May 16, 1924 ~ January 14, 2016

George Ponich passed away after a long stay at

Cottonwoods (Interior Health). He is survived by his devoted wife, Stacey; sons, Garry (Sandy), Richard (and his

children, Alexander and Daniel). Also survived by his sister, Rose Butters, and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Lena, and by his five brothers and nine sisters.  George was a World War II Veteran. He returned and became a Searle Grain Buyer in Redwater Alberta. George and Stacey moved to Edmonton in 1950 and he worked at Gulf Oil Refinery. They bought a farm in Fort

Saskatchewan area in 1963 and George continued to

work at the refinery. In 1973, they moved to Kelowna, BC, and he became a Hiram Walker Distillery Employee, and

Orchardist. Curling, fishing,  bird and big game hunting

were his passions. Also, George and Stacey travelled Europe, Eastern Canada, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Panama Canal Cruise. Service to be held in

Edmonton at a later date.

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