|Posted by grachanicawindsor on March 21, 2019 at 2:50 PM|
May 1, 1923 – March 12, 2019
We would like to share the sad news with our community and for our members that knew George, and to acknowledge his contribution to our Serbian community. George’s family announced his peaceful passing on March 12. George was a private individual and his funeral and interment took place on March 15 in Edmonton Alberta.
George was born in Lika (Serbian Krajina Region) and spent WWII as a volunteer under Vojvoda Djuich. Since the country was becoming governed by Communists, George left the country and settled in Western Canada. He came to Windsor in late 1960’s and worked for the N&D superstore as a butcher. George and his wife Ana had one son Milan (Mitch).
George managed the Serbian Community Centre, known now as the Kosovo Hall, in 1985. He and his family were great supporters of almost every project that was sponsored by our Gracanica Community, especially the “Carrousel of Nations” Festivals. George showed his dedication to our community when he became a Great Benefactor of the new Serbian Community Centre that was in making, receiving a gramata from Bishop Georgije for his generosity and hardwork.
George moved back to Western Canada following his son who moved there with his employer. In preparation for the Serbian Centre’s 50th Anniversary, the Committee reached out to him and by way of a personal video message, he was still able to be a part of another great event at the Serbian Centre. George was also recognized as an honourary president of the Serbian Centre at this event.
Вечнаја Памјат Ђорђе. (Memory Eternal George)