George Peter (Jiri Petr) Faltus
passed away at his home in Golden, BC on Monday September 24, 2012 at the age of 68 years young after a short illness with cancer. George was born in Rychnov, Czechoslovakia on December 14, 1943. He moved to Canada in 1968 and lived in London, Dundas and Orkney, ON before moving to Golden, BC in 1990.
George had a rare spirit and his extraordinary curiosity and love of
life made him stand out. He deeply appreciated even the smallest things and delighted in sharing them with those he loved. “Let’s go!”, he would always say. George loved skiing, snowshoeing, mushroom hunting, camping, hiking, berry picking, traveling, gardening, photography and bee keeping. He had an uncommon strength of character and determination and was captivated by nature. He was generous, extremely hard working and held an intense love for his family. George was a healthy eating pioneer and loved to drop and do pushups followed by deep breathing exercises.
Beloved husband of his wife Cleanthe Barbara – Golden. Dear father of Romana Faltusova – Freiburg, Germany, George Ben – Cloverdale, Silas Josef and wife Rumiko Shoji – Los Angeles, CA, Cleanthe Marika Mint and husband William Britton – Maple Ridge, and Jesse Lee – Vancouver. Loving grandfather of Olina Drapakova, Romana Zemanova, Sky Taiga, Noah Hinata, and Jana Marika. Brother of Pavel – Czech Republic, Josef and wife Elvira – Chicago, IL, Jaroslav and wife Brigitte – Germany. Dear uncle of Jitka Nemeckova, Patrick, and Michael.
Predeceased by his parents Josef Faltus and Vlasta Faltusova, by a sister-in-law Anna and a nephew Pavel.
A memorial gathering for family and friends was be held at the Faltus home on Saturday September 29 at 1:00 PM.
Online condolences can be sent through George’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com