March 1, 1956 – September 8, 2016
With heavy hearts, we announce George’s passing at home on September 8, 2016. George was born and raised in Campbell River, BC and spent much of his life there. He was predeceased by his brother Richard in 1999 and his father George Sr in 2016. George is survived by his mother Patricia; his sisters Cathy (Rick), Shannon (Glenn), Jeanette, Dianne (Don) and brother John (Donna), his friend and companion Wendy and lifelong friend and cousin John Henkel, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
George worked most of his life in the logging industry on Vancouver Island and throughout BC. He was a faller and took great pride in his work.
George had many friends and lived life to the fullest. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; many days George could be found on the Campbell or Quinsam Rivers, fishing Pinks.
He travelled to many destination in the winters including New Zealand, Mexico, Thailand and Cambodia.
His legacy of kindness and devotion to his mother and father in recent years was greatly appreciated.
Memorial service will be held Sunday, September 25th from 1-3pm at the Legion Hall. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in George’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
“I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream
I can tell by the marks he left, you were in his dream
Ah child of countless trees, ah child of boundless seas
What you are, what you are meant to be
Speaks his name, though you were born to me
Born to me, Cassidy…”
(Bob Weir – Cassidy)