George Cholin

February 24, 1960October 15, 2020

It is with great sadness and immense love that the family of George Andrew Cholin (February 24, 1960 - October 15, 2020) announce his passing after a difficult battle with cancer. George peacefully passed surrounded by the love of his wife of 27 years, Della Cholin, son Brett Cholin, and daughter Jessica Cholin, at the young age of 60.

George will forever be missed and remembered by his immediate family, Della (wife), Brett (son), and Jessica (daughter), his surviving father Bill Cholin, father in-law Ed Max, mother in-law Judy Max, five siblings, in-laws, and nieces and nephews.

In death, George is reunited with his late mother, Rita Cholin, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and his loving dog, Belle.

George can be described as nothing less than amazing, and anyone who knew him is better off because of it. The private man that George was, he always put family first. However, he will be deeply missed by friends, colleagues, and neighbours alike.

After a nearly 40-year career at MEGlobal (DOW Chemical) in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, George looked forward to retirement with his wife, Della. George had many plans including spending time at his cabin that he built at Turtle Lake, Saskatchewan, travelling to Mexico, working around the acreage at his family home, snowmobiling, driving his 1973 Javelin, watching his children start their own families, and growing old with his wife.

His memory will live on. He will never be forgotten.

A celebration of life will be held in both Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta (area) and his hometown of Kerrobert, Saskatchewan at a later date due to covid-19.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the physicians and nursing staff at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta for the care and attention George received.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation through a fund set up in George’s name in support of head and neck cancer research, at or by phone 1-780-643-4400.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Brian Pearce

October 20, 2020

My condolences to you and your family Della. I fondly remember the hockey games we played years ago, and how George was always there to assist on call-outs at Dow.

Brian Pearce

Buhay Family

October 20, 2020

Della, Brett & Jessica,
Our condolences to your family. May the wonderful memories you have of George help you during this difficult time. Hugs to you all.

Morris Phillips

October 20, 2020

My condolences to the Cholin family & Della’s family. One of the finest fellas I’ve known!!!! Need more like him on this planet, RIP George...

Deanna Fedyniak

October 19, 2020

George gave the best advice. I'll always remember our conversations would start:
"George, I'm thinking of buying 'something'"
"Well, Deanna, you know..." at which point he would tell me the place for the best deal, or what other brand to look at, etc. I would always take him up on his advice, because it was usually pretty bang on.
He was also a great mentor at work, and always had an open ear to listen to whatever crazy story I had about life in general.
He will be truly missed.

Suzie Johnson

October 19, 2020

My sincerest condolences to you Della, Brett, and Jessie. George was one of the good ones and taken far too soon. Hold onto your many wonderful memories as you navigate life without him. Hugs to you all.

Margie and Bernie Brown

October 19, 2020

Bernie and I send condolences to Della, Jessie, Brett and to the entire Cholin family. Having my siblings and I grow up in Kerrobert at the same time as the Cholin family, I remember them as one of the nicest, most fun-loving crews around. George and my brother spent many days together in their teen years and his passing hits close to home. We grieve and share in the loss you all must feel.

Kevin Zaharko

October 19, 2020

Sincerest condolences to Della, Jess and Brett,will miss my good neighbor Georgy and his stories at our late night neighborhood parties,prayers go out to you guys.

Scott McCarthy

October 19, 2020

I would like to send my condolences to Georges family. He always would make time to sit down with anyone to help solve problems at work. He genuinely cared about helping people with there problems and finding a solution. He will be missed.

Abey Idicula

October 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to George's family. May his soul rest in peace.

Dale Sandford

October 19, 2020

My heart felt condolences go out to Della and the Cholin family. My best description of George is "salt of the earth" one of the nicest persons I have ever met. Gone far too soon, but will never be forgotten !!


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