March 3, 1923-April, 14, 2012
With sadness in our hearts we announce the passing of Esther Enid Georgeson (nee Fettes) on April 14, 2012 at the age of 89 at the Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland, WA. Esther was the eldest daughter of William and Amy Fettes.
She was raised on the family farm and went to school in Chilliwack, BC. After graduation she worked for Marten’s Insurance in Chilliwack. Esther was known for her striking blonde hair, lovely smile, warm heart, courage and independent nature.
In 1963 she married Al Georgeson, her “sweetie”. In 1964 they moved to Bellevue, Washington. To live and work in the United States was something she always wanted to do. Esther worked at John L. Scott Real Estate for 48 years in the Administrative Support Department. She worked right up to the last four weeks prior to her passing. She was known at John L. Scott for her strong work ethic, quiet disposition, kindness, humor and most of all her loyalty. John L. Scott was her “other” family.
To her family in Canada she was the Auntie who came to visit each Christmas and occasional summer weekends.
Esther was predeceased by her beloved husband Al, sister Cora, and brother-in-law Nick Wawryk. She is survived by her niece and nephew Carol (Alex) Balakshin and Gerry (Jean) Wawryk as well as their children and in-laws Elvira, Sarah, Sheila (Cory), Jeff (Trina) and Jody.
Thank you to the staff at Evergreen Hospice Center, Virginia Mason Hospital and Overlake Hospital for their outstanding care. As well, thank you to Esther’s family at John L. Scott – you meant the world to her. Most of all, a heartfelt thank you to Esther’s friend Nira for your support throughout the years.
A celebration of Esther’s life will take place May 11th at 2 pm at the John L. Scott Mercer Island office (7853 SE 27th Street, Mercer Island, WA). In lieu of flowers a donation in Esther’s honor can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the National Kidney Foundation.