April 24, 1924 ~ August 5, 2013
George Kusiak passed away August 5, 2013 at the Creston Valley Hospital due to a stroke, at the age of 89 years.
George was born to Olga and Stefan Kusiak on April 24, 1924 at Kzaza, Ukraine, where he received his formal education.
George fled the Ukraine at the age of 17 for Germany, where he spent 10 years and met the love of his life Magdelena Eisele. The couple married and started the family with Ludwig, Klaus and Gerti before immigrating to Canada in 1951, settling in Winnipeg. The family continued to grow with the addition of Monica, Irene and John. He worked as a mechanic’s helper and in the construction trade. In 1964, he moved the family to Erickson, rounding the family off with Linda. He continued in the construction trade, starting his own company after several years.
George loved fishing, planting the garden, winemaking and enjoyed the Royal Canadian Legion Br#29.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary Magdelena, daughter Gerti and son Klaus.
George will sadly missed by his sons Ludwig and John; daughters Monica, Irene and Linda; grandchildren Terri, Nadine, Serena; and great-grandchildren Sasha, Lance, Giles, Lincoln, Markis and Serena.
The Funeral Mass was held on Monday August 12, 2013 at 11:00 am from the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Tom Kakkaniyil celebrant.
Interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.
Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200 – 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2