(Oct. 12, 1921 – Nov. 2, 2008)
George passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital with his wife and family by his side.
George was born in Vancouver, joined the RCAF in 1942, and received his pilot’s wings in 1943. After being discharged at the end of WW2 he enrolled at UBC, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in 1949. George’s passion was agriculture and he spent his career with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture in the upper Fraser Valley while also operating his own sheep farm. In addition to his work he spent a great deal of his spare time working with the 4-H program and farm youth.
He married Thelma Macklam in 1943 before being posted overseas and was married to her for 65 wonderful years.
George is survived by his wife Thelma; his brother Jim; his sister Shirley (Katalinic); his children: Colin, Bryan, Karen (Hawkins) and David; and his grandchildren: Aileen, Noreen, Alyson, Barry, Tess, Joe, Callie, Billy, Rianna, and Liam.
George was active in Carmen United Church for many years. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Carman United Church, 7528 Vedder Road, Sardis.
In lieu of flowers donations would gratefully be accepted to either The Dog Guides of Canada or Childrens’ Hospital.
Please note change in the memorial service location.
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