May 11, 1919-August 18, 2011
It is with sadness that we announce that George Humeston, passed away suddenly at the Jubilee hospital on August the 18th. He is survived by his loving wife Gwen, who shared with him 64 years wonderful years.
Except for his military service in Europe, Dad spend his life on Vancouver Island. George was born in Victoria at the Jubilee on May 11th, 1919. He was raised on a farm in Gordon Head and from hearing stories was quite mischievous in his youth. He was a second WW Veteran serving Canada in Italy. Dad’s studies in opera singing in Seattle, Wash., were interrupted when he returned to Canada to enlist in the PPCLI.
Dad met Mum in Eastbourne, England during the war where they became engaged. After the war, Mum came to Canada settling with Dad in Victoria where they raised four children. In the early sixties Dad began a career in the logging industry moving his family to the North of Vancouver Island, to start a new adventure, residing in Port Hardy and Port McNeill.
Dad is predeceased by his brother Martin, sister Dorothy, and daughter, Linda. George is survived by Gwen, their children, Lorraine (David), Wendy (Ralph), and Kenneth (Tannis), grandchildren Tanya (Todd), Carlyle (April), Grant (Jessica), Jennifer, Shaun and Jordan and great-grandchildren, Bryce, Alexander, Halle,
Breena, and Cassie.
Dad, your beautiful smile and charming personality will be sadly missed by all your family, dear friends, and wonderful care workers at the West Shore Lodge, Alexander Mackie Lodge, and Selkirk Place. We wish to also thank the caring Handy Dart staff.
A service will be held at First Memorial Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, in Victoria, B.C. , on Saturday, August 27th, at 10:00 a.m.