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FONG, George

March 1, 1926 – August 20, 2011

Mr. George Fong beloved husband of Mrs. Ruby Fong of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Saturday August 20, 2011 at the age of 85 years.

George was born in Arcola, SK and raised in Red Deer, AB and attended the U of A. He received his degree in geology and worked for Home Oil, Seibens Oil and Gas and Dome Petroleum. During his distinguished career George received the Link Award and the Stanley Slipper Gold Medal.

George is survived by his loving wife Ruby and sons Larry and Brian; granddaughters Michelle and Patricia, and niece Trudy (Bob) Kliciak.

George was predeceased by a sister Joyce Norton and brother John Fong.

A Celebration of Life will be held at, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca.

In living memory of George Fong, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Jane and Mark Hagel :

    Ruby and Family:
    We are so very sorry for the loss of George. We were so lucky to have such wonderful neighbours.
    Our thoughts are with you
    Jane and Mark Hagel
    David Cleare
    Michael Cleare

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  2. Phyllis & Alan Campbell :

    Dear Ruby & Family,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy on George’s passing. George always had a happy smile for everyone and was indeed so pleasant to speak with. We liked him very much.

    Sincerely,
    Alan & Phyllis

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  3. I am very sorry for your loss. George’s knowledge, careful wisdom and kind encouragement will be missed. Delivered many years ago, his patient constructive advice remains as relevant today as then. “I just want my lawn cut,” George said, but the common sense message: “deliver on commitments without excuses” is something many of us need(ed) to hear.

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  4. Henry Lyatsky :

    George was a good man and I am so very sorry to see him go. I remember him well from the time my father worked with him at Home Oil.

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  5. Vivian Lautermilch :

    May God comfort you in your loss. I will always remember your friendliness to us. You were great neighbors. Vivian

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  6. To my friend Larry and all the Fong Family: It is with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Mr. Fong. Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your father. I wish I could be with you on Friday but I have family commitments out of town. I will be thinking of all of you this weekend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Ken and Gail Tebin

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  7. Jeannette Kubke :

    Dear Ruby,
    Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear husband George.
    I’m thinking fondly of you and wish you the strength and comfort you need right now and in the times ahead.

    Jeannette Kubke
    Calalta Investment Club

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  8. Andrew Holder :

    Sorry to hear of George’s passing. He was such a great person to work with and I will remember him with fondness.
    Condolences to Ruby and the family,

    Andrew Holder

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  9. Julie Wadia-Lester :

    Ruby, I was very sorry to hear of George’s passing. I worked for him at Home Oil in the mid-1980’s. He was a terrific manager and co-worker. I will never forget the day he had to lay me off from the organization. His eyes were filled with tears and he was so sad. That was a difficult day for him, I know.

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I will remember him for his big, open smile, his sense of humor, his kindness to his staff, and his willingness to show his emotions. I have thought of him often over the years.

    Julie Wadia-Lester
    Home Oil 1980-1986

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  10. Honourable Nick Taylor :

    As a University Geology classmate of George and later running samples together at the Conservation Board I always enjoyed his wit and wisdom. Alberta has lost another great citizen and I know his family must be proud of him.
    God Bless
    Nick Taylor

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