WHITLOCK, George Allen
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September 26, 1948 - November 23, 2012
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of George on November 23, surrounded by his dad Wilfred, his sister Betty and his friend Dave O'Reilly, cradled in the arms of his wife. George suffered a massive stroke, from which he did not recover. George was born September 26, 1948 in Vancouver. He grew up on Sea Island in Richmond. He served in the Canadian Navy from 1967 until 1971. He worked at the Keg Steakhouse for several years and still has many friends from his time there. He went on to owning his own pub in Salmon Arm before finding his ultimate calling as a Motor Coach Driver and Tour Guide. He drove for many years for Gray Line, Pacific Coach Lines, and for the last year at Charter Bus Lines. This was the perfect job for George with his great personality, sense of humour and professionalism. Through this work, he made many friends from all over which he kept in contact with. He also made many friends during his several years with the Abbotsford School District. He loved to ski and golf and went on many golfing trips. He spent many weekends on the dance floor. George enjoyed cooking when entertaining friends at home. George was predeceased by his mother, Mary Whitlock. George is survived by his wife, Trish Bramley, father Wilfred, sister Betty, brother-in- law Abe, brother Martin, sister Donna, nieces Carla and Candace and nephew Ryan, his aunty, Betty Johnson as well as his cousins in Alberta. George was a wonderful and caring man. He lived his life with integrity and honesty. He was a dear friend to many and will be sorely missed. We have lost a great man. A celebration of George's life will be held on January 5, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m, at The Royal Canadian Legion (Cloverdale), 17567 57 Avenue, Cloverdale.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2012