DIOSI, Charles Francis

In loving memory of Charles Francis Diosi who passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the age of 75. Charles leaves behind his loving wife and best friend, Mary Ann (nee Wasylenki). He is predeceased by his parents Kornel and Berta, and by his older brother Laszlo Kornel all of Slovakia. He is fondly remembered by his parents-in-law Raymond and Helen Wasylenki of Sudbury.  He will be greatly missed his younger brother Albert (Marika) and especially by his niece Hajnalka and nephew Albert (Eva), all of Slovakia. Charles left his family and friends in Czechoslovakia (Slovakia) in 1968, to fulfill his dream of coming to Canada. Arriving first in Halifax, he later moved to Toronto and eventually to Sudbury. He made true and lasting friendships during the early days. Later, many hours were spent reminiscing about the good times and adventures they had as newcomers to Canada. Charles had a lifelong passion for learning. His early education in dentistry provided opportunity to work as a denture technician in Canada. He obtained a diploma from Ryerson and later a degree from the University of Waterloo and worked 35 years as a Public Health Inspector in Sudbury. Charles enjoyed nature and the outdoors. He was an exceptional photographer and spent hours taking photos of the unique northern geography. He liked nothing better than to pack up his Old Town canoe and venture out to remote camping areas. Later he, Mary Ann, and their canine buddies enjoyed time spent at their cottage on Manitoulin Island as well as on their boat on the North Channel. Charles was keenly interested in boating, especially sailing. He spent many vacations sailing the Bahamas and US Virgin Islands with his childhood friends. He called it some of the best memories of his life. Charles was an accomplished musician. He was a drummer as a young man, but his passion was playing the piano, especially jazz and traditional Hungarian music. He enjoyed playing music for his friends and was often asked to provide the musical entertainment at various functions. Charles had a great love for his wife, his family and friends, his Hungarian background, and his adopted country. He was a man of integrity, compassion and of faith. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten by those who knew and loved him. The family wishes to thank Dr. Cano for his expert care and compassion. Thank you to the incredible nurses at HSN Northeast Cancer Centre. Charles got to know many of them during his regular visits for treatment and they always made it a little easier to endure. Thank you to Dr. Anderson and the nursing staff in the ICU at HSN for helping Charles through the last days of his life journey. At Charles's request, there will be no visitation or funeral at this time. A Celebration of his Life will occur in Sudbury at a future date. A family service will occur in Charles' hometown in Slovakia, also at a future date.


10 Condolences

  1. Dear Mary Ann:
    So sorry for the loss of your dear Charles. May great stories and remembrances of the good times you shared support you in your journey through these difficult times.
    Jackie Moffatt

    By: Jackie Moffatt
    September 27, 2021
  2. We were incredibly saddened to hear of Charles’ passing. It was an honour and an incredible pleasure to have known Charles. My parents still speak fondly of those pig roasts we attended together and conversations, in Hungarian, of course. He was a truly thoughtful and talented individual and his smile and laughter will be missed. Our condolences to Mary Ann and the rest of the family at this time of loss.

    By: Chuck Poltz and the Poltz Family
    September 27, 2021
  3. Mary Ann, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We remember Charles with great fondness and always enjoyed our conversations with both of you over the years. It is certainly evident that you shared many wonderful moments together and we hope that these memories will bring you comfort for quite some time.

    By: Judit & Scott Nelson
    September 25, 2021
  4. Dear Mary Anne,
    My deepest condolences to you and Charles’ family. I am confident you will keep his memory alive; can’t imagine the life stories to tell. Me and Charles used to exchange “the good chocolate bars” at work from our travels – his favorite was always the Belgium by the way- what a great colleague and man. He has made many hearts heavy. Tony sends his wishes as well. Stay strong.

    By: Justeen and Anthony Christakos
    September 24, 2021
  5. Dear Mary Ann,
    Our condolences on the passing of Charles. It was a privilege to have known him for over 45 years. He did have an interesting and full life and he was indeed a virtuoso on a piano. He may be gone but he won’t be forgotten.

    By: Ted and Terri Korzeniecki
    September 24, 2021
  6. My sincere condolences to you MARY ANN and to Charles’ Family. Charles was a good friend and indeed an honorable man.

    By: Allan McDougall
    September 23, 2021
  7. Mary Ann,
    I am so sorry to hear of Charles passing. I will always remember the thoughtful conversations I had with Charles during our shared time working at the health unit. I have special memories of his piano playing at the Christmas parties.
    I know you will find comfort in the many memories you have.
    Take good care.

    Nancy Lacasse

    By: Nancy Lacasse
    September 23, 2021
  8. Mary Ann our sincere condolences to you on the passing of Charles. We will miss our chats with him to compare “chemo” notes! He was a true character and we will both miss him dearly.

    By: Tammy and Brian Urso
    September 23, 2021
  9. I was shocked to read of Charles’ death. I didn’t realize he was ill and just a few days ago, mailed him a package of pictures from his days as a health inspector at the Sudbury and District Health Unit, as well as a tape of him playing music with my father, Jim Sandul, in preparation for a health unit Christmas party held in 1983. I apologize for the timing of my mailing and I hope that this memorabilia will bring some comfort to his wife and family. My deepest sympathy to her and to the rest of Charles’ family and friends on their loss. Charles was a well respected friend to both of my parents, Jim and Theresa Sandul. His caring, compassion, and generosity will be greatly missed.

    By: Judy (Sandul) Kosmerly
    September 23, 2021
  10. Mary Ann we are so sorry hear of the passing of your beloved Charles. From reading his obit and the few times we met him, he was a talented man who enjoyed life to the fullest. Again our condolences and if we can be of any help just ask.

    By: Mary Ann and Reno Peloso
    September 23, 2021

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