Vale Eva Erdi
Wednesday 17 Aug 2016
On behalf of The Alfred community we extend our heartfelt condolences to the Erdi family, and the ErdiGroup, following the passing of Mrs Eva Erdi.
A generous benefactor and supporter of The Alfred, Eva’s extraordinary philanthropy will be felt by the Victorian community for generations to come.
In 2015, Eva presented The Alfred with the largest gift in the hospital’s history. Given in honour of her late husband, Les, Eva’s donation gave life to a project that promises to improve emergency care for more than 65,000 patients each year.
This unmatched generosity will soon see work begin on the redevelopment and expansion of the hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Centre. In recognition of this support, we are proud that the centre now bears Eva and Les’ names.
Eva Loffler first met Les in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, in 1944, during WWII. The couple fell in love and they were married within months.
Together, Eva and Les immigrated to Australia in 1954 in search of a better life.
Both Eva and Les developed a strong friendship with The Alfred. In Eva’s case, her longstanding relationship with the hospital went back decades to when her mother was treated at The Alfred as a patient.
Eva was an inspirational woman, and a warm, vibrant and caring friend of The Alfred who will be greatly missed.