George ASHBY

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ASHBY, George - February 25, 1923 - March 4, 2014 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of George Stephen Ashby of Port Credit peacefully at the Ian Anderson House in Oakville, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Ashby. Much loved father to Susan and Stephen, cherished father-in-law to Lisa and devoted grandfather to Benjamin, Ryan and Matthew. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Ian Anderson House, who provided the highest level of care and comfort and to the caring staff of the Oakville Trafalgar Lodge. George grew up in the UK and flew as a pilot in the RAF during WWII. After immigrating to Canada he had a successful career as a Tool Designer with companies including Douglas Aircraft and Dofasco. George was active in sport throughout his life and enjoyed camping and fishing trips with family and friends. George and Marjorie had many happy trips abroad and spent many holidays with George's beloved family in England. A service to celebrate the life of George will be held at Skinner and Middlebrook Funeral Home, 128 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga (near Lakeshore and Hurontario) at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Donations in memory of George may be made to the Ian Anderson House in Oakville.

Published in the Toronto Star on Mar. 8, 2014