George Cyriel Plaetinck
Peacefully at the Glenboro Hospital on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, George Plaetinck of Glenboro, MB passed away at 76 years.
He is survived by his wife Irene Plaetinck (née Ketsman) and his children, Katherine and Kristina. He also leaves to mourn his passing his siblings, John (Joan) Plaetinck, Maria Bray, Willy (Christine) Plaetinck and Eric (Candy) Plaetinck; his sister-in-law Diane Plaetinck; his mother-in-law Martha Ketsman; his sisters-in-law, Freeda Sanders, Shelia (George) Sanders and Joyce (Raimund) Rudolf; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
George was predeceased by his parents Rene and Clara (nee Van De Weghe) Plaetinck; his brother Paul Plaetinck; his father-in-law Michel Ketsman; and by his brothers-in-law Gilbert Bray and Michel Sanders.
George was a quiet, shy farmer who enjoyed the simple things in life: fresh air, sunshine and warm temperatures, an open field, the daily joys and challenges of farm life, nature, and the rhythm of the changing seasons. He filled his days with hard work insisting that anything less than his best effort would be wasting the precious gift of time. He had few off-farm pleasures--a Sunday drive, a chocolate dipped ice-cream cone, classic country music (especially Johnny Cash), sermons by Billy Graham, and attending auctions. One of his greatest joys was playing a quiet game of cards with his mother-in-law.
George had incredibly deep Christian faith. He was an exemplary man of God--honest, humble, slow to anger, forgiving, generous, and always hopeful. He loathed luxury, self-pity, laziness, and pride.
George was a unique and creative mechanic and his shop skills were unmatched. With a little duct tape, some silicone, a few inches of wire, a couple chain links, and a hand saw, he was magically able to put "a square peg into a round hole" and have it fit perfectly!! He revelled in the satisfaction of fixing major equipment failures with simple, basic, low-cost solutions.
We are all a little less for him having left us. And the journey continues...
Funeral Services will be held in the Notre Dame de la Nativité Roman Catholic Church in Somerset, MB on Wednesday September 11, 2019. Rosary at 10 am, Funeral Mass at 10:30 am. followed by interment in the Parish Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gateway Resources, 1582 Pembina Avenue W, Winkler, MB R6W 4B4
Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201. For more information and condolences, please visit www.afh.ca
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