George Baleka

May 8, 1932June 21, 2011

On June 21, 2011, at the age of 79 years, passed away peacefully at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital. Predeceased by beloved wife Mary (nee Spargalo). Loving father of Christopher Baleka, Kimberly and husband Martin Thomson. Dear grandfather to Katrina. Predeceased by his parents Rev Michael and Fedora Baleka. Also predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Sophie, William, Kay, John, Elie, Lucille, Lena, Peter, Thomas, Paul, Anne and Rita. Remembered with love by many nieces and nephews. George retired from GM Trim after 34 years of service, and 9 years previous at Canadian Auto Trim. He was a member of CAW Local 1973. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Hotel Dieu. Visitation will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 895 Ouellette Avenue (519-254-3223) on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated by the family. Please join us in remembering George by visiting his memorial at


  • Visitation Saturday, June 25, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Heather Doutry

June 27, 2011

I didnt know Uncle George very well but if he was anything like my grandma Rita I know he will be missed more then words could even explain to anyone..Grandma Rita was the angel that came to get Uncle George and take him home for the family celebration.

Ruth Baleka

June 25, 2011

Will miss you Uncle George, you were my Godfather and my friend. My love and condolences to Chris, Kim, Martin and Katrina. May you rest in peace, with Aunt Mary and the rest of the Baleka clan.

Andy, Kristy & Nikky Varga

June 24, 2011

George reminded me alot of my father, always walking, gardening, and showing everbody the big heart the man was carrying. Most of all, the time he took to show our little girl his kindness with talk and little gifts. He will be a neighbour and friend that will truly be missed.

Our hearts go out to you Chris & Kim, and to Chris, keep up that yard & garden, 'cause your dad would be so proud of you.

James Baker

June 24, 2011

George was a kind hearted person who was never too busy to help a friend in need.

James Baker

June 24, 2011

George was a very kind hearted person who never was too busy to help a friend in need.

June 23, 2011

Our deepest sympathies to Chris and Kim and family.
You are in our prayers.

- your long time "across the street" neighbours, the Notwell family.

Doug/Sharon Perry

June 23, 2011

George was such a great neighbor. He loved to be outside and his garden. He gave away everything he ever grew. We will miss his cheerful greetings over the back fence.

Darcy Perry

June 23, 2011

My deepest condolences to Kim, Chris and family, my thoughts are with you!

Doug McMullin

June 23, 2011

I Love the memory I have of Uncle George and my mom, Anne, when we got together at Ruthie Baleka's house for that little 'get-together'. The two of them were funny to see interacting. All of the 'kids' are together again with their mom and dad. What a joyous time they must be having with each other and Our Holy Father.