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George Paul Kovach

July 2, 1928 ~ April 1, 2020 (age 91)


   It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Paul Kovach, beloved husband of Camilla Kovach.  George was called to be with our Lord on April 1, 2020 at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre and was blessed with 91 years of an exceptional life.

   George Kovack was born in Burmis, Alberta to proud parents, John and Tessie Kovack.  He was raised with a strong work ethic, dedication to family and faith.  After some schooling, George gained employment as a truck driver and eventually started his own trucking company.  His mechanical talents aided him in his success along with his devotion for a job well done.  

   George won the heart of a lovely and graceful young lady, Camilla Porochnuk, and pledged their love in holy matrimony.  They formed a family with a beautiful daughter, Sheila, whom they cherished above all else.  George and Camilla made their home the hub of all social activity and welcomed everyone with an open door and gracious hospitality.  George had many hobbies and interests, he loved to travel and spent many an hour rebuilding old steam engines, hunting and fishing.  He had a great sense of humour even though he couldn’t recall a complete joke.  A gentle giant with a soft spot for family, friends, animals and little children, he will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.

   He is survived by his beloved wife, Camilla; his son-in-law, Italo Sartorio of Calgary; his nephews, Ron Kovach, William, Walter, Jefferey, and Taras Porochnuk; his niece, Jane Kovach and his extended family and many friends.  He was predeceased by his precious daughter, Sheila Sartorio; his parents and fourteen siblings.

   A private gathering was held on April 2, 2020 in Fantin’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fr. Jack Pereira presiding.  Donations in memory of the late George Kovach may be directed to the CNP Health Fdn, Box 455, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0.  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.  (403)562-8555.


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Blairmore, Alberta T0K 0E0

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