George Bryce LEWIS

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LEWIS, George Bryce May 13, 1936 - October 25, 2013 . George Bryce Lewis passed away peacefully on October 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather and friend. . Dad was born in the family home in rural South Vancouver to the late Jean and David Lewis. He grew up surrounded by farms, forests, log booms and creeks, a wonderful place for an adventurous lad and his childhood friends. At an early age, to help his family, he delivered groceries-newspapers, sold Regal cards, door-to-door, and as a teen worked at the Pro Shop at Langara Golf Course. He became a "better than average golfer", played recreational lacrosse and loved to fish. George's passion for tinkering and fixing things, as well as a keen interest in the new field of aviation, led to his joining Canadian Pacific Airlines in 1955. George's career spanned the evolution of the aviation industry from the prop to the jet. His knowledge and expertise had him working throughout Canada and the United States. In 1991 he retired, after more than 35 years with the company as a respected Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. . Upon retirement, Dad volunteered in the archives of Canadian Pacific to help preserve the history and memorabilia of the company and airline industry. This close group of retirees continued to meet over the years to refurbish donated toys, bikes and small appliances to give to charity. He was also an active volunteer within his community, giving his time to local groups including Tsawwassen Soccer Association, Cub Scouts of Canada, Save Delta Hospital, Food on the Corner and Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club. . Dad met his life long friend and love, Margaret Anne, when they were children during weekly visits to his grandparents home. George and Margaret married in 1958 and began creating their lifetime of memories. In 1967, they moved their young family to the small town of Tsawwassen and they enjoyed many happy years of family gatherings and friendships. Favourite family holidays, included camping at Galiano and Grand Forks, trips to Maui, and touring in Great Britain. . In retirement, George and Margaret continued to travel and cruise extensively with close friends and family through Canada, the US, the Pacific Rim, the UK and Europe. . Dad will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Margaret, his children, Joanne (Rick), Doug (Deirdre) and David (Jeanette), and his adored grandchildren Justin, Erik, Sydney, Allie, Grayson, Carter, and Bennett. Also missing him will be the Charlesworth families, other relatives and his many long time friends. Dad never went far without a treat for his companion Bella and other neighbourhood dogs. He always had a friendly smile and story to share with whomever he met in all his daily travels. He had a great sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye. Dad was a kind generous man, with a big heart. . We will miss him greatly. . The family would like to express profound thanks to Dr. Krawchuk, Dr.McQuaig, Dr."Ben" and the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and staff of Delta Hospital for their care, compassion and support. At George's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, he would be pleased if you would make a donation to a charity.

Published in The Delta Optimist from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2013
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