George Arthur WOODMAN

1941-2014

Born March 18, 1941 in Port Moody BC.

George travelled to 100 Mile House in 1957 at the age of 16 to work with his cousin in the logging industry. He later returned to the coast and worked for Bestwood Industries.

In August 1965 he met his soulmate and best friend Karen and six months later, on December 18, 1965, they married. He worked at Timberland in Surrey as a boomman. During that time he spent many a weekend sailing with his friends, he even started building a sailboat of his own. In 1974 he moved his family to 100 Mile House, where he worked at Weldwood for a summer and then in the fall he became a skidder operator. In 1979 he went to work as a forklift driver at Lone Butte sawmill, until it closed in 1982. He then took various jobs from deck hand to house mover and silage truck driver with his son. He officially retired when his wife, Karen, retired in 2006.

George loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and exploring, every road and lake and mountaintop. He enjoyed reading about military history and the Cariboo. George will always be known for carrying everything with him including the kitchen sink.

In 2003 George fought a courageous battle against prostrate cancer and won.

George and his wife spent their retirement the way they wanted, spending the summers haying, working hand-in-hand with their son, and the spring – waking in the middle of the night to check the calves.

George was so proud to become a great-grandfather in July of this year, opening his home to granddaughter Michelle and great grandson Axel. When Axel passed away at only 40 days, he was heartbroken.

On August 30, 2014, sometime during the night, he passed away peacefully in his second home – his travel trailer at his son’s ranch, which he loved; his wife with him till the end.

George lived life to the fullest, his way.

He is survived by his wife Karen, of 48 1/2 years, daughters Cherie (Tom) and Barbara (Ron), his son Mikell, his grandchildren Elton and Michelle, his brothers Ernie (Shirley) and Robert. George was predeceased by his great-grandson Axel, his brother Kenneth, and his parents.

In lieu of flowers please donate to his favourite charity, the Salvation Army. There will be a gathering of family and friends, a date to be determined.

100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.

entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243

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