George WARNE

George Ernest Warne

George passed away peacefully with his nieces and nephews at his side on Sunday, August 2, 2009, at the age of 72 years. George was predeceased by the love of his life, Joyce, in May of 2004 and his only sibling, Jim Warne, in March of 2009.Born in New Westminster, George spent most of his adult life in Ontario, actively involved in community theatre. He returned to Penticton in 2004, where he had taught high school shortly after receiving his teaching degree in the 1950’s. George loved being on the stage and worked with a number of local community theatre groups in Penticton and Summerland over the last 4 years, including Summerland Singers and Players and Bare Bones Theatre Company. A highlight for both George and his brother Jim was acting together for the first time in their long careers, in the play “Fools” with the Summerland Singers and Players. As per George’s wishes, a small family celebration of his life was held in Summerland. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are gratefully accepted. George will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews