Born in Victoria and raised on Saltspring Island. George worked as a movie projectionist on Saltspring until he moved to Ladysmith, where he continued to show movies in Ladysmith and Chemainus until the theaters closed. He then went to work for Cross & Sons from the time they opened until they closed. Crofton Mill was his next venture where he worked for many years until his retirement.
George was involved with almost every sport there was to play and he put his heart and soul into everything he did.
He devoted a lot of his time to the Legion. He ran pool games and tournaments for 17 years.
George married Colleen in 1954, they had 5 children. In 1970 he married Margo and they added two more children to the Henn Family.
Predeceased by his parents Silas and Lillian, brother Howie, sister Hazel, daughter-in-law Linda, and his precious wife Margo who he missed so much.
He leaves to mourn his passing, children Harold, Dawn-Marie, Ian, Lesli-Ann (Kelly), Tanya (Craig), Bruce (Mary), Leia (Al); 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret, Lily & Shirley; his buddy Doc and his very dear family friend Aunty Sandy – all of whom had a special place in his big heart.
George was the most wonderful husband, dad, Papa and friend anyone could wish for. So kind and thoughtful and he had a gentle smile – he will be missed desperately.
A special thank you to Dr. Lisinski for all his care, and the girls at the Hillside Clinic.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Branch #171, 621 First Ave. Ladysmith, Thursday September 27th at 2:00 p.m.
If you knew George you loved him, if you didn’t love him; you didn’t know him.
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