IMRE EMIL (JIM) SATOR
BComm., MSc. in Finance
Professor (Honoris Causa)
May 26, 1946 –
October 30, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Imre Emil (Jim) Sator, born in Budapest, Hungary who passed away peacefully in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital at the age of 68, with his wife of 44 years by his side.
Jim came to Canada in 1957 following the Hungarian Revolution. Pre-deceased by his parents Mary and Jim Sator, his uncle Janos Sator, and his godmother Helen Pataki.
He is survived by his loving wife Sue and his faithful dog Riley, sister-in-law Sally Dobler (Mick), niece Jennifer Brown (Dave) and their sons Jacob and Nathaniel, cousins Steve Pataki(Sherry) and Marian Jackson (Paul), and goddaughter Kristal Jackson, as well as her brothers Steven (Bessie) and Christopher. He will be deeply missed by family and friends in Canada, Hungary, Thailand and China.
A long time resident of Deep Cove in North Vancouver, he recently returned to Nanaimo to enjoy his retirement.
Jim was a man of integrity and principle who had a strength of personality drawn from sharpness of intellect and the calmness of his manner. He retired from Douglas College in 2003 as Dean of Commerce and Business Administration. Throughout the 1990’s he worked extensively in international education in Hungary, Thailand, and China.
A private family gathering will be held. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the SPCA.