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Born: Sep 30, 1929
Date of Passing: Aug 05, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
VANDERMEULEN: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Vandermeulen on 05 Aug 2021 in Souris, MB. He was the second of seven children born to Germain and Zulma in Boissevain, MB on 30 Sep 1929. George was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. George was predeceased by his parents; his brothers - Edward and Maurice; his sister - Harriet Powers; his brother-in-law - Howard McBurney; son - Randy; and son-in-law - Gerry Hollett. He is survived by his loving wife, Gerry, of 67 years; his son Larry; his daughters Jan Hollett and Sandi Granstrom; his grandchildren - Bree (Nick) Parisien, Brittany, Brooke (Andrew Wright) and Brigette; his great grandchildren - Kyle, Caleb and Whitney, Logan and Dillon; his brother Arthur; his sisters Cecile Duncan and Mary Sheppard; his sisters-in-law Ruth Vandermeulen, Madeline (Haven) Brugger, Gloria McBurney and numerous nieces and nephews. George worked for the CPR as both fireman and engineer - dating all the way back to the steam locomotives! When work was slow on the railroad, he worked for Dodd's Plumbing & Heating, Tanguay's Hardware and Mutual Life Insurance of Canada as well as helping farmer friends. In his younger years, George enjoyed playing baseball, fastball, curling & hunting. He was always up for cards and games with friends and family. He took great pride in finding ways to fix almost anything around the house and yard with the greatest of ingenuity. George enjoyed 30+ years of retirement and very much enjoyed watching all sports on television and continuing his "fix-it" tendencies. He took pride in tending his apple trees and loved to have coffee beneath them on the patio with friends and family. There will be a Memorial Reception at St Paul's United Church in Souris, MB on Thursday, 12 August 2021 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. A private interment will take place in Boissevain Cemetery. Our family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Doctors Sequiera, Cram and Beaupre and the Souris hospital nurses and staff who were so incredibly caring and compassionate during his time in their care. In memory of George, you may wish to donate to Souris Hospital Palliative Care, c/o Prairie Mountain Health, Box 10, Souris, MB R0K 2C0 or a charity of your choice.
Publish Date: Aug 11, 2021
VANDERMEULEN: George, 91 years, beloved husband of Gerry Vandermeulen, father of Larry, Jan, Sandi and the late Randy, passed away in the Souris Health Centre on Thursday, August 5, 2021. A memorial reception will be held at St. Paul's United Church Auditorium, Souris, Manitoba on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Private interment in the Boissevain Cemetery. In memory of George, donations may be made to the Souris Hospital Palliative Care or to a charity of your choice Kowalchuk's Funeral Home, Souris in care of arrangements.
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Publish Date: Aug 7, 2021
As published in Brandon Sun on Aug 07, 2021, Aug 11, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
My deepest condolences to the family. George will be missed by all his family and friends, myself included. R.I.P - Posted by: Darryl Bregg (family friend) on: Aug 20, 2021
I first met George through their son Randy, and our shared interest in flying. And thereafter I visited their house in Souris for coffee and treats. I will miss "Mom and Dad's" shared kindness and conversations. My sincerest condolences to all the family. R.I.P - Posted by: Darryl Bregg (family friend) on: Aug 20, 2021
Deepest Sympathy Gerry and family. May your precious memories keep George ever near and give you comfort and strength for your difficult days ahead. Thoughts and prayers are for all at this sad time. - Posted by: Karen & Doug Hicks (Friend) on: Aug 08, 2021
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