Nov. 16, 1919 – Nov. 2, 2003
Passed away peacefully at Mill Site Lodge, 100 Mile House. Lovingly missed by his wife Betty; children Diana (Dale) Richards, Calgary, Alta.; Bill (Sherrie) Wilkie, 100 Mile House;
Gaye (Roy) Wilkinson, Cayley, Alta.; Reid (Tina) Wilkie, 100 Mile House; eight grand-children; Dawn and Dallas Richards, Shane and Robyn Wilkie, Trever and Dean Wilkinson, Travis and Adam Wilkie and one great grandson Brayden Dykman. George was born in Regina, Sask. and was raised in Vancouver, B.C. He graduated from Kitsilano High School and UBC with a degree in Agriculture. George was a pilot in the RCAF during WW2 and stationed in Europe and met and married Betty Reid in Glasgow. Upon discharge from the military, George became Executive Director of the Marpole Community Centre in Vancouver. In the mid 1950s George moved his family to the Cariboo and eventually settled in 100 Mile House. George was very involved in the community as a member of the Lions Club, a founder of the first skating rink, an organizer and participant in minor hockey and president of the Community Association. With his friend Bill Garrow he formed the 100 Mile House Boxing Club, which resulted in Buddy Palmer going to the Tokyo Olympics in the 1960s. George was a founder and for many years president of the Outriders Club which led to the Little Britches and High School Rodeo in 100 Mile. George’s love was his family and his ranch where he spent many long hours. George was well known in the Cariboo through his long time automotive and farm machinery sales, both with Herb Auld and Lake City Ford. George’s request was a private service at his ranch in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to Mill Site Lodge or the Alzheimer’s Society. Cremation by 100 Mile Funeral Service.