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CROFTS – George Barry

July 19, 1945 – September 22, 2009

George Crofts, beloved husband of Gloria Crofts of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, with his loving wife of forty-one years and sister by his side.

George was born in Southey, SK and raised in the Earl Grey area, then moved to Regina with his family when he was sixteen. He was a financial advisor with Great West Life. He studied hard and worked diligently to provide financial service to his many clients, resulting in strong bonds of respect and friendship. George was a member of the Calgary Alberta Watch and Clock Collectors. His passion for collectables was fulfilled by his many trips to Calgary flea markets and garage sales, looking for the perfect deal. George was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping all his life. Even when his health was failing he enjoyed many hours by the river and Glenmore reservoir fishing rod in hand.

He is survived by his mother Mary Theaker; wife Gloria; son Bradley (Natasha); and daughter Stephanie Black (Michael); three much beloved grandchildren, Colin, Chelsea and Sean; one brother Howard (Constance); sister Linda Kostiuk (Peter); nephews, Cameron, Jeremy and Taylor; niece Tara; and a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. George will be greatly missed by his many friends. He was predeceased by his father K. Roy; infant sister Vera; and nephew Ryan.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S “Fish Creek Chapel” (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the marvellous staff at Foothills Hospital stroke unit and unit 36 for their kind, compassionate care provided to George over the past few months.

In living memory of George Crofts, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. I am a member of the Calgary Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Association and got to know George over the past two years, as I am a collector who is new to the hobby. George took time to talk to me and give me advice and even sold me a few little items (watch bracelets). He was very nice to me and a nice guy. God bless, John Reid.

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  2. Adrianne Parent :

    Gloria my deepest condolences to you and your family. May you always cherish the wonderful memories you both created. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With much love and sympathy, Adrianne

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  3. Dear Gloria and family,

    My Dad and Mom, Frank & Helma Nistor and
    myself wish to pass on our deepest
    sympathy to all of you. Our thoughts and
    prayers are with you.

    Grace

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  4. Dear Gloria & Family

    It is with a very sad heart that I am writing this I can only say that I am very shocked to hear of Georges death.
    I will always remember George as a loving person to everyone he knew, I always felt so comfortable with George but he definitely was a devil too another thing I liked so much about him.

    I cannot begin to feel your loss Gloria
    and family but my heart is with you all at this very hard time.

    As ever

    Dianne

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  5. Garry Toy,CFP,CSA :

    To the Crofts Family,

    I am sadden to read about the passing of George. I will remember George as
    a considerate man willing to listen and to mentor a new recruit when I started with Great West in 1999. I also remember
    our similar passions in collection
    watches and pens.
    My condolences to the family.

    God Bless,
    Garry Toy

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  6. Bruce and Linda Cheston :

    Gloria and family,
    Our condolences on the loss of your beloved George. I think about you often and offer you prayers and support as you move into this new stage of your life.
    He was a good guy.
    Linda

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  7. Brenda Fiessel and Darlene Gray :

    We are so very sorry to hear of George’s passing. Although no words of sympathy can ease your loss, may you find comfort in memories of the life he shared with you.
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grieving.

    Brenda Fiessel and family, Aaron and Kody;
    Darlene (Fiessel) Gray and family, Chad, Brandy, Kira and Celeste.

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  8. Shannon and Paul Zemlak :

    Gloria, Steph, Brad and family

    I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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