George Adamson

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  • "I worked with George when I first joined BC Hydro in 1980. ..."
    - Gerry Garnett
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George Adamson passed away at home with his loved ones around him on March 26, 2011.

George was born near Carmen, Manitoba on Dec. 19, 1915. His early years were spent on the farms in the area. During WW2 he was in the Air Force and was an airplane mechanic. His service was rewarded by an opportunity to go to university and he graduated relatively late in life as an electrical engineer.

With his wife Jessie and only daughter Debbie, he moved to BC where he worked for BC Hydro as a distribution engineer until his retirement.

George loved to play the violin and spent many happy hours practicing and playing for various amateur orchestras on the North Shore.

George enjoyed many years with his son-in-law, Sal Demare and doted on his grandchildren, Dan and Cara, now grown. He was excited to welcome Sheila, Dan's wife to our family and couldn't stop smiling when he learned there was a great grandchild on the way.

George was a man of great energy, very good health and optimistic disposition. George looked after Jessie for a number of years, without complaint, while she struggled with dementia and predeceased him in 2007. He used these same qualities as he battled pancreatic cancer in the last year of his life and surprised the health professionals and family alike with his ability to rebound and enjoy life.

Our family would like to thank Julie Dunn and the Community Care team of nurses, Living Well Home Care and their community health workers, particularly Blanca and Cynthia, and the end-of-life nurse Shirley, for assisting us to take this journey with George at home. The journey was not for the faint of heart but our goal was achieved thanks to the knowledgeable and compassionate care of these health professionals.

A special thank you and deepest respect to granddaughter Cara who moved in with George and loved, kissed, hugged, teased and advocated for him in the last 5 months. His last days were full of joy because of her!

Our family especially wishes that you take the time to sign the guest book and donate to . There will be no service held by George's request.

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