George Ronald Kuchinka
George Ronald Kuchinka was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. George (Geo) passed away suddenly on July 12, 2022 at the age of 85. He was a larger than life man who loved music, farming and people. He was known as a musician throughout his time, playing with Driftwood and singing in Barbershop. In later years, George sang with the Southeast/Northwest Chorus and with church choir, as well as gigs with Freddy and the Freebies. George spent thousands of hours in his workshop, he definitely had a creative gene when it came to his projects He loved to garden and still has one to harvest at Mainprize and at their condo in Estevan. The songbirds will miss George and his grape jelly in the feeders.
George and Ardelle were married July 16, 1960. They spent 44 years farming and raising children on the family farm north of Macoun, SK. In 2004, they moved to Mainprize Park after selling the farm. By 2006, mom decided that they needed a winter home in Estevan, so the condo became their winter refuge and the park their summer getaway.
George will be greatly missed by his loving wife B. Ardelle Kuchinka their children: Shelley (Mike ) Holitski, Leanne ( Gord ) Kuchinka and Curt ( Sheila ) Kuchinka. Precious memories will remain with George’s grandchildren: Brittany, Michael, Robyn ( Justin ), Carmen, Jared, Delaney and Geordey and great grandchild – Jack. George will also be missed by his sister-in-law Marlene Dow and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
George was predeceased by his parents, George and Ludmilla Kuchinka; sisters, Marion (Charlie) Norman, Phyllis ( Herb ) Kuglar, Lorraine ( Bob ) McKell and Helen ( Elverne ) Smith.
When the song in my heart is merely faded away, when the words don’t come, when I begin to pray, I can be reassured with a promise that he will be with me anyway.
Those so wishing may make donations in memory of George to the St. Paul’s United Church Memorial Fund, 1418 Third St., Estevan, SK S4A 0S4.
A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, Estevan, SK with Sandy Dalziel officiating. A luncheon followed in the church auditorium. Interment took place at the Macoun Cemetery with Mr. Don Kindopp officiating.
For the next 90 days, a video recording of the Memorial Service will be available, using this link:
Hall Funeral Services in Estevan provided care to the Kuchinka family - Deb Heidinger, Funeral Director.