April 28,1930 – June 29,2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Drabiuk on June 29th, 2014. He leaves behind the love of his life, Marjorie, his wife of 47 years, as well as sisters, Sophia Kniaz of Vernon and Mary Popowich of Yorkton, SK. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Bill, Mike, and Steve. Many nieces and nephews will also fondly remember their Uncle George for his gift of music and great sense of humour. George will always be remembered for his love of music, playing for many years with the band that he founded “The Sun Valley Ramblers”, “The Old Time Fiddlers”, “The Hlina Center Group” and more recently “George and Friends” which was graciously changed to “George’s Friends” when George could no longer play his violin due to his Parkinson’s disease.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Pleasant Valley Funeral Home Chapel with a “Celebration of Life” to follow from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Schubert Center.
In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of George may do so to Gateby Intermediate Care Residence, 3000 Gateby Place, Vernon, B. C. V1T 8V8.
Arrangements have been entrusted to
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be offered at