Laszlo "Les" Fabian

30-Nov-1936 - 16-Jul-2019

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In Loving Memory


FABIAN, Laszlo “Les” (Retired 38 year employee of General Motors) Peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Bowmanville on Tuesday July 16, 2019 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of the late Irene. Cherished father and best father ever to Gloria and her husband Bernie Chabot. A private family graveside service will take place at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby (905-443-3376). If desired, a donation in memory of Les may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at mountlawn.ca

Laszlo "Les" Fabian
Posted by Susan Domokos | 26-Jul-2019

There are men, who though they are quiet and don’t cause huge waves openly, who voluntarily assume a caretaking role and then a supportive one in life with those they love… Who, when all is said and done…are giants. That’s how I feel about your dad, Gloria. I had the privilege of meeting your dad in my teenagerhood. He had a quick smile and an elegant way about him. He always knew what to do or say to put everyone at ease. And while he did it so easily, you always knew there was definite thought and purpose behind it. You knew he was caring, specifically, for you. Little did I know how lucky I’d be that he’d be there throughout my life in the different things I went through. He was always solid, always kind. Not flashy at all. ‘Just a regular guy’, you’d think, if life was rosy at the time. Yet if you were going through trials, you’d soon discover that he was unshakeable and unbreakable in all the important areas. And there, as an unwavering advocate. For you. And boy. Did he love jokes, witty lines, and his movies! He’d say something deadpan, but there was that twinkle in his eye prompting you to listen more carefully, look deeper. And soon, you’d be laughing along with him. He was a master of the moment, easing it. Making it peaceful, then joyous. He absolutely LOVED company. The enormous pots of food - mashed potatoes, fried fish and shrimp that your mom cooked and served up. The Hungarian pastries after! He exulted in it all, and was such a gracious host, topping up the wine, pop or soda, with a flourish. (continued in next post)

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Posted by Susan Domokos | 26-Jul-2019

(Continued from before) Yet you totally felt at home, knew you were with family. Your dad, in so many ways, with his generosity of spirit and simply - with his love - was like a dad to me. He was there as a solid presence when I was a teenager, then a strong, unshakeable, 'always-there' friend and parent-figure when I went through serious things. And he always - ‘miles ahead of his time’ - championed girl power, right? In his quiet yet definite way, he let us know how strong and capable and smart we were. Yet as he did that, he was there too to hold us while we did what we needed to, in strong, supportive, stable arms, as long as we needed it. All these are the reasons why I feel your father was a real man. A true friend. A giant in spirit and in irrevocably discharging his duties. And in kindness and careful thought. I’m glad you had him for the length of time you did, Gloria, and you as well, Bernie, as a beloved son-in-law, and I’m so very grateful I did too. Love to you and Bernie and the rest of your family. And to Laci-bacsi, I love you. You’re unforgettable and in my heart for always. Thank you every moment you gave me.

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