It is with great sadness that the family of George Samarodin of Castlegar, B.C, announces his passing on May 13, 2014, in Kelowna General Hospital. George was born on October 25, 1957, in Trail, BC to parents Pete and Vera Samarodin.
In his younger years George enjoyed many activities on the family farm, tending cows and chickens, helping grow a huge garden. In his spare time he enjoyed riding bikes, fishing trips and building tree forts. He graduated from Stanley Humphries Secondary School in 1976. George married the love of his life in 1977. The highlights in George’s life was driving a truck and trailer in Vancouver, BC and working at the Line Creek coal project near Elkford, BC. In 1980 George sustained a brain injury after a tragic vehicle accident. This brought upon many challenges in George’s future life. George had a passion for cars and truck and loved to drive around. He was proud to be a member of the teamsters union, the USCC and Alcoholics Anonymous and the Brain Injury Association. Funeral services were officiated by Peter Zaytsoff at the Brilliant Cultural Centre followed by interment at the Brilliant Cemetery.
George was predeceased by his mother in 2009. He is survived by his father Pete and brother Peter and Steve Samarodin. He also leaves behind his nieces Melanie, Elysia, Jessica and Madison Samarodin as well as many cousin’s family and friends. May George’s memories live on with us forever. We will always love you and may God accept you into his Heavenly Kingdom.
Donations in George’s memory may be made to the Alcoholics Anonymous group or the West Kootenay Brain Injury Association.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the thing I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.