Eva Domoslai (Kondor) slipped quietly into eternal rest on Sunday, October 18th , 2015 at Regina General Hospital. Eva was born on June 11, 1936 in the old Hungarian city of Szombathely, the second oldest of four girls to Joe and Anna.
Eva grew up surviving the tumultuous years of war in Hungary, first under German occupation and then finally in its liberation by the Russians. As a young woman, Eva was witness to Hungary’s violent revolution against its Communist oppressor and under the cover of darkness and without her parents’ consent, Eva and her younger sister Gabriella fled to the safety of Austria’s borders. Once there, they and thousands of other Hungarians were processed into refugee camps. Eva and Gabi made their way to Canada and took up residence in Kenora, Ontario. They found employment and friendship with Erma Wong, who eventually would become Eva’s sister-in-law. Erma introduced Eva to Andrew Domoslai of Whitewood, Saskatchewan and the seeds of love were sewn. This would lead to a family of seven sons, and close to fifty seven years of mutual devotion and love. Eva and Andy were married in November 15, 1958. They settled on Andrew’s farm in the Burrows area where they adjusted to the ardors of farm life. Eva had seven children; Joe, Chris, Ken, Bill, Harvey, Roy, and Peter.
With an old country work ethic, ingenuity, and a beautiful gentle spirit, Eva was able to keep the full house well fed, smooth running, and happy. Eva was always up to a challenge and as her house emptied of children, she decided to get her driver’s license. She took a job with the Whitewood Petro Can, first as a cook’s helper, then as the Head Cook, all the while keeping the family farm running. In 1995, Andy and Eva left the farm and bought a house in Whitewood where they quietly enjoyed retirement and the amenities of town. Eva continued to work part time with the Petro Can, and as a full time mother and grandmother to her slowly growing brood. She always had a pot ready and could whip up a delicious home cooked meal in a moment. Eva was a prolific reader throughout her life, enjoyed gardening, and adding to her expansive salt and pepper shaker collection. She will be sorely missed by her remaining family; beloved husband Andrew, loving children; Joe (Winnipeg, MB), Chris (Whitewood, Sk.), Ken (Kim) (Moose jaw, Sk.), Bill (Liz) (Whitewood, Sk.) Harvey (Lisa) (Saskatoon, Sk.), Roy (Saskatoon, Sk.) and Peter (Judy) (Calgary, Alta.). She is also survived by her doting grand children; Natasha, Lori, Kenton, Kyla, Ryan, Kayla, Amy, Wyatt and Abigail;her faithful sisters Gabriella (Hamilton, Ont.) and Marie (Hungary); brothers in law Gus(Whitewood), Frank (California), Emile (Vancouver), Albert (Vancouver); Sister in law Rose as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers and service for Eva were held at St Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Whitewood, Saskatchewan. Prayers were held on Sunday, October 25th at 7:00 PM and the Mass for Christian Burial was on October 26th at 2:00 PM. Eva was supported throughout her illness by the Saskatchewan Kidney Foundation and the wonderful doctors, nurses and staff at both Moosomin Union Hospital and the Regina General Hospital. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Prasad, whose wonderful care comforted Eva throughout her illness. Donations in Eva’s memory can be made to the Saskatchewan Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice. Mathews Funeral Home in Whitewood, Saskatchewan has been entrusted with Eva’s care.