June 23, 1926 -February 15, 2016
Peacefully at the Juravinski Cancer Centre on Monday, February 15, 2016, In his 90th Year. George will finally join his beloved wife and best friend, Margaret (nee Stricker) after almost 12 years. He leaves behind his devoted sons, Douglas (Linda), Ronald (Sharon) James (Debbie). He will be sadly missed by his adoring grandchildren, Ben (Samantha) and Jennifer (Kevin), Andrew and Amanda, and Emily (Mike), Brayden and Katelyn, and great-grandchildren, Sean and Ryan. He will be missed by his surviving sister, Jean. George was predeceased by his brothers Ted, Jake, Gordon and Robert. Always the gentleman, George’s kindness and sharp mind will be greatly missed. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday, February 21st from 2-4 pm at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, where a service for George will be held Monday, February 22 at 11:00 am. Donations to Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
Such sad news, a very nice man!
We will miss you so much, Grandpa. Our family just isn’t the same without you.
Uncle george will be sadly missed, lots of great memories with our dad Bob at the cottage. He’s always been there for as long as I can remember. What a kind and generous man. Good to have known him and had him for our uncle. Love carol from Peterborough Ont.
George, we all miss you greatly
You were always a fun person to be around.
I will miss all the stories you would tell us
Thanksgiving, Father’s Day and Christmas
won’t be the same Without you.
I miss your smiling friendly face and
You will always be in my thoughts
Many good memories
Thank you for all you have done to
Make this world a better place. ?
I have many cherished childhood memories of times spent with my Grandma and Grandpa.
I remember being babysat by Grandpa when Mom and Grandma headed off to Bingo. On these nights Grandpa and I would often play a game of “snakes and ladders”….where I would continuously change the rules to get ahead. It was always allowed with a smile and a laugh.
Grandpa’s other babysitting tricks included trips to the corner store for penny candy, visiting “Mr. Echo”, and trips to Tew’s Falls. Any visit to Tew’s Falls solicited a comment on the sign warning of “dangerous cliffs”.
I spent time with Grandma and Grandpa at the cottage as well. Grandpa, with his white legs and blue swim trunks, would walk into the lake to his waist and splash the water up over his shoulders shuddering before he dove into the cold water.
Mostly, I remember how much both Grandma and Grandpa made me feel loved. There was never a report card, or championship game, graduation ceremony or life event that went unrecognized. I felt how proud they were of all my accomplishments.
As the oldest granddaughter, I would often joke that I got the best “grandpa years, but I know we all benefited from the time we spent with him.
I also know Grandpa has missed Grandma every day since she passed away. He would still tell me “we love you” at the end of a phone call. I hope they are together now and that Grandpa has peace.
Sorry to hear of the passing of your father George. He was such a nice neighbour and friend. We are away and just seen this.
The Johnston Family