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Tomik, Georgia Louise (nee Rutledge)

Georgia Louise Tomik (nee Rutledge), passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Pincher Creek Municipal Hospital at the age of 90, after a brief illness.
Georgia was born in Fort Macleod to Mel and Erma Rutledge on June 3, 1926, a little sister for Shirley.
Georgia grew up and attended school in Fort Macleod, graduating from high school in 1944.
As a child, she enjoyed dance class, playing piano, Sunday school at Trinity United Church, swimming and skating on the Oldman River, and summers riding horses and playing with her cousins in the Beaver Creek area.
Georgia was a conscientious student and earned high grades. She had wanted to be a pharmacist, but university was out of reach, and she went to work at the Bank of Commerce in Fort Macleod, and later in Claresholm, returning to Fort Macleod.
Georgia married George Tomik on Nov. 3, 1951, and lived in a small holiday trailer at Vauxhall and worked at the bank there while George and his brother John worked on irrigation canals. Winters were spent mostly in Fort Macleod.
Georgia gave birth to twin girls, Barbara and Bonnie, on Jan 5, 1956 in Fort Macleod. In the summer of 1958, George and Georgia moved to Pincher Creek, and resided there from that time.
Georgia was busy with her family, keeping the books and answering the phone for George’s business, and community work. She was a charter member of the Royal Purple, and served as Honoured Royal Lady and as treasurer and also as pianist for many years.
Georgia liked to sew and lent her skills to the Figure Skating Club when costumes had to be made or altered. She sewed much of her own clothing, as well as outfits for the girls.
Georgia is survived by her daughters, Barbara Tomik and Bonnie (Larry) Boulton; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Cas Hyciek; her cousins; numerous nieces and nephews and close friends.
Georgia was predeceased by her father, Mel Rutledge; her mother and stepfather, Erma and Dick Jackman; her beloved husband, George; her sister Shirley Rutledge; and brother-in-law Les Nash.
A celebration of Georgia’s life will be held on Monday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Pincher Creek United Church (972 Police Ave., Pincher Creek).
Memorial donations to Windy Slopes Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2554, Pincher Creek, T0K 1W0.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home. Phone 403-627-3131.

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