George was born at Porter’s Landing near Dease Lake, B.C. on September 25, 1944. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and UBC, graduating with a law degree in 1976. George purchased a law firm in Smithers while still articling and ran it with various partners until moving to the Cowichan Valley in 1985. He subsequently bought the Sun Valley Mall property in Duncan, redeveloping and operating it until his peaceful death at home in Mill Bay on February 11, 2016, his wife and sons by his side.
George will be very sorely missed by his family and his many friends. He was a remarkable man, talented artistically, creatively and in business, and always willing to guide and mentor others. He cultivated friendships from high school and every subsequent stage of his life, sharing his unique intelligence and personality while maintaining his determination to live life on his own terms.
George is survived by Norma, his wife of 46 years, sons Aaron (Renee) of Milton, Ontario and Eldon (Michelle) of Victoria, grandsons Waylon and Donovan and granddaughter Regan as well as many siblings and a large extended family.
There is to be no service but donations are welcomed to the Cancer Society of B.C. and Yukon or to the charity of your choice.