Posted: January 29th, 2022


August 15, 1932 – January 24, 2022

George died at 89 at the Good Samaritan Park Meadows Village after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Lethbridge and grew up on the family farm near Kipp, Alberta. He was the youngest child of Emil and Elise (nee Reimann) Gorzitza. He is predeceased by his parents and his 3 sisters and 6 brothers.

George joined the Cadets during the war hoping to follow his 4 older brothers into service but the war ended before he was old enough to enlist. In 1952 George attended SAIT in Calgary to study electronics returning to Lethbridge after graduation for work where he met the love of his life Anna (nee Stenger) at the Lethbridge curling rink where Anna was working and George went to play. They married in 1957 and had 3 children.

George worked in the field of electronics all his life starting with putting radios in cars for Enerson Motors, then repairing radios and record players at Leister’s Music before joining Taylor, Pearson & Carson which later became Canadian Electronics Ltd. In 1981 he started Titan Wholesale with his partner Albert Sauer from which he retired in 1997.

In retirement George enjoyed new hobbies and pursued new interests including the steel guitar, golf and camping in their 5th wheel. He avidly collected old music, scouring the internet for all the old country songs. Right up to the last year of his life George could be found bicycling around the area out to Hardieville in all kinds of weather.

Friendly and outgoing George made many friends and enjoyed keeping in touch with numerous acquaintances. He will be remembered for his generous and kind nature and his good sense of humour.

George is survived by Anna, his loving wife of 64 years, his 3 children, Carol (Dwayne) Graham of Lethbridge, Sherrie (Ian) Morrison of Vancouver and Brad Gorzitza of Calgary. He also leaves to mourn his 3 grandchildren, Carl and Dana Morrison of Vancouver and Stephanie (Jeff) Eliot of Coaldale and his great-grandson Caleb Eliot. He is survived by his sister-in-law Laura Gorzitza of Vulcan and many nieces and nephews and extended family.

There will be no service. Cremation followed by scattering of ashes at a future date.


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