Dec. 13, 1926 – Nov. 10, 2013

Mr. George Mykyta of Stettler passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Stettler, Alberta at the age of 86 years. George was born in Tysowa, Poland on December 13, 1926 the son of Nikolas and Anastasia Mykyta. George met Esther Gerlitz in Stettler and the couple were married April 6, 1956. To this union two children were born, son Ron and daughter Carol. In 1987 George lost his wife Esther at the young age of 51 years. George spent most of his life working oil rigs and was one of the best drillers around. He made many lifelong friends while working the oil patch and during his retirement in Stettler and will be missed by many. George is survived by his son Ron (Andrea) Mykyta of Calgary and by his daughter Carol Vikse (Darcy McIntyre) of Stettler, six grandchildren Alex, Aaron and Anthony Mykyta, Amy (Joe), Kent and Michael (Claire) Vikse, four great-grandchildren Braeden, Arielle, Abby and Jacob Leslie as well as his sister Ganna and many nieces, nephews and other relatives in the Ukraine and many very dear friends. George was predeceased by his parents Nikolas and Anastasia, his beloved wife Esther and by his brother Jusko and sister Maria. A funeral service to celebrate George’s life was held at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Stettler on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Karl Faltin officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of George, memorial contributions may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

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