Mr. George Kostreba Sr. , of Versa Care Centre and formerly of 953 Huron Avenue, passed away on April 1, 2001 at the age of 96 years in the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, McKellar site, after a brief illness. George immigrated to Canada in the 1930's from the Ukraine and settled in Thunder Bay where he lived until his passing. He was employed with the City of Thunder Bay Transit Department until his retirement. George's main interests were his home and family and he immensely enjoyed spending time with his great grandchildren. He always looked forward to the summer months, planting and tending his garden. Predeceased by his wife Dora in 1964, George is survived by his son George Jr. (Dorothy); granddaughter Cheryl (Butch) and two grandsons: Joseph (Tammy), and Brian (Linda); 3 great gradchildren: Jordan Wolkowski and Kaitlyn and Joshua Kostreba.A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday morning, April 3rd, in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street, with Rev. Randy Boyd of Trinity United Church officiating. Interment will follow beside his wife in Riverside Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.