George Kaisner passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook on July 30, 2012 at the age of 82 years.
George was born in Natal, BC on May 23, 1930. He was raised on the family farm in the Elk Valley with his brother Fred. While working construction for the Department of Highways in Hope, BC he met June Seward and they were married in Hope on June 30, 1953. Together they raised 6 children while living in the Elk Valley.
George worked at various jobs; guiding, logging, construction and mining. While working in the environmental department at the mines, he was involved in studies of coal exploration, activities in the sub-alpine winter ranges and an elk study, all which kept him busy in the outdoors that he loved! George’s love of hunting, fishing and photography has been passed on to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. George was especially proud of the masses of poppies he planted throughout his property!
George is survived by his wife June and their children: Jewelle (Bill) Wojtula, Chris (Michelle) Kaisner, Jenny Kaisner, Kathy (Bill) Cytko, and David Kaisner, his daughter-in-law: Shirlene Kaisner, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way! He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mary Kaisner, his son Danny Kaisner and his sister-in-law Bev Kaisner.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.