September 18, 1930 – September 8, 2020
George was born in Vancouver BC to John and Mary Hebbert. They moved to Maple Bay when he was two. While his father hand-build their home in Maple Bay, he and his parents lived with their relatives the Elkingtons at what is now the Garry Oak Preserve.
In 1957, George married Shirley Knox, a nurse at the Kings Daughters’ Hospital (now Cairnsmore). As a young man, George and his father operated Hebbert Enterprises on Evans St, a machine and fabricating shop. George was a machinist, a welder, a mechanic and an entrepreneur.
He and Shirley built and operated the Hebberts’ Marina (now Bird’s Eye Cove Marina). George could build or fix anything – some of his creations include a one-man submarine, an ultra-light aircraft, a steam motorcycle and two steam cars. He was an authority on steam-power and generously donated equipment, time and expertise to the BC Forest Museum.
He is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his wife Shirley, sons Brian and John, daughter-in-law Janet, and grandchildren Zachary, Kaitlyn and Reid. A small family service was held at St Peter’s Church where he now rests in peace beside his parents.
Online condolences can be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com
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