On July 9, 2016, at the age of 88 years, George died peacefully at Cottonwoods Care Home, in Kelowna, BC. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Eileen; sons Ian and Dale; and 5 grandchildren.
George was born and raised in Regina, SK, where he married and raised a family. George had a long and distinguished career at the Regina Leader-Post, before settling in Kelowna, for a well-deserved retirement.
George was a member of many business and community groups: the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, sons of Scotland, the Better Business Bureau, and more, but he will best be remembered for his love and passion, the bagpipes. George was a pipe-major, band member, teacher, and mentor to others in the art of piping. For many years George was pipe-major of the Regina 10th Field Regiment Pipe Band. The band had successful tours of the USA and Europe, and even had a record made. He later helped found the Regina Police Pipe Band, as well as being a member of the Shrine Band. He was also a member of the Kelowna Pipe Band. Any opportunity would have him bringing out the pipes, for everyone to hear.
Farewell and Amazing Grace, George.
A private Committal Service will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kelowna, BC.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299