December 14, 1935 to October 26, 2015
On October 26, 2015, George passed away peacefully at Kamloops Hospice with family at his side, becoming an angel watching over us from above. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 55 years, Socorro, and his children George (Patricia) Juergensen and Gina (Dwight) Wakefield, all of Kamloops, B.C. He will be joyfully remembered by his nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
George was born in Suederland, Germany on December 14, 1935. He was raised in Flensburg. He came to Canada in 1954 to Saint John, New Brunswick. In 1957, George went to Ocean Falls, B.C. and began working at Crown Zellerbach paper mill. He went on vacation to Mazatlan, Mexico and met the love of his life, Socorro, who he married in May 1960. Shortly after, he became a father to his two children. In 1970, George moved his family to Kitimat, B.C. where he worked at Eurocan for 27 years. George had many friends in Kitimat, spending lots of time entertaining. After 38 years in Kitimat, he followed his daughter to Kamloops, B.C. in 2008. Shortly after, his son also moved and the family was reunited. George spent the last years of his life surrounded by his loving family.
George, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa will be greatly missed each day by his family and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel (285-Fortune Drive) on November 14, 2015 at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72- Whiteshield Cres. South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9.
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Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577