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FULLER, George Tucker Havemeyer (LL.B.)
George passed away in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, January 21, 2016, age 87 at Vancouver General Hospital in the company of his daughter Jane. His illness was sudden and rapid, and faced with great courage and a determination to get better and return to his life that was rich with varied activities.
Born on November 8, 1928 in Kingston, Ontario the son of George Gregg Fuller and Therese Alston Williams. George was a graduate of George Washington University, University of Michigan Law School, and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the United States Marine Corps for six years including active duty in Korea ('51-'53), and at the time of his honorable discharge had attained the rank of Captain. During his career he worked briefly as an international banker, then as an inner city planner, ordained Presbyterian minister, lawyer and social justice activist.
In 1956 he married Lois Blatchford in Tarrytown, N.Y. Lois predeceased him ('96), as did his daughter Jillian Blatchford Fuller ('93). He is survived by his daughters Therese Williams Fuller and Jane Bliss Fuller; son Timothy William George Fuller; foster son, William Hicks; grandchildren Timothy John Fuller and Anna Lois LeDrew Fuller; brother Greg Alston Williams Fuller, and sister Therese Claire Brevourt Fuller.
For the last 30 years he was an active member of Christ Church Cathedral and the Vancouver community where with a wide circle of friends he enjoyed the opera, theatre, social justice outreach work, singing (Rainy City Gay Men's Chorus / Out in Harmony), studies at U.B.C., and treasured time at the family's home on Lopez Island, WA. He was an avid sportsman and outdoor enthusiast and loved to travel the globe.
In lieu of flowers, the family would gratefully acknowledge memorial contributions to: the Lois Blatchford Fuller Memorial Fund for Social Justice (c/o Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, BC); the Jillian Blatchford Fuller Memorial Fund (c/o Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC); or a charitable organization of one's choosing.
A commemorative service in celebration of George's life will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St., Vancouver, on Friday, January 29, at 3:00 p.m.
Walkey & Company Funeral Directors 604 738-0006


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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 27, 2016.
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February 3, 2016
George and I became friends during graduate school days in New York long ago. He was an usher when Marilyn and I were married in 1962 and our friendship was renewed when he and Lois arrived in Canada in the early 1970s, staying in our house in Toronto. I visited George and Lois in both Edmonton and Vancouver and we remained in touch during the subsequent years. I recall Lois staying with us a few times on her way to medical conferences. We have only learned today of George's sudden demise a week ago and extend our condolences to Tim, Therese and Jane. I am grateful for many happy memories.
Alan Davies
February 3, 2016
Marilyn and I have just learned of George's passing and wish to extend our condolences to his family. George and I became friends many years ago in New York at Union Seminary. He was an usher at our wedding in 1962 and we remained friends with George and Lois for many years, especially after their arrival in Canada. I visited him both in Edmonton and Vancouver a number of times, and Lois stopped in our house in Toronto more than once of her way to medical conferences. We fell out of touch after Lois died, but I remain grateful for George's friendship and old memories and tried unsuccessfully to contact him not long ago. We wish Therese, Jane and Tim the best.
Alan and Marilyn Davies
January 29, 2016
George will be greatly missed by the Centre for Feminist Legal studies at UBC. He was one of our most faithful participants and supporters, attending most of our weekly lectures and other events. He audited my course on Women, Law and Social Change as well as a seminar in constitutional law with my colleague Robin Elliot and had a genuine thirst for knowledge. He wanted to see law used for social justice. My partner Claire Young and I will be making a donation to the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies in memory of George, a very fine man.

Professor Emerita Susan B. Boyd
UBC Faculty of Law
Former Director of the CFLS
Susan Boyd
January 28, 2016
George will be greatly missed. He was one of the most dynamic men I've ever met contributing to social causes and continuing in studies both academic and personal. A life truly lived.
Darren Monette
January 27, 2016
George was an active and loyal member of Justice Group at Christ Church Cathedral, helping to support individuals in their quest to find a job or get documentation to stay in Canada. George became very sociable in his last years, joining a variety of friends going out for Sunday lunch in downtown Vancouver's vibrant restaurant district. He always had interesting stories to share yet listened well and asked good questions as well. I shall miss him greatly!
Rosalind Kellett
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