Cpl George Makar Podtepa

    • Corporal George Makar Podtepa

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal George Makar Podtepa of Edmonton, AB on 10 November 2015, at the age of 44 years. Corporal George Podtepa was born in Dryden, ON. His family moved to Winnipeg, MB in 1976 and he completed his high school education in Rossburn, MB. He worked as an electrician and control systems technician before he joined the Canadian Forces.

    After completing his basic training he was stationed in CFB Greenwood from where he deployed on his first tour to Afghanistan. Returning to Greenwood, NS in 2003, he completed his training as an Electrical Distribution Technician. He later returned to Afghanistan for two more tours. On his last tour he assisted  the move of the Canadian base camp from Kabul to Kandahar with 1 Combat Engineer Regiment. In Kandahar he received a severe injury and returned to Canada for treatment.

    George was a member of St. Elia Ukrainian Orthodox Church and a member of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club of Canada, Edmonton Chapter.

    Prayers Monday, 16 November at 7:00 p.m. at St. Elia Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 11833 – 66 Street, Edmonton. Funeral Rite will be on Tuesday, 17 November at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elia Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Interment in St. Stephen's Cemetery, 20303 Meridian Street, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elia Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
    Photos, memories and condolences may be shared through www.parkmemorial.com. {khNov2015}