George passed away peacefully, with his daughters by his side, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on Friday October 30th, 2015 at the age of 97 years.
George will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Ruth (Terry) and Joyce (Sid); grandchildren, Angela (Paul), Jennifer (Lief), Lisa (Mike), Meghan, Graham & Nathan; great grandchildren, Katie, Ben, Jackson, Soren, Hazel & Johan; and sisters, Tina & Cathy (Ralph)
He was predeceased by his wife, Irene in 1966. He was also predeceased by his parents, George and Hetty; his twin sister, Hetty; and his brothers, Robert, Tommy & David.
George was born in Kippen, Scotland on June 21, 1918, and moved with his family to Silver Creek, a farming community near Salmon Arm, in 1926. Once on his own, he worked in the lower mainland for several years where he met Irene Morris, the love of his life. They married in 1952 and 1953 they moved to a farm in White Lake where they started their family and raised Hereford cattle. George remained on the farm until 1971. He subsequently worked and lived in Salmon Arm, Armstrong, and Vernon before moving into McGuire Lake Lodge in Salmon Arm in 2007.
His favorite pastimes were going to dances, attending auctions in Armstrong and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In later life, George also enjoyed many hours sitting by McGuire Lake visiting with family and friends.
His funeral service will be held at the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm on Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 pm, with interment of George’s cremated remains to follow at a later date in Mount Ida Cemetery.
His family would like to extend a special “thank you” to the doctors, nurses and staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital who cared so kindly for George in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice in George’s name.
Online condolences may be sent through George’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.