GEORGE PETTA Age 82, passed away peacefully in Orlando, Florida, on October 12, 2016, after a brief illness. George is survived by Valerie, his wife of 44 years, son Rick, daughter Deborah (Frank), son Marco (Laura), son Michael (Angela) and his loving extended family. He was born in Carpinone, Italy on April 30, 1934 and immigrated to Canada in 1954. George spent the early part of his career working for the IBEW union and later in industrial relations for KVN Construction and Lafarge Corp. George enjoyed extraordinarily good health until the end of his life and had boundless energy for projects ranging from wine making to researching his family tree to home improvement. He was an avid reader, student of history and loved nothing more than being surrounded by his family. A celebration of his life will be held at The Country Club in Woodbridge, Ontario, on Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Donations can be made to the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre, 15 Jeffery Street, Penetang, ON.
Published in Toronto Star on Oct. 19, 2016.