FARRIS, Albert Gerald “George”
George passed away peacefully with both his daughters by his side on Sunday, November 24th at the Lodge on 4th in Ladysmith.
George was born on July 15th, 1925 in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia. Being an impetuous young man, he joined the army during the Second World War at the tender age of fourteen. Upon returning to Nova Scotia from his service overseas, he made his way across Canada to Ladysmith where he then took up permanent residence and met his wife Fran. His first job following his service in the army was for the railroad participating in building many of the railway bridges on The Island. He went on to work many years for MacMillian Bloedel, working his way up from choker setter to heavy duty mechanic at both the Copper Canyon and Nanaimo River camps. George was a very skilled carpenter making various items ranging from his own home, a 15 foot pleasure craft boat and furniture, not to mention many small woodcraft items for many of his friends and family. He loved to fish and hunt but most of all loved his family and friends and the time spent with them.
George was predeceased by his wife Frances. George is survived by his daughters Linda (Derek) Telford and Debbie (Bill) Wood and his grandchildren Jenny-Lynne (Donald) Barber and Lacey Telford.
A Celebration of Life tea will be held on December 8th, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Ladysmith Legion.