August 22, 1932- January 17, 2013
With angels as guides, George DeGeer was reunited in heaven with his beloved wife Mae of 50 years on January 17, 2013. Born on August 22, 1932 in Hawkesbury, ON, George was a much loved father of Allen (Catherine Wall) of Banff, and Anna and Adrian (Janice) all of Calgary. He was a devoted grandfather to Colin, Bryan, Allison, Courtney and Carson. George was predeceased by his wife Mae in 2005, his father George in 1968, his mother Hannah in 2004 and his sister Vera in 1959; he is survived by his two brothers and six sisters, numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. George was a kind thoughtful man with an active sense of humour. He bore a quiet strength and dignity as he fought his illness over the past two years. His strong will allowed him to return home to complete his journey in the company of his loving family and friends. Funeral Services will be held at Oak Park Church of Christ (11263 Oakfield Drive SW) on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00am. Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with George's family through www.evanjstrong.com If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association((204-2323- 32nd Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6Z3 Telephone: 1-800-226-8464, website: www.diabetes.ca.) or to the Oak Park Church of Christ(11263 Oakfield Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta T2W 4M2, Telephone: 403-251-5150, website: www.oakpark.ca). Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES 403-265-1199.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2013