George Patrick SHEPHARD

George Patrick SHEPHARD


George Patrick

March 17, 1930 – March 15, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our family patriarch, George Patrick Shephard, P.Eng,

early in the morning, Saturday March 15, 2014. George is survived by his best friend and loving wife, Karen of 52 years; younger brother Edward (Donna); two

sons, Trevor and Derk (Elaine); his four grandchildren, Josh, Cody, Danae and Grant; and many nieces, nephews, honorary family members and friends.

George was raised in Ontario and graduated in Civil Engineering from U of T in 1957. One of his assignments was working on the Second Narrows Bridge 1958-59 after the initial disaster. He also built bridges in, [then], Burma and all across Canada. George was an Engineer by profession but a farmer by heart, he was a fascinating man with many interests, and a passion for environmental sustainability and social rights. Many people remember him as a person with deep feelings and convictions, with a kind heart, ready to help or listen. He will be very much missed.

Many thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of NRGH 6th floor and Dr. Lizinski, for their compassionate care.

A celebration of life will be announced

in the near future.

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.