WOOD, George Frederick
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June 10, 1925 - January 5, 2013
George Wood, a kind and gentle soul, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2013 after a long and blessed life. George was born in Minto, Manitoba and had many happy memories of his life on the farm with his parents and six siblings. In 1949, he ventured out from the farm to the West Coast where he met Sally, the love of his life, and began a career in the electrical industry. George spent the majority of his working life with Hawkins Agencies. He was always grateful for this good fortune and thankful to the Hawkins family. George gave generously of himself to his church, community and was a passionate supporter of youth. George was an honoured life member of Optimist International. An avid sports enthusiast, George took great joy from curling and lawn bowling as well as watching his favorite hockey teams. He would be happy to know that the Canucks are returning to the ice! For the past 6 years, George called KinVillage his home. Sincere thanks go to the wonderful staff for their devoted and loving care as well as a fond farewell to the many friends he made there. George was predeceased by his wife, Sally (2010), his parents Fred and Emma Wood, brothers Harvey, Ken and Howard. George is survived by his sisters Helen (Tom), Laura and Doreen (Earl) along with many nieces and nephews and relatives in the Steiro Clan. George was a dedicated husband to Sally, a loving father to Pam (Gerald) and Denise (Richard) and a proud grandfather of Brianne, Kirsten and Cameron. George guided himself by celebrating the good in the world and finding the best in the people he met along his journey through life. A worthy lesson for all of us! He will be missed by all who knew and loved him and in our hearts and actions forever. A service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Tsawwassen United Church, 693 53rd Street, Tsawwassen, B.C. at 11:00 a.m. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in George's name to the KinVillage Association - Care Home Renovation and Equipment, 5410 10th Avenue, Delta, B.C. V4M 3X8.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 10, 2013