Passed away peacefully on January 3, 2021 at the age of 100, after two years of residing at the Georgian Manor in Penetanguishene with the challenges of dementia. George, the oldest son of Albert and Lillian (Virgo), was born and grew up in East York, Toronto along with his younger brother Garth and sister Audrey, both pre-deceased. Happily married for 79 years and treasured by wife Margaret (Lamb from Penetanguishene; deceased May 2020). Highly respected and admired by sons Garry, Don (Nancy), Doug (Kim), Glen (Joan), Michael (Patti) and daughter Cindy (John). He will be missed by grandchildren Nancy, Jeff (deceased), Sara, Jen, Chris (deceased), Scott (deceased), Carolyn, Samantha, Tori, Ryan, Erin, Stephanie and great grandchildren Logan, Quinn, Finley, George, Julien, William, Mekella, Brooke, Maddy and Caleb. He met Margaret, the love of his life, while working as a watchmaker at Gruen Watch Company in Toronto, married her in 1941, and was stationed to the Bella Bella, British Columbia RCAF base during WWII where they lived off-base in a river-side cabin. He specialized in aircraft instrument maintenance and she managed the base commander's office. After a post-war stint in Ottawa they purchased the jewellery store and operated Bryant's Jewellers in Penetanguishene until 1980 when they retired. He enjoyed fishing, sailing, curling and skiing in his younger years and many hours with treasured friends playing billiards, shuffleboard, bocci and cards during his later years which included snowbird winters in Florida. Thanks to all the staff at Georgian Manor, Chartwell Tiffin Retirement Residence and Bayfield House Retirement Home for their care and attention and special thanks to Dr. Stubbins, Dr. Davenport, doctors and staff at Georgian Bay General Hospital for the care and guidance over the last two years. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Georgian Bay General Hospital or the Georgian Manor in memory of George.
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