George Bert Redlick was born on February 4th, 1931 in Elrose, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully on May 20th, 2016 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, as the result of many health complications. He was 85 years old at the time of his death.
George will be lovingly remembered by his wife Agnes, to whom he was married for 61 years; one son, Richard (Tammy Morin) Redlick; three daughters, Shirley (Vitaly) Shigrov, Jean (George) Frank and Joan (Willy) Habers; his beloved cockatiel, “Pretty Boy”; four grandchildren Mark (Amanda Walper) Frank, Jaime (Wes) Doucet, Shelby (Brent) Rawlek and their pet dog, Molly, and Sheayanna Redlick; three great-grandchildren, Noah and Chloe Doucet and Adalynn Frank; three brothers, Harold (Elaine) Redlick, Lyle (Sharon) Redlick and Art Redlick; one sister, Rita Hein; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Berthold and Katherine Redlick; one sister, Ethel Sitz; one brother, David Redlick; and one granddaughter, Carrie Redlick.
George came to Vernon with his family when he was ten years of age and remained here his entire life. He met his future wife, Agnes Freund on June 3rd, 1951 and after three years of courting, they were married on September 4th, 1954 in St. John’s Lutheran Church. Together George and Agnes raised their four children here in Vernon. In 1956 George started working for the Department of Highways, driving truck, snow plowing and performing road maintenance. During his career he received a safe driving award. In 1988, after thirty two and a half years with the Department of Highways, he retired. In his retirement years George loved spending his time treasure hunting for hubcaps, travelling, puttering around the yard and holding his cockatiel “Pretty Boy.”
The Funeral Service for George will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at 11:30 A.M. (sixty-five years to the exact day he and Agnes met). A Reception will follow in the Bethel Tea Room. Interment will take place in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at the conclusion of the Reception.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of George to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.
“Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on.”
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187