George Matejka of Sylvan Lake passed away July 31, 2014 at the age of 84 years. George was born on the Matejka homestead in Ponoka, Ab on August 24, 1929. George and his brothers worked on the family farm together for many years. George married Yvonne Martin in 1959. They farmed in Ponoka until 1973 when they moved to Sylvan Lake. They continued the purebred hog business until 2013. In Dad’s younger years he enjoyed curling in the winter and travelling the swine show circuit in the summer. Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling for a number of years with family and friends. In later years he mostly enjoyed working on the farm and considered that his hobby. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Yvonne of 54 years; his sons, Steven (Terisa) and their boys, Adam, Ryan (Jalene) and Brett; Tony (Joe Anne) and their girls Christine, Tiffany and Victoria; his daughters; Louise (Todd Schultz) and their children Tonielle, Spencer and Larissa; Nancy (Steve Jeffery) all from Sylvan Lake; his brother, Bill (Betty) of Ponoka; his sister-in-law, Barb (Dale Johnston) of Ponoka and his brother-in-law Randie (Elsie) of Devon, Ab. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Anges in 2002, his brother Charlie in 2004 and sister-in-law Sylvia in 2014. George passed away at the RDRHC with his whole family by his side. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A private graveside service was held Aug. 9 at Burnt Lake Cemetery. Donations my be directed toward STARS or the Diabetes Association if so desired.

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