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FLOCK – George Henry

December 11, 1925 – May 27, 2010

George Flock beloved husband of Betty for over 62 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 27, 2010.

For George, the family came first. He was a gracious husband, a caring father and a devoted grandfather. The Flocks were notorious for their riotous family gatherings. The clan included his five siblings, their children and George and Betty’s five children. Many memorable vacations were taken with the station wagon piled high pulling the boat that George built.

Being a skilled card player he excelled in gin rummy games at the Calgary Petroleum Club and in bridge, the kitchen variety with Betty and in tournaments with Doran. George was involved in many community projects including the Variety Club, Rehabilitation Society and Skimeisters. He spent many enjoyable days volunteering on the ski hills helping his children compete in ski racing up to the Canadian National Team and World Cup level. After a successful career with the ERCB, George retired and moved to Victoria where he volunteered with the Commonwealth Games and taught bridge and billiards at Somerset House. In 2003 he and Betty returned to Calgary to be with their family. He was happiest in the company of his wife, family and friends. Always the ultimate gentleman, he thought the best of those around him and was respected by all who made his acquaintance. Big George, as his family fondly called him, will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife Betty, their five children Kelly, Doran (Norma), Megan (Don Ballance), Brad (Dena), and Curtis; his grandchildren Kendra and Morgan (their mother Linda), and Brandon, and step-grandson Mark Laws; his brothers Henry and Donald (Marie), his sister Shirley Flock Griffin, his sister-in-law Monta-Bernice and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Alfred and Merlin.

A family service has been held. Pursuant to his wishes there will be no funeral. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, www.alzheimercalgary.com. His family and The Calgary Parks Foundation ‘Flock Park’ in Elbow Park are his legacy. There will be a memorial picnic in the park at a later date. Optionally donations can be made for the Flock Park maintenance to EPRA (Elbow Park Residents Association c/o Flock Park) 3415 – 6 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2S 2M5. The family thanks all of the care-givers at Carewest Signal Pointe, most especially for the loving care provided by the ever-gracious people in House 2 and Sam Parkes, his special companion.

“Do not mourn for me, for I have not left you. Look in the eyes of my children and grandchildren and you will find me there.”

In living memory of George Flock, 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. Bettelou & George Stagg :

    Lots of GREAT memories are available to all.
    Our sincere sympathy goes out to you Betty and your family. Neighbours, coworker and friends always great to meet up and have a good visit. Take care and know you are thought of very fondly especially at this time.
    We will make a point of meeting up with you while visiting at Garrison with Cuthbertons.

    Bettelou and George

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  2. Dennis & Lynne Brennan :

    Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. George was truly a gracious gentleman and he will be missed.

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  3. George & Jean Bannerman :

    Our sincere condolences to Betty and her family.
    As a fellow veteran , I say “May you rest in peace”

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  4. Bernice and Bob McKenna :

    Betty and family – Our thoughts are with you at this time. As we know it was probably for the best as in the past few years George’s quality of life has been non-existent although we are sure you all will miss him very much. Our friendship through the years will not be forgotten. Love to all
    Bob and Bernice

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  5. Suzanne FitzGerald :

    Dear Betty and the Flock Family;
    I was saddened to hear the news of George’s passing. I read the news on the ERCB website today. Both my sister Jennifer and I work here now. What a small world!
    I send my prayers and love to you and your family, they were very lucky to have a Dad as energetic as George.

    Betty, it would be wonderful to see you and perhaps have a coffee with the rest of the FitzGerald sisters when you are up to it. You can reach me at Suzanne.fitzgerald@ercb.ca

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  6. Shannon Levis :

    Flock Family

    My condolences to all of you.

    Shannon Levis

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  7. Roslyn Andreassen :

    Hi Betty, My thoughts are with you at this time, I am so sorry to hear of George’s passing. Please call next time you are in Victoria and lets get together with Betty K. and go shopping or do lunch. George was a true gentleman. Love always Ros

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  8. Bev & Peter Montague and family :

    Dear Betty, Kelly, Doran, Megan, Brad, and Curtis
    We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Our memories of George in Victoria and at Shawnigan Lake will stay with us forever. We hope that you will find peace in the fact he was a loved and respected man, husband and father.
    Love from,
    Bev, Peter, Melissa, Steve, Shaun, Sunshine

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  9. Janice Campbell :

    Your loss is my loss, your sorrow is my sorrow. Know I am thinking of you Betty, Kelly, Doran, Megan, Bradley and Curtis… Love to you all…

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  10. Shaun Montague :

    George Flock is one of the kindest, gentlest and giving men I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. Having lost my grandmother to the same disease I know first hand the trying and difficult times that are associated with Alzheimers.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to “Auntie” Betty and his entire family. I have nothing but fond memories of all the good times we shared.

    Much Love

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  11. sharon reib :

    To the Flock clan,
    George has been an important part of the Flock family and I know he will be sadly missed. He made a difference in many ways. I wish you all peace and many happy memories .
    Fondly,
    Sharon Reib

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