George Rodney Cruickshank
1938 - 2019
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In Loving Memory of George Rodney Cruickshank who passed away on July 1, 2019.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jul. 1, 2020.
Funeral Mass
10:00 AM
St. Ignatius Chapel on the Seattle University Campus
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August 8, 2019
Paula, my sincere condolences to you and Tim and your family. George will be missed. God bless you.
Sally Malaney
July 11, 2019
So sorry, Paula. Those whom we love and lose are no longer where they were before. They are now wherever we are -- St John Chrysostom (c.349-407), Archbishop of Constantinople
Ted Marmo
July 11, 2019
Paula, my heart goes out to you and your family. May your memories be of comfort to you now and in the days ahead.God bless.Gwen Waterhouse
Gwen Waterhouse
July 11, 2019
May you rest in the Peace of Christ cousin!
Jim Walsh
July 10, 2019
Thank you George for the advice and friendship during my time at Showa Line and NYK. From SCCS to SSA to St. Vincent's you had impact on my life more than you know. Rest in peace Bald Eagle.
Roger Hoy
July 10, 2019
Paula and Family,
My heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. George is fondly remembered by myself and the Tideworks Service Center team. You both always came in with smiles and positive outlooks. I know that sharing the last moments with someone is such a privilege but also comes with its own heartache. Please reach out to us and know we are here to both share and care. Lots of love sent your way.
Laura Donovan
July 9, 2019
Dear Paula,
My heart is sad to say Good bye to such a kind and wonderful Man.
He will always be remembered by his smile and happiness that surrounded him.
He will be truly missed by so many life's that he touched. My prayers are with You and the Family.
God has a new Angel in heaven to watch over us.
Sandy Lucia-Mavity
July 9, 2019
To know George as we did was to love and respect him. He was a treasure of a gentleman. His love and respect of family and friends was far reaching. He will be missed!
Gordon and Mickey Maclean
Gordon and Mickey Maclean
July 9, 2019
My condolences and prayers go out to the family. Rest in peace...
Luis Martinez-Orbe
July 9, 2019
May care, prayers and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences

Peggy J. Edwards - Maluia
July 9, 2019
Many years of friendship, both professional and personal. Remembering our times at Ross Lake and many others. Rest in peace. Bill and Sharron Williams
Sharron Williams
July 8, 2019
Dear Paula, Tim and Katrina and families, it was an honor to know George, play golf and share meals at your home. He is truly "one of a kind" when it came to friendship and loyalty. I cherish the many great times we shared, I pray the good Lord will comfort your loss, my Masses and prayers are with you. I am sorry that I am in Leavenworth at a family reunion and will miss the Mass at S.U. Blessings to All, Fr. Mike Batterberry
Mike Batterberry
July 8, 2019
I'm very sorry for your loss, Katrina. You may not remember me but we used to work together at SSA in the accounting department. I remember your father always smiling and welcoming to everyone. I pray that you and your family will be comforted during this time of grieving.
Jackie Hoyt
July 8, 2019
I first met George in 1969. My employer, Matson Navigation Company, had just transferred me from San Francisco to their Pacific Northwest headquarters office in Portland, Oregon. Shortly thereafter I came to Seattle for a couple days to familiarize myself with Matson's Seattle operations. I met George at Matson Terminals, a subsidiary company that operated terminals and handled vessel stevedoring for Matson and a number of other steamship companies.

However, it was not until I became part of Matson's three-man satellite Seattle office two years later that I really got to know George. We developed an excellent working relationship. A couple years later he hired me to manage the Port of Seattle's newly developed Terminal 18 container yard which was managed by Seattle Crescent Container Service, a recently formed joint venture with which he was involved. It wasn't long before we were skiing together in Washington, Montana and British Columbia. Our families also shared family events and holidays.

Although I left the waterfront in the early 1980s, I continued to periodically see George. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to see his condo and share lunch with him just last year. In spite of several medical issues, he was in good spirits and talked of his love for his family and friends. He will be missed.

Jerry Mattox
July 7, 2019
George was a classmate at MCHS. He was not just well liked. He was nothing short of beloved by all of us. In spite of his popularity, wherever he went, he never lost the down to earth, man of the people attitude that he carried throughout his life. We are grateful for the privilege of knowing him and being able to claim him as a friend. We send our love and sympathy to Paula, Tim and Katrina. Carry on in his tradition.
Pat and Mike Chitty
July 7, 2019
La Conner, WA a wonderful get together of good friends.
The Marin Catholic Class of 1957 will miss our classmate and friend. George was always a big part of us. When my husband and I visited the Northwest, George and Paula welcomed us in their home giving us one of the fasted moving tours around Seattle. George made sure we got on our cruise ship to Alaska and picked us up on our return. Last time we met, George wasn't feeling well after another health setback. However, that never diminished the warmth of his friendship. Bald Eagle: you will truly be missed. Soar with the eagles and when you find an angel right by your side, smile and know your friends are with you. God Speed my friend.
Phyllis Sharrow
July 7, 2019
Bob and Carol
July 7, 2019
Dear Paula,

My heart goes out to you and to all of George's family. I never had an encounter with George that he did not treat me in any way less than a friend. Always most kind, enjoyable and respectful. We are all better off because he was in our lives. He made our world a better place.

I regret that I cannot make his funeral Mass as I have another commitment at that time that could not be changed. I will offer Mass for his eternal peace, for you as you grieve, and for all who now must adjust their lives in some way. May our good God hold you close.

With my love,

Fr. Tom Vandenberg.
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