An amazing and genuine man passed away peacefully after a courageous battle against an intense illness. He lived life to the fullest in each decade of his life’s journey and leaves behind an extensive family and vast circle of friends to adjust to life without this man as father, grandfather, husband, brother, and horse’n around cowboy.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Sooke Harbour House Hotel, 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:00pm.

Condolences may be offered below.

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  • Robert Turner
    March 3, 2019

    One of the good guys. Met George at the legion. He rode his horse up and was enjoying a caesar. He was holding court and telling stories like the raconteur he was.
    He is missed.

  • Miranda Morgan
    January 29, 2019

    Adrianne – I’m so sorry to hear about George’s passing. I loved the stories you told and felt the love in your voice when you spoke of him. Thinking of you and sending big hugs xoxo

  • Terry Robinson
    January 26, 2019

    Thinking about you Adrianne,

    Love from Terry & Debbie.

  • Angela Cowperthwaite
    January 25, 2019

    I am so sorry to hear that George has passed away. When I heard the news, I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing. You are a very special person Adrianne and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work at BCBC and WSI with you and hear all the amazing and funny stories you had about George. I knew from the stories that you both had a special spot in each other’s heart.

    You will find the strength to get through this, just one day at a time. Remember all the good times you had together as they are yours to keep forever.

  • Joanna
    January 21, 2019

    Adrienne, the first thing I thought when I learned of George’s passing was – he lived a damn full life. He was wise and knowing but also mischievous and ornery and kind and spiritual. One of a kind. He was the first man who believed in me and I’m grateful for my time with him. Sending you lots of love and peaceful healing energy Adrienne

  • Ross Gibson
    January 16, 2019

    George taught me so many things that nobody else could. Amongst them that fences were for jumping and to LIVE life to the fullest. Ride hard and free Brother. You are greatly missed.

    From the Horse Whisperer Sound Track
    Part of Me and the Eagle By Steve Earle

    I’ve traveled around I’ve seen city lights
    But nothin’ that shined like a big sky at night

    Some mornings will find me up above the timberline
    Lonesome don’t seem like much once you’re this high
    When it’s all said and done I usually find
    Me and the eagle are of the same mind

    In my dreams there’s a horse,
    He stands eighteen hands high
    He’s as white as the snow and there’s fire in his eyes
    And he’ll bare only me though others have tried

    And together we’ll travel up across the divide

  • Lorraine Moncur
    January 13, 2019

    George was his own man, rest well George, in light and love.

  • brian moncur
    January 12, 2019

    i always had a good time with George, i miss him a lot, he was a good man and friend. see you when i get there George.

  • cindy muir
    January 12, 2019

    George is in heaven with JJ causing good trouble for for everyone there. If you need me I will be there for you.

  • Joseph Edward Smith
    January 11, 2019

    I did not know George well. It was easy to see that George was a great Horseman and a compassionate person.
    Adrianne, Please accept my condolences to you and your family.
    I am sure he will be greatly missed by a lot of people.

    Joe Smith
    Whiffin Spit Rd.

  • Stella French
    January 9, 2019

    I did not have the opportunity to get to know George very well. But I have had the privilege of getting to know one of his horses. “I is a Colleen” is a living testiment to George’s gift with horses, training and caring for them. I feel honored and humbled to continue on where he left off with Isa.

  • Janice Jones
    January 9, 2019

    Although I only knew George for a short while, he was a great horseman and I enjoyed our weekly rides. He had lots of stories to tell and was my introduction to Sooke. My heartfelt condolences to Adrianne and family. He was a true gentleman and the only cowboy I’ve ever meet. Happy trails George

  • Deanna Gibson Murchison
    January 9, 2019

    Dear Adrianne,

    While we are all grieving, your loss is by far the greatest. I want you know how much I thank you for giving my Dad the best years of his life. For showing him was worthy of the love of a great woman.For loving him when it was easy, and then loving him even more when it wasn’t easy.You were his one great love. Always know that. May all the love and memories carry your heart until you’re together again❤️

    All the Love my Heart Can Send Yours,
    Deanna
    Xo

  • Gord Fulcher and Lis Johansen
    January 8, 2019

    George did So much for us when we moved here with our horses. Then he took over Patrick and Scout for us and gave them a great home.

    I would not have trusted anyone else with Patrick.

    Thank you Adrianne for looking after him… George that is, so that he could look after Patrick for so long.

  • Pippa Cassidy
    January 8, 2019

    It is an honour to have known George. He was one of a kind and a good man. It is with great sadness that he has left us, but I know he will be riding free now without pain and for that I take comfort.

    I am sorry Ade for your pain. You were blessed to have him in your life, and I know he loved you so.

    I love you darling and want you lean on me. I am always there for you girl.

    xoPippa

  • jude
    January 8, 2019

    Your Face, smile and love and mostly your attitude will be missed more than you will ever know….Rip My friend

  • Yvonne Dollard Perc
    January 7, 2019

    Ben and I are very sad to hear that George has left this Earth. He is now in God’s hands, praise the Lord!
    He was a true Cowboy and Gentlemen. He will be missed.
    Blessings and prayers for his loved ones and friends that will miss him until they are joined again.

    Blessings
    Yvonne

  • Rene Walas
    January 7, 2019

    My dear Adrianne… words cannot express the sorrow in my heart …. I will miss my dear friend so
    much… but you…your soul mate, and love of your life… I am so sad for you and the journey you must continue alone. George was a very unique man… full of adverture and fun. I pray that God will give you the courage and strength to live, love and find joy in your life…love, Rene.

  • Carol Carter
    January 7, 2019

    Our most sincere sympathies, we were so saddened to hear of George’s passing. He lived life to the fullest, a true Cowboy through and through. One of the most colourful characters we ever met with a heart of gold. You will missed.

    Carol and Elvin Carter

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