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George Benson Taylor

November 30, 1946 - July 28, 2012


George Benson Taylor of Oliver BC passed away at the South Okanagan General Hospital on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the age of 65 years.

George is lovingly remembered by Marg, his wife of 45 years, his daughters Keri of Victoria and Kali Hagel of Oliver, BC; his two grandsons Marshall and Ethan of Oliver; his mother Della, brothers Larrie (Pam), Lyle (Bev), and Delbert (Diane); his sister-in-law Pam Clarke, and many more extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Frank.

George taught for over 25 years in Oliver, and worked for the BC Teachers Federation for the last ten years of his career. He loved to travel, especially to scuba dive and run marathons. His favourite past-times included golf, hockey, swimming, diving, skiing, and running.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, 250-498-0167.


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From: Annie Zandvliet
Relation: we are nabours

Hi Marg and Family my condolenses to you all he was a good nabour
Love Annie Zandvliet from across the street

From: Lynette Bateman
Relation: family friend

Dear Marg, Keri, Kali (and sons), Pam and Family. My heart goes out to you at this sad time and I really wish things could have turned out differently. You must be so proud of George, for his accomplishments, enthusiasm for his family and the effort he put into life. I hope you find comfort in each other. I hope the kindness of friends and neighbours surrounds you. I hope you know that the love and friendship you shared with George will surpasses the pain of losing him. I wish I could hug you all.. I send All My Love, your friend Lynette (Binette).

From: Caroline Malm
Relation: Colleague

George was my esteemed BCTF colleague and mentor- as health and safety advocate and field support staff, his leadership was inspirational. His wonderful sense of humour and knowledgeable approach to issues were a remarkable and unforgettable combination. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. George will be much missed and well remembered.

From: Bryan and Patti Cryer
Relation: Keri spoke of her dad often.

Our thoughts are with you now and wish for you the peace within to heal. Love to you Keri and to your family, Bryan and Patti

From: Cindy Stewart
Relation: former student

I would like to send sincere condolences to
George’s family. He taught both myself and my son Phillip and was an amazing teacher, his dedication and caring will be missed by many. He has touched many lives,thank you.

From: Dave and Bonnie Scott
Relation: friend and union brother

Marg and Family
George was a pillar of strength and hugely important to so many of his friends and work colleagues.
We will miss him, and will always cherish the influence, the love, the laughter he gave us.

From: Marty and Joan Whiteman
Relation: friend and colleague

Marg and family
So many wonderful memories of George…Hockey, “Gyp Picking” , Skiing this Spring!…a great guy who was always lots of fun. Marty and Joan Whiteman

From: Russell and Christine Work
Relation: Teaching colleague

To Marg, Keri and Kali.

It is with much sadness that we hear of George’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. I have many fond memories of George, particularly Thursday night floor hockey, followed by “refreshments” at the legion or welcome inn.
George was a savvy bargainer for SOTA and all teachers in the district owe much to George’s dedication to see improvements in our teaching and learning conditions.

George – may you rest in peace knowing your knowlege has been sown in the lives of many others.

From: Marie de la Ronde
Relation: friend

I got to know George as field officer for Burnaby teachers. His sense of humour and ability to put everything into realistic terms endeared me to him. My sincere condolences to George’s family.

From: Bob and Brita Park
Relation: teacher colleague

Dear Marg, Pam and family: How sad to hear of your great loss! We fondly remember George for his “gumption” in all he did. He always wanted to make sure people were treated fairly. What comes to mind for us are: George’s down-to-earth approach, his infectious laugh, his quick intellect, his love of life and his gift for friendship. This past year, also his courageous approach to his illness. An inspiration to all whose lives crossed paths with his, George will be greatly missed.

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