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CORMACK – George Douglas

September 11, 1933 – April 09, 2010

It is with sad hearts that the family of George Cormack announces his passing on Friday April 09, 2010 at the age of 76 years in Calgary, Alberta.

George is survived by Bev, his loving wife of 51 years, children Julie of Calgary, Graham (Tanna) of Calgary and James (Janette) of Bedford, New Hampshire. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren; Devon, Ryan, Warren, Jenna and Victoria. Also survived by his brother Bill, sister Isobel Clarke, his sister-in-law Bernice Sackville, also by nieces and nephews in Vancouver, Calgary and Ontario.

George was born in Killam, Alberta, and educated at the University of British Columbia. He was Professor Emeritus from the University of Alberta, and previously taught Engineering at Carleton University. He was a Life Member of APEGGA, and a founding member of TRLabs. As a young engineer he was responsible for designing the cockpit instruments in the Avro Arrow. Upon his retirement from the University of Alberta, he wrote a book called Dollars for Retirement, established ANNROC Retirement Financial Planning Corp. and did consultations for a number of years. He was passionately interested in genealogy and wrote an in-depth book on the Cormack Family Tree, as well as discovering new Swedish relatives in both Sweden and the United States. George and his wife traveled widely across Canada, the United States, Europe, England and Scotland, Australia, New Zealand and most recently, China to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. George was an enthusiastic golfer in Edmonton, Calgary and at their winter home in Palm Desert, California. He was also an avid painter starting at a young age and continuing into retirement. He will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank the staff of Southwood Hospice for their kindness and compassionate care.
A private family service will be held. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to The Nature Conservancy of Canada 1202 Center Street S.E. Suite 830 Calgary Alberta T2G 5A5 Tel:403-262-1253 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of George Cormack, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. It is with great sorrow to learn the sad news. May Lord take care of Dr. Cormack, a very loving, caring and kind person.

    May Lord bring peace to his wife, children and the whole family.

    Dr. Cormack will live forever in my memory. I have learned so much from him.

    Li Huang

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  2. Jo Ann Simpson :

    I am deeply sorry, Aunt Bev, at your loss and for the difficult times you have lived through in the last few months as you journeyed with Uncle George and with cancer.
    My heart goes out to you as you grieve.

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  3. Carol Sackville-Duyvelshoff :

    On behalf of the Duyvelshoff family, I would like to give my condolences on the passing of George. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  4. Was with a heavy heart that I learned of George’s passing. I remember fondly the Christmas dinners spent with your family and time at your cottages both here and in Edmonton.

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  5. Judy Sackville-Boyd :

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle George’s passing. My thoughts and condolences to all of you.
    I have great memories of visiting Uncle George and Auntie Bev in Ottawa when I was a child……having to eat the squash at the dinner table! Was the first time I had every had it, but now not the last. I really like squash now. Glad I was introduced to it so many years ago 🙂
    My love and wishes to all the Cormack family from my home in Burlington, Ontario.
    Love Judy

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  6. Lynn Sackville :

    Aunt Bev and family,

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle George. I have many fond memories of various family visits over the years. Our thoughts are with you,

    Lynn, Nick, Clea and Jake

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  7. I am so sorry to learn of George’s passing. I remember him with fondness. Our memories of visiting you in Edmonton when the kids were little are precious to us. I am going to be in Banff from Apri 14 to Apr 20. Are any of you living anywhere near there, such as Calgary, Canmore? Jean Simpson

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  8. Thoughts and Caring go to You Bev and to Julie ,James ,Graham and Families. Uncle George was a Great Mind and I remember lots of deep conversations with George as a teenager while George Inspired me to pursue Science – Medicine. You are a blessing George.

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  9. Bernice Sackville :

    Bev and family

    Sorry to hear of George’s passing but know he is at peace and free of pain.

    I have so many wonderful memories of Bob and I visiting you at your cottages near Ottawa and Edmonton. Our trips with you to the Calgary Stampede, Kananaskis. Our trip from Edmonton to Kelowna, and on to Vancouver.

    Cherish all these pleasant memories.


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  10. Bev and family-
    I share with you a deep sense of loss upon George’s passing. George was my best friend through college and ever since. I have appreciated every occasion we have been able to briefly get together. In my memory, he is still the best.

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