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
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 27, 2016.