It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of George (Yrjo) Samuel Niemi, 82 years, who passed away at Pioneer Manor on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, two weeks short of his 83rd birthday. Beloved father of Shelley (Sean) Sweet and Darren (Nathalie) Niemi. Proud grandfather of Page Niemi, Hannah Niemi and Grace Sweet. Cherished brother to Elsie Jacobson. Fondly remembered by niece Dana Kleiser, nephew Neil Jacobson and Annette Niemi (nee Roy). Predeceased by both his parents Nestor and Eini (nee Hallikainen) Niemi. George was an extremely kind-hearted man who worked hard as an electrician for 37 years at INCO. He enjoyed being out on the lake fishing and spending time with his “furry friends”. A graveside service will be held at the Parklawn Cemetery on Wednesday, October 10th at 2:00p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at Darren's residence - contact the family for details. A heartfelt thanks to Elsie for all your loving care as well as the staff at Pioneer Manor. Donations can be made directly to COPD Canada or to your charity of choice.