George Aaron Roy Henry
Passed on November 10, 2018
It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and friend on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Fortunately he passed peacefully surrounded by all of his family. George’s life started on Jan 23rd, 1941 in Winnipeg Manitoba, born to Beatrice and Bert Henry, who have predeceased him. His family settled in Lake Francis and he has 3 siblings, Ray, Marilyn and Terry. At age 21 he married Florence, the love of his life on May 5, 1962. They provided a loving home to their 2 children Aaron (Amy) and Angela (Darrell). He was never so proud as when he became a Pappa to his 4 grandchildren Tanner, Chase, Halle and Andrew. They were the light of his life and he could not spend enough time with them. His family meant the world to him and he leaves behind his strength and strong morals in all of us. He was the ultimate outdoorsman and humbly passed along his knowledge and skills to all of us for which we will be forever grateful. He started his career in 1966 as a Boilermaker working in the field and ended it in 1998 as the International Rep for Western Canada for the Boilermakers Union when he retired. In retirement George pursued his love of the outdoors and became a hunting/fishing guide in the summer. The last number of years George spent guiding for fish and bear at Trail End Camp. He made many wonderful friends who requested his services year after year. A quote from a dear friend of his “If I was ever stranded in the bush George would be the one I would want for a partner as all he needed was a swiss army knife to survive” He was happiest when he could be outdoors and spent countless hours on his land at his homemade log cabin in Lake Francis where he hunted, tended his garden, picked wild sage and mushrooms, chopped wood and had wild game ‘cook outs’ with his friends and family. He was most passionate about hunting and fishing. He also loved the game of golf and was one of the founders of the Warren Golf and Country Club. George and Florence became winter Texans and enjoyed 22 wonderful winters in the Texas sunshine. They eventually settled at River Ranch Resort in Rio Hondo where he will be sadly missed by the many great friends they made there. George was a large, powerful man known for his amazing stamina and feats of strength but what people will remember most about him was that he was a wonderful loving man with a huge heart. We would like to say thank you to all of the medical staff at the Grace Hospital and HSC who showed such great compassion and gave him fabulous care. There will be a private celebration of George’s amazing life at a later date.
My Sincere Condolences to the family. Work whit George Henry for many years. He was also my Business Representative for many years allso. May He Rest in Peace. Member off Local 555 Ray Berard.
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