March 19, 1939 – November 19, 2015
at the age of 76 years
George E Shields passed away Thurs. Nov. 19th, 2015, in his home in Salmon Arm, BC. Predeceased by his parents James & Margaret, sister Helen, & daughter Colleen. He leaves behind his son Daniel & daughters Heather & Linda, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brothers Jim (Sharon), Herb (Leslie), numerous nieces and nephews and best friend Buddy.
George was born in Alexis Creek, BC and had the zest for adventure. George worked for the Vancouver Fire Department and retired after 20 years service. Despite his disability that occurred while working, he enjoyed travelling, participating in wheelchair sports and reading books on history and birds.
As requested there will be no funeral service.
Dan and Family,
Our thoughts and condolences are with you. I started school with your Dad in grade 1 in 1945 and then he left but returned in 3 years to continue our friendship through to graduation. We kept in closer touch later on in life. He was positive, intelligent and fun. George enjoyed coming to our cabin at Scotty Creek. He was a traveller–5th wheel trailer, flying and cruising everywhere. Good memories. Will miss him and Buddy. Bob
Dan, Heather, Linda, Vanessa, Brad, Tamara and great grand children,
I am so sorry for your loss. George was a great man who inspired me with his courage and will to live. He had an open mind and could think “outside the box” which I admire and he taught me a few things. He loved his wine, his crystals, his artwork, his beloved dog Buddy and of course his family. He would tell me this often. He was a kind generous soul who will be missed by many.
Love Always …. Debbie
We were sorry to hear about George. We very much enjoyed our time with him, and have fond memories of pushing him all over Disney World and the Mayan Ruins. Our condolences to our family.
Jim and Jen
So sorry for your loss. I helped with the irrigation at the house. He was so happy and proud of the beautiful hanging plants in the front and the planters that surrounded the deck. My condolences to the entire family.
What an amazing man! I was blessed to have him as a friend. So happy we finally had our fondu together. Will miss you, George. You will always have a special place in my heart. Sincerest Condolences to Dan, Tamara, his children, family and of course, Buddy.
We were so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. George was a wonderful man, friend of my mother Aileen as well, and we hope Buddy will be ok without him. Love from his groomers,
Karen & Bev