Dr. George Vladimir Prokopetz was born in Polawa, Ukraine on May 29th, 1929 and passed away peacefully in Heron Grove on January 15th, 2016 at the age of 86 years. George will be lovingly remembered by his wife Eva, to whom he was married for 60 years; one son, George Jr. (Marion) and two grandchildren, Nikolas and Sabine, all of Richmond, B.C.; his sister-in-law, Volodymira Prokopetz of St. Catherines, Ontario and her family. He was preceded in death by his only brother, Dr. Vadim Prokopetz. George came to Canada in 1948 and worked for the CPR for a short period of time. He eventually decided to go to University so he could obtain his Medical Degree which then gave him a licence to practice medicine. He and his family moved to Vernon in 1966, where he opened his own Practice, remaining in his chosen profession until his retirement in 1989. George loved the outdoors and spent much time camping, fishing, hiking and snowmobiling.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Assumption of St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Father Roman Trynoha officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. At the conclusion of the Graveside Service, a Reception will take place in the Bethel Tea Room.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of George to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., #102-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 ¶ 250-542-1187