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George Clayton BRITTON Jr.

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George Clayton BRITTON Jr. Obituary
GEORGE CLAYTON BRITTON JR. Born June 27, 1924, George died peacefully at K Wing, Sunnybrook Veterans Centre on January 9, 2019. Son of the late George Clayton Britton Sr. and Kate Rebecca Broddy, brother of Barbara Thomas (the late Malcolm) and predeceased by Robert Britton (Gwen) and Kate Tillson. Beloved husband and best friend for 46 years of the late Barbara Jane Wilson. Greatly loved father of Susan, the late George 'Brit', Martha (Joel) and Nancy and loving and much beloved grandfather of Samantha, Jonathon, Benjamin and Georgia. George enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force when he was 18 and served overseas before returning to earn his Professional Engineer designation and his MBA. George had a long and rewarding career as an executive at TransCanada Pipelines, travelling the world on many projects. But his heart was at home with his family and he devoted his life to them and their well-being, creating a lifetime of wonderful memories. George's other great passion was golf which he took up when he was seven, only putting down his clubs at the age of 93. The longest standing member of York Downs Golf & C.C., George served as President, Men's Captain and on many committees and in 1992 was made an honorary lifetime member. George and Barb were blessed to have a wonderful group of friends, both at York Downs and in their neighbourhood with whom they shared many fun times over the years. George was one of the great gentlemen whose strength of character, intelligence and wisdom were inspiring to many. We will always remember him by his credo, do the right thing. Our only regret will be that Dad never achieved that long sought after hole-in-one. We would like to thank the many caregivers who provided Dad with exceptional care over the last year of his life, in particular the team at K Wing. Cremation and burial have taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to Princess Margaret Cancer Fund directed to Leukemia Research Fund, North York General Hospital Foundation or to the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre directed to the K Wing Veterans Centre would be greatly appreciated.
Published in The Globe and Mail from Jan. 12 to Jan. 16, 2019
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