George Sr. SNEDDON

George Sneddon Sr. passed away November 2, 2003 at age 79 years. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 29, 1924. George served in the Royal and Merchant Navies in WW II from 1941 to 1948 after which he emigrated to Canada. He worked that first year on the CPSS “Princess Louise” on the Alaska run. He met his wife Marjorie Carol in St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver and they married in 1949. In the same year, George joined the Canadian Forces and served 25 years with the Royal Canadian Engineers in Whitehorse, Chilliwack and with the UNEF Egypt. George also spent 3 years with NATO serving in North Western Europe. On retiring from the Forces in 1974, he went into Federal Corrections and served as a prison guard for 12 years. George finally retired out of uniform in 1986. On of the most memorable events of George’s naval career occurred during the war as the ship he was on was involved in hunting down the German Battleship “Bismarck”. George is survived by his daughter, Marjorie (Jim) Beck; son, George Jr. (Patricia); grandchildren, Clayton (Joanne) Beck and Raeann Beck; cousins Mary Campbell and her family, and Grace Anderson and her family all of Scotland; niece Connie Adam and her Children of Vallejo, California. George was a member of Masonic Lodge # 19 for many years. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 280 Vedder Crossing, and was a long time resident of Cultus Lake. His favorite past-times included model ship and model train building. George was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie in February, 2000 after 53 years of marriage, his mother, Evelyn Smith January 2002 and his father George M. Sneddon. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday November 8, 2003 at 3:00 pm from the Chapel at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack, B.C. with Major Angus Haggarty officiating. In leiu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund.


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