It is with great sadness that the family of George Keraiff announces his passing on March 28, 2012. He was born on January 18, 1943 in Nelson, BC.
George leaves behind his wife Diana, his sons Kevin (Kerry) and Darin (Sasha), brothers Bill, Walter, and brother-in-law Dorie Bordin and all immediate families and relatives. He was predeceased by his parents William and Tina, his sister Helen, his brother Nick and daughter Tana.
He grew up in Castlegar and moved to Trail to raise his family. In his earlier years he played hockey and fastball. He also played bass guitar in bands throughout the Kootenays and was proud to appear on some vinyl records which are still enjoyed today by his family.
George was very much involved and supportive with sports with his family and they regularly went on hockey and softball trips. He spent many weekends camping at his favorite spots throughout the Kootenays including Mirror Lake, Green City, and the Christian Valley. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed picking mushrooms and huckleberries. Other activities included fishing, golfing, curling, and cross country skiing. George also loved spending time in his yard gardening and making sure all of the lines were straight. He was very well known in the neighborhood for his three O’clock beer break. Over the years he was always willing to share his cheese and ham with his four legged grand-dogs Meeka, Kyla and Rio.
George worked at and retired from Cominco as a steel fabricator which enabled him to raise and support a loving family. He will be missed dearly and we will continue to smile as he is thought of regularly.
By request, there will not be a funeral service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in George’s name to the SPCA at
7700 Highway 3B, Trail, BC V1R 2L9 or your charity of choice.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca