Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Survived by wife Teresa. Dearly loved by daughter Teresa (Peter) and son John (Linda). Lovingly missed by grandchildren Deanna (Devon), Robert, Tyler (Felicia), Ashley (Hunter), and great grandchild Hudson. Predeceased by his brother Joe (Gaetane). Uncle to Joanne and family. Born in Slovenia on July 29th, 1930 August Immigrated to Canada in 1957. He was a founding member of the Slovenian National Home Lipa Park and was a member for 52 years as well as a loyal employee of General Motors Canada for 30 years.
Visitation will be held at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL HOME, 585 Carlton St., St. Catharines, on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9p.m. with Vigil Prayers being held at 1p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Denis Church, 230 Lake St., St. Catharines, on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:30a.m. Rite of Committal will follow Mass at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, Queenston St., St. Catharines. In memory of August donations can be made to NHS- St. Catharines Site or Alzheimer Society