On February 23rd, 2009 George passed away peacefully with his wife Eileen and daughters, Gillian and Beth, by his side. Born in Swan River, the oldest son of Marvin and Mary Presunka (nee: Posyniak), he spent his childhood in many northern Manitoba places, very common in railroad families, including Flin Flon where he met his wife of 43 years, Eileen Jeffrey.
George is survived by his mother Mary, wife Eileen, son Brian, daughters Gillian (Graham) Nattress of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Beth (Warren) Campbell of Vernon, B.C., three beloved grandchildren: Bridget and Theo Nattress and Nathan Campbell, brothers: Barry (Eleanor), Michael and Edward (Jean). Also left to mourn the loss of George are George’s in-laws, Leila and Roger Cathcart, Marie and Al Jeffrey and their families plus best friends, Diane and Jim Inglis, formerly of Flin Flon, as well as many other great friends. He was predeceased by his father, Marvin Presunka.
George had an amazing lease on life with a career in business and sales, still owning his own consulting company working with the Great Canadian Oil Change Ltd. A veteran of the Canadian Navy during which service he married Eileen and lived in the Northwest Territories, Winnipeg and Ottawa, plus many other places in Canada and the USA working for companies like Winnibego, Hertz Rent-A-Car, and Petro-Canada.
In semi-retirement, George spent much of his time with friends, golfing, woodworking and traveling. George and Eileen traveled extensively in their Winnibego, spending time in California, Florida and of course, Flin Flon. They had a great trip last year with many friends on the Norwegian Jade Cruise Ship to Barcelona, Spain. George loved life and was always looking ahead to the next adventure. With that, we ask all who knew him to raise a glass with us:
“To you Dad/George and your next adventure.”
A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date. As you remember the love, as you mourn the loss, may you also celebrate the life.
In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in Dad’s memory may do so to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4 or www.nohs.ca. The nurses and staff were amazing – true angels.