George Thomas OLIVER

George was born on June 13, 1918 and passed away at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Thursday, November 16, 2006.

Predeceased by his parents George and Mary Oliver, brother Ernie, sisters Kay and Alice.

George leaves behind his family to mourn his passing; his loving wife Florrie of 61 years, his sons Graham (Janice), Terry (Pam), Lee and Glen (Elsbeth) and daughter Janice (Wes Hadley) 8, grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, also brothers John (Grace), Jim (Beth) and sister Beth Richards.

George served in WWII with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp serving in Italy, France and Holland. Following the war, George worked briefly in Nelson before moving to the island, where he started working for Comox Logging Company on the bridge crew at Royston, then onto the booming grounds in Ladysmith until his retirement in 1978 as Boom Foreman.

George was very active in the community where he coached little league ball while his sons were growing up. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, curling and horseshoe pitching. He served on the Recreation Commission for several years as well as three terms as Alderman for the Town of Ladysmith. He was also a member of the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club and founding member of the K40 Club and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was chosen as Citizen of the Year in 2000.

George will be greatly missed by all that knew him, but especially by his family.


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