We Remember

KLEIN, George Matthew

September 9, 1970 — June 29, 2013

George Klein from Whitehorse, Yukon was taken from us suddenly in a noble tragedy on June 29, 2013, at Woods Lake, Okanagan, BC.

George was born September 9, 1970, to Hugo and Betty Klein of Edgewood, BC. He grew up as a country boy who learned to trap, fish and hunt at an early age. George’s love of the outdoors led him to work as a hunting guide in the Arrow Lakes and eventually took him northward. George married his high school sweetheart, Tracy Flintoft on June 21, 1997. They shared 24 wonderful years together and celebrated 16 years of marriage. George was an excellent hunting guide for many years and then began working for Northfork Taxidermy in Whitehorse in 2005, where he could be closer to his family. Winter or summer, they often went camping, hunting and fishing as George took pleasure in spending quality time with his family. He will be remembered as being an amazing dad totally dedicated and loyal to his wife, family and friends. George was our sunshine, the kind of friend, husband, father, son, brother, and uncle, most hope to be. We will all miss his great sense of humor and stories.

George is survived by his wife Tracy, sons Garrett (11), Austin (9), daughter Ruby June (4), mother Betty Klein, father and mother-in-law Mike and Louanne Flintoft and siblings, Andy (Sylvia), Martin (Teresa), Pam (Phil), sister- in-law Angie and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Hugo and niece Sarah.

A gathering will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm in the park across from Flintoft’s residence in Edgewood, BC to celebrate George’s life. Please bring your own refreshments, snacks and chairs to share fond memories with family and friends.

For our Yukon family of friends, there will be a similar gathering on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Tracy and George’s home on Couch Road.

In lieu of flowers we are hoping to fulfill George’s dream of continuing their hunting adventures. There is a joint account set up for the Klein family at Whitehorse Scotiabank. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

in the park across from Flintoft’s residence

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we are hoping to fulfill George’s dream of continuing their hunting adventures. There is a joint account set up for the Klein family at Whitehorse Scotiabank


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The service for KLEIN, George Matthew is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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in the park across from Flintoft’s residence

Edgewood, BC


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  • Linda Schraeder says:

    Hello Tracy,
    Our sincere sympathy for your loss of George. He sounds like a wonderful man. Be strong for the kids, life is so precious. Your family Mike and Louanne will always be there for you.
    Linda Schraeder (Nanaimo,BC)

  • Susan Taylor says:

    Dear Tracy,

    Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids as well as all of the family.
    George was an incredible individual and will be missed by all who knew him.

    Love Sue, Elton, Danica and Zander

  • Rhona Graham says:

    Tracy, we never met but George is my second cousin. George’s grandfather and my father Ron were brothers. Actually Betty Lou and I were pregnant at the same time my daughter was born a month before George. My heart goes out to you and your precious children. You are very much in my thoughts and prayers right now. May you find some peace at this time of sadness. I am thinking of you and your families. Rhona Graham

  • Myrna & Bob Pothecary says:

    Dear Tracy and family,
    We were so sad to hear the heart breaking news of George.We never had the privilege to meet George, he obviously was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.You are in our thoughts,our prayers and forever in our hearts. All our love,
    Myrna and Bob and Family.

  • Myrna Lowe says:

    Since we met many years ago at Heathers women’s group our paths have crossed on occasion – the last time at Aden’s awards day. I can not imagine the pain and sorrow your heart and body must feel with this tragic loss of your husband, best friend and father to your 3 children. May your many loving memories sustain you at this time. I will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers.

    with deepest sympathy,

    Myrna Lowe
    Whitehorse, Yukon

  • Tim Storvick says:

    Tracy, Mike, Louanne- All our thoughts and prayers for you from Tim, Jean, Liv, Elke and Maren Storvick.

  • Twa Family says:

    Dear Tracy,
    We were so saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your husband George. I remember you telling us about your family hunting adventures, and even though we never met George he sounded like a devoted husband, father and friend. Our
    deepest sympathies go out to you, your children and family at this difficult time.
    Rob Tracey & Samantha Twa Whitehorse

  • Marty and Peteso says:

    Dear Tracy,
    So sorry to hear about this tragedy. We will always remember George as a great friend, great husband, great father and a great person. The kind of special person that makes the world a better place.
    Our deepest condolences…
    Marty and Peteso

  • Jennifer James says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.

  • Jennifer Horbachewsky says:

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. You and your children are in our thoughts and we know George’s amazing spirit will shine brightly through all of you.
    Drew, Jennifer and Aden Horbachewsky

  • Brian and Sharon Foyle Mauchline says:

    Tracy, Louanne and Mike and families – Was shocked to hear the news – sometimes there are just no words. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  • Karn Laursen says:

    Tracy, I am shocked by the incredible loss you have suffered. Your relationship showed me that love is powerful and beautiful, tender and giving. My heart goes out to you and your children.

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