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Joseph Foldi

September 17, 1952 - May 20, 2020


Joseph (Schutz) Foldi was born in Bácsalmás, Hungary on September 17th, 1952 to Maria Koti and Joseph Schutz. As a young child, Joseph and his family escaped to Canada during the Hungarian revolution. Joseph was raised in Saint John, NB along with his siblings by his mother Maria and stepfather Lajos. Joseph was brilliant in academia, cooking, painting, drawing, writing and especially in music. He graduated from Saint John Vocational School and attended Post-Secondary in both London ON, and Calgary AB. His love of music began at an early age where he taught himself and mastered many instruments. This passion continued throughout his life and Joseph shared his music in any way he could. It was rare to see him without a guitar in his hand. Throughout his life Joseph played in many bands, wrote and composed his own music as well as wrote, composed and produced Faust, a rock opera which was performed live in Nelson BC. Joseph lost his battle on May 21st, 2020. Josephs life was far from easy may his sole finally find peace.

Joseph is survived by his loving partner Lorna Medd, his mother Maria Kecskes, his son Joseph Foldi (Kristin), daughter Cora Foldi, and son Mark Foldi (Shana), 8 grandchildren – Hailey, Ayden, Hurley, Charlie, Jack, Cealy, Lyndi and Hannah. Also survived by sister Emma Beale, brothers Les Foldi (Jennifer Hersey) and Stephen Foldi (Susan Tait), sister Lisa Speight (Greg) and sisters in Hungary Eriske and Marika, several Aunts and Uncles, Godmother Dobos Maria Istvanne, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Joseph Schutz, grandparents Maria and Paul Koti, Uncle Paul Koti, brother in laws Raymond Beale and Sandorne Kecskes and his nephew Baby Ronnie Evans and great nephew Jacob Daniel Belyea.

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From: Andra Mabee
Relation: Friend

My heartfelt sympathies to his partner Lorna,to Joseph’s Mother Maria,his siblings and all of his family. Joseph was a brother of my friend Emma.I was in awe of Joseph’s abilities as a musician and told him so.He added me on Facebook and we became friends. I became the evil recipe poster ( jokingly ) I enjoyed my many conversations with him and we always stayed in touch until he became sick. His music gives me happiness knowing that long after he is gone it will be appreciated . I will miss his posts about my recipe’s and our chats.Rest well my friend ,peace now belongs to you. I will always remember your kindness…..

From: Mark Clifford
Relation: Long time friend and partner in rhyme and deep conversation

I am deeply saddened to read about losing my good friend Joe. We were good and close friends for many many years. We met and began collaborating musically and developing a deep friendship that had it’s ups and downs like any true relationship. We always rebounded and kept our friendship intact. One always has regrets when we lose someone spiritually close to us but I am blessed to have spent so much ‘real’ time with good intention with Joe be it in person or on the phone. Many many memories. Rest in Peace now Joe…MY FRIEND JOE.

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