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George PHILPOTTS
Père : Percy PHILPOTTS
Mère : Alice
Décès le : 2007-07-09
Parution : 2007-07-18
Conjoint(e) : Valerie Rinneard
Paru dans : The Standard, Elliot Lake, ON

PHILPOTTS, George - passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a heroic battle with lung cancer, Monday July 09, 2007 at Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Valerie (nee Rinneard) Philpotts for 45 years. Loving father of Valmarie Hart and her husband William of Ottawa and April Philpotts of Waterloo. Dear grandpa to Melyndi, Michael Kati-Lynn, Michaela, Daniel, Jacinta, Joseph and Matthew. Predeceased by his mother Alice and father Percy Philpotts and sister Doreen Zubrecki of Dryden. George was the deputy clerk in Dryden (late 1950's - 1971) and Clerk Treasurer in Red Lake (1971 - 1972). He then moved to Thunder Bay in 1972 and shortly thereafter embarked upon a career as an entrepreneur in the home renovation business as owner/director of Mr. Seamless and the Window Shop. In addition to his career accomplishments, George was an active volunteer within the community of Thunder Bay and Elliot Lake. He served as a driving force in fundraising for a number of charitable organizations including Kiwanis, George Jeffery Children's Centre, and Easter Seals campaigns. He will be fondly remembered for his contributions. George will be especially remembered by his family for the quiet strength and love he demonstrated through to the final hours. George's family invited friends and relatives to join them for a Funeral Mass at St. Aloysius R.C. Church at 10 a.m. on Friday July 13, 2007 Fr.Cornelius O'Mahony officiating. A reception followed at Henry Walser Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Freeport Health Centre of Grand River Hospital or to George Jeffrey Children's Centre, Thunder Bay, ON. Please visit www.henrywalser.com for George's memorial. 10739744

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