadian Grain Commission.


Klára met her husband, Manuel, in Montreal and moved to Winnipeg where they raised their children, Manuel Jr, Phillippe, Isabelle, and Stéphane.  She will be missed by her children, son-in-law Cory, daughter-in-law Jo Jo, grandchildren André, Jeunesse, and Vida, her extended family, and her close friends Christiane, Véronique, and Bernard.


Klára was a remarkable woman and enjoyed many passions in life, including travel, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.  Klára will most fondly be remembered for sharing stories about her adventures near and far, her great generosity, and her quick wit and great sense of humour – be it in any of the 8 languages she spoke.


On August 16, 2022, Klára passed away at Riverview Health Centre with her family by her side. 


The family is grateful to the staff in the Palliative Care program, especially to her visiting nurse Shawn and health care aide Tiffany.


A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, September 29th at Norwood Community Centre, 87 Walmer Street, from 1030 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 


A donation in her memory has been made to the Cancer Care Foundation of Manitoba.


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