George LUSCOMBE

George Maxwell Luscombe CD MWO (Rtd)

8 October 1936 to 14 December 2014


George died after a lengthy illness at the Eden Care Home in the early hours of the 14th December with his wife Lorna by his side. George was born and raised in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and joined the Canadian Army (RCEME) Apprentice Training Program in August 1953 at the age of 16. During his military career he served across Canada and served tours in Germany and a tour with the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt. He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in May of 1981 and started a new and successful 15 year career with British Columbia Telephone where he maintained various remote BC Tel sites. George was an avid golfer and fisherman fortunate and skilled enough to have had a number of “Hole in One” awards and catching a couple of “Big Ones!” In his earlier years he was an enthusiastic sportsman and played hockey as goalie, enjoyed curling and softball. He is a past member of Chilliwack Lions Club and the Sardis Kiwanis Club and a founding member of the Vedder Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280. He also enjoyed square dancing with Lorna and camping with family and friends. But best of all George was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was a family man that despite the demands of his military career maintained his duties responsibilities and obligations to his wife and family. George was predeceased by his daughter Lori-Ann, parents Stan and Winnie Luscombe, sisters Hilda Grandrud and Edith Brown. He is survived by Lorna, his wife of 59 years, sons David (Lucy) and Brian (Judi) and two grandsons Sean and Ian as well as step-grandchildren, Christine, Mathew, Jennifer, Jessica and Alison. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Sardis, on the 10th January 2015 at 11:00 am. No flowers, but if desired donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice. The family wish to thank the staff of the Eden Care home for their professional and affectionate care given to George throughout his five year stay.