Farming Rural 08

George Flondra

April 21, 1936 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

George Flondra Obituary

George Flondra of Inglis, Manitoba, passed away peacefully at the Dr. Gendreau Personal Care Home in Ste. Rose, Manitoba on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the age of 87 years.

George was born April 21, 1936, to Ted and Lena (Sawchuk) Flondra in the Lennard District.  He was the fifth of the family of eight children.  In 1945 the family moved to the homestead in the Blue Wing area.  George attended school at Riding Park School.  He often reminisced about walking to school across the Blue Wing during the winter.  George and the family later resided on the Bordian farm in 1948.  George left school at a young age to help on the family farm.  Many times, he talked about the many hardships during those years, but also about the good times with friends and family.

George loved listening to those Ukrainian tunes.  On Sundays at the family farm he would often put a record on the record player.  Later he played his tunes on cassettes and CDs in his truck.  He always had his collection of music handy, his favorite being the Ukrainian Old Timers. 

When a familiar song came on the radio, he would say “I used to play that one”. George loved playing his violin in his younger years, until an accident with his fingers.

George was a very kind and compassionate soul.  Through the years at the farm he cared for his dad, and after his dad passed, he cared for his mother with his brother Neil at the farm for as long as they could before her passing in the Roblin Care Home.  While still on the farm George cared for his brother Neil after a short stay in the Grandview Hospital and again after Neil’s fall.  This prompted George and Neil to leave the farm and move to Park Manor in Russell from 2017-2018.

In 2021 Neil needed more care so he was admitted to the Ste. Rose Personal Care Home.  George found this very difficult because they were always together.  In August 2021 George moved to Dauphin to be closer to his brother and also his sister, Anne.  George resided at Kinsmen Villa in Dauphin for a short time and made many friends there.  Unfortunately, while there George suffered from a fall and was eventually admitted to the Ste. Rose Personal Care Home.  He was happy to be with his brother Neil again.  They enjoyed each other’s company.  Even to George’s last day before his passing he was more concerned about how his brother was and his sister Anne.

George was predeceased by his parents Ted and Lena (nee Sawchuk) Flondra, sister Martha Senek, and brothers Johnny and Harry.  Surviving are two sisters; Anne Semchuk of Dauphin and Staccia Armstrong of Dauphin, two brothers: Neil Flundra of Ste. Rose, Manitoba and Jim Flundra of Yorkton, Saskatchewan.  Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

We will miss you very much, we will treasure your memories forever.

Rest in Peace

Vichnaya Pam’yat

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Services

Funeral Service
Monday
December 18, 2023

10:30 AM
Braendle-Bruce Funeral Chapel
114 Russell St. W.
Russell, MB R0J 1W0

Interment

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
Lennard
Lennard, MB --- ---

Donations

Expanding Community Cancer Care
Russell Heath Centre, Bag Service 2, Russell MB R0J 1W0

Please make cheques payable to "Expanding Community Cancer Care"

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