It is with great sadness we announce that Walter Llewelyn George, 85, of Calgary passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at the Colonel Belcher long-term care home.
Walter was born on March 21, 1937, in Harricot, NL to Allan and Jemima George. In 1959 Walter joined the Canadian Armed Forces and worked for 25 years, retiring as a Warrant Officer in 1984. He then worked with the Reserves, while also starting a 17-year career with Canada Post before finally retiring in 2002.
Walter most enjoyed spending time with his wife Brigitte, family, and friends. He was enormously proud of his family. He was caring and giving, making sure everyone around him was always happy. It was not unusual to see Walter in his coveralls as he liked to keep busy working on his latest project at home or at Idle-O, their summer property in Osoyoos.
Walter took immense pride in everything that he did. He had the best stereo as he enjoyed listening to his favourite music on his record player. In winter months, he loved to curl and to watch curling. His favourite place though was at Idle-O.
Since 2019, Walter suffered from severe dementia and spent his remaining years at Colonel Belcher.
Walter is survived by his loving wife Brigitte of 59 years; daughters Marilyn (Steve) and Sandra; and his four grandchildren: Daniel (Katrina), Rachel (Bela), Jason, and Sarah. He is also survived by his brothers Bart and Hugh and sisters Minnie and Mary.
A special thank you to the team at Colonel Belcher and to Sheryl from Calwest Home Care for their care and support of Walter while he resided at Colonel Belcher.
Funeral services will be held at Evan J. Strong Funeral Home South (5502 2nd St SW, Calgary) on Wednesday, April 27, at 1:00PM, followed by interment at the Field of Honour in Queen’s Park Cemetery (3219 4th St NW, Calgary). A small reception will follow at 107 Bralorne Cres SW for those who wish to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Vets’ Angels.
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