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Born: Oct 12, 1929

Date of Passing: Jul 05, 2006

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JOHN ALTON HARRY GEORGE John Alton Harry George passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2006, in the Boissevain Health Centre. Harry was born in Deloraine on October 12, 1929, the youngest child of Judge Milton George and Emma Jean George. He was predeceased by his parents, his infant daughter Patricia, and his siblings and their spouses: Perry and Flo George, Jean (George) and Jack Cummings, Ron and Grace George, Don and Betty George, and William George as well as his cousin and former law partner, Ross George. Left with loving memories are his wife Louise (Hoey) and family: Jeffrey George, Caroline Woodward, and Seamus Woodward George; Lory George, Kendall, Hannah, Fisher, and Katie Shields; Pam (George), Cam, Nancy, Ian and Jenny McMillan; Jacquie George; brother-in-law, Ernie Hoey, wife Laurie, and son Dwane; nieces, nephews, and families, Lamont, Judy, Brian and Brad George; Keith George; Barb George; Beryth (George), Duncan, Kyle, and Ryan Strong; David, Wendy, Nancy, Erin, and Margaret Paton; cousins Marc George, and wife Caryl, and Caron George and her husband Ray Simard; and a lifetime of dear, dear friends. Harry practiced law in Brandon and Boissevain from 1955 - 1995, and was an active community member until his health began to fail. Professionally or socially, Harry always treated people with respect and consideration. Hiding behind his quick wit was a kind and gentle man. What Harry enjoyed most was spending summers at the cottage in Clear Lake with his family and friends. He created an aura of celebration with his humour and story telling. When his family was younger he took great pleasure in introducing them to many special places on camping trips east to Ontario, south to Florida and west to the Pacific. Always anticipating that the next curling game would yield the perfect end or the next round of golf would deliver a straight drive and allow him to find a lost ball, he maintained enthusiasm for his favourite sports. Our loss is immeasurable, but our lifetime of memories will sustain us in the years to come. In compliance with Harry's wishes, there will be no funeral service. If you wish to honour his memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg MB, R3C 9Z9, or the Boissevain and Morton Foundation, P.O. Box 1075, Boissevain, MB, R0K 0E0.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 08, 2006

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Louise: We have just returned from a holiday in Europe.. Brother Frank told me that Harry had died and I was able to call up his obituary notice in the newspaper files. But we are still shaken to know that he had passed away. We have so many fond memories of Harry and his infectious smile and laughter. Our sympathy goes out to you through this difficult time. We support you through these times even if we are separated by such distance. For now we are with you in spirit and want you to know it. Love, - Posted by: Paul/Dianne McKinnon (Family) on: Jul 24, 2006

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