It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of George John Rurak, who passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, on the morning of October 28, 2020 at the age of 76 years. George was born on December 18, 1943, at the Yorkton Union Hospital. He was the son of George and Polly Rurak. George attended York Lake School and at the age of 13 started helping on the family farm. On June 19, 1965 he was united in marriage to Ann Prokopchuk at St. Mary’s Church in Yorkton.
Blessed with 4 children, George, Ann and children resided at the family farm before moving to Yorkton in 1974. In 1981 the family moved to their present home, meanwhile George working in the trucking industry, owned the pool hall, and worked at Sask-Abilities for 17 years until his retirement in 2010.
George enjoyed his retirement fishing, hunting and camping. He loved playing cards with his family and friends and especially loved watching wrestling on TV. George was very proud of his Ukrainian heritage and enjoyed the music and dancing. He loved going for drives in the country and enjoyed the challenge of restoring/fixing engines and mechanical devices.
George is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Ann, 4 children, Bradley (Tara) Rurak, Brant (Sharon) Rurak, Randy (Pamela) Rurak, Denise (David) Lake and 4 grandchildren, Madison and Brendin Rurak, Shaye Lake, and Chance Rurak, his sister Georgina (Wally) Nesbitt and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends. George is predeceased by his parents George and Polly (nee Warcomika), brothers in-law Gordon Halarewich, & George, Mike, Bill and John Prokopchuk, mother and father in-law Andrew & Lena Prokopchuk.