George ‘Joe’ Omilusik of Coronation, Alta. passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alta. on Sun. Jan. 3, 2021 at the age of 83 years.
Joe was born on April 8, 1937 to James and Vera (Foyda) Omilusik, on the family farm at Throne, Alta. Joe was raised by his parents on the farm at Throne, alongside nine other siblings.
He went to the Throne School but spent the majority of his days helping on the farm. His family grain farmed; as well as raising commercial beef cows.
Joe also drove school bus for 35 years. He loved the kids on his route and made sure they made their destination, no matter the weather.
His love for God and his Church shined on; making sure to attend every Sunday Service possible.
His hobbies included playing his musical instruments, especially the guitar, singing, listening to Abba on the record player, farming, riding horses, going camping, and watching local rodeos.
In his retirement years, he still helped on the farm, sitting on the tractor putting up hay, and spending most of the day driving around the country.
Joe will be lovingly remembered by his two sons, Timothy Omilusik (Amanda Shepherd) of Coronation, Alta. and Terence Omilusik (Bailey) of Calgary, Alta.; his three daughters, Lorraine (Andy) Jacyszyn of Calgary, Alta., Linda (Harry) Clarke of Leduc, Alta. and Tammy (Andrew) Goldsworthy of Provost, Alta. and his numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He will also be sadly missed by his three sisters, Anna Hudson of Coronation, Alta., Adeline of Calgary, Alta. and Jean, also of Calgary.
Joe was predeceased by his brothers, Ernest, Stephen, James Jr., Donald and Henry Omilusik.
George will be laid to rest in the Coronation Cemetery, Coronation, Alta.
If desired, memorial donations in George’s honour may be made directly to STARS at www.stars.ca or to the Coronation Evangelical Free Church, 5009 Albert Street, Coronation, Alta. T0C 1C0.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements in care of Coronation Funeral Home, Coronation, Alberta. 403.578.2928.