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George Miclash Sr.

 

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Miclash Sr at Pinecrest Home for the Aged, at the age of 95, on January 25, 2022 with his loving family by his side. George is survived by his loving and devoted wife Florence (Lunny) of 71 years. George is also survived by his children; Betty-Ann (Keith) of Arizona, Susie and George Jr (Cheryl), his grandson; Kristopher (Susan) and great-grandchildren Cole, Julia and Madison, along with many nieces and nephews.

George was born in Kenora in 1926 in their family home, the sixth of eleven children to Frank and Anne (Gornicki) Miclash. George is predeceased by his parents and was the last surviving child of his brother and sisters which where; Ralph, Frances, Ted, Albert, Eleanor, Leonard(Butch), twins Adeline (Mickey) and Agnes, Robert (Mick) and Gladys. George always had lots of fun stories to tell about growing up in a large family in the north end of Kenora. George started working at the Kenora Paper Mill at the age of 16 as a Lab Technician “Sewer Rat” and worked his way up to Paper Machine and Finishing Floor Superintendent from which he retired at the age of 56, exactly 40 years to the day that he started. George prided himself with having worked every type of job on the paper machines over his career.  

George loved the outdoors! He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and entertaining friends at the family’s camp located on Lunny’s Island on Lake of the Woods. George also enjoyed many hunting trips including heading out west every fall to go goose hunting. George learned to enjoy golf in his retired life playing at Beauty Bay in the Retired Men’s league for over 20 years. George and Florence also enjoyed many casino road trips with their good friends Len and Nell Moore along with numerous bus trips to Manitoba and Minnesota with their daughter Susie and friends. 

George enlisted in the Artillery Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces in 1943 and trained at Shilo, Manitoba to help with the World War II efforts. Soon after returning from service he met the love of his life Florence. They married in 1950 and later built their family home on Third St South where they lived happily for 57 years. George and Florence enjoyed living across the street from their son George Jr and daughter-in-law Cheryl so they could watch their only grandchild, Kristopher grow up. George was very proud that he then became a Great Grandpa getting to welcome Madison, Cole and Julia into the Miclash family. George and Florence then spent 12 years together not far from their family home at Benidickson Court where they took part in the social activities. Thank you to the staff of Benidickson Court for their kindness over the years. George and Florence recently relocated together to Pinecrest, where George enjoyed reminiscing with friends during happy hour and will be missed by the staff for his always pleasant personality. Thank you to all the staff for the care that you provided to George to make him comfortable and he will rest easier knowing that Florence will continue to receive such great care and support. George enjoyed the visits that his nephews Frankie Miclash and Tony Polischuk made to see him while at Pinecrest.

No service is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Auxillary for Pinecrest Home for the Aged, Lake of the Woods Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.