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Zazo Hajdu,

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Lajos “Zazo” Hajdu †

May 17, 1940 – February 27, 2021

Zazo passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of February 27, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Gabriella.

Zazo was born in Nyiregyháza, Hungary. He attained a Masters Degree in Agrology Engineering with a Specialized Masters Degree in Animal Sciences from the Agrology University of Gödöllõ, Hungary, and a Degree in Fine Arts from Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta. After an early retirement from Alberta Agriculture, Zazo turned his attention to pursue his passion for fine art full-time as an already recognized and established sculptor. Zazo was a very passionate, creative man and an extremely talented sculptor with many exhibitions. His commemorative plaques of politicians, community leaders, sports personalities, memorials, statues and other art can be found in public places and private collections in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Calgary, Ottawa, United States, Europe, and Asia.

He was a caring and driven person, who gave back to the community through his art and as an outstanding member of the Free Masons (Scottish Rite and Knights Templar), Al Shamal Shriners, Knights of Malta, and a long-time member of the Sculptors’ Association of Alberta, CARFAC, and numerous other associations in Canada.

For decades, he was very involved with First Nations Associations, and was an avid advocate for the preservation of indigenous traditions and ceremonies in Alberta and throughout North America. He was a devoted participant in Sweat Lodge and Sundance ceremonies, and believed in our interconnectedness with nature, one another and the creator. He loved life, culture, nature, and gave generously to Indigenous causes, the conservation of endangered species, the preservation of natural resources, as well as various children’s charities. The only thing he really did not like was technology, especially computers and remote controllers with too many buttons.

All who knew him will miss his talents, passion, imagination, generosity, and super strong coffee.

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