May 1, 1924 – April 12, 2007
George passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. By his side were his step-daughter Laurel Houniet and his special companion Norma Jubb. He will always be lovingly remembered by his family Laurel (Nick) and granddaughter Amanda Houniet, His two sons Bob (Diane) and Bill (Bonnie) and his six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, plus his companion Norma Jubb and all his friends. After his retirement in 1989 as a Geologist, and following the death of his first wife Dawn Ellis, George married Janet Ritchie on November 29, 1991 and moved to Sidney in 1993. George loved the outdoors and could be seen everyday walking Sammy (his dog) all over Sidney. He also loved the arts and theater and was actively involved with the Peninsula Players and on the Arts Council for Sidney and North Saanich. After the death of his second wife Janet Ritchie-Dann, he lived with his step family until October 2006, and spent his remaining time with his special companion Norma Jubb.
We wish to thank Norma’s daughter Paula for all her help during the last few weeks of George’s life, and a special Thank-you to Dr. Ambrose Marsh and the staff at the Pallative Care Unit at Saanich Peninsula Hospital.
A memorial service will be held on May 12, 2007 and details will be announced shortly.