WOLDENGA, Georg A.
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September 11, 1928 - September 7, 2012
The family of Georg Woldenga mourns the passing of their husband, father, opa, brother, and friend. Georg passed away after a short stay at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody, BC, after a year of declining health. He leaves behind his caring wife Gisela, daughter Krista and husband Neil Aseltine and their daughter Michelle, his son Alfred and wife Roxane and their children Klara and Jenna, and his daughter Ingrid. His brothers Art (California) and Hermann (Germany), and nieces Elfriede and Anita will also miss him. Georg was born and raised in East Friesia, Germany, where the events of the 1920s - 1940s greatly influenced his life. In 1951 he took a one year contract to work in the logging camps in Northern Ontario. Seeing that life in Canada was good "if you were willing to work," he stayed and worked in the mines and smelter in Sudbury, Ontario. Seeking a warmer climate, he and his wife and two young children moved to the West Coast. Georg and his growing family lived in the stable and friendly neighbourhood on Runnymede Avenue. There, Georg enjoyed building and maintaining the family home and gardens. Retiring after more than twenty active years at Dow Chemical Canada, he was able to devote more time to his hobbies - travelling, reading history books, watercolour painting, and building and sailing his model boats with his friends in the Coquitlam boat club. Georg's passion was financial management, and his generosity in later years has benefited his family and community. Georg's lifelong hobby of photography has given his family a legacy of memories which we will cherish. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Royal Columbian Hospital and at Crossroads Hospice, and Dr. Clifford Ungar, for their care of Georg. Family and friends will join on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 1 pm to remember Georg. Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC. Burquitlam Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Sept. 17 to Sept. 18, 2012