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George Ontkean



With profound sorrow, the family of George Ontkean announces the passing of our beloved father, father-in-law, and grandfather on March 21, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Born on March 6, 1928 in Coaldale, Alberta, Dad passed away after a brief struggle with cancer, with his family by his side.

George is survived by his son, Christopher; daughter-in-law, Amy; his precious granddaughters, Jada and Zoe; brothers-in-law, Merv (Anne) Halsey and Peter (Coleen) Halsey; sister-in-law, Jenny (Gary) Scott; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was predeceased by his beloved bride of 25 years, Betty; and by his parents and five siblings.

Dad helped establish the Forestry Technology program at NAIT in the mid-1960s and taught there as a senior instructor for over 18 years, retiring in 1986. A father to one but a friend to all, he will always be loved and remembered.

We wish to thank the staff of the Grey Nuns Hospital and St. Joseph`s Auxiliary Hospital as well as Dr. Walter Mair and Pastor Dr. Lyle Richards for the care and counsel they so kindly provided to Dad.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, AB. Interment will follow at the St. Albert Cemetery on Poundmaker Road.

In lieu of other tributes, please consider making a donation in Dad`s name to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, #710, 10123 99 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 9Z9.

In Loving Memory of
George Ontkean
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Funeral Service
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
11:00 AM
St. Albert Chapel
9 Muir Drive
St. Albert, AB
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St. Albert City Cemetery
Poundmaker Rd.
St. Albert, AB
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