passed away peacfully October 15, 2004. George was born February 3, 1925 in Glasgow, Scotland .
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Margaret (nee Ellery) and children: Debbie Plante (Ken), Gordon and Sarah Basi (Jag). Grandchildren Victoria, Kirsten & Adam Plante. Grat grandchild Gabrielle. Brother Thomas and sister Margaret (Glasglow, Scotland), also many loving nieces & nephews.
George served in the R.A.F. during WWII doing a tour on Lancaster Bombers. He worked in engineering capacities (including the Avro Aero) across Canada – The Dew Line, Northwest Territories and son on.
He built and home and settled in Saltair in 1960 to raise his family. He was active & enjoyed the company The Orange & Green Band and The Hillbilly’s Band, RAA & COPA (aircraft clubs).
Thank you to the medical staff at NRGH for the exceptional care.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
You have not dreamed of–wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wing along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air…
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never lark, or even eagle, flew,
And, while with silent, lilfting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and toughed the face of God.
No service by request. A private commemorative to be held at a later date by close relatives. No flowers by request donations in lieu of to a charity of your choice.