George was born June 25, 1938 on the family farm, the second youngest of thirteen children of Vaclav (James) and Mary (Tochor) Antosh. When George was four years old, his father passed away. His mother and family continued living on the farm. George attended Dovedale School and lived on the family farm until failing health in February when he took up residence at the Centennial Care Home in Langenburg until his passing on April 15, 2019, with Loretta by his side.
On November 4, 1965, George married Loretta Binder from Langenburg and together they built a new house on the family farm. George worked at IMC for many years and after went full time farming with brother, Jim, raising cattle and growing crops. George loved the outdoors. He spent countless hours snowmobiling, quadding, gardening and keeping their yard well-manicured, cutting trees and replanting new ones. His greatest love was hunting and spending time up north at the cabin, hunting moose with his brother, Rudy and various friends and relatives. George was passionate about keeping his possessions and vehicles in like new condition.
George also liked to voice his opinion on various topics and sometimes, in order to settle a debate, a much-needed phone call was made or looking in the “history book” would decide if it was indeed fact or fiction.
George and Loretta travelled many miles snowmobiling with the “Tabor Trail Riders” and enjoying wiener roasts. Most evening they could be seen driving around the neighbourhood, enjoying a cold beverage and observing the wildlife. They attended various celebrations, proudly watching their nieces, nephews and neighbourhood kids grow up. George and Loretta travelled many times to Las Vegas, BC, Minot and Sky Dancer.
George will be forever known for lighting firecrackers and fireworks, his red plaid shirts, fast walking, cleanliness, wearing his one-piece snowmobile suit with the purple scarf and telling stories.
George is survived by his wife of 53 years, Loretta; brother, John (Janet) Antosh, Penticton, BC; sister-in-law, Ellie Muzyka, Grayson, SK; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Theresa (James) Rushka, Langenburg, Ida (Arnold) Neumeier, Langenburg, Edwin (Yolanda) Binder, Langenburg, Helen Dutka, Langenburg, Barbara (Ron) Martens, Warman, SK and many nieces and nephews.
George was predeceased by his parents, James and Mary Antosh; brothers, Joe Antosh, Henry Antosh, Jim Antosh, Charles Antosh, Frank Antosh and Rudy Antosh; sisters, Elsie Bot, Ann Pangracs, Emily Hamilton, Rose Nechvatal and Gloria Smith; parents-in-law, John and Mary Binder; brothers-in-law, Vic Bot, Stanley Pangracs, Marshall Hamilton, Joe Nechvatal, Keith Smith, Louis Dutka; sisters-in-law, Violet Antosh, Anne Antosh.
George, we love you and will miss you. Rest in Peace.
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan
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Canadian Cancer Society - Saskatchewan Division
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St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery Fund, Langenburg
P.O. Box 429, Langenburg SK S0A 2A0