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Georgina Patricia Strate 1928 – 2019

Posted By Drake Smith On August 21, 2019 @ 1:49 pm In Obituaries | 3 Comments

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Georgina Patricia Strate (nee Nicholson)
October 12, 1928 – July 19, 2019

Georgina Patricia Strate (nee Nicholson) passed away peacefully on July 19, 2019 at the age of 90. Georgie was born on October 12, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta.

She is survived by her loving children, Doug (Monique), Karen (Ron), Mark (Heather), Bob (Sandy), 12 Grandchildren, and 7 Great-Grandchildren and predeceased by her parents, Nick and Tilly Nicholson; her siblings, Connie, Helen and George; and her grandchildren, Trent, Brandon, Cody and Nick.

Born from immigrant parents, her father from Greece, and her mother from Austria who came by boat as a young child all by herself with her name pinned to her jacket. Tilly and Nick met in Edmonton, where Georgie grew up with her three siblings and became a secretary after high school.

Georgie met her husband, Kay Strate, at a public skating rink. Georgie had tripped and fallen on the ice when Kay swooped in and lifted her to her feet. On May 27th, 1950 they married in Edmonton.

In about 1957, they bought the Civic Tire shop and moved to Lloydminster, Alberta. Mom and Dad provided their children with the most wonderful childhood. We were a close-knit family who enjoyed many vacations together, but our most cherished memories are from our cabin at Sandy Beach where we spent most of the summers swimming (Mom, we didn’t really like the cold swimming lessons, but we now do appreciate you making us go), boating, campfires, and entertaining friends. The family moved to Kamloops in December of 1971.

Georgie was an extraordinary cook, hostess, seamstress, quilter, knitter, and interior decorator. She served in numerous callings over the years as an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her superb hand dipped homemade chocolates were of professional quality. Some of her interests included bridge, crossword puzzles, curling, swimming, golfing, and she was a voracious reader. She was a sun worshiper who couldn’t get enough of an ocean beach. She was a loyal friend to many.

Due to the debilitating degree of her Alzheimer’s for the past decade, Georgie was unable to have a relationship with her great grandchildren. She would have embraced each one with the same fierce love and devotion that she displayed towards her children and grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Overland Care Facility. We are humbled and grateful beyond words for the daily tenderness and compassion that we witnessed during the last ten years. 

A truly extraordinary person and a life well lived. You are missed every day.

A family service/celebration of life will be held near Georgie’s birthday in October.

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Condolence from Brant Palmer on August 23rd, 2019 10:46 pm

To all the Strate family,
Georgie was a beautiful person and wonderful mother, that brought up a family of wonderful children.
Our thoughts are with you.
Julie-Anne & Brant Palmer

Condolence from Marj Cooper on September 8th, 2019 8:15 pm

I was so sorry to hear about your dear mom. I remember such good times with her, making chocolates, meat pies, Chinese food and other projects – all church fundraisers!! We had some great visits while taking our turn at the Nativity Display. Good memories!! My heart is with you all – especially at this time. Sorry, also for the loss of your dear Dad – he was such a nice man! Much love to you all. We lost Bill in May, so it has been a sad year. Sincerely, Marj Cooper, Calgary.

Condolence from Dyan Duffy. ( Sugden) on November 20th, 2019 6:45 am

I’m so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing and now your mom. I always enjoyed visiting with them , and they both impacted my life with their generosity and kindness.

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