June 8, 1927 - September 21, 2015
The peaceful passing of George Meschishnick, 88 years of St. Mary’s Villa, Humboldt and formerly of St. Gregor, occurred on Monday, September 21, 2015.
George was born in 1927 on the farm in the district of St. Gregor, one of 10 children to Herman and Rosa (nee Heuser) Meschishnick. George walked the railway tracks from the farm to the St. Gertrude corner then south to St. Francis School to court his wife to be, Jean Meschishnick. They married July 19, 1955 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. “Shorty” and Jean raised their family of 6 children (Debbie, Sharon, Gary, Marilyn, Laurie, Russell) on the farm where George was born.
George and his brothers Tony, Leo and Clarence started Meschishnick Bros. Track & Rollers Sales & Services in 1960 rebuilding tracks and rollers for caterpillar equipment used to construct the Diefenbaker Dam. Besides family and farm, George had a love for sports and the outdoors. Curling, fastball, hunting and fishing were among his favorite pastimes with woodworking taking on a special role in his retirement years. George will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Jean Meschishnick (nee Schewaga) of Humboldt; their six children, 15 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren: Debbie (Lyle) Oliver and family Lindsay Oliver, Jasmine Oliver (Riley), Matthew Oliver (Melissa), and Taylor Oliver (Morgan); Sharon (Patrick) Blanch and family Brigette (Kurt) Hofmann and children Chloe and Hunter, Felicia (Victor) Bishara and son Dominick, and Derek (Ashley) Blanch and children Jack and Emma; Gary (Maxine) Meschishnick and family Sam Meschishnick and Megan Meschishnick; Marilyn (Tim) Logan and family Matthew Logan and Kyle Logan; Laurie Meschishnick and family Justine Chabot (Dan Pelltier), Regean Chabot and Jonah Litzenberger; and Russell Meschishnick (Janet Berezowski) and daughter Alice Burton; brother Clarence (Helen) Meschishnick; sister Hilda Therres; sister-in-law Cloty Meschishnick; members of the Schewaga family: Joseph (Shirley) Schewaga, Terry (Gloria) Schewaga, Olga Radziwan, Hilda Lieffers, Donna Batiuk, Ethel Schewaga; and numerous nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his three brothers and four sisters: John (Sandy) Meschishnick, Anthony Meschishnick, Leo Meschishnick, Mary (Lawrence) McCormack, Christine (August) Ries, Anne (Joe) Knaflec, and Theresa (Carl) Diebold; brother-in-law Walter Therres; members of the Schewaga family; John Schewaga, Walter Schewaga, Ronnie Schewaga, Mike Schewaga, Catherine Schewaga, Anne (Bill) Sakowski, Peter Schewaga, Mike Radziwan, Joe Lieffers, and Orest Batiuk. The Prayer Service for George was held on Thursday September 24th, 2015 at 7:30 pm, led by Glenn Taphorn and Della Thiemann. The Funeral Mass was held on Friday September 25th, 2015 at 10:30 am celebrated by Fr. Anthony Atter and Fr. Daniel Muyres, OSB. Both services were held at St. Gregory Roman Catholic Church, St. Gregor. Interment followed in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations in George’s memory may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada or St. Gregory Cemetery Fund.
This notice placed courtesy of
Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home