Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to pay tribute to a wonderful member of my community, Mrs. Terezia Zakar, who passed away September 14. Mrs. Zakar was the proud president of the Petofi Hungarian Cultural Club located in Brantford.
Mrs. Zakar came to Canada in 1956 from Hungary with little resources, but soon proved to be an excellent community motivator. Mrs. Zakar dedicated much of her life to the promotion of the Hungarian culture in Brant. She was an active organizer of Hungarian dance and cultural performances, international village displays, as well as different activities and charity events. She was instrumental in the purchase of the Petofi Hungarian Cultural Club, which has been the location for many Hungarian community events.
Terry will be remembered as a loving wife to John, her husband of 40 years, and a wonderful mother to her children who made her so proud. I would ask my fellow members of the House to join me in paying tribute to a woman who contributed so much of herself to the betterment of her community.