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J. George Roe

February 28, 1932 - February 25, 2011

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph George Roe. George, aged 78 years, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 25, 2011.

He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Olive (Ferriss) Roe, brother and sister-in-law Jim and Elizabeth Roe, sisters Eva Roe, Grace Zimmer and Mabel Cranwell, and son-in-law Douglas Kinley.

Surviving to mourn George”s death and cherish his memory are his loving wife Daune, daughter Janet Kinley, son Tim (Joan) Roe, special friend Jack, granddaughter Kathryn Kinley (Wes Grycki), sister Ilene (Ab) McFadyen, brother-in-law Frank Zimmer, brother-in-law Bill Cranwell, mother and father-in-law, Marjorie and Edwin Olson, brother-in-law Lane (Tanga) Olson, sister-in-law Beverly (Keith) Peacock, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Also mourning are a host of aunts, uncles and cousins as well as lifelong friends.

George and his wife retired to Oliver in 1992 where he built their current home. They loved to travel and spent many hours on the road with their 5th wheel trailer in both Canada and the United States. They also flew to various countries and always took pleasure in getting to know people and attempting to learn their language and customs. George was a pilot and even after he sold the airplane he enjoyed reminiscing about his ”flyboy” days. ”Once a pilot, always a pilot”. George was a man of many talents. His hands were never idle. He was adept at woodworking, whether it was building houses, making furniture or cabinets or small shelves and knick-knacks for their home. There did not seem to be any project he was afraid to tackle. He attended night school to learn many trades from upholstery to welding. George”s most recent passion was stained glass. He had a studio set up at home where he wiled away the winter days making beautiful stained glass lamps, windows and suncatchers. Running the Kubota tractor and backhoe was another favorite pastime. George was always on the lookout for another project where he could use his tractor. Sports in general were a great source of entertainment for George, particularly curling, hockey and football. George loved to be outdoors and spent many happy hours riding his bicycle along the bike path in Oliver, always stopping for a rest and a snack by the river, appreciating the sights and sounds of nature. He and his wife often walked along the lakeshore in Osoyoos then sat on a bench, sipped coffee and enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine.

No service by request. A private committal will be held at the Oliver Cemetery with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date.

Donations gratefully accepted to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.

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Canadian Diabetes Association,
1589 Sutherland Avenue,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y7
or the Heart and Stroke Foundation,
4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.
 

 

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