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George Prlja

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George Prlja

February 12, 1937 - May 30, 2024

Passed away on Thursday May 30, 2024 at Ed’s House in his 87th year.
Beloved husband and best friend of Joan (nee Bird) for 41 years. Loving father of Nancy
Barabas (Bert). Proud grandfather of Craig, Stacie and Sophie Barabas.
Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario to Niko and Mary Prlja and into a strong Yugoslavian community who worked the mines. It wasn’t until he moved to the Toronto area at primary school age, where he and his sister Helen spoke their first English words. Toronto was his beloved city for many years, working in engineering, until he retired to Cobourg in 1997 where he had time to pursue his love of the arts, he came to love the Northumberland area, the local theatre and art groups. He was a great fan of Jazz, movies and Islay Scotch. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Helen Strilchuk.
The family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to Dr Cunningham who navigated George through the past few difficult years, and his amazing support team at Ed’s House.
There will be a cremation with private family arrangements. A celebration of life to be held at the Prlja home at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice or the Art Gallery of Northumberland.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Joan McKelvey - June 16, 2024

Dear Joan , so sorry to hear of the passing of George, cherish the memories.

Carey Rogers - June 10, 2024

George was a very nice man. We had many conversations and he was so interesting. He sure looked forward to getting his car out for the summer months. Missed you since l left No Frills George. See you someday in the Kingdom of God.

Dennis davis - June 7, 2024

What a privilege it was living next to George. I will always fondly remember our conversations. Especially his plays about porches. My sincere condolences.

Pat Lyon - June 6, 2024

Dear Joan I was greatly sadden to hear that your dear George has died. Thinking of you at this most difficult time. Sincerely Pat

John and Eleanor Vardy - June 6, 2024

Dear Joan and family George was a wonderful neighbour. He was the first to welcomed us into the neighbourhood 16 years ago. He always had interesting story’s to share and he will be truly missed. Sending our condolences John and Eleanor Vardy

Suellen Stratton - June 5, 2024

Dear Joan Truly saddened to learn of George’s passing and your loss. He was such an amazingly talented man. Condolences to you and your family.

Dorothy and Gerry Mungham - June 4, 2024

So sorry for your loss, a true friend for many years.

Sarah Wladyka - June 4, 2024

I'm so very sorry to hear this news. My sincerely condolences to Joan and family, he was a terrific conversationalist and had a great love of cars.

Olinda Casimiro - June 4, 2024

Dear Joan, We are saddened by the loss of George, whose vibrant spirit and artistic talent inspire us all. We offer our sincerest condolences during this difficult time. Olinda and staff at the Art Gallery of Northumberland.

Laurel Savoy - June 3, 2024

Joan, my deepest condolences. So sorry for the loss of your beloved George. Laurel

Rosemary Avery - June 3, 2024

my thought are with you during this difficult time - try to rmember all the goods times - sincerely Rosemary Avery

Katharine Spavins - June 3, 2024

Joan, very sorry to learn of George’s passing. May he rest in peace.

Stan and Jane Frost - June 3, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Stan and Jane Frost - June 3, 2024

Dear Joan, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Find strength in your memories and your friends. Stan and Jane

R Clement - June 3, 2024

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Joan. BobandSusan Clement

Keiko Morita - June 3, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland - Victoria Hall

Keiko Morita - June 3, 2024

Joan, I’m so sorry for your loss. I really liked his relaxed easy manner and mischievous smile. He is dearly missed.