LINDSAY; George Perley
October 6, 1928 – December 13, 2015
It is with great sadness that the family of George Lindsay, of Chilliwack, BC, announce his passing at Cheam Village, Agassiz on December 13, 2015. Born in Central Greenwich, New Brunswick, George was a proud descendent of United Empire Loyalists. At an early age his love of the outdoors became apparent. Trapping, hunting and fishing were his favourite past times. Always a seeker of adventure he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the ripe old age of 18 and served from 1947 until 1949. Not long after his release from the Navy the Korean war began and true to his nature he joined the Canadian Army Special Forces and became part of the Royal Canadian Regiment. He fought in Korea for more than a year and thankfully returned home safely. By now the military was a major part of his life so he re-enlisted in the regular army. His postings included bases on both sides of Canada as well as 3 years in Germany and 1 year in Egypt with the UN Peace-keeping Force. His last posting was to Chilliwack, BC, where he retired from the military in 1979. Prospecting, hunting and fishing with his many friends, son and grandsons filled his days and generated many stories to share. George returned to the base to work as a civilian until the fall of 1988. He retired one day and the next day left for his beloved Tatuk Lake. He was a great storyteller and had an impeccable memory especially of his early years growing up in New Brunswick. George was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Lindsay (Rathburn), in 2012; his parents, Charles and Daisy Lindsay; his brother Cecil Lindsay and his sister Edna Murphy. He will be missed by his son Roger (Linda), of Harrison Hot Springs, BC and his loved grandsons James (Sonya) Castlegar, BC and Rob (Liss), of Edmonton, AB; and great granddaughters, Gwendalyn and Eowyn. Also survived by his sisters, Evelyn Melanson (Bert) and Sandra Northrup (Ronald) of New Brunswick. George will also be fondly remembered by daughter Jenny Patterson (Alan) of Halifax NS as well as many who enjoyed his friendship and adventures over the years. We would like to thank the staff of Cheam Village Complex Care Home for their wonderful care of George over the past 4 months. It was George’s wish to be cremated without a funeral service.
“See you on the by and by Pa”