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.
Published in Waterloo Region Record on Oct. 9, 2021.