George Miok

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MIOK, George R. May 18, 1981 - December 30, 2009 On December 30, 2009, Sergeant George Miok of Edmonton passed away suddenly while serving in Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces. George, age 28, was the youngest of four brothers, raised in a loving home in Sherwood Park. George was strong, intelligent and always willing to help his friends, family and students. A gifted athlete, George loved playing sports, especially soccer, baseball, hockey, football and rugby; he also enjoyed dancing, movies and comedy. George earned a Bachelor of Education Degree in 2005 from the University of Alberta. He went on to become a Math and Physical Education teacher at St. Cecilia Junior High School in Edmonton, a vocation he truly enjoyed. His appreciation of humanity and desire to make a difference are what compelled him to serve with the Canadian Forces in Bosnia in 2002 and again in Afghanistan in 2006. George was so proud of the good changes that he saw in Afghanistan. He firmly believed in the importance of helping people, and was determined to do more. "I'm just off to save the world - somebody has to," is how he humbly described his efforts. George leaves behind his dad Illes (Eli); his mom Anna; his three older brothers, Michael, John, Laszlo (Les); his sister-in-law Melissa; aunt Victoria Nesic (Domo) of Austria; aunt Terez Kenyeres; uncles Janos Grof (Karolina) and Mihaly Grof (Erika) of Hungary; uncles Jozsef Grof (Mary) and Rudolf Grof (Helen); aunt Elizabeth Kovacs (Louie); godparents Jozsef and Mary Hock of Edmonton; numerous cousins in Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Alberta; plus his many friends. He is predeceased by his uncle Karoly Grof and grandparents Illes and Rozalia Miok and Rudolf and Rozalia Grof. Despite his brief life, he touched so many people. George, you will be remembered forever in our hearts - we love you, and we miss you. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1330 hours at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. In lieu of floral tributes, donations would be appreciated to help the family begin a George Miok Scholarship Fund at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education. More information on this will be posted on the RIP Sergeant George Miok Facebook webpage. The family would also like to thank all those who have already so generously given flowers and gifts - your kindness and compassion are much appreciated. To send condolences, please visit Connelly-McKinley Funeral Homes Sherwood Park-Millwoods Chapel 780-468-2222 Over 100 Years of Service
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2010
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