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Born: Oct 20, 1929
Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
October 20, 1929 September 19, 2022
George was born in Kent, England, he was one of five brothers and one sister now all deceased. Husband to Joyce for 71 years; father to Stephen (Monique) and grandfather to Louise (Nelson) and Sarah.
George was orphaned at ten years of age by the war in central London during the blitz and was then raised by adoptive neighbour Jean, where he developed his love of horses and riding. He rode most of his life, off and on, even appearing in steeplechases and show Jumping events. He was still riding horses and caring for them late into his life.
He was in the Navy as an 18 year old, serving on the aircraft carrier Illustrious. After service he became an electrician, working for various companies until joining Ford motor company as a power engineer in the late 60s. His love of motorcycles, in particular Norton's, led him to start racing with Stephen during the 1960s, going on to be a successful club racer with motorcycles, karts then cars.
George and Joyce came to Canada in the 1980s to join Stephen and Monique and family.
He joined St. Joseph's nursing home as the maintenance supervisor, until retirement. He joined the Barbershop society in Winnipeg and continued to sing well into his later years.
George and Joyce retired to St. Anne's and enjoyed many years there, until they were admitted to Heritage Lodge in Niverville. He was an extremely keen fisherman and had several Master Angler catches.
The family are grateful for the care that the staff at Heritage Lodge have given to both Joyce and George.
We will miss your sense of humour and kind heart George. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication, for providing for us, in difficult times.
Cremation has taken place. A gathering will be held later in the year when our family can all be together from overseas.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 01, 2022
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
So sorry to hear about George's passing. He and Joyce were the very best neighbours to have. I lost my husband very suddenly just after moving to Paradise and George and Joyce were so helpful for everything, from taking the leaves out of the eavestrough and having others for a special Christmas dinner. Good memories and sympathies to George's family. - Posted by: Sharon Walsh (old next door neighbour in Paradise) on: Oct 01, 2022
We’re sorry to hear of George’s passing. We remember visiting them at St Annes and also seeing them at your cottage, Steve and Monique, hearing the latest fishing story from George. He certainly lived a long and fascinating life! Robb and Jan - Posted by: Robb and Janice Miles (Friends) on: Oct 01, 2022
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