November 25, 1929 – September 15, 2009
With great sorrow, our family announces the passing of George Lake, beloved husband, father and grandfather, on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at the age of 79 years.
George was born in Sault Ste. Marie, ON and went on to graduate from Queen’s University in 1952 with a BSc in Electrical Engineering. It was at Queen’s that he met his wife, best friend and life-long love, Phyllis. George’s career reflected his fascination with computers, first at the Defence Research Board in Ottawa, then as Director of the Computing Centre at UWO in London, and finally heading up computer security at Petro-Canada in Calgary. George was an avid sailor and delighted in sharing his passion with family, friends and students. George and Phyllis shared countless hours hiking in the mountains, camera at the ready, in search of the most spectacular waterfall, and summers were spent at “camp” on the shore of Lake Superior with George forever trying to capture the perfect “sunset over Batchawana”. Their love of travel and sense of adventure took them to the ends of the earth together (literally!) as they most recently journeyed to Antarctica and the Arctic Circle. George loved music – he learned to play the piano at the age of 70, and enthusiastically hosted many recitals for his fellow students. He was also a keen genealogist and was very active in the Alberta Family Histories Society.
Sadly missed, and always in the hearts of his loving family – his wife Phyllis Lake; his daughter Linda Smith (Lake); his son Brian Lake and daughter in-law Dawn Lake; and his grand-daughters: Megan and Amy Smith, and Jordyn, Samantha, Mackenzie and Taylor Lake.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) -Visitation on Sunday, September 20, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Funeral Services on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.
In living memory of George Lake, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. CALGARY, AB Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences