George McABNEY

McAbney, George Dyce

89, Passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock following a brief struggle with acute leukemia. He leaves his loving companion Joan; his daughter, Lorna and her son, Connor; his son, John and his wife, Gina and their two sons, Josh and Cole; his son, Donald and his wife, Leslie; the extented McAbney family in Scotland and England, and many close friends. Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland the son of John & Elizabeth McAbney, George resided in Glasgow throughout his early years. He served in the British Royal Navy during most of the war. In 1954, George and his wife Christine would immigrate to Vancouver, Canada and would start a family. George would develop a career in business, and eventually start his own office equipment company. He prided himself on the success of his company and especially on providing employment to dozens of people over the decades. Late in his career George would develop skills closer to his Scottish roots, raising and training sheep dogs, becoming very involved in the world of sheep dog trials, and would for a time preside over the B.C. Sheepdog Association. These activities would gradually give way to an ever increasing home care-giving effort for his beloved wife Christine, who lived the last many years of her life with Alzheimer’s. These very personal and dedicated efforts most certainly added years of comfort to Christine’s life. A memorial service is planned for mid-January 2016. For more information about the memorial please email John at

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