Djerdj “George” Kasler, age 81, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2019 at LHSC-University Campus. His kind spirit and sense of humour will continue to remain in our hearts. Born in Vojlovica, Yugoslavia son of the late George and Rozalija Kurko. George served in the Yugoslavian Army from 1955 until 1957. He immigrated to Canada in 1972 with his wife and two children where he would continue to honour his homeland and his family’s Hungarian ancestry. George specialized in welding, carpentry and millwright before joining the workforce at Schaeffler Fischer Bearings in Stratford, where he would later retire. During his years of employment, he joined the Men’s Stratford City Soccer League and was a strong team member until the age of 62. In retirement he became active at the YMCA where he would enjoy swimming and using the weight machines. George regularly attended Knox Presbyterian Church. He loved family gatherings, especially ones that involved a backyard pig roast where he would take great pleasure in serving his homemade wine. George is survived by his true love Ann (Nagy) Kasler of 60 years. Her home cooking held a special place in his heart and belly. Proud and loving father of Julie (George) Bisak and George Kasler Jr., grandfather (“Nagyti”) to George Bisak Jr. (Annie Bisak), Lidija Bisak (Jason Boshart), Rosalie Preikschas (Nick Preikschas), Elizabeth Bisak (Aaron Noordhof), Sheila Grantham, Cassandra Kasler (Dallas Belfour), Asa Kasler (Amanda Paolina-Ciufo), Sienna Kasler. George will be remembered by his sibling Gizi Kerekes, predeceased by sisters Kati Kerekes, Bözsi Duduj, Mária Biszak, Rozsika Kasler, along with his many nieces and nephews.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend a visitation at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Avondale Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

Service Information

Visitation
Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral Service
Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Interment
Avondale Cemetery
4 Avondale Ave.,
Stratford

Memorial Donations
Heart and Stroke Foundation
 

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