(Born October 5, 1914 –
Passed Away December 8, 2007)
George was born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario on October 5, 1914. He passed away December 8, 2007 at the Waverly Care Home in Chilliwack. George’s childhood was spent in Winnipeg and Frosscona, a nearby railway town where his father worked for the C.N.R. The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen was strong and George and Brother Ralph both found work during the hard times of the 30’s with the railway. George worked as a “cable puller” before the war. During WWII, he was placed in the Signal Corp. and saw action in France and Italy. George was a D-Day survivor. He was wounded when blown from a pole stringing a communication line and suffered deafness and ear troubles the rest of his life.
Upon returning from the war, George and Ann Mandziuk were married in Winnipeg, and moved to Vancouver in 1955 where he transferred with the C.N.R. He had a long career as a freight dispatcher. He also was a Union Rep. for the Trainmen and travelled extensively in the role. He retired in 1979. He enjoyed his career, did not drive a car, but he took the bus and walked everywhere. In 1982 his wife Ann died at the age of 72.
George leaves behind an extended family of nieces and nephews throughout the United States and Canada. George has asked for no service by request.
Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack, 604-792-1344