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George Ganton

August 3, 1927 - November 25, 2013


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Leonard Ganton, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband and brother.   George passed away peacefully at McKinney Place care home in Oliver, BC after a lengthy battle with COPD.  He is predeceased by his wife, Carol and brothers John and Bob and sister Ethel.  He is survived by his children, grand-children and great-grandchildren, brothers & sisters.

A celebration of life will be held on December 13, 2013 at 1:00PM at Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park New Westminster, BC. 

We would like to thank Dad’s good friend Larry Larson for his years of friendship, along with his help during this difficult time.  Our thanks also go out to Dr. Mark Hamilton, the staff at McKinney Place, the acute care team at South Okanagan General Hospital, and staff and residents of Heritage House in Oliver.

A spreading of George and Carol’s ashes will take place in Oliver in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The BC Lung Association ( are appreciated.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lorna Penner
Relation: Friend

Very sorry to hear about George’s passing. I have very many great memories of Carol and George. I miss those fun times.

From: Paul, Barbara, Stephanie and Brennan
Relation: Friends/neighbours

We first met George over twenty years when they hired 8 year old Brennan to shovel snow and help George out. George liked to pretend he was a tough and grouchy boss but we all saw through him right away. It was the start of a long friendship between our families and he will be missed. Our condolences to the family.

From: Mary and Anthony Cooke
Relation: Have been friends with Carol since 1972, then with George as well.

Too many years to count, with so many wonderful and humerous times together, along with the sad. George was the kind of man you could count on, and always had a witty comeback for anything life threw him. When we last saw George in June, he spoke of seeing the light and not being afraid of death. We felt privleged to have this conversation with him, and we know he is at peace and with Carol once more and this time for eternity. George was a very kind man who would help in any way he could, even to giving me a saw for Christmas so I could cut my tree evenly the next year without having to borrow one. He told me every woman should have one. Our sincere condolences to all of you who are family to George.

From: Jane, John & Chloe Bisaro
Relation: Friends of Ron& Deb Ganton & family

We are here to love and support you all at this difficult time.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
The BC Lung Association (

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