George Gabriel Greshner
1932 – 2014
George Gabriel Greshner of Ponoka passed away peacefully at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre on Friday, January 3, 2014 at the age of 81. George will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 55 years, Barbara; children Michael, Camille (Martin), Tim (Sandy) and Julie; and granddaughter Kristen (Doug).
George was born to Steve and Rose Greshner on February 25, 1932 in Cactus Lake, Saskatchewan. Growing up the second eldest of six children, the family moved to the Clive area in 1944 where they farmed for many years. George and Barb married in 1958 and made Ponoka their home ever since. George received his Sheet Metal Mechanic ticket from NAIT and soon helped establish Ponoka Sheet Metal with his three partners. He will be remembered as a quiet and kindly man who went out of his way to serve and respect his customers and fellow businessmen in the community. George enjoyed many fishing, camping, boating and skiing trips with family and friends. He also loved golfing and walking. George and Barb enjoyed over a 20 year retirement together – going south as Snowbirds and travelling from Alaska and the Yukon to Cape Spear, Newfoundland. They enjoyed dancing and entertaining friends and family. They loved to polka and old time waltz at old time dances at the Ponoka Legion and at the Kimberly Festival in B.C..
A celebration of George’s life was held at the Ponoka Funeral Home on January 8, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Alzhimers Society of Alberta or any charity of your choice. To express condolences to George’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
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