1929 ~ 2014
George passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 29th at Glacier View Lodge. He was born in Toronto, parents Jessie and George, Snr. Survived by siblings Roy, Alan, and Joannie.
George was a printer by trade, and worked in Ontario, B.C., and Auckland, N.Z. He especially enjoyed showing the “Kiwi’s” new Canadian printing technology. George and family stayed 9 years in N.Z. Upon returning to Canada, George worked for the Grimsby Independent newspaper, Ontario. He also worked at McMaster University, Hamilton, where he installed various printing machines, stayed there for 6 years helping the students print, and publish their own newspaper, The Silhouette, which went on to be Canada’s Top university newspaper. George then moved to White Rock, B.C. and worked for VBF in Vancouver until retiring to Courtenay.
George loved vacations in Kauai, his favourite spot. Also visiting the U.K.and seeing his wife’s hometown, and the sights of London, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and enjoying many cruises. Mostly he enjoyed playing the spoons, to anyone who would listen. Also enjoyed an evening playing cards with friends.
George will be sadly missed by his wife, Fay (married 62 years) sons, David and Gregory (Collette) grandchildren, Cassandra (Jason) and Sophia, great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Hayden, and various nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
We’ll miss you, “Spoon-man”
No service by request.