W. George EASSON

It is with sadness that the family of William George Easson announce his passing on September 14, 2012.

George was born in Stettler, Alberta on July 21, 1925. He moved with his family to Chilliwack, BC in 1942 and worked with his father on the family farm until he was called into the Ministry of the United Church of Canada.

After seven years of university and following his ordination in 1964, George served several charges in northern Manitoba before moving to Alberta. There he met and married his wife, Beatrice.

Together, they served many charges throughout Alberta for over 20 years. One of their greatest pleasures was to spend summer vacations picking and canning fruit in the Okanagan Valley. Upon retirement they built a house in Vernon, BC and joined the church family at Trinity United. George was predeceased by his wife and partner Bea in 2001 and is survived by his sister Eleanor (Nell) Rutley of Chilliwack, and numerous nieces and nephews in BC and the prairies. His family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Betty Chenoweth and Marilyn Erdman for their friendship, patience and care over the past few years. George would have been lost without them.

Funeral Service will be held at Trinity United Church in Vernon, BC on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Seaton officiating. A graveside service will be held at Chilliwack Cemetary on Monday October 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Mary Duncan officiating. No flowers at request of family.