George Frederick RADKE
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December 10, 1944 - September 8, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Radke on September 8, 2021, from heart failure. He passed away peacefully with loved ones by his side. George was born in Galt, Ontario, on December 10, 1944, and raised in Hespler, Cambridge to parents Max and Anna Radke. He was the eldest of seven children. George was preceded in death by his wife Diane, his parents and his sister Ruth. George is survived by his siblings, Carol, Margaret, Esther, David and Shirley; his children, Kendra, Drew and Jennifer; and his grandchildren Joshua, Brandon, Emily, Gavin and Jack. George took great pride in his long career as an industrial designer, bringing his innovative, creative designs to the world. Including gas fireplaces (FPI), boat heaters, stoves and Bbqs (Force 10) and food smokers (Bradley Technologies). He had also worked as a teacher and design consultant for the Manitoba Design Institute and Emily Carr University of Art & Design. George's passions in life included; indulging in his creative pursuits, travelling the world, ballroom dancing with his sweetheart Carol, enjoying his classical vinyl music collection, and baking wickedly good sourdough loaves for his family and friends! Above all, George will be remembered by family and friends as a true gentleman. His warm smile, jovial sense of humour, and thoughtful, kind nature will be missed by so many. Kick up those heels and dance amongst the stars, Dad! A celebration of life was held outdoors by the river, which he loved at Wellington Point Park (3653 River Road West, Ladner), on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 2 p.m.

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Published in The Cambridge Times on Oct. 9, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
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October 13, 2021
We were shocked to hear of George's passing. Bob had just talked to George in August. He had wanted to keep up to date on changes in Hespeler. Bob & I had gone to elementary school with George & he had reached out to us a while ago with regards to what was happening with the Luthern Church where his family were members for many years. Sending our Deepest Sympathy to all George's siblings who we also knew.
Bob&Gail Hodges
Classmate
October 9, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I grew up with George and his siblings and treasure those times. I am deeply saddened to learn of this wonderful man's passing.
Cookie (Palmer) From
Neighbor
October 3, 2021

May the fond memories of George bring you comfort during this time. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. We are sorry for the loss of George, he will be truly missed. Please accept our condolences, our thoughts will always be with you.

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