Leach – George Alfred
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of George on Friday, November 4, 2005 at the age of 82 years. George was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie (Tonie) earlier this year.
George is survived by his two sons, Ken of Calgary (Stephanie, Wendy) and David (Laurene) of Abbotsford, his grandchildren, Jay (Karen), Jennifer and Karen as well as many nieces and nephews.
George was born in Prince Albert, SK. He spent most of his youth in Spiritwood until leaving to serve his country in WW II with the RCAF, flying bravely in more then 40 missions. On his return from Europe he joined Tonie in Port Alberni where they married and started a family. They moved to the Lower Mainland in the early 1950’s eventually settling in Maple Ridge. George was proud of his lengthy career with Nexen Chemicals in North Vancouver retiring in 1985.
George will be remembered for the joy he took in helping family and friends with projects around their homes using his wonderful carpentry skills. His family will lovingly remember him for the care he gave his wife in her later years. George lived his life whole with a wonderful sense of humor and a profound dignity which touched all who knew him. No formal service will be held but a gathering to celebrate his life will soon be arranged. Since George gave to many causes dear to him, friends & family may, if so desired, make memorial tributes to a charity of choice.