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SHERWOOD, George Wellington

May 4, 1939 — December 28, 2021

George Sherwood passed away suddenly at home on December 28, 2021 at the age of 82.

George was born & raised in the Moncton, New Brunswick area. He graduated from Dorchester High School in 1956 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served from 1956 till 1964. On December 12, 1959, he & his high school sweetheart, Joyce Armour, were married. When he left the RCAF he joined the Co-operators and was employed with them from 1964 until his retirement in 1993.  After retirement, he and Joyce moved from Regina to Kelowna.

George is survived by his wife, Joyce; son Shawn; daughter Cheryl (Bruce) Rempel; son Jim, sister Carole (Hary) Dhillon; sister-in-law, Gail Sherwood; grandchildren, Steven, Lindsay (Nathan), Stacey (Derrick), Jessica, and Taylor; as well as his great-grandchildren Alia, Luka, and Leyton, and his many nieces and nephews. George never had the opportunity to meet Leyton, as he just arrived on January 1, 2022. He is predeceased by parents, Wellington and Carmel; daughter, Audrey in 1988; and brother David (Gail) in 2018.

Although retired George remained active. He was a member of the Bristol Gardens Strata and collected the recycling for many years and donated the proceeds to the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS). He also volunteered many years at The Bistro at Kelowna General Hospital. His hobbies included gardening, camping with Sam’s Highway Knights, square dancing with Winfield Whirlers, and playing cards or dice with friends. After moving to Kelowna, he & Joyce cruised to many foreign ports or spent part of the winter in a warmer climate.

George was a hard worker and is remembered for his quick wit and sense of humour. He always had a joke to tell & met many people while on walks with his previous dog Rusty or current dog William. Many residents of Bristol Gardens might not have known George by name, but they always knew Rusty or William.

A Celebration of Life for family will be held in Regina, SK at a later date.

Flowers are graciously declined. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS), or a charity of your choice.

Thanks to the first responders (Firefighters, RCMP and Paramedics), and special thanks to Sabrina, Ann, and Gertie.

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Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) Link: pads.ca

 


 


Condolences

  • Deb & Charles Huck says:

    To Joyce and family:
    Our sincere condolences for your loss. May you take comfort from all your wonderful memories with George.

  • Roger and Wendy Morrow says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Janice Lofendale says:

    So sorry to hear of George’s passing. George is one of the first people I met when I started at the Cooperators. I had moved to Regina from Winnipeg to work at the Cooperators. Bernie Heintz was retiring and moving and asked if I wanted to buy any of their furniture…which I did. Bernie arranged for George to move the furniture to my place…. George hadn’t even met me and would not accept payment for delivering the furniture. I was blown away by his kindness and helpfulness. He was always friendly, helpful and kind.

  • David MacAdam says:

    Joyce, Shawn, Cheryl and Jim;
    Our deepest condolences on George’s passing. Having spoken to him only a few days ago this news came as a terrible shock but I’m thankful we had that call. We reminisced and shared a joke and connected like we did when we worked together. It is the memories that never die and for that I’m grateful. Joyce, Cindi and I send our love and prayers and hope it helps you to know that we share your loss.
    Dave and Cindi

  • Clyde and Barb lutz says:

    Hi Joyce sorry to hear about George. As you may know that it was back in June 1969 that George hired me. He did make a good choice! He was a good manager and always enjoyed his meetings. It was managers like George that inspired me to be successful until my retirement in 2012 We are sending you our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this sad time

  • Derek and Jackye says:

    Hi Joyce, Such very sad news from you to end a very weird year with all the viruses etc. We still remember with much enjoyment our first meeting with you both on our South American cruise and could not forget George’s jokes (though I can’t remember any of them now) and his wit and sense of humour, wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family during the trying times ahead and we hope that one day we will get the opportunity to catch up with you in person again. Much Love and best wishes from us.

  • Kathy Bradford says:

    Thinking about you, Joyce and family. Sorry to hear about George’s sudden passing. You will have some lonely days; but, lots of good memories to help you through those days.

  • Errol and Noreen Redman says:

    Joyce and family: It is with regrets that I learned of George’s passing. As an owner at the Bristol Gardens condos, I sat with George on the strata council. I found George to be a very dedicated and conscientious Director and Past President, his morning security walk abouts are legendary, often seeing him in the early mornings with his dog William. George has been the backbone of the Bristol Gardens strata council for numerous years, including the past six years that I have lived in it.

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