George was born to George and Anne Andriashyk of Willingdon, Alberta. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Bella, sons, Douglas (Edna), Brian (Kathie), grandchildren, Kelly, Ashley, Karri (Jason), Stacie (Chris), Hollie (Rick), Bobbie (Mike), great grandchildren Donnie, Symone, Emily, Jai Lynn, Sarah and Isaac. Bella’s children, Anthony and Trish, their children, Vladimyr and Oksana, Wayne (Carie), Wayne’s children, Stephanie (Steve), Chantelle (Mike) and son Owen.
George was predeceased by his parents George and Anne, brothers, Mike, Steve, Nick, John, Ed, Bill and sister Mary. Also nephews, Wade, Charles, Eddie, and nieces, Vida and Jeanette, granddaughter Jamie.
George went on to get an education in accounting, but found accounting was not for him, so he went on to become a mechanic. Over the years as a mechanic, he owned businesses or worked for major automobile dealers. In his younger days George liked to water ski. After his skiing days were over, he went on to fishing. Together, George and Bella travelled to many different lakes, until one day George decided he wanted a seasonal spot at Sunny Shore Fishing Resort by White Lake where they enjoyed fishing together for 10 plus years and met many wonderful friends, who appointed George Mayor. When George wasn’t fishing, he was busy in the work shop building a china cabinet for his daughter in-law or a cabinet for Bella’s salt and pepper shaker collection. He built many items that the grandchildren loved to receive from little tables to treasure chests. All this got put on hold when George’s health began failing. Now all we have are treasured memories. George was a member for many years of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He spent many hours cutting grass, fixing water sprinklers, and built several items for the church.
How nice to have had George a part of our lives.
The Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1044 – 8th St. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015 in the Church. After the Graveside Service, a memorial dinner will be held back at the Church.
Donations in George’s memory, to the charity of your choice, would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.