October 28, 1930 – November 7, 2018
George passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s on Nov. 7 at the age of 88.
George was born in the farming town of Pelly, Sask. After completing gr. 12, George went to Winnipeg and acquired his teacher’s certification. His passion for the outdoors took him to the small mining town of Lynn Lake, Man. Here he taught and worked part time in the town’s mine. Three years later he married his life time partner, Frances. Daughter Lori was born and the couple moved to Winnipeg. There, son Bill was born and in a few years George’s passion for the outdoors saw the family move to 100 Mile House, BC. Here was home for 30 years. George taught shops and was active in the curling club and pool league. When George retired, the couple moved to Vancouver, but always returned to the Cariboo to visit long time friends and family. Eventually they made Kamloops home. Needing to be busy, the couple built a cabin at Charlotte Lake where they spent their summers fishing, clearing land and always building something!
George never wavered from being a loving husband, father, uncle and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife Frances of 63 years, daughter Lori (Paul), son Bill (friend Vickie), grandchildren Darren (Daisy), Nicole (Kyle), 2 great grandchildren Jack and Elliot, sister-in-law Mary, nieces and nephews, and special friends Deb and Pat.
In the spring there will be an opportunity in 100 Mile for family and friends to gather and reminisce about the good times we all shared with George.
Rest in peace now Dad and work that farm you always wanted.
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