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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: Rod and Thea Kitt
Relation: Friend

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. He has been such a great friend to us since we arrived in Oliver. His courage throughout this past year has been inspirational.

From: Sarb Lalli
Relation: colleague

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I first met George when he was the BCTF’s WCB Advocate. He was a passionate advocate for injured workers and really inspired me to do more in the area of Health and Safety at work. Thank you, George.

From: John Hodgins
Relation: colleague through union work

I am very sorry to hear of George’s passing .I had the pleasure of working frequently with George on arbitrations and other union matters over the three years preceding his retirement from BCTF last year. He was very skilled in his work and great fun to work with. We shared a passion for running and the outdoors so it was always interesting to hear about his latest running or travel adventure. George was a great story teller and he had a wealth of history to draw on to make a point or just for the fun of it. He had more than a normal dose of common sense and great intuition for seeing clearly through complications to the right answer, and then bringing others along to his point of view. He demonstrated how one could be strong and principled while maintaining respect, civility and a sense of fairness. I have no doubt that in his teaching career he was exactly the sort of teacher we all hope our kids will find. I am very sorry you have lost George far too soon.

From: Sylvia Slater
Relation: Friend, colleague, business partner

Wit, wisdom, wanderlust and willingness. George had it all and he made a difference in all that he did. He will be truly missed but his spirit and influence will live on.

From: Pat Hamilton
Relation: work

My sincerest condolences to all of George’s family.
George will always be remembered as a kind, caring man who was so well respected by all who knew him. He was always there to assist others with his dedication, patience, understanding and delightful sense of humour. Such a devastating loss. George will be dearly missed by all the staff he worked with in the Field Service Division.

From: Heather Piotz (nee Wilson)
Relation: Parents Friend

My family send their sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved George. Our hearts are with you.

From: Kelly Paddock (Dennill)
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry for your loss. George was always so full of life and devoted so much of his time to help others in his professional life and in his social life. I have many fond memories of good times, laughter and some pretty intense conversations about teaching, leadership and politics. He has more friends than anyone I ever knew because he was such a good kind hearted guy. Love Kelly

From: Ray & Marlene Tolman
Relation: Friend, co-worker

Our most sincere condolences to Marg, Pam and family.
I will always remember George for the great times we had diving, hiking, travelling, and working together. You couldn’t find a nicer guy!
He is sadly missed.
Ray & Marlene

From: Richard Hoover
Relation: I worked at the BCTF with George

Despite the knowledge of George’s condition, it was still a shock to hear of his early passing. George was a fine man and a highly respected colleague. In his work as in his life he was caring, giving of his time and expertise, and dedicated to teaching and teachers. I am thankful for having had the opportunity to work with him. I will miss his ability to light up a room with his smile, and to always be able to bring a smile to others’ faces. My sincere condolences to George’s family.

From: Joanna Larson
Relation: colleague

My sincere condolences to George’s family. I had the chance to get to know George through work, and I will miss his wisdom, patience, and wit working through seemingly endless grievances. His smile was magnetic, his love of life contagious and his spirit endless.

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