April 8, 1920 – February 24, 2013
George peacefully left his family and friends at the age of 92; he is survived by nieces Beverly Matsu and Midori (Ed) Kozuki; nephew Eddie (Anita) Matsu; grand nephew Dave Kozuki; 7 grand nieces; sisters Violet Dorio (3 grand nephews) and Nora (Harry) Wakai; long time friends, Fritz (Claire) Hollenbach, Gerald (Yvonne) Washington, Tom Haigh. He leaves behind his beloved dog and companion, Suki; without Suki George would not have lived as long as he did. George was born and raised in Summerland and resided in Penticton for many years. He happily worked as an orchardist, at Penticton Engineering, and at Superior Metal. George served for the Special Intelligence Division during WW II. George loved to garden, golf, fish and make people laugh. His amazing smile, sense of humour, and good nature will be missed by many. He was “Uncle George” to a great many. He was a kind, gentle, fun loving person. George was one of a kind. Thank you to Dr. J. Harries; Nurse Next Door, special caregiver, Anita Brock; and Interior Health. No service by request. Anyone interested in attending a celebration for George later this summer is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.