After a courageous battle following a very recent, unexpected diagnosis, it is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of George B. Takach, aged 76, on August 17, 2023 at Niagara Health St. Catharines Hospital. George was the beloved husband of Janette (nee McMillan) for almost 55 years. Theirs was a love that began in their teens. Together, they proudly raised two sons, Geoffrey (who predeceased his father in 2019) and Jason, who just 6 years ago made George and Jan grandparents to their precious granddaughter Anya Honour, together with Sharon Hollender. Meghan Wills held a special place in George’s heart.
Georgie was the loving, much loved brother and dear friend of Carol Ann and special brother-in-law of her husband Alf Smith. George treasured his relationships with their sons Adam and Eric and their wives Alanna and Shannon and he nurtured special bonds with his great nephews, Austin and Jackson. George was a caring brother-in-law of Robin McMillan and Uncle to his children, Rory, Faith, and Holly. He leaves behind many cousins of both his and Jan’s in Canada and the U.S. He was predeceased by his parents George P. and Ethel Takach (2001 and 2000).
George was a proud and respected retired employee of more than 40 years at Dofasco, Hamilton. Paramount in George’s life was his care, concern and service for others. He volunteered for many years at GBF, the Lions Club, Shamrock Bingo Club, their Jordan Condo Association, BICR Niagara. In July, just prior to his illness, George was honoured by Canadian Blood Services after donating his 100th pint of blood. He was honoured to be a Eucharistic minister and frequent crucifer at Star of the Sea R.C. Church. George will be missed for his smile and humour (and love of cars!) by not only his family, but his many friends- both old and new, his colleagues, fellow parishioners, and multiple acquaintances, whose lives he touched.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral mass will be held at Star of the Sea R.C. Church, St. Catharines (34 Elgin St, St.) on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023 at 11a.m., followed immediately by private family Inurnment. After Mass, family and friends are invited to proceed to Tallman Funeral Home, Vineland (3277 King St.), to share memories and light refreshments. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in George’s name could be made to Grimsby Benevolent Fund, Canadian Red Cross, or a charity of your choice.
“There’s a special new angel in Heaven. A good man gone too soon.”
A Memorial Tree was planted for George
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Tallman Funeral Homes - Vineland