A much-loved father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, George Richard Armishaw, 92, passed away peacefully following a brief illness at the Lacombe Hospital, November 7, 2012, with family at his side.
George is survived by two sons, Doug (Marlene) of Nouvelle, QC and Wayne ( Catherine) of Lacombe, AB, five grandchildren, Keith, Linda, Lisa, Jeff and Holly as well as six great grandchildren, Nathan, Noah, Olivia, Emery, Clara and Zoe. He is also survived by two sisters, Gertrude (Ruth) and Mabel and a special friend Len Clarke. He was predeceased by his wife Sally, in 1982, and two sisters Evelyn and Florence and two brothers, Howard and Wesley (Sam).
George was born in Mannville, AB, the eldest of seven children, spent his formative years in Myrnam, AB. He enlisted with the Canadian Army at the age of 19. He was first stationed at Camp Petawawa, and before being deployed overseas, he married Sally Kucille September 21, 1940 in nearby Pembroke, ON. He served as a clerk with the Royal Canadian Engineering Corp in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany, and attained the rank of sergeant.
After WW ll, George and Sally returned to Alberta where George managed several lumber yards for Imperial Lumber, in Paradise Valley, Bashaw, and Rimbey. While in Rimbey, he moved to the oil industry, as an accounting clerk with Amerada Petroleum.
In 1972, George and Sally settled in Lacombe where, in time, George assumed a position as a bookkeeper at the Parkland Regional Library until his retirement.
George enjoyed his last 16 years at the Lacombe Senior’s Lodge where he led a very active life.
At his passing, George was a 75 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shriners. He enjoyed socializing, and looked forward to his daily morning coffee outings, volunteering, reading, and was diligent in communicating with a very extended network of family and friends, remembering birthdays, anniversaries as well as any other special occasions, with a card, a newspaper clipping and a short note.
A humble family man, George will be remembered for his humour, kindness and generosity.
Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2012 at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, Lacombe, AB. After interment at Fairview Cemetery, Lacombe the family will receive friends at St. Andrew’s United Church auditorium.
Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Higher Education Bursary Fund, The Grand Lodge of Alberta, 330 – 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0H2
Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca.
WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM
of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements.
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