NICKEY (Knihnicky)


May 26, 1915 ~ September 3, 2008

George passed away peacefully on Weatherby 2, at Peace Arch Hospital. He was born in Vancouver, was educated, grew up on the East side and continued to live there after marriage with his beloved wife Gay, they relocated to White Rock in 1992. George was predeceased by Gay in 1998 and their wonderful Samoyed Fuzzy. He was a WWII veteran, worked in the forest product division of H.R. McMillen and then was a long time employee of Woodwards until retiring.

George and Gay enjoyed visits to Hawaii and many cruises together. He loved art, music and will be remembered for his distinctive whistle, you could find him easily in all the old Woodward’s stores by following that sound.

He will be greatly missed by his sister Esther Bisson, his nephew Colin (Muriel) Campbell, nieces Gay (Hans) Weber, Inez Labrum, Estelle (Gordon) Clarke, Mary Campbell, Thelma Burton and their families, many good friends, along with his wonderful neighbors at Seawynd.

Thank you to the staff of Weatherby 2, we will miss his presence in the quilt group, the Art and Men’s Groups and all the great bus trips so lovingly provided by his angels Irma, Twyla and Joyce of the recreation staff and Pat Kinghorn his fellow BC Lions supporter and good friend to George and family. A warm mention for the hospice volunteers who made sure his final moments were filled with love.

Thank you to Dr. Prentice, and his nurses for their compassionate care. Funeral service will be held at Victory Memorial Park Chapel, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC V4P 1P3, 604-536-6522, officiated by Rev. Paul Guiton, Rector of St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Interred by Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre alongside Gay.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the BCSPCA 1245 East 7th Avenue., Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1 or the St. Dunstans Building Fund, 3025 264th St., Aldergrove, BC V4W 2W4, 604-856-5393 would be appreciated.

He lived a long and happy life and will be remembered with love.

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