December 30, 1918 – Eugene, Oregon
October 14, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Eugene “Gene” George beloved husband of Bertha of Calgary went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the age of 94 years.
Eugene loved God, his family, his church and the many friends he met throughout his life. Gene was born in Eugene, Oregon on December 30, 1918, and settled with his family in Rimbey, AB in the early thirties. He lived on the McCrackin homestead in Rimbey before moving to Calgary, where he met and married Bertha Brown, his bride of seventy-one years.
Gene provided for his family through many facets of the sales industry, including Commercial Tire, Calgary Motor Products, and GSL Chev City. In addition, he was a marriage commissioner and facilitated many weddings in the Calgary area.
Gene and Bertie were long time members of First Church of the Nazarene and First Alliance Church.
Besides his loving wife Bertha, Gene is survived by son Dennis McCrackin (Bunnie); daughter Cecilia Grimstead (David); grandchildren, Lorri Faulder, Tyree McCrackin (Melissa), Karissa (Ryan) Boley, Selene Grimstead; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Lois, along with many nieces and nephews. Gene is predeceased by sister Margaret and brother Harvey.
Funeral Services will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40th Street S.E.) on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Samaritan’s Purse – Canada, 20 Hopewell Way N.E., Calgary, AB T3J 5H5 Telephone 1 (800) 663-6500 www.samaritanpurse.ca. Special thanks to caregivers at Sarcee Hospice.
In living memory of Eugene McCrackin, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences