George was born April 30,1925 in Andrew, Alberta, and passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017. George is survived by his loving wife Ella, son Kelly (Catherine), daughter Collette (Bill) and grandchildren Lindsay, Alan and Meghan. Also survived by sisters Elnor, Alyce, Dorothy and Esther, and by brothers Ron (Susan), Bill, Don (Sheila), Laurie (Andrea) and Dennis (Barb). George is predeceased by his brother Bob and sister Gladys.
George grew up in Northern Alberta and served in the Army during WWII. He moved to the Okanagan after the war where he met Ella, and they were married in 1950. George worked most of his life in the trucking industry working for others, and then owned his own trucks. He loved his family and especially enjoyed family gatherings. He and Ella enjoyed camping and would be out in their travel trailer at every opportunity with friends and family, often taking along their grandchildren as well. George also enjoyed sports, especially baseball and hockey. George played baseball for several years and he was an avid hockey fan. The family wishes to thank the staff at Hawthorne Park and Orchard Manor, Dr. Williams, and the staff in Emergency, 4W and 4E at KGH. He loved well and was well loved. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to VETS CANADA (Veterans Emergency Transition Services), PO Box 214, 53 Queen Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y3 (www.vetscanada.org).
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.